How Will You Celebrate The Pi Day Of The Century?

Happy Pi Day! How are you celebrating the transcendental, irrational mathematical constant central derived from circles on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53? For me, it's going to be giggling over physicists engaging in an epic chalk battle, and devouring an apple-ginger pie. » 3/14/15 9:26am 3/14/15 9:26am

What Christmas looks like in Los Angeles

It was 77 degrees in LA today which is what qualifies as Christmas here. Who needs a white Christmas, the sprawling city of Los Angeles sure doesn't need pea coats or functional (not fashionable) scarves or snow shovels or visible breath to celebrate Christmas. Paddle boards and a beach will do just fine. » 12/24/14 8:09pm 12/24/14 8:09pm

Do you want to build a snowman? Where to find the Lego Frozen set

Combine Lego and Frozen and you have a recipe for one of the most sought after toys this Christmas. The problem is that Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle (41062) isn't slated for release by Lego until January 1st of 2015. Fortunately, if you know how to look and where to look, you might just find this set buried in the… » 12/23/14 3:05pm 12/23/14 3:05pm

How to Drink All Night at the Holiday Party and Not Be That Guy

Listen, drinking all night is not healthy. But it's holiday party season, that perfect storm of open bar and all of your colleagues waiting to see who will be this year's obnoxious, puking, passed out and/or dead person at the party. Don't be that guy. » 12/12/14 5:00pm 12/12/14 5:00pm

First off, let's review the science of drunk. In order to survive…

Tell Us Your Best Holiday Tech-Fail Stories

Last weekend, those of us who weren't fighting tooth-and-nail for cheap plasma TVs in Walmart were probably relaxing back at our childhood homes. And by relaxing, of course, I mean fixing the Wi-Fi router, updating iTunes, and explaining for the eighth time what 'the cloud' is. » 12/06/14 10:33am 12/06/14 10:33am

Watch This Mistletoe Drone Launch Surprise Kiss Attacks

Nothing says holiday cheer like an unmanned aerial vehicle! In San Francisco's Union Square, a drone decked out in tinsel and armed with mistletoe did some low-flying rounds over the heads of jolly folks, who were positively delighted at the excuse to engage in a little festive PDA. Ho! Ho! Ho! » 12/25/13 11:00am 12/25/13 11:00am

5 Ways to Pack Your Suitcase Way More Efficiently

Doesn't matter if you're going away for a few nights or a fortnight, there's no need to carry more matched luggage than Princess Vespa. With a bit of planning and these simple storage techniques, you'll be able to pack your holiday's worth of gear into a standard carry-on. » 12/07/13 12:00pm 12/07/13 12:00pm

Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Just Went Digital

Mark Rober has been wowing us for three of years now with his innovative, high-tech Halloween costumes. In fact, he got so good at it that he quit his job at NASA to devote himself to "Digital Dudz" full-time. Now he's applied the cyber-clothing concept to the perennial holiday favorite, the ugly Christmas sweater,… » 12/02/13 12:05pm 12/02/13 12:05pm

This Blinding 502,165 Christmas Light Display Is in Someone's Home

Ready for a big number? 502,165. That's the number of LED lights the family of David and Janean Richards in Canberra, Australia has decked its home in order to clinch the 2013 Guinness World Record for most Christmas lights in one display. Whoa. » 11/25/13 12:40pm 11/25/13 12:40pm

What Do People Do On Labor Day?

Instead of the typical lazy, under-achieving feelings, we all get to be pleased with ourselves tomorrow. We're making productive contributions to the work force, or we're trying to, and every little bit counts! But Labor Day kind of has an identity problem. The overeager summer obsession from Memorial Day is long gone… » 9/01/13 2:00pm 9/01/13 2:00pm

Watching This Holiday Music Video on Multiple Smartphone Screens Will…

Victoria Justice, a wonderfully pretty girl, and Max Schneider, some guy who looks fresh out of the Jonas/Bieberian factory, teamed up to make a holiday music video that'll surely make tween YouTube commenters swoon and post something about MARRYME4LYFEMAX or OMG DO A SONG WITH BIEBER. Whatever. What's actually cool… » 12/18/12 1:30am 12/18/12 1:30am

How to Hang a Kickass Christmas Lights Setup

You want your house to be lit up brighter than Clark Griswold's in Christmas Vacation. But you've got problems to solve, beyond just the aesthetic challenge. How can you make sure you don't take a three-story dive off a slippery eave. And how much power are a few thousand feet of lights gonna require? » 12/10/12 3:20pm 12/10/12 3:20pm

This Crazy Sea of Packages Is Santa's Real Warehouse

Madness. That's what Amazon's warehouses are during the holiday shopping season. Take a look at these images. While I've seen others in the past, this angle of one of their warehouses is particularly striking. Endless sea of packages never ends! » 12/03/12 10:54am 12/03/12 10:54am

Seriously Though, Apple's Gift Guide Is Just the Apple Store

Jingle, jingle, everyone! Throw on Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" and bust out the nativity. The holidays are officially upon us—Apple has released its holiday gift guide. Oh my god, I can't stop squealing! Wait actually though, it's just the Apple Store with more red font. » 11/13/12 10:48am 11/13/12 10:48am

Raw Beef Bouquet: How to Land a Meat-Lover Lover

A box of chocolates? Yeah, that might be fine for omnivores, but what about that special carnivorous someone? How's about a dozen beef sirloin roses from this British butcher? Nothing says "Let's get carnal!" like a bouquet of carnage. [Hungree via Design You Trust] » 2/14/12 1:00pm 2/14/12 1:00pm

The Sweet Grapefruit That Gets You Drunk

Some people don't like grapefruit because they're too bitter. Some don't like them because they don't get you drunk. Lucky them: This recipe solves both of those problems. Just the thing for a chilly winter evening (or morning). » 1/27/12 6:51pm 1/27/12 6:51pm

Where Christmas Lights Go to Die

Welcome to Shijiao. It's a bustling town in China that just so happens to be the unofficial capital of dead and unwanted Christmas lights. According to The Atlantic, 20 million pounds of old Christmas lights make it through Shijao every year. What the heck for? » 12/26/11 4:30pm 12/26/11 4:30pm

Hardcore Gifts for the Winter Backpacker

For some people, weather means nothing; they have to get outside and into nature no matter what. Here's the thing, though: without the right gear, they will die out there. Here's some of the sweetest cold-weather camp gear around. » 12/15/11 9:20pm 12/15/11 9:20pm

How to Give Better Gifts Than Santa

The holiday season is about to rear its snowy head, and despite your hope that the enchanted old guy will take care of your shopping needs, it's up to you to find the best gift deals out there. » 12/13/11 11:59am 12/13/11 11:59am

How Christmas Tree Lights Evolved from Major to Mild Fire Hazard

Before our Christmas tree lighting needs were taken care of with $25 and a trip to Target, creating the atmosphere meant placing candles—wax towers topped with fire—onto seasonal kindling. Think it's frightening now when your dog tugs a branch? Just imagine your living room bursting into flames for the sake of… » 12/08/11 8:00pm 12/08/11 8:00pm