Sports | Cycling

Biggest Drops We've ever hit on Fatbikes: Downhill Fatbiking 2 at Highland MTB Park

Disclaimer: We are professional Idiots on a closed course! Highland is open for lift serve fatbiking only during their annual Winter woolly event! Well, anot...

Advice & Self-Help | Tips & Tricks

Here's why you don't plug space heaters into power strips

A fire department is warning the public about the dangers of plugging a space heater into a power strip.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Life in Alaska in the Round-the-Clock Darkness of Polar Night | The New Yorker

Coralie Kraft writes on the photo series “Polar Night,” by the photographer Mark Mahaney, which chronicles a two-month winter period of uninterrupted darkness in Utqiagvik, Alaska.

News | News

What is A Polar Vortex? Your Freezing Cold Questions Answered

The polar vortex has brought air so incredibly cold it may set low-temperature records. Will it ever be warm again?

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Ski Resorts for Kids

Discover the best beginner ski resorts to get your kids in on the action and you on the slopes.

Food & Drink | Beer

These 9 Delicious Stout Beers Will Keep You Warm This Winter

Added bonus: Dark beer contains more good-for-you antioxidants than the lighter stuff.

Sports | Cycling

Fat Bike Skis in snowy Vermont woods.

Fat Bike Skis in snowy Vermont woods #Cycling #Snow #Vermont #MountainBiking #MTB

News | News

Well the weather in Chicago is frightful, but these sad tweets are so delightful

As a deep freeze settles in across the United States, people are turning to Twitter for solace and self-pity.

Style & Fashion | Style

Cozy Ways to Tie a Scarf

Stay warm this winter with these cozy and creative methods for tying a scarf.

Home Improvement | In the Garden

11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter: Gardenista

Are your potted plants looking a little desperate? Winter's a waiting game; here are 11 ways to keep them happy until spring arrives.

Recipes | Dessert Recipes

Melted Snowman Cookies Recipe | My Imperfect Kitchen

Make Melted Snowman Cookies for the holidays. They're a great project for the kids/grandkids. Plus, they're just too darn CUTE! Seriously, check them out!

News | News

Shirtless man proves Wisconsin is on another level when it comes to snow

Watch this Wisconsin man brave the snow without a shirt on.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

9 Easy Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter | Mental Floss

Unless you live in a scorching climate, heating your home is a necessary and unavoidable expense every winter. Rather than just accepting this as an annual hit to your wallet, try out some of these helpful tips to raise the heat and lower your bills.

News | Interesting Stories

Nearly Frozen Waves Captured On Camera By Nantucket Photographer

A photographer on Nantucket found something most of us have never seen – nearly frozen waves.

Recipes | Soups and Stews

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup - Bon Appétit

Nothing channels “warm and cozy” like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we’re not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma’s, digital food editor Dawn Perry has some tips and tricks for a deeply-flavored soup that we think even she would approve of.

Humor | Humor

13 Winter Problems You Don't Know Exist if You Live in LA

No matter how crappy the weather gets here (AHHHHHHH!!! DRIZZLE!!!!!), we've definitely got it better than anyone on the East…

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago’s Best Cold Weather Restaurants

Don't let the cold win. Eat at these restaurants and survive until spring.

Recipes | Recipes

5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days | Jennifer Segal

It's cold outside: crank up the oven and wake your family with the smell of something good! There's nothing quite like the smell of warm, sticky cinnamon buns on a blustery winter morning....

Humor | Humor

Neighbors Come Together To Watch BMW Owner Struggle In Snow | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

EVANSTON, IL—Putting aside their own responsibilities and quickly gathering at their neighbor’s driveway, Foster Street residents reportedly came together Monday to watch a BMW owner struggle to free his car from the snow.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Why the world seems quieter when it snows

When a fresh batch of snow falls to the ground, the world tends to quiet down. Here's why:

Food & Drink | Beverages


After the rush of the holidays and the go-go empowerment of new year’s resolutions, we’ve finally entered the winter doldrums. And that can mean only one thing: it’s hot toddy time.

Science & Technology | Science

You know that smell after it rains? Here's where it comes from

A new study may finally identify the mechanism through which the earthy smell of rain gets into the air, and it has to do with "frenzied aerosols."

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Parson's Chicken and Fish ice skating rink

Parson's wants you to have some hot chicken with your cold ice skates.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

8 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood and Help Battle Seasonal Depression

Just making a handful of tweaks to your diet as the days grow shorter can put a spring in your step long before spring is in the air....

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

46 Great Things to Do This Winter in Chicago

The temperatures outside may be dropping, but inside, Chicago culture is on fire. Here’s your cheat sheet.

Sports | Surfing/Skating/SUPing

Surfers embrace snow storm to ride Lake Erie

A couple embraces the huge cold waves and surfs Lake Erie during the snowstorm that dumped a year's worth of snow on upstate New York.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

The 9 Best Fireplace Bars In Chicago, 2014 Edition

Here are nine fireplaces to cozy up to with a drink or a significant other as the weather turns cold.