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Not Your Mom’s Carols: A Guide to the Best Alternative Christmas Songs

The same handful of classic carols and pop renditions fill the airwaves every holiday season, but these are the booze-soaked, rough-and-tumble songs …

Columbia House Is Coming Back To Sell Us Vinyl

If you were alive in the ’90s, chances are you remember seeing an ad for Columbia House, the company that promised you 12 CDs for a penny. You’d stare at the list of albums in their magazine inserts and think of how much better your life would be if you owned all of the seemingly endless number of …

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10 of This Year’s Most Amazing GoPro Videos

It’s no over-exaggeration to say that, in the 10 years they’ve been around, GoPro have completely revolutionized the art of DIY filmmaking. The …

Extreme Sports

The Best Ghost Town Hikes in the U.S.

These eerily beautiful ghost towns—complete with abandoned mines and train depots—add historical interest to nearby hikes.<p>13<p>SHARES<p>15<p>Gallery<p>15 Images

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Fruitvale Station - Exclusive Featurette - Oscar and Michael

The true story of Oscar Grant who wakes up on December 31, 2008 and decides to get a head start on his resolutions. But his resolve takes a tragic …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Janelle Monae

24 Fun Holiday Treats To Make With Kids

If you have the patience for a gingerbread house, that's great. If not, you can stack chocolates on pretzels and call it a day.

10 Things Every 20-Something Should Have Before Throwing A Holiday Party

No one at your party ever tells you when the roll of toilet paper runs out, and it always does. WTF is that about.<p>You'll use them again and again anyway! The product recommendations below come from The Sweethome, an awesome website whose editors research and test household gear. They just published …

All About Pie Fats: Butter vs. Oil vs. Lard vs. Shortening

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.<p>Today: The texture of your pie crust depends on the fat you use -- here's how to choose it.<p>Do not fear the dough!<p>More: Everything You Need to Make the Perfect …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …

John F. Kennedy

In Ireland, Water Will No Longer Be Free

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A gurgling stream runs down Croagh Patrick, a mountain by the sea and an important site of pilgrimage in western Ireland’s County Mayo. Though water-rich, Ireland faces supply challenges and is reforming its water systems. Photo by Sandra Postel<p>Ireland is surely one of the …

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California's Plan To Drive Down Its Prison Population

Almost two out of every three people incarcerated in California ends up back in jail for a repeat offense. "If we were talking about a business that had a failure rate of that number, we would reorganize," Attorney General Kamala Harris said.<p>LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala Harris …

The US And Afghanistan Inked A Deal To Keep The War Going Through 2024

The U.S. and Afghan governments have agreed to a final draft in a bilateral agreement that lays out the relationship between the two nations and the end to the war in Afghanistan, this according to Richard Engel with NBC News.<p>According to a draft copy of the resolution obtained by NBC News, the …

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