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Dec 5

Holiday Etiquette: 10 Rules for Gift-Giving This Holiday Season

You’ve got your holiday shopping list made and you’re checking it twice.

But are you getting the right gifts for the right people? And what should you do if you are strapped for cash?

Following some simple gift-giving rules can help you easily navigate the holiday season. They can also help set the tone for your relationships for the upcoming

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    Autumn Is Coming, So Of Course Pumpkin Spice Spam Is, Too

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    ‘Plant Influencers’ Offer Decor Tips for Fall Houseplants

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    Spas Are Seeing More Men, a Less-Is-More Approach for Guests

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    Nike Is Entering the Subscription Business With a Kids’ Sneaker Club

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  • Aug 11

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    What better way to make your style more colorful this summer then with citrus-inspired looks. Anything coral, orange, or ruby-red is in! Celebrity makeup artist Ashley Glazer has some fruity styles and sweet suggestions just for you.

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    Here’s What’s Shakin’ at BarBacon

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