Morning Cup of Links


IKEA Plans to Offer Extended Paid Leave to All New Parents

Michele Debczak

Part-time and full-time workers will be covered under the policy.

Get Amazon's Great LEGO Star Wars Deals, No Force Required

Smart Shopping Team

Whether you're a LEGO Star Wars builder or have one on your holiday shopping list, Amazon is running a deal you need to see.

The South’s First Winter Storm Explained

Dennis Mersereau

The season’s first vigorous winter storm came to life over the northern Plains at the end of November and left a trail of destruction in its wake.

11 Thoughtful Gifts That Give Back

Michele Debczak

Don't forget the true reason for the season.

California Town Drops a Piano Every Year Just for Fun

Jake Rossen

The Great Piano Drop is held in Winters, California each year, right after someone sings Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces."

Missing Just One to Two Hours of Sleep Doubles Your Risk of Car Crash

Kirstin Fawcett

Scarily, 35 percent of American adults sleep less than seven hours daily.

Amazon's 12 Days of Deals Keep Coming on Wednesday

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Crocheted Coral Reefs Raise Awareness of Real Reefs' Destruction

Jennifer Billock

Sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim started the Crochet Coral Reef project in 2005 when they learned pollution and global warming may soon completely destroy the Great Barrier Reef in their home c

10 Filmmaking Lessons from Kim Jong-Il

Luke Bather

"Each scene must be dramatic."

Bring the Smell of KFC Home With This Fried Chicken-Scented Candle

Michele Debczak

For nights when getting takeout feels like too much of an effort.

15 Facts About Your Favorite Stanley Kubrick Movies

Over the course of a film career that spanned nearly 50 years, Kubrick directed just 13 features—which was a testament to the filmmaker's reputation as a consummate perfectionist.

Fitbits Are Back to Their Cyber Monday Price on Amazon

Smart Shopping Team

Keeping track of your fitness just got cheaper.

Bike Hotel Makes Cycling Simpler for Norwegian Commuters

Michele Debczak

The building doubles as a welcoming public space.

Rarely Seen Sketches by Architect Zaha Hadid Go on Display in London

Shaunacy Ferro

An exhibit at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery showcases the architect's artwork from before her first building was erected.

12 Hilarious Holiday Cards to Send This Season

Alvin Ward

Isn't laughter the greatest gift of all?