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How A Christmas Shoebox Gift Led A Little Boy 7,000 Miles To His Future Wife 14 Years Later

In a story that sounds like something out of a fairy tale, a little boy in Idaho packs a shoebox full of gifts along with a photo and his address and drops it at the Samaritan’s Purse for delivery to a child in another country. Little...Show More Summary

Far Cry 4 Sabal Golden Path Cutscenes

Far Cry 4 Sabal Golden Path Storyline This guide covers Sabal's side of the story to the Golden Path Missions of Ubisoft's Far Cry 4. For more on Far Cry 4, check out the full wiki on IGN @

I Hated Keeping A Gratitude Journal--Here's What Worked Instead

Keeping a gratitude journal is a nice idea, but it can actually backfire and make things worse. Here's what to do instead. I profoundly believe in the importance and power of gratitude. Read Full Story

Thanksgiving as told by (clueless) College Students [Watch]

Today is Thanksgiving, a day to celebrate and give thanks for all that you have. It’s also a day full of turkey and stuffing, awkward family dinners, and tweeting out #thanksgivingfail stories from under the table. Thanksgiving is also a day of reflection. So why not reflect on the history of the holiday itself? If […]

The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

SS Taylor and Katherine Roy's adventurous YA series continues in a second volume that gets everything right: it's a steampunked alternate history story that's full of intrigue and light-touch, thoughtful critique of imperialism and colonialism, a story that lets you love your pith helmet while still questioning all that it stands for. Show More Summary

The Week in Eater National: Top Chef Texas, The Ulterior Epicure, Jim Meehan, More!

Click here to view the full photogallery. In case you missed them, here are the top stories from the week in Eater: · Top Chef: Texas Contestants Revealed; Premieres Nov 2 · Watch a Weetabix Ad With Dubstep, Dancing Teddy......

Scrooge visits holiday parties this year

Corporate holiday parties are taking a nosedive this season despite an improving economy, according to a survey to be released next week. Only 88% of companies will host a party this season, down... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ousted exec plans revenge against journalists

Pax Dickinson, who was chief technology officer at Business Insider until he was fired a year ago for what his employers deemed to be wildly inappropriate tweets, is looking to get back at the media... To view the full story, click the title link.

Virtual giving for the holidays

With gala season in full swing, nonprofits want to generate as much money as possible from guests. Text-to-Pledge, a mobile platform for giving created by Manhattan-based Sophist, is trying to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Tiffany among retail holdouts on Black Friday

Black Friday weekend is the year's biggest promotional event for most major U.S. retailers, and yet there are prominent holdouts ignoring it — or at least being discreet about their... To view the full story, click the title link.

State pension fund loses $2B in three months

The New York state pension fund lost $2 billion in the past fiscal quarter as shaky markets eroded some of its portfolio, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the day before Thanksgiving. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

New $1B affordable-housing fund proposed

A nonprofit is proposing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo steer $1 billion of the state’s budget surplus to create an affordable-housing capital fund. The New York Housing Conference announced its idea... To view the full story, click the title link.

Developers look to create underground LES park

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private... To view the full story, click the title link.

NJ Senate prez seeks new Hudson train tunnel

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is warning the region's transportation network is facing a crisis and is calling for a new train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. Mr. Sweeney laid... To view the full story, click the title link.

CBS contract with Dish extended

CBS Corp. and Dish Network Corp. extended a programming agreement into next week, keeping the most-watched U.S. network on the air for Dish's 14 million satellite-TV subscribers while the parties... To view the full story, click the title link.

First Nighter: Frederick Douglass, Simon Wiesenthal and Mat Smart's 'Naperville' on Stages

Phil Darius Wallace, with director and co-creator Melania Levitsky, has given himself a plum role in Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story, at the Arclight. Perhaps he noticed one day that if he had a full beard, he would resemble...Show More Summary

Tom Goss Wants To Tell You A Black Friday Gay Love Story: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Have you ever had a full relationship, from start to finish, while waiting in line for your favorite Black Friday sale to start? Tom Goss has in his new comedic video Black Friday: A Gay Love Story. Reportedly based on...

With a click, Alpinely delivers Christmas trees

Late last week, the visual director at Hermes called James Highsmith, intrigued by something he had read online. Less than 24 hours later, Mr. Highsmith and his team were negotiating the balconies of... To view the full story, click the title link.

At $40B, Uber's value would trump Tesla, Netflix, Alcoa

A potential round of financing by Uber Technologies Inc. valuing it as high as $40 billion would make the mobile car-booking company more valuable than three-quarters of Standard & Poor's 500... To view the full story, click the title link.

Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues

Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored... To view the full story, click the title link.

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