Strategy

7 Holiday Party Conversation Starters

It’s that time of year again — the office holiday party. Unlike other work events, the holiday party is one that most people actually attend. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, and gives you face-time with pretty much everyone in the company, from the CEO to the most recent […]
7 Holiday Party Conversation Starters
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27 Amazing Photos Of The White House At Christmas

[credit provider=”AP”] For decades the White House has had a festive, star studded holiday season.There are annual parties for Congress and the White House staff, there is the annual tree lighting and a crowd of celebrities stalking the halls. 
27 Amazing Photos Of The White House At Christmas
Strategy

How Shy People Can Survive The Office Holiday Party

[credit provider=”Christian Ortiz via statigram” url=”http://statigr.am/p/226228366502823235_44330288″] The party-mania this time of year can be difficult for introverts.Here’s how to make the most of the networking opportunities while keeping your sanity intact.
How Shy People Can Survive The Office Holiday Party
Strategy

13 Ways To Survive The Office Holiday Party

[credit provider=”statigr.am/oslomina” url=”http://statigr.am/p/318898577337025870_185315832″] Now that the holiday season has arrived, your company may be planning a party to celebrate the end of a hardworking year.”People like to work with people they know so take this opportunity to let down your hair a little,” Helene Wasserman, an attorney for Littler, an […]
13 Ways To Survive The Office Holiday Party
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How To Enjoy Your Holiday Office Party Without Getting Sued

[credit provider=”amctv.com” url=”http://www.amctv.com/mad-men/videos/mad-men-highlights-ep-402-christmas-comes-but-once-a-year”] The holidays are prime time for parties – office parties included. Before you don your holiday sweater and reach for that second bourbon-egg nog, consider some common situations that present legal pitfalls that could land your employer  – or you – in trouble. Don’t Expect a Free […]
How To Enjoy Your Holiday Office Party Without Getting Sued
Strategy

How Even Introverts Can Take Advantage Of Holiday Parties

[credit provider=”Instagram/swatchdog84″ url=”http://statigr.am/p/343054852161108766_185100605″] The holiday season is packed with social events, but if you’re an introvert, surrounding yourself with a group of strangers, or even acquaintances, is likely a nerve-racking experience. Devora Zack, author of Networking for People Who Hate Networking (Berrett-Koehler, 2010) says introverts can still enjoy holiday parties by understanding and working […]
How Even Introverts Can Take Advantage Of Holiday Parties
Markets

A Look Inside Your Typical Wall Street Holiday Party

[credit provider=”By Yelp.com on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/79462711/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Your MD is standing on top of a table downing shots of whiskey.Meanwhile, your assistant is pole-dancing in front of everyone as the associate you’ve been thinking about murdering the entire year offers you tequila.
A Look Inside Your Typical Wall Street Holiday Party
Lifestyle

5 Smart Tips For Throwing A Family Holiday Party

[credit provider=”Bayskes via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/basykes/452029601/”] A lot of preparation goes into throwing a holiday party in your home, especially when your family is invited. Here are five of the smartest party planning tips we’ve come across this holiday season.
5 Smart Tips For Throwing A Family Holiday Party
Markets

What Your Drink Says About You, Wall Street Holiday Party Edition

[credit provider=”By Yelp.com on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/79462711/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The breeze is brisk, the Starbucks cups are red, and the sidewalks of New York City are crowded body-to-body with packs of overweight tourists and kids on leashes. With football season in full swing and the winter doldrums looming large, summer days spent slamming beers at […]
What Your Drink Says About You, Wall Street Holiday Party Edition
Markets

5 Budget-Friendly Champagnes For Your Ritzy New Year’s Eve Toast

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dey/”] New Year’s Eve puts many Americans in the mood to pop some bubbly, but they don’t need Champagne to fill their flutes.Americans consumed 15.4 million cases of sparkling wine last year, according to The Wine Institute. That’s only slightly more than the 15 million cases they were […]
5 Budget-Friendly Champagnes For Your Ritzy New Year’s Eve Toast
Markets

FLASHBACK: Remember When Wall Street Christmas Parties Were Awesome?

[credit provider=”By Yelp.com on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/79462711/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] It may be hard to remember, but once upon a time the holiday season was an exciting time to work on Wall Street (and in corporate America).And by exciting we mean the parties were out of this world.
FLASHBACK: Remember When Wall Street Christmas Parties Were Awesome?
Markets

Forget This Year’s Bonuses, Because They’re Nowhere As Sad As Wall Street Parties

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtlemom_nancy/2097386861/”] As if bankers needed something even gloomier to go into the holiday season and New Year’s with stories of layoffs and terrible bonuses percolating news headlines—Kevin Roose at DealBook has a piece out on the not-so-merry state of holiday parties at banks.Basically, don’t expect anything grand from […]
Forget This Year’s Bonuses, Because They’re Nowhere As Sad As Wall Street Parties
Markets

Renting Might Be Your Ticket To Throwing A Cheap, Chic Holiday Party

[credit provider=”colodio / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/colodio/2440050134/”] The National Retail Federation estimates that this holiday season, consumers will spend about $704.18 on gifts and seasonal merchandise. That’s no joke! If you don’t see room in your budget for that kind of spending, don’t cancel your Christmas party just yet.
Renting Might Be Your Ticket To Throwing A Cheap, Chic Holiday Party
Strategy

How To Survive Your Company’s Holiday Party Without Looking Like A Complete Idiot

[credit provider=”meagan” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/meaganjean/3656125942/”] With the holiday season around the corner, your company may be planning a party to celebrate the end of a hardworking year.”People like to work with people they know so take this opportunity to let down your hair a little,” said Helene Wasserman, an attorney for Littler, […]
How To Survive Your Company’s Holiday Party Without Looking Like A Complete Idiot
Markets

15 Facts You Need To Know About Halloween Spending

[credit provider=”Terry Tyson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/modern_artifacts/284208587/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Americans are expected to spend more on Halloween this year, according to the American Express Spending and Savings tracker, giving businesses something to actually look forward to this season.”While spending will be lower, perhaps to hold off for Holiday shopping, Halloween is still the leading non-gift […]
15 Facts You Need To Know About Halloween Spending
Markets

The First Bank To Cancel Christmas Just Did

[credit provider=”Katya Wachtel for Business Insider”] The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is now state-owned after receiving the largest bank bailout in the world in 2008, just cancelled Christmas for its investment bankers, Bloomberg reported.Not only is the Holiday fun gone, but other forms of entertainment are also banned at […]
The First Bank To Cancel Christmas Just Did
Lifestyle

Here Are The 20 Healthiest—And Deadliest—Hot Dog Brands

[credit provider=”Flickr Allan Chatto” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/besighyawn/5789101227/”] The Fourth of July is the hot dog’s heyday.Between the parades, the fireworks, and the Coney Island eating contest, Americans will consume more than 150 million franks, which, as the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council points out, is enough to stretch from Los Angeles […]
Here Are The 20 Healthiest—And Deadliest—Hot Dog Brands
Markets

2010 Is The Worst Year Ever For Corporate Holiday Parties

[credit provider=”By dpstyles™ on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/3090845207/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] We may be in a recovery, but you wouldn’t know it from checking out this year’s corporate holiday parties… or the lackthereof.This year only 79% of businesses will have holiday parties– the lowest recorded number in the past 22 years, according to Amrop Battalia […]
2010 Is The Worst Year Ever For Corporate Holiday Parties
Markets

GASP: Obama’s State Dinner Is Serving The Wrong Wine

The White House has offered reporters a sneak peak at tonight’s state dinner, the first for Barack Obama’s presidency. Reporters crammed into the state dining room, got hold of the menu, and learned what the 220 or so guests will be served.
GASP: Obama’s State Dinner Is Serving The Wrong Wine
Markets

Everyone’s Cancelling Christmas This Year

Good news: You’ll be less likely to have an embarrassing, awkward situation at a company Christmas party this year. That’s because there’s a good chance you won’t be having such a party.
Everyone’s Cancelling Christmas This Year
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How To Celebrate Like A Celeb On A Budget

Fretting about how to ring in the New Year on a recession-reduced budget? Worried you’ll spend all night simply staring at a clock? Then check out these tips from party planner to the stars, Mindy Weiss, to celebrate like an A-lister.
How To Celebrate Like A Celeb On A Budget
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How To Buy Cheap, High-Quality Wine For The Holidays

Shopping for that token bottle of wine to give the host of a party can create a number of dilemmas: What wine to buy? And this year, how to find somethng cheap that doesn’t taste like swill? Read on for the solution to both problems.
How To Buy Cheap, High-Quality Wine For The Holidays
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Christmassed-Out City Hotels

Maybe it’s just us, but we’re a sucker for vacations, hotels, and holiday decorations. So, the thought of doing a getaway to a local hotel all decked out for the holidays seems like a good idea. (Call us masochistic.)
Christmassed-Out City Hotels
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Mayor Bloomberg Charging Reporters For Chinatown Holiday Party

The recession has claimed another holiday party. This time, it’s Mayor Bloomberg’s free Gracie Mansion get together for City Hall reporters. Instead, the poor journalists will have to trek down to the not-so-glamorous Chinatown, where they’ll be charged $45 a head.
Mayor Bloomberg Charging Reporters For Chinatown Holiday Party
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Is Your Christmas Tree Filled With Pesticides?

It’s time for those who celebrate Christmas to start picking out their trees. But before grabbing any old tree, be warned that some trees have pesticides in them. If that’s not a concern, then buy a tree from any old place. But if you’d like to go green (pretty much […]
Is Your Christmas Tree Filled With Pesticides?
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Part-AY! Moguls, Billionaires Holding Lavish Events

Despite our earlier post, and constant updates on who’s cancelling Christmas, some billionaires (and even millionaires) aren’t letting the economic downturn get in the way of their partying. Via The New York Observer, here’s who’s planning a lavish celebration over the next few weeks:
Part-AY! Moguls, Billionaires Holding Lavish Events
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Kahlua Offers To “Bail Out” Holiday Parties

While the economic downturn has forced firms left and right to cancel their holiday parties, Kahlua is presumably not suffering from the recession. And in order to help you celebrate the holidays despite the financial meltdown, Kahlua is offering $10,000 grants—grants! that’s one grant that doesn’t sound boring—to five small […]
Kahlua Offers To “Bail Out” Holiday Parties
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“Unofficial” Company Holiday Parties

We’re hearing a lot of this starting to happen. One employee will rent out a place, guarantee a certain amount of people, and then invite their co-workers (and their guests). That way the company isn’t doing it and people still are getting together. We’d love to do a round-up of […]
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