After weeks of overindulging and under-preparing, the toxic combination has now settled harder than your grandmother's fruitcake. Some of us take this sideline moment to rest, reflect and restore. Yet many have no choice but to continue chugging on and play through the pain, since this season makes or breaks the business year.
In a down economy everyone has to make hard choices about how and where to spend their money. Recent studies show that a surprising priority for many is charitable giving. Americans love to give.
Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, is famous for having asked the question "What does a woman want?" - and confessing that after 30 years of research he still didn't have an answer.
Here are five fun ideas, appropriate for Christmas or Hanukah, with something for almost anyone on your list. All are gifts that give twice; once for your intended and once for a worthy cause.