This Week’s HuffPost Family Dinner Download: Redefining The Season Of Giving

In her new book, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and how family dinners offer a great opportunity for meaningful discussions about the day’s news. “D…

In her new book, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and how family dinners offer a great opportunity for meaningful discussions about the day’s news. “Dinner,” she says, “is as much about digestible conversation as it is about delicious food.”

We couldn’t agree more. So HuffPost has joined with Laurie to launch a new feature we’re calling HuffPost Family Dinner Downloads. Every Friday afternoon, just in time for dinner, our editors highlight one of the most compelling news stories of the week — stories that will spark a lively discussion among the whole family.

The family can gather around the laptop, smartphone, or iPad — or just print out the post and pass it around the table. Each Dinner Download will end with a question or two that we hope will get everyone thinking and sharing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions.

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