The CambridgeSide Galleria was bustling with people exchanging gifts and taking advantage of sales the day after Christmas 2011. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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When Someone You Know Loses A Child
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Some people just aren't into the big Thanksgiving Day extravaganza. Stuart Monk /iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Table For One, Please. A Solo Thanksgiving
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President Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama on the night of his inauguration, Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney talks to reporters on his campaign plane on Election Day. "I'm very proud of the campaign we've run," he said. "No campaign is perfect." Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The presidency has remained a male-only office throughout American history. Despite changing demographics and huge gains by women in other walks of life, some experts still don't see a female president on the horizon. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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