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Making Your Own Festive Bark Is Incredibly Easy

Snappy, treat-studded chocolate bark is a holiday treat that is always met with much enthusiasm. (Williams Sonoma is able to charge 30 bucks per pound for their peppermint iteration, making it more expensive than organic rib eye.) There is, however, no reason to spend a bunch on bark, as it can be made in your […]

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Make This Fudge Without a Candy Thermometer

There are candy makers, and there are candy eaters, and I am firmly in the latter camp. Though I don’t mind a cathartic candy-crafting sesh, my main goal—during the holidays especially—is to churn out the treats. This is why this fudge, which takes less than five minutes of your active time, gets made every single…Read […]

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How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Alive Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, it’s dark at 4pm, and for those that celebrate, it is time to get a Christmas tree. Whether you believe that Santa is coming down the chimney, a Soviet era Grandfather Frost and his trusty chaperon, the Snow Maiden, are coming to visit your non-denominational […]

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Good GIFs of the Holidays on Fire, From the Government

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission put out its annual reminder that holiday decorations can turn your home into a deathtrap. So as we’ve told you before, remember to water your Christmas tree, don’t leave open flames unattended, and check that your lights were tested for safety (and that they haven’t gotten…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Spread Holiday Cheer and Do Serious Good With Operation Santa

Okay, yes, pinning your charitable work to holidays can be a problem. But also, this time of year there are lots of people in need—both for seasonal gifts that make life feel good and for winter necessities—and Operation Santa is one solid way to help.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Boozy Balls Are the Season’s Classy Answer to the Jell-O Shot

The holidays give us carte blanche to consume both alcohol and sugar with reckless abandon—bonus points if you can streamline the process. Gelatinous shots may be the millennial-prefered vehicle for the two substances but, like Pete Shweddy before me, I prefer a festive ball.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Win This Game by Never Hearing Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’

Today I spent one hour playing the game called Whamageddon. Which is tragic, since the game lasts almost a month. The rules are simple: From December 1 to December 24, avoid hearing the Die Hard of Christmas songs, the song that’s not really a Christmas song but still gets played over every CVS sound system […]

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Get Your Ugly Holiday Sweater For All Those Upcoming Parties From This One-Day Amazon Sale

Ah, ugly holiday sweaters. A tradition that never ceases to outdo itself. If you have one (or more) of these parties coming up, Amazon has a Gold Box full of some really great options. Truly, these are the pinnacle of ironic ugliness and they’re on sale, today only.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How to Celebrate Chrismukkah

According to the Pew Research Center, 39% of those who have married since 2010 have a spouse who is in a different religious group. When you’re partnered with someone who’s from a different religious or cultural background, sometimes you need to blend your holiday traditions or create new ones to suit your interfaith…Read more… Continue […]

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