A year ago, face masks were a rarity in Australia. But social researchers say there is evidence of a growing acceptance of this simple object.
Over the approaching holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.
Post-party 'hangxiety' is common after drinking alcohol. It is caused by changing levels of chemicals and neurotransmitters in the brain.
A study shows that when compared to lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, heterosexual youth report improved family relations over the same time period.
The scientific understanding of our internal experiences is changing and it now seems likely that 'Christmas cheer' may be an emotion in itself.
For so many people, Christmas movies are a link with a happy and safe childhood home.
If your family Christmas usually involves annoying relatives and unwanted presents, here's how to be grateful and actually enjoy what the festive season brings.
George Washington's crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night 1776 led to victory, but his troops were bound to suffer from terrible weather, which led to more casualties than the battle.
Humans spend a lot of time during social occasions masking their real emotions. Why?
The idealisation of Mary as a virgin has created a misguided and deeply damaging relationship between sex and sin within the Christian church.
Giving small gifts to children has become common around the world, though nowhere has Hanukkah reached the level of commercialisation that it has in the US.
Candy canes have an uncertain history from their flavour to their stripes. One thing is certain though: they make your mouth feel cold.
'Solidarity tourism' has made Christmas a very busy time of year in Palestine.
A religion of conspicuous consumption has replaced Christianity at the centre of Christmas – and it’s big business which will be most pleased of all.
December 25 is the least popular day to give birth in the US, Australia and New Zealand, and second only to Boxing Day on Dec. 26 in England, Wales and Ireland.
We are addicted to consumption during these holidays, which leads to a massive amount of landfill waste. Giant retailers like Walmart could help the problem, but they haven't.
Modern viewers: Scrooge doesn't discuss what he's learned or ask for redemption. He swiftly negates the life he would have led, had it not been for the ghostly interventions.
The pagans paved the way for our modern festivities.
Take a good look at those old Christmas ornaments before hanging them on the tree – you may find it's time to retire some family keepsakes.
The holiday window is laden with nostalgia and associations of childhood traditions and a longing for drawn-out moments.