This year, foster a Christmas tree instead of throwing one away

This year, foster a Christmas tree instead of throwing one away

The weeks after Christmas always involve a brutal massacre — of trees. New York City is already a hideous, odiferous noxious cesspool of waste. The city is magically even more toxic in the days following December 25. All along along our broken streets you’ll see the bodies of the Christmas dead: Balsam, Douglas Fir, Frasier Fir. It doesn’t have to be this way. People can make a different choice: they can foster a lil’ Christmas tree and help it grow into a beautiful adult tree.  SEE ALSO: Half Christmas trees…

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Amazon extends free shipping until Dec 18, announces Christmas Eve delivery in select markets

Amazon extends free shipping until Dec 18, announces Christmas Eve delivery in select markets

Amazon will again enable procrastinators to hold off on completing their Christmas shopping until the last minute. The company today announced it will offer free, two-hour delivery up until midnight on Christmas Eve, powered by Prime Now, in select markets. Prime Now is currently available across 30 U.S. cities, Amazon says. In addition, Prime members in over 10,000 cities and towns now have access to free same-day delivery and free one-day shipping up until the final days before Christmas. Specifically, December 23 is the last day for one-day shipping, while…

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Amazon extends free shipping until Dec 18, announces Christmas Eve delivery in select markets

Amazon extends free shipping until Dec 18, announces Christmas Eve delivery in select markets

Amazon will again enable procrastinators to hold off on completing their Christmas shopping until the last minute. The company today announced it will offer free, two-hour delivery up until midnight on Christmas Eve, powered by Prime Now, in select markets. Prime Now is currently available across 30 U.S. cities, Amazon says. In addition, Prime members in over 10,000 cities and towns now have access to free same-day delivery and free one-day shipping up until the final days before Christmas. Specifically, December 23 is the last day for one-day shipping, while…

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Amazon extends free shipping until Dec 18, announces Christmas Eve delivery in select markets

Amazon extends free shipping until Dec 18, announces Christmas Eve delivery in select markets

Amazon will again enable procrastinators to hold off on completing their Christmas shopping until the last minute. The company today announced it will offer free, two-hour delivery up until midnight on Christmas Eve, powered by Prime Now, in select markets. Prime Now is currently available across 30 U.S. cities, Amazon says. In addition, Prime members in over 10,000 cities and towns now have access to free same-day delivery and free one-day shipping up until the final days before Christmas. Specifically, December 23 is the last day for one-day shipping, while…

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Commuter starts petition to move Holland Tunnel’s infuriating holiday decorations

Commuter starts petition to move Holland Tunnel’s infuriating holiday decorations

You ever see something mildly infuriating but manage to breeze past it?  Imagine breezing past it every day, five days a week. And instead of breezing past it, you’re stuck in bumper to bumper traffic during rush hour. This mildly infuriating decor oversight looms overhead, filling you with pure rage as it taunts you with terrible design until you finally snap. The Holland Tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey has its fair share of issues, but the most egregious of all is the halfhearted holiday decorations. The Port Authority…

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Commuter starts petition to move Holland Tunnel’s infuriating holiday decorations

Commuter starts petition to move Holland Tunnel’s infuriating holiday decorations

You ever see something mildly infuriating but manage to breeze past it?  Imagine breezing past it every day, five days a week. And instead of breezing past it, you’re stuck in bumper to bumper traffic during rush hour. This mildly infuriating decor oversight looms overhead, filling you with pure rage as it taunts you with terrible design until you finally snap. The Holland Tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey has its fair share of issues, but the most egregious of all is the halfhearted holiday decorations. The Port Authority…

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Happy holidays from this human Christmas tree walkin’ around New York

Happy holidays from this human Christmas tree walkin’ around New York

Huge news: One man in New York City just WON Christmas. Don’t believe us? Check out this video a paparazzi by the name of Joe Jonas took while standing outside of a Bank of America. The 13 seconds of footage shows a Christmas tree straight up crossing a street! What a sight, right? And once the tree gets closer you’ll notice there’s actually A MAN inside there who’s so committed to his holiday wardrobe that he even wore some pants that resemble the bark of a tree trunk. Jonas, who…

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Satanic statue part of holiday decorations at Illinois Capitol

Satanic statue part of holiday decorations at Illinois Capitol

The Satanic Temple of Chicago has installed a stately and elegant statue at the Illinois Capitol between the Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah. Predictably, some people are pissed. Approximately 4.5 feet tall, the statue features a snake around an arm with the hand clutching an apple. The pedestal is emblazoned with the statement “Knowledge is the greatest gift.” From CNN: “We feel it’s a First Amendment issue, we have other displays there — a Hanukkah menorah and Nativity scene,” (Secretary of State’s office spokesperson Dave) Drucker said. “If you have…

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Facebook collections are now shareable and collaborative

Facebook collections are now shareable and collaborative

Facebook is rolling out a brand new sharing feature just in time for the holidays. In a blog post on Tuesday, Facebook announced a brand new feature that allows users to share collections with family and friends. Not only are they now shareable, but anyone who share them with can also add to the collection. Collections are a bit reminiscent of Twitter Moments or even social bookmarking tools of the earlier internet like Delicious. For example, users can save links or images from their favorite home decor Facebook pages and…

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Gifts for your snobby friends that you can actually afford

Gifts for your snobby friends that you can actually afford

Perhaps there is a person in your life for whom finding a gift is a little … intimidating. They’re super picky, they’re detail-oriented, and, frankly, they hate a bunch of stuff.  Congrats! You know a snob. Fortunately, there are affordable gifts out there that even the snobbiest of snobs will enjoy. Design snobs, coffee snobs, wellness snobs, people with pretensions of all sorts — you can make it happen for them. They might even smile. SEE ALSO: 15 best hangover helpers to give your drinking buddy A few ideas: 1A…

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