10 Jobs You Didn't Hear About On Career Day

the mag

by Laurel Mills Back when we were in preschool there were only a handful of sensible options for the career-minded 4-year-old: doctor, plumber, fireman and astronaut.

The Quick 10: The Careers of 10 Presidential Kids

Stacy Conradt

We know George W. followed in his dad's footsteps, and we know John Quincy Adams did the same. But what did children of other Presidents end up doing?

5 Holiday Shopping Pitfalls to Avoid

Ethan Trex

Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, you'll probably have to navigate a retail gauntlet to pick up gifts for everyone on your list.

How Dan Kaminsky Saved the (Online) World

Chris Higgins

Dan Kaminsky is a supergeek in Seattle. He's a computer security expert, using the typical superpowers of network packet analysis, free WiFi from Starbucks, and a job at Microsoft.

Area Codes as Status Symbols

Ransom Riggs

Area codes aren't a big deal everywhere -- Montana, for instance, which only has one area code for the entire state: 406.

6 Awesome Dogs with 6 Awesome Stories

Miss Cellania

After two previous posts about great dogs, both heroic and loyal, I keep finding more wonderful dog stories to share.

Brain Game: I Found My Thrill...

It was a cold night in Milwaukee in 1959 when the Happy Days boys decided to get together for a late-night game of penny-ante five-card draw.

Morning Cup of Links: Fugitives at Large

Miss Cellania

Why going "Made in the USA" for a week left Nicole McClelland hungry, broke, and half-naked.

Last Call: Holiday Tee Party Ends at Midnight

Mangesh & Jason

Our Holiday Tee Party ends at midnight tonight.

10 Uncanny Sets of Birth Twins

Mark Juddery

Blame astrology, numerology or just coincidence—some people who share a birthdate have more in common than the day they were born. Witness the following 10 sets of birth twins. 1.

The Quick 10: 10 Phrases You Might Hear a Soup Jockey Say

Stacy Conradt

So, in the midst of the shopping craze on Friday, I managed to buy myself a new trivia book: Phraseology, by Barbara Ann Kipfer. It's utterly fascinating.

Inside the Netflix Recommendation Engine

Chris Higgins

Netflix makes a business out of getting subscribers to add tons of DVDs to a list of discs that will later be mailed out.

This is Your Face on Video Games

Ransom Riggs

It's called "the Zone," and I'll be the first to admit that I've been in it many times -- though more often at age ten than recently.

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 7

David K. Israel

Anyone Can Play Guitar is back with a whole new look, a new guitar teacher, and 6 new lessons—one each Monday until the middle of January. Today we'll learn the names of the notes on

Waistband Stretcher

Miss Cellania

Waistband Stretcher? That could be the title of my Thanksgiving dinner! I prepared both ham and turkey, plus dressing, gravy, potatoes, deviled eggs, and mincemeat pie.