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There's a blizzard warning in effect for ... Hawaii?!

The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanic peaks, both located on the Big Island of Hawaii, in advance of a vigorous storm system The warnings, which were issued at about 3:39 a.m. Show More Summary

Hold on, we're going home with Drake Christmas cards

Drake, music's resident sweetheart, has a little holiday present for you. No, it is not an early release of Views from the 6— it's his love in the form of festive holiday cards. Illustrator Oliver Holmes created the Drizzy-themed cards...Show More Summary

Police evict squatters in London that planned to feed homeless on Christmas Day

LONDON — Police officers and bailiffs clashed with a group of squatters in a five-storey Victorian building near Trafalgar Square in central London on Wednesday morning The group, who refer to themselves as "Love Activists," refused to leave the former Royal Bank of Scotland office, as bailiffs tried to evict them. Show More Summary

Little boy has precious reaction to learning he'll be a brother

Here's one present Santa can't build in his workshop For eight years, 10-year-old Ethan has asked for just one thing for Christmas: a sibling. (Feeling pretty guilty about your holiday wish list right about now?) This year, his parents...Show More Summary

Superfans create a low-budget remake of the new 'Star Wars' trailer

When the Force fails you, use cardboard and glue. YouTube channel Dumb Drum created a shot-for-shot, "Sweded" remake of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. According to Urban Dictionary, sweding is the "summarized recreation of...Show More Summary

Seattle Seahawks bring man to tears with surprise gift

Here's proof that the NFL can bring a grown man to tears A young father wearing a Seattle Seahawks jacket had a random encounter with the girlfriend of Seahawks running back Robert Turbin. She asked to take a photo in his jacket, so he obliged, and asked if he could get something signed. Show More Summary

A guide to TV holiday marathons

If there's any time to let someone do your TV thinking for you, it's the holidays And if you're not sweet on any of our picks, many networks have curated a host of marathons for your enjoyment. Some of them are even kind of awesome Check...Show More Summary

Uber CEO indicted in South Korea for violating transportation law

Uber's expansion into Asia hit a snag Wednesday when prosecutors in South Korea indicted the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick, on the grounds that the service violates the country's transportation law The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’...Show More Summary

'Blood Sports': America's dog fighting industry is still as strong as ever

In a way, Tim Rickey has both the best job and worst job in the world On one hand, he rescues and rehabilitates dogs from dangerous environments for a living; on the other hand, he's constantly front-and-center to one of the most violent, secretive fighting subcultures in America "It's an ongoing mix of joy and heartbreak," he tells me. Show More Summary

The Havana high life, before Castro and the Revolution

It was during the presidency of Gerardo Machado in the '20s that Cuba's tourist trade really took off. Hotels, restaurants, night clubs, golf clubs and casinos sprung up in Havana catering to the rich jet-setters seeking luxury. Socialites,...Show More Summary

20 songs turning 20 in 2015

Have you ever taken a good, hard look at music released in 1995? TLC had us chasing waterfalls, Skee-Lo made a wish and Michael Jackson stripped down with Lisa Marie Presley in a music video that took 20 years to erase from our memories See...Show More Summary

How much of the Christmas Nativity story is true?

From the birth of Jesus in a manger to the Star of Bethlehem, the classic details of the Nativity story show up in Christmas pageants and storefront windows everywhere. But how may of those details are rooted in history? "My overallShow More Summary

20 people who really owned the whole DIY thing this Christmas

Congratulations, Internet. You've just won Christmas. The holidays are the perfect time to bake, decorate and do all kinds of artsy things with your friends and family — and no one understands that more than these craft-obsessed individuals See...Show More Summary

7 things people hate about your website

This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. When you're browsing the web — whether online shopping or information-gathering...Show More Summary

With 1,500,000 lights, this family wins at Christmas

How many lights do you need for a real-life Christmas fairy tale? We don’t know the exact number, but a million and a half probably makes the cut In the small Croatian town of ?azma, a few thousand Christmas lights would make your house stand out from the rest. Show More Summary

ISIS reportedly shoots down warplane over Syria, captures pilot

Islamic State group fighters shot down a warplane on Wednesday believed to be from the U.S.-led coalition over Syria and captured its pilot, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft was shot down near the northern city of Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital. Show More Summary

Police clash with protesters in Berkeley after black teen reportedly shot dead

A teenager has been fatally shot by police at around 11:15 p.m. local time Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, near Ferguson, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The victim was identified as Antonio Martin, 18, by his mother, Toni Martin. Show More Summary

158-year-old redwood may be UK's oldest living Christmas tree

A cultural agency in the United Kingdom says it has discovered the oldest living Christmas tree in all of Britain. While the 158-year-old tree hasn't been used as a holiday decoration in decades, at one time it was uprooted every Christmas season and brought indoors, where it lit up the halls of an English mansion. Show More Summary

George H.W. Bush taken to hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital Tuesday evening after experiencing a shortness of breath, a family spokesman said. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a "precaution," according to spokesman Jim McGrath. Show More Summary

31 holiday song facts that will impress all the other carolers

You may already know the lyrics for these festive carols, but now you can yourself a bonafide holiday trivia expert Mental Floss host Mike Rugnetta shares some little known facts about everyone's favorite holiday songs, from old classics like "Little Drummer Boy" to modern hits like Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You." Merry Christmas. Show More Summary

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