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Yes Virginia, Even in the 21st Century There Is Still a Santa Claus

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In 1897 one little girl from Manhattan, at the urging of her father, took it upon herself to ask the New York Sun Newspaper once and for all if the man in the red suit was the real deal.


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He is a figure known the world over, an endorsement for gift giving, the winter holiday season and cookie eating. At times he is called Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas or Kris Kringle and is arguably the most famous heavyset celebrity – well at least to precede Elvis Presley. Yes, he is the loveable, enduring and jolly old chap we call Santa Claus. In 1897 one little girl from Manhattan, at the urging of her father, took it upon herself to ask the New York Sun Newspaper once and for all if the man in the red suit was the real deal. read more

Women’s Day- Should It Be Celebrated?

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When we celebrate a day, we consider something special about that day. Or we would not be celebrating it.

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When we celebrate a day, we consider something special about that day. Or we would not be celebrating it. Am I correct? What message do we send by celebrating Womens Day? Why not also celebrate Mens Day?

What do we want to think about women? Ideally, they should be treated equally in all the fields. Ideally when one thinks of a woman, one should not think about them different in any respect to men. Except that they mother a child and shoulder different responsibility for a certain period, women should be thought of as equal to men in all respects. Why label them as weaker sex or any such thing. But this is happening. Who is responsible for this thought process, where women are considered different? Men? Women? Historical processes? Who? Let us examine more. read more

Why Visit Turkey?

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A few reasons why Turkey is a great place to visit for a vacation.


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Why Turkey? That’s often the initial response from someone when they hear that you are going to Turkey on Holiday.

It’s a huge country littered with interesting artefacts and populated by some of the friendliest people on earth. Flowers seem to burst from every crevice, the sun shines endlessly, transport systems are efficient Scenery ranges from dull to mind-boggling, beaches are fair, prices are low and shopping is excellent, especially leatherware in Istanbul. Driving is suprisingly safe, apart from mad Istanbul taxi drivers and night driving. read more

Why Shopping Online Will Be Big This Holiday Season

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Traditionally, the December holiday season is the most important part of the year for many businesses, especially those in retail. But so far, predictions aren’t that rosy for this year’s profits. High gas prices, high cost of living, and low consumer confidence are expected to put a damper on the holiday shopping plans for many.

But that’s not entirely true for everyone. You can expect online shopping to be bigger than ever. Why? Let me outline a few reasons why online re… read more

Why Does Santa Bring Gifts?

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The history of Christmas and in particular the reasons for the giving of gifts are not known for certain, but several things are known for a fact. The traditions of Santa Claus and giving presents at Christmas time began long before the birth of Jesus Christ, although it really depends on where in the world you live as to how you believe the whole tradition started.


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Who was St. Patrick and Why Do We Celebrate His Life?

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St. Patrick’s Day is known as a day of celebration and festivities, especially in Ireland, but very few people know the true story of St. Patrick and who he really is.


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St. Patrick’s Day is known as a day of celebration and festivities, but very few people know the true story of St. Patrick and who he really is. By tradition, he is a patron saint of the Catholic religion because of the captivity that he went through, the time of solitude and his great faith, and eventually the number of people that were converted to know God through him. It is legend that he heard angels and they helped him in his decisions. All in all, he is known as the patron saint of good luck and blessings to the Catholics in that era up until the 21st century. read more

Which Came First: Santa or the Christmas Tree?

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You think Santa Claus and decorated trees when you think Christmas, right? The Jolly One probably comes first as the number one symbol of the holiday, but there’s no mistaking that Christmas trees are nearly just as important when it comes to celebrating the holiday right.


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You think Santa Claus and decorated trees when you think Christmas, right? The Jolly One probably comes first as the number one symbol of the holiday, but there’s no mistaking that Christmas trees are nearly just as important when it comes to celebrating the holiday right. read more

When Do You Give Thanks?

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Don’t wait until Thanksgiving Day or Christmas to thank those that you love and those that have helped you.


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Do you wait until Thanksgiving Day or Christmas to thank those that you love and those that have helped you? It is important to spend time during these special holidays to be thankful. However, it shouldn’t be the only time you demonstrate your love and appreciation to others. read more

What to see in a week in Suffolk, England

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Sleepy Suffolk may not be a destination that comes to mind when you think about a week away, but you will be amazed to find out just how much there is to see and do. Its full of history and stunning scenery. Here are just a few things you should check out if you are planning a trip to this much over looked county


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Sleepy Suffolk may not be a destination that comes to mind when you think about a week away, but you will be amazed to find out just how much there is to see and do. Its full of history and stunning scenery. Here are just a few things you should check out if you are planning a trip to this much over looked county read more

What to do With a Day in Tel Aviv

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Extra Day in Tel Aviv? Here is a suggestion which will take you from your hotel room through parks, museums, historical sites and cultural centers. In the evening you will enjoy resting at one of Tel Aviv’s cafes.


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Enjoy starting the day with a relaxing breakfast by the sea, at the newly restored Tel-Aviv Port, which is now celebrating its 70th year. It is located at the meeting point between the Yarkon River and the sea- creating a beautiful view of the river flowing into the sea. In honor of the 70-year festivities, the city provides free, guided tours of the port and surrounding areas on Saturday mornings. For reservations call 03-681-6289. read more