Get Your Christmas Style On! Sociology Of Style 5 Outfits Of Christmas

It's not necessarily a day of rest:  it' Christmas!  On Christmas day most of us don't lay around in one place all day.  There are family visits, Church and all kinds of stops in between.  Good thing the folks over at Sociology of Style have thought of everything to get us through! http://sociologyofstyle.com/2012/12/24/the-5-outfits-of-christmas-and-some-holiday-tech-tips/ The 5 … Continue reading Get Your Christmas Style On! Sociology Of Style 5 Outfits Of Christmas

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The Gift Of Stress? Pontification On The Anthropological Origins of Exchanging Gifts

The holiday season in the U.S. is a wondrous time of year when we choose to prioritize family over work, corniness over being "cool" and eating tons of fat and sugar over a proper balanced diet. it's also a time of year when we all gain a few extra gray hairs racking our brains over … Continue reading The Gift Of Stress? Pontification On The Anthropological Origins of Exchanging Gifts

It’s the Ritual That Counts: Gift Giving In Context And Practice

Does holiday shopping stress you out?  Do you pine over what to give to the person who has everything or how to budget so you can give thoughtful gifts without breaking the bank?  Do you worry about saying too much or too little with your choice in gifts?  What about not giving a comparable gift … Continue reading It’s the Ritual That Counts: Gift Giving In Context And Practice

The American Ritual Of Giving Thanks Immediately Followed By Wanting More

As I sit staring out from my temporary living-room at the still blue gulf and sun-drenched sky, I can't help but be incredibly thankful for many things, including having a job that allows me the income to rent a beach house for the week as well as the right combination of family and friends to … Continue reading The American Ritual Of Giving Thanks Immediately Followed By Wanting More