Category Archives: Holidays

A “Proactiv” Last Minute Christmas Gift

  When you’re shopping 48 hours or less before Christmas, you’ve already put yourself in the “it’s the thought that counts” category. Last minute shopping (LMS) is more about getting yourself in and out of stores without losing your sanity … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Buying my Husband Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Christmas (and you better not either)

When my husband made his Christmas list, I checked it twice to make sure Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn’t on it. He’s not on the naughty list. But if he gets MW3 he will be, because it will … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Decorations: Where to find the best and worst end caps

Decking the halls for Christmas is easy—just walk into to any gas station or department store and you can purchase enough red and green flair to compete with the North Pole. Decorating for Hanukkah, however, is a challenge. In order to burn candles for eight … Continue reading

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How to Stop Occupy Boston: The antidote

For the Wicked Witch of the West, it was water. Finding the antidote for Occupy Boston has been more difficult. Very little will keep the 24/7 protestors from their tent city– not rain, not cold, not snow, not violence, not … Continue reading

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Blue Laws Hurting Retailers or Saving Thanksgiving in Mass?

Thanksgiving is on the endangered holiday list. It’s been steamrolled by Halloween, and now it’s merely a day of carbo-loading for a glitzier American affair—Black Friday. But leftover Puritan era laws might save the fading Puritan era holiday. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Greeting Cards with Gift Cards: The worst Father’s Day gift ever

Today if you’re a male and you’ve reproduced, you’ll probably get something for Father’s Day. I hope you didn’t receive this—a card with a built-in $5 Subway gift card. They were the only cards left this morning at CVS, and … Continue reading

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Boils or Bunnies? Passover Toys Have a Long Way To Go.

Walk into any grocery store and you’ll find an isle exploding with Peeps, Cadbury Bunny Eggs, and that Easter basket grass that sticks to everything. One isle over in the Passover section, I was shocked to see something besides the … Continue reading

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The Hassidic Jew who Saved Hanukah

Have a listen to Matisyahu’s new release “Miracle,” and you might not realize it’s a Hanukah song. The regge/pop tune doesn’t mention the word latkes even once—or compare the festival of lights to Christmas. Until now, the only Hanukah song … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber’s Unisex Fragrance

The only scent that should be unisex is Febreze. But Justin Bieber thinks otherwise. On Black Friday morning, he’ll be deodorizing Wal-Marts nationwide with the release of his new unisex fragrance “My World.” Apparently in Justin’s world boys and girls smell the … Continue reading

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