Tag: HOLIDAYS

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day With These Thick, Chocolatey American Stouts

Shutterstock/Uproxx This article was updated. When most people think of St. Patrick’s Day, their thoughts typically travel to rowdy, green-clad partiers, corned beef and cabbage, and, of course, Guinness. The famous Irish stout is the go-to drink for revelers from Dublin, Ireland to Dublin, Ohio and there are few beverages so synonymous with one holiday […]

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Celebrating, Celebrity-Style: What Did the Famous Do This Christmas?

Viola Davis attends ‘Widows’ New York Special Screening on November 11, 2018 in New York City.Photo: John Lamparski (Getty Images) So…assuming you celebrate, what did you do for Christmas? Was it filled with family and food, celebrated with your chosen “framily,” or spent binge-watching and bingeing on Chinese food *raises […]

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Why I find community in other countries when I’m away from home for the holidays

It’s a dreadful 93-degrees here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. For now, this is home—at least for a month. As the daughter of a South American immigrant, home has always been a strange, diffuse concept for me. I’m a full-time traveler, and home is typically where I happen to be with my 70L backpack; my turtle […]

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Girl Scouts: Your Daughter ‘Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug’ at Christmas

The Girl Scouts says parents could be giving their daughters the “wrong idea about consent and physical affection” during the holidays when they encourage hugging family members. As families gather for the holidays, gender stereotypes are often reinforced. Don’t fall for it. https://t.co/4PwXUKdL1L — Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) December 21, 2018 The organization is cautioning parents that suggesting […]

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The Flaming Lips cover David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

“Every child must be made aware.” Directed by Flaming Lips madman mastermind Wayne Coyne and longtime Lips visual art/video collaborator George Salisbury. <!– David Pescovitz David Pescovitz is Boing Boing’s co-editor. On Instagram, he’s @pesco. –> This is “Woodstock Al #6,” a strange and fascinating DIY cassette of covers by an unidentified artist. […]

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Heart attack risk rises in winter — especially over the holidays

WASHINGTON — Right now, we’re approaching the time of year with the highest risk for heart attacks. “There is a spike of heart deaths that occur on Christmas and on New Year’s Day; it’s really quite impressive,” Chief of Cardiology with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. Allen Taylor said. “It’s about a doubling.” While […]

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Listen to this reverb, as a vocalist sings ‘Rejoice’

Unmute this one! “This is a Pantheon style Cathedral in Montefrio, Spain,” says IMGURian MayMyEnemiesLiveLong. “The design allows for a 6 second long reverb. As an audio engineer, this definitively blows my mind.” That reverb…. (Rejoice) The vocal artist is Malinda. Source: facebook.com/groups/AudioEngineeringSoc. <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin […]

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A century ago, two scientists exchanged fantastic microscope slides as Christmas cards

In the early 20th century, Arthur Earland and Edward Heron-Allen volunteered at what’s now called the Natural History Museum, London (NHM). The two men spent their time researching fossils of single-celled organisms with shells, called Foraminifera, cataloging the various species, and creating microscope slides of the specimens. But each year when Christmas came around, […]

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Starrkeisha’s Christmas Carols, an insanely great Holiday music video

This is my new favorite holiday video, forever. The wonderful series of “Starrkeisha” videos you’ll find on Random Structure TV are the creations of YouTuber and incredibly talented performer Cameron J Henderson. If you dig that, here’s SANTA’S STOMP TEAM, as a VR180 Experience. [via @yesauntiecris] <!– xeni jardin Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist […]

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Yule Be Way Cooler If You Drink One Of These Christmas Beers

iStock/Troegs/Revolution/Fat Head/Uproxx The holidays are full of special foods and drinks. The cookies are beyond indulgent. The hams are delicious. But if you’re anything like us, it’s the holiday beer that really snatches your attention. You can always go with the nice classics like Anchor Christmas Ale, Saint Bernardus Christmas […]

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NYT Writer: Cancel Holiday Office Parties So Women Avoid Sexual Harassment

New York Times opinion writer Jennifer Weiner told CBS This Morning hosts that holiday office parties are nothing more than another opportunity for women to be sexually harassed. In her article titled “The Torture of Dressing for Your Office Holiday Party,” Weiner described the holiday season as “the least wonderful time of the year.” “Why are we having […]

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Dead Zebra’s Android mini holiday ornaments go on sale December 12 at 11AM ET

The Android faithful will know that Andrew Bell’s Dead Zebra has long made various Android vinyl figures. They look like businessmen, skeletons, astronauts, and all kinds of neat stuff. Never before has there been a holiday ornament version, though. Dead Zebra will sell you a special edition Android mini ornament tomorrow (December 12). The ornament Android comes […]

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