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Business & Finance | Shopping

25 Brilliant Subscription Boxes For Everyone on Your List

Selecting the perfect present can be tough—so why not leave it to the pros?

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

A Gift Guide For The Music Lover In Your Life

From headphones, record players, box sets and portable keyboards, we've got you covered on clutch picks for that one music obsessive.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Gifts Your Parents Would Never Buy the Ten-Year-Old You

Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely-expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they’ll happily deliver everything else on your list. But you’re an adult

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Advice for Shy People at Holiday Parties

A survival guide for shy people at their holiday work parties. Why you should visit the venue beforehand, act like a journalist and make sure to dress up.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Upcoming 2017 Movies: Best New Movies Coming Out for the Holidays - Thrillist

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are great for seeing family, but there are plenty of good new movies coming out if you need to sn...

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

Give the gift your whiskey-loving loved one really wants this year with one of these boozy gifts.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While You're Gone for the Holidays

If you have travel plans for the holidays, you’re not alone. The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year, according to the Department of Transportation. “Although July and August are the peak months for break-ins, nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in the U.S. during November and December,” says Sarah Brown, a home security expert.

Recipes | Recipes

38 Modern Thanksgiving Recipes to Cure You of Any Holiday Fatigue

These tweaks on traditional recipes will keep the vibe fresh and exciting at your holiday table year after year.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Men in Your Life | Mental Floss

Whether it's your brother, father, boyfriend, or friend, chances are there’s at least one guy on your gift list this year. Here are 11 clever gift ideas for the men in your life.

Science & Technology | Tech

The Coolest Tech Gifts Anyone on Your List Will Love

Even if you don’t know the difference between Apple and Android, here are the best tech gifts to give and to get.

History | History

Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah - The Michael Medved Show

Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the holiday of Hanukkah still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Amer

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Fighting the Holiday Slump: 5 Ways to Stay Focused

From shopping stress to holiday fatigue, there are many reasons why work productivity goes down during the holiday season. These five ideas can help you stay focused-and happy-at the office.

Travel | Travel

8 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel | Maria Rodale

This year, if you're joining the millions of other Americans hitting the road (or skies) during November and December, make your journey -- not just your destination -- as comforting and relaxing as a slice of warm apple pie with these simple steps for a

Home Improvement | DIY

25 Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas to Start Now and Gift Later | Brit + Co

Unless your sole job this holiday season is gift giving (and if it is, we’re totes jealous), you probably don’t have a ton of extra time to find gifts, let alone DIY one. Plus, you don’t want a gift that looks too homemade, and half the time those Pinterest projects don’t even turn out like you wanted them to.

News | The News

How wrong number started NORAD's Santa Tracker

FIRESTONE – NORAD's nearly 60 year old tradition of tracking St. Nick as he makes his rounds on Christmas Eve started with a misprint in a newspaper.

Entertainment | Entertainment

What Kevin McCallister's Awful Family Is Doing Now | Mental Floss

Here’s how they've been keeping themselves busy since they were last seen harassing poor Kev.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Man Up on Your Home: Great Gifts for Any Guy's Home! | Men's Health

Everything a man's place needs, from coasters to clocks.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Holiday Gift Guide:
The Outdoor Enthusiast

Awesome gift ideas for outdoorsy folk. You know who they are! We hope this awesome gift guide gives you some good ideas!

News | The News

George W. Bush, dressed as Santa, hands out toys at children's hospital - Washington Times

Former President George W. Bush quietly disguised himself as Santa Claus and handed out toys at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas last week.

Entertainment | Mad Men

'Mad Men': 20 Gifts for Dapper Dons (or Bettys) | EW.com

Mad Men on Blu-ray/DVD (season 1 from $7.99)

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Two Last-Minute Holiday Cookbook Gift Ideas

Both Cookbook Book and Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef wield the power of nostalgia, in different ways.

Miscellaneous | Other Stories

Last-Minute Holiday Gift: Shop the Supermarket (and Disguise It): Gardenista

Desperate for a gift? Run to the supermarket. Seriously. With our tips on what to buy and how to wrap your loot festively with store-bought materials, no one will ever suspect you stopped at the grocery store at the last minute. Read on for the shopping l

Recipes | Recipes!

How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro!

Holiday cookie decorating 101: Everything you know for cookies that look as good as they taste.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Build an Epic Holiday Eggnog Bar Because You Can and Should

Commence holiday dairy overload with an all-purpose eggnog recipe, plus a festive ’nog bar that lets your party guests personalize their punch cups.

Food & Drink | LA Spots

The best Los Angeles experiences to give as gifts

This year, opt to create memories instead of giving a materialistic gift, with these fun unique gift ideas that are sure to please.

Food & Drink | Seasonal Recipes

Avoid Soggy Latkes with these tips! - Bon Appétit

Nobody likes a soggy latke. And yet, a perfectly crunchy, crispy, golden-brown potato pancake is hard to master. In the video below, Dawn Perry, Bon Appétit digital food editor walks us through the process for picture-perfect latkes.

Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

The Best Gifts for the Home for All Design Lovers - Vogue

When choosing what to include in their holiday gift lists, our home editors looked back at the very best trends in design for inspiration. From animal glassware to dainty coffee and tea accouterments, here are their 30 favorite gifts for the home to give (or hopefully receive) this December.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

MEDVED: Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah | Truth Revolt

Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah (that begins Tuesday night, December 16th) still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Americans. No, it’s not a festival of tolerance or

Style & Fashion | Fashion & Beauty

Affordable Holiday Party Shoes - Holiday Party Shoes for Less

'Tis the season to strap on a pair of pièce de résistance heels. Whether they're adorned with luxe embellishments like glitter, bead embroidery, or feathers, or boast sexy body of the 4-inch persuasion, there's a style for every woman looking to leave her mark. Shop our edit of the most toothsome and affordable footwear offerings on the market.

Gaming | Gaming

Mobile games are high on holiday wish lists for moms | GamesBeat

The survey from WildTangent shows the appeal of games is broadening.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

Who cares about 'Black Friday' deals? Why you should boycott 'Gray Thursday' - LA Times

Thanksgiving , more than any other holiday, revolves around the communal family meal. With Americans’ increasingly busy schedules, it is a rare occasion to slow down and be with your nearest and dearest. But if some retailers have it their way,

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

11 things you didn't know about Thanksgiving foods

Here's a list of Turkey Day dinner trivia, just in case you run out of conversation topics with your weird third cousin.

Food & Drink | Food & Stuff

Thanksgiving Beer and Wine Pairing Guide

We've enlisted a beer pro and a certified sommelier to come up with the best wine and beer pairings for your Thanksgiving feast.