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39 Dishes from the First Christmas Menu, Published in 1660

Joy Lanzendorfer

If the thought of planning Christmas dinner makes you nervous, be glad you weren’t born in the Renaissance.

The Missing Links: What Your Brain Thinks of Comic Strips

Colin Patrick

Find Your Birthday Word at Oxford Dictionaries

Arika Okrent

Oxford Dictionaries has created the OED birthday word generator, where you can find a word that began around the same time you did.

The Origins of 27 Holiday Traditions

Jason English

This week John Green discusses some popular holiday traditions and how they came about.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Brain Game: Topper

Sandy Wood

Why Does Grover Cleveland Count as Two Presidents?

Mark Mancini

Barack Obama is regarded as the 44th President of the United States. Yet, only 43 men have filled the position. Why the discrepancy? Blame Grover Cleveland.

5 Last-Minute Charitable Gifts

Chris Higgins

5 Questions: A Christmas "Carol"

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Jason English

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Gifts Perfect for the Holiday Host or Hostess

Jamie Spatola

Floss:Handmade wooden wine charms for the holiday host/hostess

6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Billy Jack

Kara Kovalchik

Actor, director, and occasional presidential candidate Tom Laughlin passed away last week at the age of 82.

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

Molly Oldfield

Don't be a Scrooge—read up on these facts about the classic novel.

The Missing Links: Quiet That Drives You Crazy

Colin Patrick

9 Odd and Awesome 2014 Calendars

Miss Cellania