Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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Why Are People Afraid of Clowns?

If you aren't scared of clowns now, you will be soon.


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10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine

While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...


How My Mother’s Lipstick Ritual Is Bringing Me Strength During Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many in a state of uncertainty. However, I've found solace and strength in my mother's...


10 Ways to Declutter Your Mind This Year

Drop-kick your anxiety in the new year with these mind-clearing tricks. They may sound simple, but they have the power...


The Sneaky Way You’re Sabotaging Your Own New Year’s Resolutions

Every new year, we pledge that this will be the year we keep our resolutions—and then we don't. Why is...

Can You Guess Which Christmas Tree Doesn’t Belong in This Picture?

They might all be festive, but one of them is not like the others!


23 Nostalgic Gifts from Every Decade

Get ready for a fun trip down memory lane. You'll recognize some of these gifts from Christmases past—and might even...


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The Scientific Reason We Love Getting Scared So Much

If you love horror movies any and every day, we're talking to you.


If You Were Born In Summer, This Is What We Know About You

Astrology may be a matter of belief, but there are scientific studies that link birth season to personality and health...

13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago

Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.


23 Top Psychology Tricks to Spend Less While Shopping

These science-backed secrets reveal why and how you spend to help you become a more mindful shopper.


18 Fall Activities for Frugal Family Fun

Make lasting memories with all the changing season has to offer while sticking to a budget.


The Secret for Actually Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions, According to Science

A better understanding of brain science can help you follow through on your goals.


It’s True—Too Much Christmas Music Can Affect Your Mental Health

Those holiday Grinches might be onto something.


What 2018 Has in Store for You, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Will the year of the Earth Dog be your year to shine? Or does it spell disaster?


15 Family Bonding Activities You Can Do Instead of Black Friday Shopping

Do you really want to deal with those crowds? Didn't think so.


It Is Possible to Be Scared to Death, According to Science

Is it possible for a spook to go too far?


This Is the Real Reason You Believe in Superstitions—Says Science

Most Americans know superstitions are nonsense. But why do more than 50 percent of people still believe in them?


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This Is the Real Reason You Hate Scary Movies

Yes, it's perfectly normal to NOT enjoy being scared.


The Director of ‘The Exorcist’ Saw a Real Exorcism—and It’s Far More Terrifying Than the Movie

William Friedkin had never witnessed an exorcism other than the fake ones in his film. Here, he recounts his experience...


These 10 Nostalgic Photos Capture the Magic of Childhood

These photos of kids playing, spending time with friends and family, and celebrating in the mid-20th century will bring you...

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Not a Fan of Valentine’s Day? Here Are 7 Ways to Boycott the Holiday

Try these fun things to make the 14th a little less miserable.


10 Little Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Kids

The holidays can bring out the best—and the worst—in kids. If you are worried your children are becoming materialistic or...



Meet The Woman Who Throws Birthday Parties For Homeless Kids

The Birthday Party Project is a nonprofit devoted to providing special days for the kids who need them most.


4 Heartwarming True Tales of Vintage Christmas Kindness

These true stories from readers like you prove that, deep down, Christmas has always been about the joy of giving.


The Amazing Ways 8 Extraordinary People Said “I Love You”

Sometimes, the people we love deserve more than chocolate and flowers.