Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
10 Global New Year’s Traditions and Parties
When it comes time to celebrate the passing of 2016, people around the world often gather together and make a lot of noise in order to demonstrate their good cheer.
5 Outside-the-Bottle Gifts for the Drinker(s) in Your Family
For the drinker in your family — or if you’re simply buying presents for yourself (such a generous human being) — we’ve complied a list of five great boozy gifts for people who like to take a nip or two (or three or four) now and again.
Add a Great Outdoor Fire Pit to Your Backyard or Garden
Nothing adds character to your garden—at least in a caveman-like, primordial sense—than an outdoor fire pit.
The Shirt Jacket — For When It’s Too Hot for a Coat, Too Cool for Just a Shirt
What exactly is a shirt jacket? Is it literally a shirt that's also a jacket? How does that work? And why do I need a mash-up of the two? If you're asking yourself any of these questions, we have some info to share with you.
5 Creepy Urban Legends to Spook You This Halloween
Ah, Halloween: the one time of year when it’s completely appropriate to scare the fecal matter out of loved ones and friends. If your goal is to make sure children can’t sleep at night, a disturbing urban legend is just the ammunition you need.
5 Tech & Travel Toys So You Can Get the Most Out of Your Phone, Tablet or Laptop
We’ve got you covered as far as your tech and innovative travel accoutrements are concerned. So plug in, have some fun, and organize the hell out of your tech and travel life.
The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires …
The roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions.
5 Innovative, Essential Beach Accessories — Coolers, Umbrellas, Chairs & More
Headed to the beach? Here's what to bring along.
5 Vehicles We Wanted So Bad as Kids — And We’d Love Just as Much Today
A look back at five rides we wanted so bad as kids, and we would love just as much right now.
5 Pairs of Sweet, Stylish Shades That’ll Look Great on Your Face (And Make Things Less Bri…
It's summer. Step up your shades game by getting yourself a decent pair of sunglasses.
Five Fantastic Flasks to Enhance Whatever Wedding, Outdoor Concert or Other Summer Event Y…
Summer is flask season: they're great for outdoor concerts, for afternoons in the park, for adding a dash of rum to your coke while you sit on the beach, among many other warmer-weather activities. We found you five.
5 Eye-Catching Summer Swim Shorts (Or Bathing Suits, Board Shorts, Swim Trunks — Whatever …
Here are are five ways you can be sure to turn heads when you get to the beach, the pool, the Slip-n-Slide party, wherever this summer.