Hanging out in Borneo.
My holiday to Borneo in 2004 was more than just a chance to see incredible wildlife like orangutans and pygmy elephants. It helped crystallise for me the innate nature of scientific thinking.
The holiday season doesn’t always have to be stressful.
Despite the delight of not having to work for several days or even weeks, holidays come with pressures.
A toy truck left at a tombstone in a Montreal cemetery.
The ritual might seem strange, but a sociologist spent eight years studying it – and found that there really is a therapeutic benefit.
For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any "black holiday. " It is a recognition that knowledge of black history is worthwhile.
Sun, sea, sand and tower blocks in Benidorm, Spain.
How to make your holiday better for the environment through sustainable tourism.
A scholar applies lessons from her research to negotiate with her spouse better and have an 'awesome holiday.' Here's how you can too – and make your family life happier overall.
Rather than conflict, seek togetherness.
Older relatives often object to younger people using their smartphones and tablets during family gatherings. But digital devices can connect distant relatives year-round.
Sometimes a gift that might seem reasonable is no nicer than a stocking full of coal.
Sadly, people sometimes deliberately give bad presents.
Canadians double their waste output during the holiday season.
Canadians are a wasteful bunch, especially during the holidays. Redesign your holidays this year to cut back on garbage and food waste.
Working together on a once-a-year project feels festive and special.
Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, decorative or musical – help families bond and individuals feel stable and content.
Managing sleep and time zones can take the fun out of Christmas travel.
Step-by-step travel tips - including how to use those fancy blue light goggles - if you're travelling East to West, or West to East these holidays.
Libby’s continues to fiercely compete with pumpkin pie peddlers Borden’s, Snowdrift and Mrs. Smith’s for a place on the Thanksgiving table.
At one point, turkey was jockeying with duck and chicken for king of the Thanksgiving table.
Walter Dendy Sadler via Wikimedia Commons
For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.
Waterfowl – not turkey – would have been the main course.
Winslow Homer, 'Right and Left' (1909), National Gallery of Art
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
A guide to some lesser known treats to read and watch over Halloween.
A series of attacks on popular holiday destinations has authorities concerned.
Barcelona is under huge strain from tourism growth, but at least it is trying to do something about it. You could help as well...
Now you can do it too.
There is a direct correlation between the age of the builder, spade size and the speed at which boredom sets in.
Most ill health can be avoided on family holidays through research and planning in advance, plus smart packing.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller's diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.