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Flight cancellations over the holidays left travellers stranded at airports across North America amid an intense winter storm. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Passengers need more than apologies from airlines after holiday chaos

After the transportation crisis this past holiday season, apologies from major airlines, airports and government officials are not enough. It’s time to protect passengers from travel companies.
Family traditions and being present provide children with trusted, safe, secure, loving experiences and relationships that are important for their healthy development and future self. (Shutterstock)

Give the gift of presence and love during the holidays

Parenting is difficult and there can be added pressure and stress during holidays. Creating safe, secure, loving environments and being present with your children is the greatest gift you can give.
A handmade Nativity from Kyrgyzstan by an unknown artisan. Instead of a stable, it features a yurt, the traditional home of nomadic Kyrgyz people. The Marian Library, University of Dayton

Who is at the manger? Nativity sets around the world show each culture’s take on the Christmas story

The Christmas story is about Jesus coming to mankind. As holiday decorations show, Christians around the world often picture him in their own cultures.
Turkeys have always been a fixture in the holiday’s marketing. Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images

Why is turkey the main dish on Thanksgiving?

A mix of New England and British traditions and historical events led to the particular poultry you’ll find on Thanksgiving tables everywhere.

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