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What to tell your relatives when they ask why you're single

It's the holidays! Your relatives have been waiting 12 long months to ask you: (a) what the deal is with Millennials anyway, (b) how to fix their printers, and (c) why you're denying them happiness by refusing to find love. The answers are: (a) Why are you so obsessed? It's bordering on creepy....

A Lonely Hillside: The Wines of Alto de la Ballena, Uruguay

Most people probably hold the supposition that visiting vineyards and tasting wine are best done in good weather, when you can stroll among the vineyard rows with a glass in hand, blue sky overhead, and the sound of exotic birds calling from the nearby trees. Show More Summary

10 Delicious and Unique Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving Leftovers (PHOTOS)

Post by Regan Stephens. As Thanksgiving approaches, we're eagerly anticipating the cornucopia of delicious foods we plan to devour. From delectable appetizers and sweet and savory side dishes to the main event (we're talking about the turkey, obviously), it's a day that's all about indulgence. Show More Summary

You’ve Got to Hunt for Your Own Steak in the Australian Outback

In the remote town of Roebourne, Australia (population 1,200), average temperatures are around 40° C/104° F. Becoming involved in the local food scene means being able to hunt and source kangaroo, snakes, Bush turkey, bat, and sea turtle.

Boy born with brain cancer inspires as he reaches survivor milestone

Matthew Erickson greets his mother the same way every morning, waving his right foot in the air from his bed. He wiggles his toes around, wrinkles his nose and makes a loud sniffing noise before bursting into laughter. It is a ritual that his mother treasures, a reminder of all that is beautiful...

Person shot in West Ridge neighborhood

A person was shot Thursday afternoon on the North Side in the city's West Ridge neighborhood, police said. Details were scarce, but Officer Bari Lemmon said the shooting happened about 1:20 p.m. in the 2200 block of West Thome Avenue. Early reports said the person was fatally wounded, but that...

Man in custody after jumping fence at White House: reports

A man was taken into custody Thursday afternoon shortly after he was caught jumping the fence of the White House, according to reports from CNN.The First Family is in the White House to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Secret Service could not be immediately reached for details.The man was...

Review: Alaskan Brewing Company Heritage Coffee Brown and Smoked Porter 2015

It’s cold outside! Don’t stop drinking beer. Drink winter beer. Try these two from our friends up at Alaskan… Alaskan Brewing Company Heritage Coffee Brown Ale – Brown ale brewed with coffee from Heritage Coffee Roasting Co. Part ofShow More Summary

You Can Make Pie Out of Almost Anything

I barely have time to celebrate Thanksgiving on the actual date because my sister and I are too busy making thousands of pies for other people. But the secret to this day of thanks is the leftovers, which are destined to be made into pie, too.

A Thanksgiving-Ready Sage and Citrus Sipper

While I wouldn't suggest imbibing this light and sprightly sage-infused sipper alongside classic Thanksgiving dinner staples like stuffing, turkey, and mashed potatoes - for those, wine is the way to go - this drink does deserve a place at your holiday table. Show More Summary

Trump called out for appearing to mock reporter with disability

An advocacy group is offering Donald Trump sensitivity training after he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech. Jay Ruderman of the Ruderman Family Foundation in Boston said Thursday the Republican presidential contender should apologize to Serge Kovaleski of...

Charges: Former Illinois man abducted, assaulted teen; kept him shackled

A 55-year-old man was being held on $1 million bail Thursday after authorities said he grabbed a 19-year-old man from a Minneapolis street, took him to his St. Paul home, then kept him chained up in a basement and sexually assaulted him over four days before the younger man could escape. Wilbert Glover,...

Turkey Crime Is Plucked Up

Punching out old ladies with frozen turkeys is not the best way to rob people, especially on Thanksgiving.

New Orleans Has an Exploding Turkey Problem

In New Orleans, Thanksgiving has oyster dressing, dirty rice, jambalaya, and fried turkey—of course, because everyone fries turkey here. If you put a frozen turkey into a vat of hot oil, it shoots into the air like a geyser. Now the city has PSAs about frying them.

Thanksgiving Day forecast: Moderate to heavy rain

Weather officials are expecting periods of moderate to heavy rainfall in portions of northeast and central Illinois, and Northwest Indiana during the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall is expected to start Thursday afternoon and carry into the night. The combination...

You Can’t Beat a Junk Food Casserole

I didn’t grow up with a lot of other canned or processed foods because my mom, dad, and immediate grandparents were all incredible cooks. But our potato casserole is strictly a product of the 50s—because if it’s good, it’s good.

New York Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security

Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye. The parade, in its 89th year, included marching bands and floats to...

On Being Thankful & Handmade Basket Giveaway

Some years it’s easy to find reasons to be thankful and positive. This is not one of those years for me, and for many people I know. But I want to share something that really moved me. It’s a video of a basket maker in Rwanda (and it’s just 2 minutes long). Show More Summary

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