| Dec 21, 2010
Still fuming about the stale fruitcake, the corporate-logo key chain or the cheap alarm clock?
We're going to go out on a limb here and say that when it comes to the worst office holiday gift, Rebecca Keaty has you beat.
Keaty, 32, of Chicago, describes...
| Apr 20, 2011
At this point, the bridal gown is top-secret, the menus and the wine lists are still hush-hush, yet everyone knows Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton on April 29 will feature two cakes and exactly what they'll be made of.
Got to hand it to them...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Did you promise to get active in 2011? If you have a taste for the offbeat — swamp soccer, anyone? — these one-of-a-kind sporting events can help you keep that promise and travel at the same time.
The World Bog Snorkeling Championship
| Feb 9, 2011
Even for a speaker as famously gifted as President Barack Obama, business executives are a tough crowd.
In my experience, they don't laugh out loud at jokes as easily as, say, college students and others who might be more prone to laugh, clap, cheer or...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:43 AM
Resident X Factor expert Josh Ridgway will be blogging about the US version of The X Factor on FOX this season. You can also follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshFactor.
Wednesday night is finally the premiere of The X Factor on Fox. You may have seen several...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 9:06 AM
John Waters doesn't love all holidays. "I think Santa Claus should team up with the tooth fairy and kill the Easter bunny," he says. But Christmas? Christmas he loves unconditionally, without irony.
For the past decade, he's been touring every December...
| Dec 4, 2011
This is the time of year when you get that call from Aunt Vivian saying: "Hello dear, I just wanted to make sure I have your address right. I'll be sending my fruitcake!"
And you politely say: "Oh, great, Aunt Viv! It's a holiday tradition!"
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It's that time of year again, when you get abused by overworked shop clerks at the mall and waste hours of your life attempting to park your car. But I say: Do your holiday shopping this year in your underwear with a laptop and a nice, tall glass of...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 12:26 PM
Note: Most of us don't love fruitcake. Most of us, in fact, groaned at the thought of tasting one. But this one was different. We tasted it, tasted it again--and then again. Hey, we said to one another, that was really pretty good. Actually, it was...
| Apr 1, 2009
| 3:50 PM
Active work time: 35 minutes
Total preparation time: 2 hours
1 1/2 cups whole almonds
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or nondairy margarine, melted
2 cups pitted dates, thinly sliced
2 cups dried apricots, quartered
1 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 cups...