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The 20 Coolest Christmas Songs For An Alternative Yule

So this is Christmas? As we’re knee-deep in Yuletide adverts, Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ …

Music

8 Colorful Toys Designed to Spark the Imagination

Even before my short 3-year stint as a designer in the toy industry, I’ve long harbored a love for toys. I believe at their best, toys represent the …

Eastern Europe

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses out there. These are some of the best.<p>There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to …

Online Education

Wirecutter's Favorite Robot Vacuums

Putting 14 of the top competitors to the test while running more than 90 cleaning cycles, we found that the EcoVacs Deebot N79 is the best robot vacuum. We tested it in a 1,000-square-foot home and it cleaned both bare floors and short carpets exceptionally well. Overall, this pick has the best …

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

Kids

Yosemite BASE jumper was attuned to the flutter of a butterfly

Stepping off Taft Point on the evening of his death, Dean Potter tensed his body and set a trajectory through the sky above Yosemite Valley.<p>He measured time — three seconds of free fall — before the baffles of his wingsuit inflated, and the resistance of his body against the air pushed back against …

How to Saber a Champagne Bottle

Open your favorite bottle of bubbly in the most dramatic way possible<p>There is no way to open a bottle of Champagne that's more fun or dramatic than sabering, the act of taking a large blade (or, you know, a chef's knife) and, though the magic of physics, popping off the cork with one smooth motion. …

New York City

You Don't Want to Miss These Great Photography Tutorials and Links

This weeks list of photography links focuses on great photography and unique video presentations featuring time lapse pieces and a super high speed …

Photography

Six Great Seattle Charcuteries to Feed Your Inner Carnivore

GallerySix Great Seattle Charcuteries to Feed Your Inner Carnivore<p>Charcuterie has hit Seattle in a big way. The ancient meat preservation technique includes salting, smoking, curing, slow-cooking, and emulsifying. Restaurants across the city are offering house-smoked this and house-cured that but …