Googling How To Survive The Holidays? You’re Not Alone

by Stephen Garner

Holidays can be heavy: For all the hype about bright lights, festive carols and warm times with loved ones, the celebrations can loom ominously for those who find themselves alone, at odds with family or in a personal struggle at year’s end. A few keystrokes into Google hint at what untold thousands worry over during the season. Type “how to survive the holidays” into the search bar and the service suggests additional words to add such as “alone,” “with family” and “in retail” — all based on others’ searches of the same phrase. Add to that the idea that nearly 70% of Americans find the holidays stressful, a recent survey suggests, and it’s no wonder many are just looking to make it to January. Read more at USA Today.