Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

5 Tips for Safely Walking Your Dog in Cold Weather

It's important to have the right gear to keep your dog warm, and to know when it's too cold to walk your dog outside.

News | News

Here’s what’s driving the frigid storm that’s messing up holiday plans across the US

Bitter cold temperatures and fierce winds have descended upon the US as a rapidly intensifying cyclone makes its way east. Experts say this winter storm could be one for the books.

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

The best rooftop bars for winter drinks in Chicago

Our city has plenty of options for a great drink with a great view — even when it's cold out.

News | News

Hundreds of thousands without power as "treacherous" winter storm hits U.S.

On the warmer side of the storm, tornadoes in Alabama have killed at least one person and wounded several others.

News | News

Iguanas could rain down from trees in Florida as temperatures plunge

Temperatures in the usually balmy state are expected to plunge this weekend, hitting below freezing in some areas, meaning the cold-blooded lizards raining down to the ground.

Sports | Sports

Riding the Isorakka North winter trail with Canyon Dude Fat bikes

Tässä jaksossa ajetaan Isorakan pohjoispuolen reitti eli Mustarakan reitti Laurin selostamana. Tervetuloa mukaan!In this episode we ride North trail of Isora...

News | News

Seattle-Based Coast Guard Icebreaker Returns Home After First Mission in Nearly 40 Years to Wintertime Arctic

The Polar Star is the only icebreaker classified as "heavy" — able to break through ice up to 21 feet thick.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction 2020

The two planets will merge in the night sky on the winter solstice, appearing the closest to each other since the 17th century.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

10 Toasty Products for People Who Are Always Cold

If you find yourself always reaching for a blanket or shivering no matter what season we're in, check out these products that are sure to keep you warm this winter.

Recipes | Recipes

Eggnog Cocktail

This warmly spiced drink, Angela's Eggnog Cocktail, is a holiday crowd pleaser. It's a great beverage to whirl up some end of evening excitement and flair!

Recipes | Recipes

The Original Hot Buttered Rum Recipe | Wine Enthusiast

While a buttered cocktail may seem off-putting to some, there's a reason this seasonal hot rum classic has endured for centuries. Learn how to make it here.

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.

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.

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.