Hoboken, New Jersey - The holidays are upon us, bringing all those personal and family images and sensations we cherish. But for many of us, there are a few not-so-joyous holiday sights (overflowing boxes and bags from our purchases) and sounds (email notifications of our latest orders and purchases online and the ca-ching! of retail cash registers marking our escalating debt). These negatives can easily outweigh all that we love about the holiday season.

Imperial, California - The American Red Cross Holiday Giving Page is one way you can help those in need this holiday season while honoring a friend, family member or colleague with your financial donation, but there are also other easy ways to support the humanitarian services and mission of the Red Cross – including ways to give while you shop this holiday season!

West Columbia, South Carolina - He was hungry.  It was late.  The guy behind the counter was asleep.  So, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens, the customer made his own bacon cheesesteak melt sandwich.

Rochester, Minnesota - When an average restaurant lunch is 1,000 calories, it's time for a do-it-yourself approach to your noon hour. Simple steps like kitchen prep work at the weekend and packing your lunch the night before can make a difference.

Rochester, Minnesota - Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don't think you'll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

Rochester, Minnesota - You may have heard that fermented foods, such as sauerkraut or the fermented tea drink kombucha, are good for your health. Dr. Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, says some people may benefit from fermented foods, but he warns that there are pros and cons that go along with taking these products.