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A.C. Gilbert, the Toymaker Who (Actually) Saved Christmas

Jake Rossen

In 1918, the U.S. government threatened to close down toy factories and discourage gift-giving to shift focus toward the war. A.C. Gilbert wasn't having it.

13 Sleek Gifts for Graphic Designers

Rebecca OConnell

Give them a gift that celebrates their ability to make the world a prettier place.

Google Charts the Seasonal Patterns of Food Trends

Michele Debczak

“Pumpkin spice latte” searches spike earlier each year.

Amazon Has the Perfect Gift for James Bond Fans

Smart Shopping Team

4 Money Moves to Make Before the End of the Year

Kate Rockwood

Avoid the holiday debt that most of us drag into the new year.

Nestlé Has Developed Technology to Use Less Sugar in Chocolate

Kirstin Fawcett

The breakthrough will reportedly let confectioners reduce the sweet stuff in products by as much as 40 percent.

Danish City to Power Water Treatment Plant Using Sewage

Michele Debczak

A crappy idea we can get behind.

You Need to See Amazon's Thursday Cyber Week Deals

Smart Shopping Team

Amazon's still knocking down prices for everyone on your shopping list.

17 Fun and Unusual Calendars to Put Up Next Year

Rebecca OConnell

Who knew you needed a calendar of goats in trees?

Bad Beef: Remembering Burger King's Infamous "Where's Herb?" Campaign

Jake Rossen

In 1986, Burger King customers could win $5000 for spotting ad pitchman Herb in restaurants. It still wasn't enough to make them like him.

The Most Googled Ailments, By Region

Jake Rossen

San Jose apparently has a dandruff problem.

'Game of Thrones' Wine Is Coming

Kirstin Fawcett

Because what better beverage to wash down all the betrayal and bloodshed?

10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in December

Miss Cellania

These famous folks share a spotlight with the holiday season.

A Brief History of Polari, Gay England’s Once-Secret Lingo

Meg Van Huygen

How bona to vada your eek!

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