If you're a teenager or the parent of a teenager, you're well aware that it's prom season.
It's common knowledge that no Easter celebration is complete without a juicy slice of ham. But this Easter marks the first time I'll have to cook my own, and if I want to get it right, I have a lot to learn.
Oh say, can you see, in malls and on websites, the star-spangled signs for Presidents' Day sales? Most major retailers would have you believe that the sales this weekend are too big to miss, but that's not entirely true.
What are you doing this Sunday? If you're in a relationship and you just answered that question "not sure, why?" you're in for an unpleasant surprise. That's right, let the sick rush of realization sink in: it's Valentine's Day, baby, and you were THIS CLOSE to forgetting about it, weren't you?
There's a cheesy but magical scene in Spielberg's "Always" in which fire pilot Pete (Richard Dreyfuss) gives girlfriend Dorinda (Holly Hunter), a rough-edged character typically seen in blue jeans or a greased-up flight suit, a beautiful white sparkly dress. It's fire season, and the bar is full of fire jumpers, pilots and ground crew. Everyone is covered in soot. The dress practically glows in its box. "Pete… Girl clothes…" she gushes breathlessly, barely daring to touch it. "You like the dress?" Pete asks, amused and surprised and pleased with himself all at once. "It’s not the dress," Dorinda purrs. "It's how you see me." Cue the warm fuzzies.
Ah, it's February. Love is all around, and so are heart-shaped chocolates, unfortunate-looking convenience store stuffed animals, and constant reminders that you have not yet chosen an appropriate Valentine's Day gift for your significant other.
Just a quick and friendly heads up that the average price of a dozen red roses has risen 12.3% since January 1st.
Listen closely, and there's a chance you'll hear it: a stifled cough, a steady sniffle, a room-shaking sneeze. Yes, cold and flu season is in full force, and no matter where you spend your days, you're probably within close proximity of at least a few cold-ridden co-workers.
Studies suggest that up to 20% of us suffer at least a mild degree of winter blues. For an estimated 10 million Americans, the blues are bad enough to be diagnosed as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here are some budget-friendly tips and tricks for maintaining your sanity through this last bit of winter.
After-Christmas discounts on decor, gift wrap, and everything red and green are deep and wonderful, enabling bargain hunters to find next year's treasures on the cheap today. But you'll have to move fast!