What Is a Wildfire, and How Do You Prepare for One?

Nov 25, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. Knowledge is your best defense against a wildfire—and this information could save your life It’s not your imagination: Wildfires have become more prevalent in recent years. In the United States, an average of 61,289 occur annually, impacting around 7.4 mil ...read more

How to Care for Spider Plants

Nov 25, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. These hanging beauties are easy to look after, and they even grow their own family. Here's what to know about spider plant care. Looking for a hanging plant to cheer up your home? If you’re in the market for low-maintenance indoor plants, this one’s your g ...read more

Yes, Chrismukkah Is Real—Here’s What to Know About the Hybrid Holiday

Nov 25, 2022

In 2022, Hanukkah and Christmas will overlap for a rare meeting of the two winter holidays. Here's how to celebrate Chrismukkah. For years, most of us were oblivious to Chrismukkah, the unofficial hybrid Christmas/Hanukkah holiday celebrated by some multifaith families. But in the early 2000s, we were introduced to Chrismukkah when Seth Cohen, a character on the TV series The O.C., refused to choose either of his parents’ religions or winter holidays and instead chose both. And here’s wh ...read more

The Best Smart Speakers That Are Helpful and Entertaining

Nov 25, 2022

RD.COM, VIA MERCHANT (3) Shopping for the best smart speakers If you use a smart speaker in your home, you probably wonder how you ever got along without one. These smart home devices help you manage your day, turn the lights on or off, stream your favorite tunes while you cook and so much more. They make great tech gifts—for others or yourself—but before you lay down cash for one of the best smart speakers, make sure you know what these devices do and which features to consider ...read more

Why Do We Kiss at Midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Nov 24, 2022

Before you plant a New Year’s kiss on someone, learn the origins of this popular tradition Humans love a good countdown—whether it’s a rundown of the most popular songs of the week or watching a car’s odometer reach 100,000 miles—and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Whether you already have plans or you’re looking for  New Year’s Eve party ideas, chances are the gathering you throw or attend will involve some  New Year’s traditions, such as decking the house in New Year’s ...read more

This Is Why Traffic Lights Are Red, Yellow and Green

Nov 24, 2022

The idea that red means stop and green means go affects more than just traffic light colors and red light cameras. We have been taught from a young age that red means danger, while green means safety. But why were those particular colors chosen for traffic lights in the first place? For something we have to look at every day, why couldn’t they have been prettier colors, like magenta and turquoise? You’re about to find out. While you’re in the mood to learn, here are even more interesting ...read more

This Transformable ‘AirCar’ Is Now Officially Approved for Takeoff!

Nov 24, 2022

There’s a new flying car amongst us, and it is trending for the right reasons! For a while, flying cars were a sci-fi fantasy, but more recently, there have been several prototypes that are being tested. However, the most recent flying vehicle, the Klein Vision AirCar, has been drawing attention for feats never before accomplished by a flying vehicle. Here are some interesting facts about the unique flying car. Klein ‌Vision AirCar‌ – The First Flying Car to Complete Inter-City Flight ...read more

Disney Just Increased Its Ticket Price—Here’s How to Save at the Park

Dec 1, 2022

Disney's ticket prices keep going up. Here's what you can do to keep the cost of your trip down. Disney may be the “Happiest Place on Earth,” but its theme parks are becoming some of the most expensive short or long-term vacation destinations. On Oct. 11, there was a noticeable price hike at Disneyland Parks. Their latest annual price increase seems to have “outpaced the U.S. annual inflation rate of 8.2%,” according to CNN. Ticket and pass prices will also increase at three of the fo ...read more

19 Plants That Are Poisonous to Dogs

Dec 1, 2022

Westend61/Getty Images Poisonous plants and your pup Plants are having a real moment right now, and for good reason. They add beauty to your home, help you feel more in tune with nature and even boast health benefits. Unfortunately, some of the most popular and best indoor plants are poisonous plants for dogs, who don’t know which ones are safe to munch on or play with and which absolutely aren’t. This is important to know, especially if you’re buying plants online. With veter ...read more

Scrabble Has Added 500 New Words—Find Out What You Can Now Play

Dec 1, 2022

Merriam-Webster has updated its official Scrabble dictionary with playable words like vax, guac, welp, vibing and others Yeehaw, bae! Love your new fauxhawk thingie, it’s adorbs. I know you’re a Scrabble stan, so I hope you’re vibing the new sitch around the game board. Bae, yeehaw, fauxhawk, thingie, adorbs, stan, vibing and sitch are just eight of the 500 words new Scrabble words added to the seventh edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, out this month. They will join m ...read more