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Uber Releases a List of Behaviors That Could Get You Banned

Michele Debczak

Most of these are common sense.

What is the Origin of the Christmas Tree?


It's complicated.

German Restaurant in NYC Transforms Into Christmas Wonderland

Kirstin Fawcett

Rolf's German Restaurant spends between $60,000 and $65,000 on decorations each year.

5 Quick, Inexpensive Destinations to View the Northern Lights

Stephanie Vermillion

Knock seeing this glowing phenomenon off your bucket list.

When to Mail Your Gifts and Cards So They Arrive Before Christmas

Kirstin Fawcett

With a little foresight, you can guarantee that presents for long-distance loved ones arrive in time for the holiday.

Scientists Develop Seawater Battery as an Alternative to Lithium

Michele Debczak

Ocean-charged batteries could have a place in our future.

Amazon Keeps Up 12 Days of Deals With These Friday Bargains

Smart Shopping Team

Today can be the first day of your life as the owner of a carpet cleaner.

UPS Tests Package Delivery by Electric Bikes in Portland

Shaunacy Ferro

The company already uses regular bicycles for holiday deliveries in the cycling-friendly city.

10 of the World’s Best Toy Shops

Claire Cock-Starkey

Nothing beats the magic of a real toy store this time of year.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

News stories that are a bit out of the ordinary.

A History of the Flying Santas Who Brought Christmas to Lighthouses

Jake Rossen

Since 1929, families at remote coastal outposts look to the skies to see Santa. (Riding a helicopter, not a sleigh.)

These Proto-Wombats Could Chomp Like Nobody’s Business

Kate Horowitz

Paleontologists say a prehistoric marsupial called "Didelphodon vorax" had the strongest bite force of any mammal that’s ever lived.

7 Christmas Movie Sequels You've Probably Never Heard Of

Rebecca Pahle

Cousin Eddie's holiday adventures didn't end with 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.'

What Does 'Ms.' Stand For?

Arika Okrent

The title was made up as a way to avoid commenting on the marital status of a woman.