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Holiday shopping as we know it is over — just ask seasonal workers

Holiday shopping as we know it is over — just ask seasonal workers

Holiday hiring events for malls used to be a big deal, with lines rivaling those for jaw-dropping Black Friday electronic deals. Anchor retailers and specialty stores held huge in-person hiring events as early as September, heralding the start of the busiest, most exciting part of the retail year. But this season, don’t expect big spikes…
11 great ways to pass the time this holiday weekend

11 great ways to pass the time this holiday weekend

If you’re living in the United States, there’s a good chance you have a long weekend coming up, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Many people will have Thanksgiving off; some will even have the whole four-day weekend off. That leaves plenty of time for rest and relaxation and plenty of time to find new…
Why we get defensive about our holiday recipes

Why we get defensive about our holiday recipes

Recipe debates tend to get people heated fast. Things get particularly fiery around the holidays, when people share their tips and preferences online. Arguments about the best Thanksgiving dish rage on: People seem to feel strongly about things like jellied cranberry sauce, for example, which is popular in America around Thanksgiving but grosses out a…
The Best Holiday Gifts Come From Small Businesses

The Best Holiday Gifts Come From Small Businesses

It’s been thrilling to pay attention to what others are buying, too. Since the pandemic began, it has been inspiring to see moments of solidarity and community during the hardest of days. Many in my circle are also supporting local stores and independent businesses. After complimenting my colleague on her printed face mask, I discovered…
I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

If you’ve ever worked in retail, you already know what I’m about to tell you: Around the end of October, a sense of horror begins to build that has nothing to do with Halloween. As the days grow shorter and the wind grows colder, coworkers begin to whisper to each other, “Are you ready?” The…
Here’s How To Pull Off A Gourmet-Looking Holiday Dinner When You’re On A Budget

Here’s How To Pull Off A Gourmet-Looking Holiday Dinner When You’re On A Budget

Thankfully, there are a number of wallet-friendly items you can easily grab up at Walmart, while still pulling off a gourmet-looking meal. To prove it, we’ve partnered with Campbell's® to curate 8 holiday dinner essentials you can get without overspending, so you can spend more time with loved ones (whether over Zoom or safely in…
7 Holiday Beauty Products Sparking Joy For R29 Unbothered Editors 

7 Holiday Beauty Products Sparking Joy For R29 Unbothered Editors 

But even a tumultuous year as this will come to an end with the same familiar bright spot: the holiday season. Despite looking a little different due to social distancing, the holidays never fail to put us in a feel-good, festive mood. Instead of waiting for someone to treat us this year, we're taking matters…
8 Chic Nail Sets That Make Holiday Gifting A No-Brainer

8 Chic Nail Sets That Make Holiday Gifting A No-Brainer

Try to name a more foolproof present to gift your sister-in-law or your co-worker at the impending Zoom White Elephant exchange (someone you know, but not all that well) than a mani-pedi. Everyone will need a little TLC to get through the end of 2020, but instead of taking the easy route — a gift…
Some Of The Best Holiday Gifts Come In Small (Business) Packages

Some Of The Best Holiday Gifts Come In Small (Business) Packages

With the pandemic's effect still taking its toll, small businesses are struggling more than ever. This holiday season, we’d like to reinforce the importance of shopping small. In our search for surprisingly cool gifts to feature, we discovered that some of the best presents can come in small (business) packages. So put away your Prime account,…
4 Extremely Chic Holiday Outfits From H&M, Even If You’re Just Serving Looks At Home

4 Extremely Chic Holiday Outfits From H&M, Even If You’re Just Serving Looks At...

Now that the function has almost fully moved to our abodes, we've teamed up with H&M to bring you outfit ideas that still feel festive and special during a quieter holiday than usual. Ahead, see four stylish, seasonally appropriate looks that work whatever your plans — even if that's just raving from the comfort of…

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