Hey, Hey, They're the Monkees: What John Lennon had to say about the band (and much, much more)

Kara Kovalchik

It's time to show some love and respect for the so-called Prefab-Four who not only starred on an Emmy Award-winning series but also had many Top 40 hits.

10 iPhone Apps to Help You Survive the Holidays

Chris Higgins

As you settle down with family and friends this holiday season, be prepared: load up your iPhone (or iPod Touch) with applications to get through common holiday disasters.

Christmas Tree Fads and Fashions

Miss Cellania

Some Christmas traditions don't seem strange to us because they are so familiar.

The Dumb Reasons Behind Two Presidential Deaths

Special Guest Star

By Adam Winer, author of How Dumb Are You? My book is full of questions every mildly-educated American SHOULD be able to answer—but often can't.

How Did You Know? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Brain Game: Don't Loll!

NOTE: This contest has ended, but feel free to see if your suggested word appeared in the comments! When I have to wait for an appointment, I sometimes do wordplay to pass the time.

Morning Cup of Links: Adopt a Skull

Miss Cellania

Over a thousand species have been discovered over the past ten years in the Mekong River area of southeast Asia.

The Quick 7: Seven Kidnappings with Safe Returns

Stacy Conradt

It was this day in 1973 that John Paul Getty III was found alive in Naples, Italy, after his July 10 kidnapping.

The 4pm Quiz: Which Item Has More Calories? (#50)

Jason English

At 4pm each day this month, we'll be counting down some of the year's most popular quizzes.

Let your fingers do the Moonwalking

Mangesh Hattikudur

This comes straight from Neatorama, and features the best breakdancing moves I've ever seen. Or at least the best hand-crafted ones. Link via the always hilarious

StoryCorps: American Stories We All Should Hear

Special Guest Star

By StoryCorps, author of Listening Is an Act of Love Cable television and supermarket glossies bombard you with the same kinds of stories—partying heiresses, movie stars in rehab, and the w

5 Dangerously Popular Holiday Toys

Jenn Grabenstetter

It's not really the holiday season until you've waited in an interminable line in adverse weather conditions to spend money on a toy that has been hyped within an inch of its life.

10 Horribly Misspelled Album Titles (and why we like 'em!)

Special Guest Star

By Adam K. Raymond Misspelling album titles is one of the grandest traditions in music.

Can Anyone Become A Royal?

Ransom Riggs

You've probably heard about how easy it is to become a minister these days ...

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 9

David K. Israel

We're getting into the holiday spirit today with a little "Jingle Bells." In order to master it, you'll also be learning a new chord category, the 7th chord, starting today with D7