Two hundred years ago, an Austrian priest teamed up with a schoolteacher to perform the first rendition of 'Silent Night.' Little did they know that it would one day be sung in over 300 languages.
Many people are 'polyamorous' -- they have two or more romantic partners. Often this is challenging to disclose to family.
The dying person may face an inner struggle. They may want to be involved in activities but may not have the physical and emotional capacity to deal with the heightened stress and stimulation.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Most people consider themselves canny shoppers – but we're all human.
With the rise of digital communication, large greeting card companies have seen revenue declines. However, a smaller, vibrant craft industry in cards has emerged with a new younger customer.
To do good, to stay strong and constructive, to ensure that love defeats anger, “it is part of your duty to enjoy what pleasures you can."
When your kids stop believing, it's probably harder on you than on them.
Even though we might grumble about the pressures of Christmas, new research shows that we give because we genuinely want to make people happy.
Months of low advertising spending has been blown out of the water by a Christmas splurge.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
Christmas is hectic, and it can be easy just to go with the flow and vow to cut your plastic use in the new year. But here are some easy steps you can take now to make your Christmas plastic-free.
Dr. Seuss' most famous character has a lot to teach us about heart.
From going out dancing to choosing smaller plates, two nutrition researchers offer some tips for reaping the fun of the holidays without destroying your health.
Many teachers believe that fundamentalists are not really religious, but have just misinterpreted their holy books.
Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Here are five thoughtful ways parents can help foster these behaviours.
For indigenous peoples, winter solstice has been a time to honor their ancient sun deity. Their rituals reveal a deep understanding of the natural world.
Getting into the Christmas spirit means buying stuff. But how much is too much?
A former elf looks into the work that goes into an authentic Christmas experience.
Behind today's mythical Santa Claus from the North Pole, is a real saint – St. Nicholas. How he came to be today's gift-giving jolly figure from the North Pole is a fascinating story by itself.