“I have a dream.” These timeless words echoed from the mouth of Martin Luther King Jr. and pierced the heart of a nation. Now, on every third Monday of the year, hundreds of millions of people across the United States, Canada, and elsewhere celebrate the fact that the world is a better place because of MLK. And although most people are familiar with those four famous words, we would venture to say that there are at least a few things about King’s life you may not be aware of. So, as we honor one of the greatest civil rights leaders of our time, here are 30 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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December 26 is not only a day for Santa Claus to catch his breath, but it’s also a public holiday known as Boxing Day that is celebrated in the United Kingdom and other British Commonwealth countries. In spite of its peculiar name, Boxing Day has nothing to do with fist-fighting, the trashing of empty Christmas boxes, nor the return of unwanted presents to department stores. Here’s everything you need to know about the day and why it is celebrated.
No matter where you’re from, Christmas trees are usually a big part of the holiday season. New York, for instance, prides itself on its beautiful and gigantic tree in Rockefeller Center, but it’s not the only spectacular holiday spruce. From a tree boasting Rome’s Colosseum as a backdrop to a tree floating in the middle of a lagoon, here are 16 trees worth traveling for.
This holiday season, families across the United States will gather to enjoy special meals together. But the dishes eaten during those meals can vary depending on where you live. To get a fuller picture of Americans’ favorite holiday recipes, Business Insider consulted Google. Looking at search data from December 9 to 15, Google’s researchers found the most… View Article
Although it’s often fun to give gifts, the anxiety of choosing them is still a major cause of holiday stress. This is especially true for obligatory gifts you feel compelled to give people you don’t know well: the year-end tips for service people. Are you, like many people, wondering how much holiday cheddar to give your doorman, hairstylist, or personal trainer? Use this holiday tipping guide so everyone gets checked off your list this season.
From Christmas to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to Boxing Day, the Holiday season is a special time of year that is often looked forward to by many people across the globe. Here are 40 interesting facts about these Holidays that you may have not known before. From the origin of Santa’s name to the number of lights on the Rockefeller Center tree, these bits of winter wisdom will give you a needed reprieve from the holiday hoopla—and they’re also great conversation starters for the company holiday party.
Don’t let the stress of the holiday shopping season get you down this year — there’s plenty of good to go around. Various companies are giving their products a true philanthropic edge, appealing to consumers who want to give gifts and give back at the same time. These 16 gifts will help you make a difference this holiday season.
Joy to the world, it’s holiday-card season! When it comes to bringing good tidings in annual card form, Hollywood celebrities are just like us. They send out cheesy, over-the-top, funny, and sweet season’s greetings just like everyone else. And thanks to social media, we get an inside look at more of our favorite celebs’ holiday snaps than ever. Here are 30 of best celebrity holiday cards from over the years.
Any human who values coziness knows it relies on two components: warmth and softness. Once you’ve got those covered, there’s no limit to the coziness you — or your lucky loved one — can achieve on a winter’s afternoon. Here are 20 of our warmest, softest gift ideas.
Prepare for the tears: Holiday commercials are here. Every year as the critical holiday shopping season gets ready to go into overdrive, advertisers manage to make us experience a year’s worth of emotions in a number of 30-second spots, whether it’s joy, sadness, or just simple Christmas spirit. Here are the five most like holiday-themed commercials for 2016 so far.
Holiday shopping shouldn’t be stressful, but it is for many of us.To help, we put together 21 foolproof picks for all the people in your life you’ve got a question mark next to. We also put together some holiday gift do’s and dont’s to steer your shopping in the right direction.
Have you ever wondered why we break the wishbone or watch football every year on Thanksgiving? While this holiday is all about showing gratitude, it’s easy to take some of these century-old traditions for granted. So, while you’re preparing, eating or sleeping off your Thanksgiving meal, ponder these fun (and bizarre) Turkey Day facts, and wow your family at the dinner table with your Thanksgiving knowledge.