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WWI Centennial: New Year in a World at War

Erik Sass

"When twelve o’clock struck there was only a little shudder among the crowd and a distant muffled cheer and then everyone seemed to melt away again, leaving me standing there with tears in my eye

Why Do We Make New Year's Resolutions?

Shanna Yehlen

Work Study: Emily Spivack, Artist

Jen Doll the mag

The Story Behind Times Square's New Year's Eve Celebration

Hannah Keyser

Meet the Real James Bond

Matt Soniak

Get a Free Copy of mental_floss Magazine (It's a Good One!)

Jessanne Collins

14 Fantastic New Beasts and Where We Found Them in 2014

Kate Horowitz

A Brief History of Champagne

Ethan Trex

As midnight approaches on December 31st, more than a few of us will crack open a bottle of champagne to help toast the New Year.

5 Questions: New Year's Eve!

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38 Unusual Items Dropped on New Year's Eve

Jason English

Don’t live anywhere near Times Square but still desperate to see something drop on New Year’s Eve? We can help!

Modern Problems: "My girlfriend is telling me to buy some hair gel, because my bowl cut makes me look like Paul McCartney’s lost twin."

AJ Jacobs the mag

“Cuckoo” Butterflies Get Ants to Raise their Kids

Matt Soniak

There aren’t many things more beautiful than a butterfly—or many things creepier than parasites.

5 Questions: My Name's a Food!

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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Portlandia'

Sean Hutchinson

Fully immerse yourself in the strange and wonderful world of Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch comedy show, with these 15 little-known facts.

Strange States: New York’s Bottle Beach

Rob Lammle