Holidash

Happiness due to spending shortfall?

Once upon a time, I was the sort of girl who believed in "retail therapy." When I was particularly sad, I would get in my cushy SUV and drive to the...

Black Friday: Don't. Just don't.

Last night I watched the latest episode of Life, which described a murder shortly before a mall opens on Black Friday. The detectives are standing in...

Gifts with an edge: The automata

As the holiday season approaches, we thought you might appreciate some gift suggestions with a twist, appropriate for those on your list who aren't...

Festivus for the rest of us

It feels like I have waited my whole life for the opportunity to write that very headline: "Festivus for the rest of us."A Wisconsin man has made my...

Gifts with an edge: USB Humping Dog

As the holiday season approaches, we thought you might appreciate some gift suggestions with a twist, appropriate for those on your list who aren't...

Next year's spinoffs of Talking Jesus

The news about the shortage of the popular Jesus Christ talking dolls got me to thinking about next year's toys. In an industry that shamelessly...

Gifts with an edge: The paper hammer

As the holiday season approaches, we thought you might appreciate some gift suggestions with a twist, appropriate for those on your list who aren't...

Four secrets to successful re-gifting

When is it okay to re-gift? Always! You just have to be smart about it so as not to hurt anyone's feelings or end up looking like a chump.Let's be...

Debt-proofing your holidays

Lots of us look at December as not a time of cheer and goodwill toward men, but as a season of dread and resignation. The reason: Just when we're...

Gifts with an edge: Finger drums

As the holiday season approaches, we thought you might appreciate some gift suggestions with a twist, appropriate for those on your list who aren't...