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12 Books for Winter Break

Arguably more fun than working through a last-minute shopping list: lining up your stack of books to take you through the winter months. To get you …

Books

Whiskey And Fufu: What Kids Around The World Leave Out For Santa

Children all over the United States will have a big decision to make on Christmas Eve: Would Santa Claus prefer a chocolate chip cookie for a snack or perhaps a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?<p>The American tradition of leaving a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve is said by some to date to the Great …

When Is the First Day of Winter? December Solstice 2017 Explained.

Find out how astronomy and meteorology differ on the definition, why solstices happen, and how the day is marked around the world.<p>Shortening days and falling temperatures are heralding the arrival of winter across the Northern Hemisphere.<p>This year, the northern winter solstice falls on December 21 …

What you need to know to be a better tourist in 2018

Travel is a major global industry, but in 2017 it attracted unprecedented resentment and retaliation towards tourists. A growing global backlash against tourism extended from tropical rain forests to urban destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Venice.<p>I have studied tourism’s social and environmental …

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years

’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! <i>New Yorker</i> holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye their boss for interrupting their poker game. Istvan Banyai’s drawing of McSorley’s Old Ale House, …

10 health questions that had you Googling this year

<b>(CNN) —</b> What is lupus? How long does the flu last? What causes hiccups?<p>Those are just some of the health-related questions that Internet surfers in the United States asked Dr. Google in 2017, according to a list provided by Google spokeswoman Evan Barbour Grippi.<p>The data were collected from January …

Public Health

Christmas Around the World: Pictures

Pakistan

Racked’s Very Best Longform of 2017

2017 was not the year anyone expected. To call it bewildering and challenging would be a gross understatement, and it’s no surprise that we here at Racked spent a lot of time thinking about identity and community, and particularly how they intersect with economics and class. You probably did too.<p>So …

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors of the Last 100 Years

(Image credit: GardenWeb)<p>Looking through the kitchen color trends of the last century tells us a lot more than simply the most popular hues of the …