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christmas carollersThe Christmas Carol: Why not Charlotte or Marie?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Just how old are Christmas carols and when were the first ones sung? How did they become such an integral part of the holiday tradition? Read on for a cup of cheer and some truth.



shoppersHoliday Shopping: Some Rules for the Road
by Marjorie Dorfman

Here we are again! It's that time of year for credit cards and fruitcakes and bright and shiny lights! No one is excluded and all checkbooks are welcome everywhere! If you are wondering what to buy for whom, read on for a little holiday advice. It won't help at all, but maybe you will have a change of attitude and be able to relax enough to have a laugh or two. I hope so.

gift wrappingHistory of Gift Wrap: So Many Packages, So Little Time
by Marjorie Dorfman

Who were the first people to wrap their gifts and how did the tradition spread? Why is the gift wrapping industry in America considered an "accidental occurrence"? The pretty truth is unwrapped for you.



tradition of ChristmasDifferent Holiday Traditions: Aren’t We Really More the Same than Different?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Are our traditions separating rather than uniting us? Are they really so very different or are there more similarities between them than previously thought? Read on, whether you are expecting Santa to visit on Christmas Eve or some reasonable, perhaps thinner, facsimile.


hanukkah menorahHanukkah: The Festival of Lights
by Marjorie Dorfman

In what ways is Hanukkah unlike any other world festival? In what ways is it connected to celebrations of all kinds at this time of year? Read about this very special festival of lights.



holiday weight gainThe Weight Dilemma Over The Holidays: A Losing (Gaining) Battle?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Have you noticed the holidays are nigh? Does this mean your waistline will be too? Learn how to keep that weight gain manageable during the impending holiday season. Read on, for there are no calories within…



tragedy comedy masksThe Truth Unmasked: The Story Behind The Halloween Mask
by Marjorie Dorfman

Who were the first people to wear masks? Was the Lone Ranger a masked avenger or merely a copy-cat with a secret to uphold? Watch the truth unravel before your eyes as you read on, if you dare.



mom with fkowersM Is For the Many Things She Gave Me
by Marjorie Dorfman

Where would we be without our mothers? A cold hard thought that surely leads to dark places. How did we come to honor the women that brought us into the world? Read on for a humorous though sincere look.



st patricks dayThe Parade Throughout History: An Interesting Caravan
by Marjorie Dorfman

What purpose do parades serve? How long have they been in existence? Learn more about this important social narrative and how it has evolved to its modern day state.



valentine cardThe History of Valentine Cards: How Do I Love Thee?
by Marjorie Dorfman

How did the custom of sending valentine cards originate? Why is it still so popular today? These and other "heart-felt" issues will be addressed below. Read on whether your heart be light or heavy.


popcornPopcorn and the Movies: How Did That Come About?
by Marjorie Dorfman

How did this popular snack worm its way into our hearts? How and when did it become a staple of the movie industry and why is it so very popular in all of its forms? These and other issues will be addressed within.



tax burdenEverything I Have Is Yours: The True History of The IRS
by Marjorie Dorfman

Why is the Internal Revenue Service a part of our lives? How did all that get started anyway? Read on for some history, for richer or for poorer.



battery powered carThe Volt: Electric Car For the Future Available Today
by Marjorie Dorfman

The Volt may not be the world's first electric car, but it is by far the most interesting. Learn all about its award-winning features and why it symbolizes the car for a sustainable planet earth.



at the beachThe Bathing Suit: From Wherever Did It Come?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Who were the first to wear bikinis? It might be surprising to learn that the ancient world, particularly the civilizations of Pompeii and Crete win. What changes has swimwear gone through down through the ages. Read the bare truth here and now.



embroidered shoesThe History of Shoes: Goody Twos And Otherwise
by Marjorie Dorfman

Why and how did shoes begin? How have they evolved throughout history and what does it all mean? Some interesting answers can be found within if you dare to read on.



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