‘We Could’ve Gone to McDonald’s!’—Said My Kids Never

Their choices as parents somehow extended to what the kids want at dinner time.

To the Guy Who Cut Me Off and Reminded Me of My Mentor’s Advice

Chuck Chapman works the magic of morphing anger into enlightenment.

Critical Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 AM

How do people who kick butt all day use their early morning hours? Dr. Travis Bradberry asks Starbucks founder Howard Schultz.

This is How Dads Can Teach Their Sons to Appreciate Women

Standing in a line at Starbucks, one dad broke it down for his son in the simplest of ways.

9 Ways We Can Truly Save Christmas (Once and for All)

So here we go, ace! Here are some real world, multi-partisan, trans-denominational, hyper-humanistic suggestions and quick fixes that would ameliorate, alter, and save the greatest retail seasonal day ever (while possibly generating a cavalcade of new traditions and TV specials).

The Red Cup War On Christmas

Should the red cups stay?

The War on Christmas Isn’t a War. Or a Thing.

Mike Reynolds digs deep into the fabricated war, and tells us what is behind the phrase “Happy Holidays.”

How Men Can Free Themselves from the Big Box Store Mentality

Have we branded every item in every niche of our lives from diaper wipes to gravestones? Jeremy McKeen chronicles a lifetime of purchasing power.

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

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.

Voldemort and the Destruction of Christmas

Merry Voldemas and Happy Red Cups to you. Thank God for the Red Cups, because they may just save the world… one sip at a time.

Thanksgiving with the Homeless Men of Starbucks

In this poem, Marc Frazier reminds us how the holidays often invite complicated thoughts about family.

Seeing through the Red: A Lesson in Anger and Judgement

Ellen DeGeneres recently opened her show with a unique, resonate response to the controversy surrounding Starbucks new holiday cups.

Dear Joshua Feuerstein: Jesus Wouldn’t Like You

Is it finally time to Call Joshua Feuerstein out for his hypocrisy?

The False Conflict of Starbucks and the Red Cups

Halloween is barely over, and we’re sparring about this ongoing, fictional “War on Christmas” because of the color of Starbucks cups. Is this real life?

Dear Christians: Shouting About Starbucks Cups Is Not Helping

Pastor John Pavlovitz: “When did the words ‘Merry Christmas’ become a gotcha moment?”

5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.