Why Food Traditions Matter: A Story Told In Dumplings

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Amy Butcher relates how entire relationships can pivot around something as simple as sticky dough.

Reflections on My Daughter’s Last Letter to Santa Claus

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Jeff Bogle realizes that his daughter may have written her last ever letter to Santa Claus and wonders what this means for their Christmas future.

Step Away From the Cannibal Sandwich

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Midwest holiday tradition poses health risk.

Presidents with Turkeys: A Photo Album

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A photographic history of the presidency’s silliest tradition.

He Saw A Man Messing His Sister Around

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Ariane Beeston reflects on the relationship between two important men in her life: her husband and her brother.

A Reel Education: What My Father Taught Me at the Movies

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I’ve learned the most from my dad when we’re sitting in the dark with our mouths closed, my head on his shoulder as the opening credits flicker into place.

10 Wedding Traditions Worth Borrowing

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Check out this list of you are looking for a unique tradition from around the world to incorporate into your wedding for a twist of your own.

The “Walking Toward Manhood” Rite of Passage

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A glimpse at the ancient tradition of the ‘walkabout’ as practiced today, in which some young men sing to survive and others ‘walk to listen.’

The Art of Storytelling (& Why We Need It)

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Story-telling father, Brandon Hudson, uncovers the importance of storytelling — for us, and for our children.

Himalayan Song

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As different as people and traditions are around the world, sometimes it’s the similarities that sneak up on us and surprise us the most.

Grandfatherhood: 12/27

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Are you a grampa? A granddad? A “Pop-pop”?

Facebook Ghosts

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When someone dies, should their Facebook page go on without them?

Has Your Wife Read This?

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Aaron Gouveia gives 1955 edition of ‘The Good Wife’s Guide’ some much needed updating.

Unemployment Is Killing Men

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According to a new study, being unemployed will increase your chance of premature death by 63 percent.

Here, Have My Smelly Jersey

A brief history of soccer uniform swapping.