Holidays

Marchers in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade

No Snakes or Green Beer: The Real Story of St. Patrick's Day

For lots of St. Patrick’s Day partiers, the history of the holiday doesn’t factor much into their celebration. It’s more about green beer and the unfortunate—also green—effects of drinking too much of it. But March 17th is more than an excuse to put on a shamrock t-shirt and drink too much. Here’s...
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Two St. Patrick's Day cocktails from Robin Jaffe

3 Cocktails to Make This St. Patrick's Day

When it comes to drinks for St. Patrick’s Day one thing comes to mind: beer. Maybe Guinness, maybe green, always by the pint. But St. Patty’s Day can be a reason to imbibe a wide variety of potent potables. Irish whiskey comes to mind, but so do fresh ingredients that conjure images of just-picked...
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A bowl of jambalaya

5 Foods You Need to Eat for Mardi Gras

Today, many people picture Mardi Gras as a day of drunken debauchery parading through the streets of New Orleans. And it certainly can be. But it’s also the last day before lent begins. That means historically, it's the last day to load up on a lot of delicious things for more than a month. If you’...
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Pouring shots, Alcohol

Northern California AAA Offers Free Tipsy Tow Service New Year's Eve

AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service for those who may have a little too much to drink this New Year's...
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Cardi B and Offset (Photo credit: Andrew Toth/Stringer)

Did Offset Win Back Cardi B With Christmas Presents?

An alligator Birkin bag may have done the trick...
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Christmas Gift Wrap Paper

Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper Recycling Do's and Dont's

The gifts have been opened and now it's time to get all those scraps of paper, bows and ribbons cleaned up...
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Pouring shots, Alcohol

Northern California AAA Offers Free Tipsy Tow Service Christmas Eve

AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service for those who may have a little too much to drink this Christmas holiday...
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4 December 2014- Washington DC- U.S. President Barack Obama greets Santa Claus at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. (Photo By Chris Kleponis/ISP/Sipa USA)

Barack Obama Delivers Gifts To Kids at Children's Hospital

The former president surprised patients as he delivered gifts at a children's hospital in Washington.
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Volunteer diver George Bell, dressed as Santa Claus, waves to visitors to the Philippine Coral Reef tank at The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The California Academy of Sciences launched its holiday festivities T

Scuba-Diving Santa Brings Holiday Cheer To The California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences launched its holiday festivities by having a scuba diver dressed as St. Nick submerge into a coral reef exhibit while dozens of children watched from behind the glass.
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4/25/2016 - Embargoed to 0001 Monday April 25 File photo dated 21/01/09 of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) sign as the Fast food chain has launched an investigation after a BBC researcher was served ice with bacteria from faeces on it. (Photo by PA Images/

KFC Offers "Fried Chicken Fire Logs" This Holiday Season

If you plan to have a roaring fire this Christmas, let your guests enjoy a well-seasoned fireplace.
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