Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires & More
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.
Five Fantastic Flasks to Enhance Whatever Wedding, Outdoor Concert or Other Summer Event You’re Attending
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.
Snake Wine, Scorpion Vodka & More ‘Protein-Based’ Booze Options (Warning: This Could Get Gross)
The five alcoholic beverages presented here are infused with the cadavers of creatures that once crawled or slithered across the Earth, like rodents, birds and reptiles (apologies to all of the animal lovers out there).
5 Ways to Lower Your Taxes You Might Not Know About
The next six weeks are known as Tax Season, and we've come up with a few ways to lower your bill that you might not know about.
5 Thanksgiving Myths Debunked — Pilgrims Didn’t Wear Buckles? (And More)
Thanksgiving, which we've been celebrating in America for centuries now, is a time of family, food and, especially, tradition. Even so, many of the stories we take as gospel about this wonderful holiday—wonderful if you’re not endlessly bickering with your relatives, that is—aren’t true at all. Myth, legend and wishful thinking play into a lot of the misconceptions surrounding Turkey Day. Read Mor
Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas for Vegetarians — Main Courses
Vegetarians have it rough on Thanksgiving. Meals throughout the holiday season tend to focus pretty heavily on the meat side, none more so than Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, tons of meatless side dishes come with a standard Turkey Day meal, but that’s not the same thing as a main course.
5 Clever Ways to Decorate Your Haunted House
With Halloween fast approaching, it's time to get your home into the swing of things. Don’t worry—you still have plenty of time to convert your domicile into a spooky haunted house (or just a scary home that kids will think twice about approaching during their quest for candy). Here are five fairly simple, but clever ways to get your apartment or house in ghoulish shape for Halloween, and any one
Halloween’s Strange Origins — 5 Things You Might Not Know
These days Halloween is all Naughty This and Sexy That, but 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. These quirky bits of trivia about the history of Halloween should help you better appreciate all the ghouls and witches wandering about (and your ho
5 Stunning, Futuristic Concept Cars You Might Be Able to Buy Someday
Car designers are hard at work coming up with some incredible, futuristic-looking automotive designs, some of which may be racing down your street in the years ahead.