The Journal Gazette

Simple surveys can discern favored scents

I've always wondered how much time retailers and their marketing gurus spend coming up with the names of scents. And a recent email from...

December 26, 2019 9:00 am

From last-minute to just plain bizarre, it's the thought that counts on gifting

Okay, so stick with me here. What do Listerine Redytabs, Chia Pets and Peloton bikes all have in common?

December 23, 2019 8:20 pm

With a few clicks, hard-to-find nostalgic candies can be found on the internet

My husband is our family's cookie maker. And the kids? Call them the little cookie monsters.

December 23, 2019 9:00 am

Good customer service, even without resolution, makes a difference

I enjoy shopping with my 4-year-old. Really, I do.

December 21, 2019 10:10 pm

Over-indulgence at holidays can cause serious health risk

The roughly 5- or 6-week period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day can pose a sneaky risk for all: Holiday Heart Syndrome....

December 20, 2019 9:00 am

Figuring out gifts for significant others should be easy, but not always

I have good intentions. I swear I do. 

December 20, 2019 12:10 am

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Charity donations, supplies top teacher wish lists this year

If you are or have been the parent of an elementary-aged child, you must surely know the joy (pain?) of the teacher gift. It's an...

December 17, 2019 12:00 pm

'Tis the season to overhear worker complaints

I'm amazed at how casually some retail workers will complain - even when a customer is standing near.

December 16, 2019 9:00 am

Cast off gift-giving obligation this holiday season

Obligation. One little word with so much emotional weight attached to it.

December 15, 2019 1:00 pm

Experiences, not stuff, may be best gift to give kids this year

Grandparents, this is a message for you. Stumped about what to get your grandkids? Searching for deals on toys?

December 15, 2019 9:00 am

  • Record volume of holiday packages expected to be sent next week
  • Holidays not only reason Walmart is boosting security to keep shoppers safe
  • Post-holiday symptoms a real hazard for retail workers
  • Holiday celebrations, gift-giving can be friendly for environment too
  • Toy catalogs a traditional part of Christmas wishlist making
  • Celebratory t-shirts may be a gimmick, but people will still buy
  • 'Tis the season to unsubscribe from glut of emails