Classic Decoration You Won't See Today

One of the most popular and simple symbols of Christmas decorations has a surprising history. Tinsel was first invented in the 1600s but it wasn't cheap. Back then it was made from strands of silver, but over the next few centuries, manufacturers found ways to produce cheaper tinsel with aluminized paper. Read more...

Craft Brew Industry Booms as Americans Drink Less Big Name Beer

Call it the Craft Beer Renaissance. At a time when national beer sales are declining, small and independent breweries have provided a rare bright spot for the industry, growing by nearly 20% in the first half of this year alone. Regional breweries are opening up at a rate of 1.5 per day, according to the Brewers Association, the trade association representing craft brewers. Read more...

14 Kid-Approved Gifts Parents Will Love to Give

Whoever said it’s the thought that counts clearly has never given a gift to a child. Even the best-behaved kids find it hard to fake pleasure over a present that doesn't excite them. To help get some legitimate joy, we’ve rounded up 14 of the coolest, kid-approved gifts on store shelves this year. Read more...

Here's The Best Trick for Removing Pesky Bits of Stray Eggshell

Whether you're cracking eggs into a pan for your morning egg over-easy or into a bowl for some holiday baking, there's nothing more annoying than those little bits of eggshell that end up stuck in the whites or clinging to the yolk. Read more...

Five Random Facts For Monday

Here are some random facts for you. 1.  There are 43 countries in the world where spanking your kids is illegal, including Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and most of South America. Read more...

5 Wrapping Hacks You Need To Know

Check out these great tips and tricks to help you wrap presents this year! Read more...

YouTube Yule Logs

The televised "Yule Log" became a tradition in 1966, when WPIX-New York aired film of a crackling fire. The idea was to help New Yorkers without fireplaces enjoy a reasonably decent simulation of one. Fast-forward 48 years, and YouTube is where the best Yule Log action is. Pick your favorite, make it full-screen, and enjoy. Read more...

Santa Learned Sign Language So He Could Speak To A Deaf Little Girl

Six-year-old Sadie Adams usually needs an interpreter to talk to Santa every year - but this year Santa understood her and spoke back. Read more...

You'll Save $550 on Gas Next Year, and Pay the Least You've Paid in a Decade

If you're looking for a way to talk yourself into OVERSPENDING on Christmas, here you go.  Next year, gas is going to be so cheap, it's like the gas stations will be paying YOU to drive. Read more...

Three Christmas Studies: Christmas Lights From Space, Working on Vacation, and Santa's Storage Needs

Here are a few results from three random Christmas studies that just came out . . . Read more...

America's Favorite Movie Is Still "Gone with the Wind"

Despite 75 years of movies and technological advancements, there's never been a movie better than "Gone with the Wind", according to well, YOU, America. Read more...

The Most Popular Toy in All 50 States This Christmas

If you haven't bought your kid a Christmas present this year, and somehow don't KNOW what they want . . . you could do a lot worse than just buying them what all their friends are getting. Read more...

Four Weird Things That Make You Feel Colder

The weather so far this winter has been INSANE.  But here are four weird things that can make you even COLDER. Read more...

The Eight Most Embarrassing Things People Have Done in Job Interviews

There was a story last month about a guy in California who went to a job interview drunk and STABBED the interviewer.  We'll say THAT'S the worst thing you can do in a job interview.  But these are all pretty bad too. Read more...

The 11 Worst Christmas Gifts Men Can Give

 If you're like the stereotypical guy in sitcoms and commercials, you haven't bought any Christmas presents yet.  But that might actually be a good thing . . . at least you can hear THIS before you buy anything.
A new study had women name the worst gifts their husband or boyfriend could buy them.  Here are the top 11 . . .
1.  Socks.
2.  Bath salts . . . the stuff you get at Bath and Body Works for the bathtub, NOT the drug that makes you eat people's faces.
3.  Chocolate.
4.  Perfume . . . because you'll never pick the right one.
5.  Body spray.
6.  Toiletries.
7.  Gift cards.
8.  Kitchenware.
9.  Cash.
10.  Windshield wipers
11.  A sewing kit. 



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Here's How to Wrap a Gift in Ten Seconds

 Before you waste an hour wrapping Christmas presents, check out a video called "Gift Wrapping Hack" Read more...

The Average Guy Tunes Out After Six Minutes of Conversation . . . Here Are the Top 10 Things That Make Him Stop Listening

Every couple in the world has argued at some point about how the guy TUNES OUT during a conversation.  In fact, every couple in the world has probably had that argument THIS WEEK.
 And a new study confirmed it really does happen.  They found the average guy stops paying complete attention to what his wife or girlfriend is saying after just SIX minutes. Here are the top 10 topics that make guys tune out . . .
 1.  Talking about people he's never met.
 2.  When she talks about her coworkers and other work issues.
 3.  Celebrities . . . specifically reality stars.
 4.  Fashion and shopping.
 5.  Other people's relationships.
 6.  What someone said or did on Facebook.
 7.  Horoscopes.
 8.  What she had for lunch.
 9.  Her feelings.
 10.  Dieting and nutrition. 

(Daily Mail)
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Ever Bought Someone a Christmas Present, Then Decided to Keep It?

This is some next level re-gifting right here.  Instead of waiting until you get a lame present to re-gift to someone else . . . you buy a SWEET present for someone then give it to YOURSELF. Read more...

What's the Most Ridiculous Thing That's Happened to You on a Date?

Ladies, have you ever been on a date with a guy who did something ridiculous to ruin it? A recent survey asked women that, and here are the seven best answers. Read more...

Putting Ornaments in Your Beard Is a Trend This Christmas?

Now hipsters are ruining Christmas. Apparently a new trend this Christmas is, putting tiny ornaments in your beard. Of course, to have a beard bushy enough to support ornaments, you would've had to start growing it a while ago. Which should be fine if you're a filthy hipster, or you're still rocking some facial hair from "Mo-vember." Read more...

Five Tips For How to Survive the Holidays as a Couple

The holidays are almost here, and you know what that means, it's time for you and your significant other to batten down the hatches so your relationship doesn't spontaneously combust from all the pressure. The website SheKnows has a list of tips on how to survive the holidays as a couple. Read more...

A Pre-Med Student Pulled a Guy from a Sinking Car, Did CPR, and Saved His Life

On Wednesday, a 92-year-old in Port St. Lucie, Florida named Salvatore Mancuso lost control of his car, and drove into a lake.  Luckily, a 21-year-old college student named Alton Brieske was across the street having lunch. Read more...

Here's How to Avoid Overeating When You're a Dinner Guest

This is the time of year for overeating, partly because your relatives are insulted if you don't leave their house ten pounds heavier than when you walked in. Read more...

14% of People Say Hosting Christmas Is More Stressful Than Moving

Hosting Christmas seems like a good idea, you won't have to drive all over the place AND you can drink away the pain.  But as it gets closer, you realize what a terrible idea it actually was.  A new survey found 85% of people think that hosting Christmas is stressful. Read more...

The Number One Reason for Not Dating Someone Is, "They're Just Not My Type"

"They're just not my type" seems like the lamest excuse for not dating someone. But according to a new survey, it's the number one turnoff for men and women. Read more...