Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
5 Outside-the-Bottle Gifts for the Drinker(s) in Your Family
For the drinker in your family — or if you’re simply buying presents for yourself (such a generous human being) — we’ve complied a list of five great boozy gifts for people who like to take a nip or two (or three or four) now and again.
5 Creepy Urban Legends to Spook You This Halloween
Ah, Halloween: the one time of year when it’s completely appropriate to scare the fecal matter out of loved ones and friends. If your goal is to make sure children can’t sleep at night, a disturbing urban legend is just the ammunition you need.
The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires & More
The roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions.
5 Pairs of Sweet, Stylish Shades That’ll Look Great on Your Face (And Make Things Less Bright)
It's summer. Step up your shades game by getting yourself a decent pair of sunglasses.
Five Fantastic Flasks to Enhance Whatever Wedding, Outdoor Concert or Other Summer Event You’re Attending
Summer is flask season: they're great for outdoor concerts, for afternoons in the park, for adding a dash of rum to your coke while you sit on the beach, among many other warmer-weather activities. We found you five.
The 5 Best Cheap Cars On the Planet (That Are Also Fun to Look At)
So, you want a ridiculously cheap car, but you’d still like something that actually works, and maybe has a bit of a quirky sense of style to it as well?
A Boot for All Seasons — 5 Styles You Can Wear All Year Round
Take a look a five men's boot styles that'll raise your wardrobe quality and feel good on your feet — no matter what time of year.
How to Grow & Maintain a Beard: 10 Stellar Facial-Hair Grooming Tips
How to show the world that a man’s face is a glorious spot for a pile of bristle and fuzz.
Potholes Are the Worst — Here’s How to Handle Them This Spring
While the skies might be blue overhead, the newly non-snow-covered roads could very well be full of dangerous potholes.
3 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Accountant to Do Your Taxes
As tax season grinds on, here are some important reasons for you to consider hiring a professional to prepare your 2013 return.
Winter Driving Advice — 5 Important Things You Should Know
Even though we’re already well into the winter driving season, it’s never too late to learn a little more, or get a brief refresher course on how to handle the cold season's particular difficulties.
5 Thanksgiving Myths Debunked — Pilgrims Didn’t Wear Buckles? (And More)
Thanksgiving, which we've been celebrating in America for centuries now, is a time of family, food and, especially, tradition. Even so, many of the stories we take as gospel about this wonderful holiday—wonderful if you’re not endlessly bickering with your relatives, that is—aren’t true at all. Myth, legend and wishful thinking play into a lot of the misconceptions surrounding Turkey Day. Read Mor