What is Hanukkah? 10 Surprising Facts About the Jewish Holiday of Lights

What is Hanukkah and where do Hanukkah traditions come from? Although, it's probably the best known Jewish holiday among non-Jews, many don't really know a lot about exactly what is being celebrated. Hanukkah commemorates two miracles —…

Chatter Platter: The Best Conversation Topics for Dinner Table

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After a long day it can be hard to find interesting conversation topics to discuss with your family and friends. You’re tired, your brain hurts and quite honestly, you are not in the mood to think all that hard. The good news is that there…

Holy Trivia: 7 Cool Facts About Rosh Hashanah Traditions

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While January 1st is still several months away, for anyone who observes Judaism and celebrates the Rosh Hashanah traditions, New Years is right around the corner. Rosh Hashanah, aka the Jewish New Year, takes place on September 14th (beginning…
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8 Ways to Create New Traditions for Modern Families

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More and more of today's modern families are deciding to create new traditions of their own. As the great writer Carlos Fuentes once said, “There is no creation without tradition; the ‘new’ is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty…

7 Things to Know About the History of Ash Wednesday

This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 18th, which means it is right around the corner and it's time to get educated about this holiday. If you are embarrassed to admit that you have mistaken the ashes on people's foreheads for dirt, don't…

Groundhog Day History Facts—Why Does it Matter Again?

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Raise your hand if the words Groundhog Day make you think of Bill Murray. But no one ever really talks about Groundhog Day history facts. As much as we love the 1993 flick  that gives new meaning to the term deja vu, we've been wondering…

From Apples to Honey: 15 Food Facts About the Jewish Holiday, Rosh Hashanah

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Traditions mark the way many of us plan and even live our lives. For Jews worldwide, Rosh Hashanah heralds the start of the Jewish New Year, according to the Judaic calendar. The two-day celebration, starting September 24, marks the anniversary…

15 Reasons You Should (at least) Consider Going to Burning Man

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From August 25 to September 1, approximately 60,000 people from all over the world will come together in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (also known as “the playa”) for the Burning Man experience, a festival like no other. The Ten Principles…
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15 Myths About Luck We Want to Believe

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UPDATED: August 1st, 2016 May 23 is Lucky Penny Day. We’re all familiar with this popular myth about luck: Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck. However, if the penny is heads down, you’re supposed to leave…