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Rosh Hashanah: A Sweet New Year

September 4, 2013    |    By
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Rosh Hashanah, or “head of the new year,” is celebrated this year from sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to sunset on Friday, Sept. 6. It is the beginning of the High Holy Days, a time of introspection leading up to the holiest day in the religion, Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of... Read more »

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Take Our Labor Day Quiz

September 2, 2013    |    By
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You already know that Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September, and that the national holiday pays tribute to the efforts of American workers from all walks of life. You might even know that the very first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882. Labor Day came out of the... Read more »

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The Best Gifts for Virgo Women

August 23, 2013    |    By
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Virgos (born Aug. 23 through Sept. 22) are famously organized, and nothing gets a Virgo’s heart pounding faster than a tidy zone. It might be in the form of a color-coded spreadsheet, or a pantry with all the soup labels facing the same direction, or a specialized storage container, like a wreath holder or... Read more »

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Gifts for College Dorms

August 22, 2013    |    By
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What’s bigger than a breadbox, but barely? A college dorm room. The average dorm room is about 12 feet by 19 feet, according to CollegeConfidential.com. But remember, that space is split between two, or even three, students, if the students are tripled (and yes, this does happen to freshmen). It’s hard to make a... Read more »

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Celebrate Bon Dance Season

August 13, 2013    |    By
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Late summer is Obon season. No, not Udon season; that would involve noodles. Obon, or sometimes simply Bon, is a Japanese Buddhist tradition observed in the months of July and August. It is a time when people focus on their ancestors. They might clean family grave sites during this time, or return to their... Read more »

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Celebrate Friendship Day

August 4, 2013    |    By
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Friendship Day is generally celebrated the first Sunday in August. The tradition started in the U.S., with an Aug. 4 date picked by Hallmark. (Surprise, surprise, the company wanted to encourage people to send their friends a greeting card!) In 2011, the United Nations modified the idea a bit, declaring July 30th to be... Read more »

Happy National Hot Dog Day

July 23, 2013    |    By
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Gathering around the backyard grill. Cooking with a campfire. Cheering on your team at the baseball stadium. None of these beloved summer moments would be the same without hot dogs. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, celebrated on July 23rd , we wanted to give a toast to one of Americans’ favorite foods.... Read more »

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.