I’ll Be Alone on Thanksgiving, and I’m OK With That

Alone on Thanksgiving by Jenny Kanevsky

I’m a single mom. I’ll be alone and not with my kids on Thanksgiving, but I’m not sad or lonely. Why? Because I have much to be thankful for this year.

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Giving Thanks for Love and Music


Lyrics have become important, defining. Certain songs are not just enjoyable, but provide significance, whether symbolizing a rise from depression or resuscitating the carefree days of high school.

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Finding Life’s Act II: How I Went From ‘Chief Xbox Officer’ to ‘Civic Engineer’

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Sometimes, life pauses and takes a different route. Robbie Bach on his second act.

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Why I Land My “Spaceship” In Church On Sundays

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Raised with very little exposure to church traditions, Sean Ackerman has insights on what makes religion work — for other people.

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Two Things Many People Don’t Think About at Thanksgiving

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Whatever the holiday is about for you, giving some thought to these two things will make it more meaningful.

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How to be Remembered After Your Death

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Rugger Burke identifies how regular, everyday people can achieve greatness.

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Five Ways to Shake Off Emotional Toxicity

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Before you let your emotions get the best of you, take a look at what’s really bothering you.

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The Two Things Every Good Man Needs


“We’re the middle children of history. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives.” – Fight Club.

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Getting Over a Thanksgiving Grudge: The Lightness of Letting Go


If you need to be graceful in order to live with yourself, if you desire peace and closure this time of year, you have the power to let go.

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A Few Notes To My Younger Self, Who Could Be Sort of a Jerk

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Alex Steed looks back at his younger years and wishes he’d done a few things differently.

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Why Smart People Act So Stupid

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Emotional intelligence expert Dr. Travis Bradberry explains why smart people sometimes aren’t.

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To Kiss or Not Kiss on the First Date

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Sami Jankins questions whether kissing on the first date matters.

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People Who Screw Up but Handle it Well are More Attractive Than Those Who Don’t

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Making the most out of a second chance is important. But admitting your mistakes and failures is even more vital.

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How to Keep Your Kid Alive

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Want your child to be happy? Then let them be themselves and don’t ever ask them to hide it.

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Holiday Survival Kit: Ten Tips for Managing Visits to Your In-Laws

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It’s never as bad as it seems. So sit back, learn to laugh, and enjoy yourself!

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How to Empower Yourself and Make Others Accountable

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Trying to get something done? Learn how to ask the right questions.

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