'Rituals work, if by “work” we mean that they change people’s sense of their lives. It turns out that saying that you are grateful makes you feel grateful. Saying that you are thankful makes you feel thankful. To a world so familiar with the general unreliability of language, that may seem strange.
NC - Somewhere between 80,000 to 100,000 people from 32 states turned out to protest four years of drastic state Republican initiatives in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday. 02-08-14: 15 Photos From The Massive Progressive Protest You Didn’t Hear About This Weekend while they quacked about Woody Allen and Justin Bieber instead.
How Queen Victoria and Prince Albert brought German Christmas traditions, such as Christmas markets and Christmas trees, to Britain. (Image Credit: The Queen’s Christmas tree at Windsor Castle published in the Illustrated London News, 1848, and republished in Godey’s Lady’s Book, Philadelphia in December 1850. via Wikimedia Commons.) #Christmas