Rachel Krantz is the Lead Writer at Mercy For Animals, where she writes about veganism. She is the namer of Bustle, and one of its three founding editors. Her work has also been featured on The Huffington Post, NPR, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, High Times, Salon, AlterNet, Jezebel, XOJane, Marie Claire, VegNews Magazine, and elsewhere. You can follow her and get in touch @RachelKrantz, and check out her portfolio at www.racheljkrantz.com.

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Whether we have difficult families or come from towns with politics we’ve long outgrown, it’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve for surviving the holidays in your hometown.