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You know it's the week between Christmas and New Year's when ...

Christmas is over, boo hoo. New Year's is almost here, yay! So what the heck happens in between?

Here's how you know it's that strange time between two major holidays.

You can almost get a seat on the 4/5 train during rush hour

Subway cars, commonly packed to the gills on
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Subway cars, commonly packed to the gills on a normal workday, are conspicuously less crowded during this magical time between Christmas and New Year's. Take a deep breath and enjoy it!

Shoppers are rushing to stores with unwanted treasures

It's time to return those unwanted gifts! And
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It's time to return those unwanted gifts! And with all the sales going on at the stores, the best time to redeem your credit and get something you really want is now. RIGHT NOW.

Lines are mercifully short

Your daily visit to Just Salad/Starbucks/Chipotle/Sweetgreen is less
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Your daily visit to Just Salad/Starbucks/Chipotle/Sweetgreen is less painful this week. Our advice: Enjoy it while you can.

Your inbox has 80% fewer unread emails

All the publicists are at the beach or
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All the publicists are at the beach or on the ski slopes. Schools are closed and Congress is on break. Hallelujah, you can actually get some work done!

All you can think about is champagne

It's almost time to pop bottles all night
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It's almost time to pop bottles all night and shout "Happy New Year!"

A morose post-Christmas feeling fills the air

Everyone seems to be in a little bit
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Everyone seems to be in a little bit of a funk. No one wants to take the tree down. Can't the revelry continue just a little bit longer?

All of the Internet is looking back (or predicting the future)

What the heck happened in 2015? Looking back
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What the heck happened in 2015? Looking back at the past year is every website's duty this week. Also going on all over the web: predicting what's going to be a big deal in 2016. What is the next kale?

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