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Tips to prep your home for holiday houseguests

Nearly 99 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home during the holiday season, according to AAA. So how do you ensure it’s the most wonderful time of the year for guests and hosts, alike?

The African designer who doesn't want to use Africa as a 'gimmick'

Fashion designer Chi Atanga is comfortable with an identity as a global African.

Ask Alma: My wife's emailing an old boyfriend in jail

I found e-mails my wife has been writing to an old boyfriend who’s now in jail. He will be locked up for a long, long time. At first I wasn’t all that concerned, but now she’s sending him pictures.

Author pens book to help women live fearlessly

Masterfully crafted by Tiana Nicole, “You're Not the Boss of Me: Goodbye Fear, Hello Success” is the latest in a long line of successful books for the author, marking a radical shift from fiction to female empowerment. Helping every woman ...

Maryland woman named L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth

As a mother, Schinnell Leake says she knows the importance of children having confidence and a sense of self-worth.

Thanksgiving Day Quiz

It is once again time to talk turkey, stuffing and all of the trimmings.

Holiday hosting how-to: Party pointers from three of Napa's premier winemakers

The holiday season is about to hit full swing. This special time of year is synonymous with many things, including gatherings with family and friends.

Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off

When you sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the cards will be stacked against your diet.

Top 12 tips to travel better for the holidays

This year, Airlines for America is predicting that there will be 25.3 million airline passengers traveling during the 12-day holiday period that extends from November 20 through December 1, 2015.

3 festive cocktails for the holidays

When Thanksgiving arrives and your extended family is tumbling through your front door in a mess of coats, hats and scarves, it's best to have those ambitious cocktails you planned on serving prepared ahead of time.

Removing hijab, finding myself

At 15, I never thought I would put it on. And by 18, I never imagined taking it off.

How to donate items instead of cash

When making charitable donations, many people are quick to take out their checkbooks. While nonprofit organizations rely on the financial generosity of donors to meet their missions, many also accept noncash donations.

Keep your trick-or-treaters safe and seen on Halloween!

Few holidays delight kids more than Halloween. At the same time, Halloween generates significant worry in parents and with sound reason.

12 new snacks to try for Halloween 2015

Many of us in the CNN Library have a sweet tooth and love sampling new flavors of candies and snacks, almost as much as we enjoy doing editorial news research.