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Best of Boston: Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of Boston: Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

FASHION | Dec 15
We've rounded up eight of Boston's best local shops that we bet will come close to satisfying all your holiday shopping needs. What's more, they all have online stores that make shopping from anywhere an easy click away.

Secret Santa Pays of Laways at New Jersey Walmart

Secret Santa Pays of Laways at New Jersey Walmart

HOME | Dec 14
Christmas came early this year for some customers at a New Jersey Walmart. The Walmart Supercenter in Pohatcong Township says an anonymous "secret Santa" has paid off all remaining items on layaway.

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

HOME | By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 13
Between 75 and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and the $1 billion market for fake trees is growing at about 4 percent a year — even though they can be reused again and again

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

HOME | By Melissa Kossler Dutton | Dec 12
The internet makes it easier than ever to commission artwork. Would-be buyers can find artists working in a wide variety of styles and media who can create custom pieces based on photos and videos.

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

HEALTH | Dec 12
For those living with HIV or associated autoimmune diseases, a season marked by decadent meals and running around visiting family and friends can make getting through each day a physical and mental challenge

Staying Sober During the Holidays

Staying Sober During the Holidays

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | Dec 12
Music-based treatment organization Recovery Unplugged offers tips on how to stay sober during one of the most stressful times of the year.

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

NATIONAL | By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 11
Christmas tree farmers across the U.S. worry they are slowly dwindling.

Britain's Unlikeliest Tourist Destination Gets a Festive Makeover

Britain's Unlikeliest Tourist Destination Gets a Festive Makeover

Dec 10
The plastic-covered tunnel linking a Sainsbury's store in Bude, Cornwall, to its car park has been thrilling visitors this year after unexpectedly topping TripAdvisor's list of things to do in the seaside town.

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

RELIGION | By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Dec 10
A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years.

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

FOOD/DRINK | By EDGE | Dec 10
Are you stumped by trying to please a loved one with impeccable taste who seems to have everything? Forgo the ubiquitous gift card and, instead, browse these offerings from some of the most unique entrepreneurs to be found on the East Coast.

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