A Scientific Explanation for Why Everyone Hates New Year’s Eve
There’s some truth to the adage that happiness equals reality minus expectations.
The Items Young People Refuse to Throw Out
As many of us prepare to trash a bunch of jelly beans, candles, and other shit we don’t need after the holidays, photographer Jackie Dives looks at the treasured things millennials can’t live without.
Why Are Christmas Movies So Bad?
From overt manipulation to mawkish sentimentality, the worst Christmas movies have it all.
Rob Zombie Hates Christmas
We talked to the musician and director about his film '31', creepy clowns, and what his Christmas movie would be like.
What It's Like to Be Arrested On Holiday
Being arrested is never great, but it's even worse when you've paid for a flight to be there.
Photos that Show What It Meant to Be Young and Feel Free in Communist Romania
Vali Pană spent the 1970s hiking around the Carpathian mountains.
Sex, Sand and 'Crazy Medicine': People Tell Us About Their Awkward Holiday Romances
How dodgy ice cubes led to marriage, Grindr led to heartbreak, and why you should never smoke a red pill in Laos.
I Went on a Real Vacation for the First Time as a 28-Year-Old
Airplanes are awful, breakfast buffets are alright, waterparks are excellent. Some lessons.
Michael Goes Home for Christmas in This Week's Comic by Stephen Maurice Graham
There's nothing like spending time with family.
Recovering Addicts Talk About the Struggle to Avoid Relapsing During the Holidays
We spoke to three people in various stages and methods of recovery to talk about how they relapsed during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and how they plan to make it through this year.
At This Hotel It's Christmas All Year Round
The Inn at Christmas Place spreads good cheer with boughs of holly and visits from Santa—every day, 365 days a year.
I Spent a Disgusting Week Eating Nothing but Christmas-Themed Food
In an effort to experience the holiday spirit, I ate nothing but Christmas-y food for seven days. By the end of it I was sticky, starving, and sweating way too much.