Food, family, forecast: Countdown to Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Cornell University experts offer advice for a safe and stress-free holiday, including directions on how to safely cook your turkey, get along with (and perhaps even learn from) your family and what to expect weather-wise. — Proper planning and attention to detail are important for the preparation of a safe […]

This Thanksgiving, forget about the food

Historian Adrienne Rose Johnson specializes in the history and culture of American food, but this Thanksgiving, she says, forget about the feast and remember our history of giving thanks. Bio:  http://history.cornell.edu/adrienne-rose-johnson Johnson says: “In the bleakest, ugliest depths of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday to commemorate the ‘blessings of fruitful fields and […]

Buying experiences makes you more grateful, generous

Media note: Please find a copy of Jesse Walker, Amit Kumar, and Thomas Gilovich’s paper “Cultivating Gratitude and Giving Through Experiential Consumption” here. ITHACA, N.Y. – On Thanksgiving, many of us take a moment to reflect on what we’re grateful for — and we get notable rewards for doing so. Feeling gratitude leads to important […]

History suggests a snow-free Thanksgiving for most

It’s still fall, but the air has turned colder and the evenings have gotten darker. Will you see snow on the ground for Thanksgiving? Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, offers a historical perspective on if you will see snow this Thanksgiving holiday. […]

Four tips to surviving Thanksgiving with your family

It’s the time of year when extended families – who you may not see much during the year – come together to celebrate the holidays. Thanksgiving is upon us, and if popular culture is to be believed, many parents and their adult children look forward to the holiday with a mix of pleasure and worry […]