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The 5 Best Beauty and Style Perks of Being Home for the Holidays

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

The unlimited socks are reason enough to enjoy time with family.

Walmart will let you trade in your unwanted gift cards

Getting gift cards under the tree has its perks — unless, of course, your uncle has no idea which stores you actually shop at. Stuck with gift cards you have no desire to use? Walmart has a deal that can help you out, Fortune reports. Show More Summary

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Back in September, my ears perked up at this History News Network article, “Why Historians Can’t Afford to Ignore Gossip.” As a supporter of unabashed gossip, I found the history of that term interesting:The very definition of gossip has changed over time. Show More Summary

DVD art for Contracted director Eric England's survival thriller Roadside

Eric England's CONTRACTED was a disturbing and twisted tale that made me perk up and take notice of the young director, whose earlier slasher MADISON COUNTY I had somehow managed to miss. But you can bet I'll be keeping a close...Show More Summary

All the PlayStation and Xbox games you’ll get for free in January

Both next-generation consoles had great years in 2014, moving millions of units and gaining value from dozens of great new games. Gamers had plenty to love this past year, and one of the best perks Microsoft and Sony have offered this year are the free games they give away each month. Show More Summary

SPG 2014 Platinum Suite Night Award Expiration Not Being Extended

One of the cool perks of being a 50 night Platinum with Starwood is that you get 10 Suite Night Awards. Each can be used to confirm a one night upgrade to a suite five days before arrival. As I wrote about a few days ago, I have several...Show More Summary

Want to freeze your eggs? Only a few firms, such as Facebook and Apple, help pay for it.

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

As some companies add egg freezing to their list of fertility benefits, they’re touting the coverage as a family-friendly perk. Women’s health advocates say they welcome any expansion of fertility coverage. But they say that the much-publicized...Show More Summary

Stoned BBC reporter too high to report on burning pile of heroin.

4 days agoOdd : Happy Place

Employee of the Month. Getting accidentally high on the job is just one of the perks the BBC offers its correspondents who report on the drug situation in Afghanistan. Here is a video of Quentin Sommerville, trying hard not to be stoned at work, but inhaling that giant pile of heroin behind him is making things really hilarious. Show More Summary

The Perks Of Being A Worrywart

According to Christian Jarrett, they’re considerable: Psychologists are recognizing the strengths of people who are prone to anxiety. For example, there’s research showing that people more prone to anxiety are quicker to detect threats and better at lie detection. Now Alexander Penney and his colleagues have conducted a survey of over 100 students and they […]

All I Want For Christmas Is This Giant Guardians Of The Galaxy Metal Poster

This is one of the perks you get for being a director capable of turning out a script full of a bunch of unknown characters into a studio’s biggest success: James Gunn got this neat — and giant — poster etched on metal from Marvel Studios as a holiday gift. More »      

The Perks of Bickering in a Second Language

5 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

On the most recent episode of “On the Media,” there was a really interesting segment in which Brooke Gladstone spoke with Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa, two researchers working on the question of how bilingual people might make certain decisions differently depending on which language the decision is described in.As Keysar explained, it appears that... More »

From the Strange to the Lavish, a Look Inside MLB Stars' Contract Unique Perks

There is a price for everything. And if you doubt that, just take a gander at the small print in some of those gazillion-dollar MLB contracts. OK, so we exaggerate. A little. There is no small print. It's all large print. Check out Jon Lester's newly minted $155 million deal, reinstalling the "broad shoulders" part to The City of Broad Shoulders. Show More Summary

7 Times Being The Quiet Friend Actually Has Its Perks

6 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

It's amazing how not being overly talkative actually makes more people inclined to talk to you.

Congress Snuck New Car Perk in Spending Bill

The Cromnibus budget deal grants members of Congress a lucrative new perk: the ability for each member to spend $1,000 of tax dollars per month on a luxury car allowance. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado was the first to alert...Show More Summary

Yet Another Perk Of Tesla Ownership In Norway

Originally published on EV Obsession. While Tesla Motors doesn’t break down its sales by regions, it’s no secret that Norway has fallen in love with the all-electric sedan. That’s because in Norway, car sales are taxed by engine displacement…unless you buy an EV, that is. Show More Summary

Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

Google has a new amazing perk that will make Christmas and holiday window shopping insanely better for Internet users, as the company has updated its Google Maps Business View feature to include detailed imagery of certain business locations in New York and London, decorated for Christmas. Show More Summary

Friends Countdown: The Best Friends Merch You Get Buy Online

What better a way to celebrate your love of Friends than by drinking your morning coffee out of a Central Perk mug? How about by wearing a pin that says Rachel's famous line, "No Uterus, No Opinion"? Or by hanging your very own yellow peephole frame? The Internet is full... More »

Here's How To Get A Job At Facebook

Thanks to its famously easygoing culture and fabulous perks, Facebook is one of the most in-demand places to work — and getting a job there is no easy feat. To get a better sense of what it takes to land a highly coveted position with...Show More Summary

11 Weirdest Pieces Of Fan Mail

last weekOdd : Oddee

Being famous comes with perks, and fans will do pretty much anything to show adoration to their idols. Unfortunately, some cross the line by sending some pretty bizarre, creepy and, in some cases, deadly things to their favorite celebrities.

You can now control the Nest thermostat with voice commands

Google's Nest thermostat owners just got a new hands-free perk: the ability to control the device by voice. This means the next time you want your home to be warmed to 70 degrees, you can just tell it so, without ever getting up from...Show More Summary

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