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Why Is Mistletoe Used For Kissing?
Todd Van Luling
The parasite has a complicated history.
Holiday Decorating Can Send 250 People a Day to the ER
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie
ER Doctor, Sharecare Digital Health Exec, Toddler Mom
However, with 250 injuries a day from decorating for the holiday season, holiday safety is less funny in the ER. Unless you have a stuntman, follow my five rules for a health fail-free holiday.
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Learn The Surprisingly Unromantic History Of Mistletoe
Mistletoemistletoe is one of those plants that no one seems to remember until the holidays, when sprigs of it start appearing
HOME & LIVING
WTF Is Mistletoe, Anyway?
Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson
While there are historical explanations for why humans tend to kiss under mistletoe—a history of gods, demons, luck and a
Daily Meditation: Mistletoe
Mistletoe by Walter John de la Mare Today's meditation features a magical poem by English author Walter John de la Mare. The
5 Things Single People Hate About the Holidays
Sarah Thebarge is the author of the memoir The Invisible Girls...
Every year when the holidays roll around, I brace for the inevitable wave of emotions the season brings -- emotions that I know are supposed to resemble peace and joy, but instead feel suspiciously like irritation and resentment.
CULTURE & ARTS
Mistletoe Drones Are Weirdly Romantic (VIDEO)
Created by designer George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan, the project was caught on camera and released in a video on Tuesday
Pranksters Dare Students To Kiss Them If Arizona Sees Snowfall
But this didn't stop YouTube prankster Stuart Edge and his friends from taking a trip to Arizona State University to dare
This Mistletoe Kissing Prank Is A Sweet Mix Of Cute And Clever
There are many traditions associated with the holiday season, but really only a single major one that happens to come with
Mistletoe and Holly: Sinatra's Paen to Parasitism and Gender Issues?
Dr. Chris Martine
David Burpee Professor and host/producer of "Plants are Cool, ...
"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?
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Mistletoe Kissing Prank Goes Awesomely (VIDEO)
Would you kiss a complete stranger if mistletoe spontaneously appeared between the two of you? BYU pranksters Kaitlin Snow
HOME & LIVING
Sprout Home Plant Of The Week: Mistletoe
Our expert explains the legend.
Deck the Halls With Health
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.
There's more to these plants than merely decking the halls on the holiday season. Some of them are among the more interesting and promising subjects of medical research.
I'm With Stupid: Ho, Ho the Mistletoe, Blasted Where You Can See
Buckler of swashes
Here's what I know about Southern folk, based on my 41 years' experience knowing and being related to some of them.
William E. Robinson Arrested For Shooting At Mistletoe In Georgia Shopping Mall
Williams posted bond and was released on Dec. 5, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office website. It wasn't a silent
Man Arrested For Shooting At Mistletoe In Shopping Mall
HOME & LIVING
Plant Of The Week: Mistletoe Fig
Flickr photo by Andre Benedito Need a holiday plant to take to a dinner party but tired of the traditional Poinsettia? The
Justin Bieber Paternity Suit Dropped? 'Mistletoe' Parody Shows Bieber Was Not Ready For Fatherhood (VIDEO)
Now that the paternity suit against Justin Bieber has been dropped, he can breathe a sigh of relief. Let's face it: Whether
LISTEN: Justin Bieber's New Single, 'Mistletoe'
New Mistletoe Species Discovered In Mozambique
A new species of mistletoe is among plant discoveries in 2010. Nobody is likely to be found kissing under a sprig of it, though
Mistletoe: Why All The Kissing Under A Parasitic Plant?
Kenneth C. Davis
Author, "Don't Know Much About History"
Like other evergreens, mistletoe --a parasitic plant that attaches to other trees-- remained green in winter, even as the trees in which it hung were "dead."
STYLE & BEAUTY
The 12 Rules of a Well-Mannered Christmas
British Etiquette Expert
Remember, Christmas is supposed to be a time of celebration and happiness, so don't let your manners let you down and spoil the festive fun for everyone else.
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