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Who Makes the Best Hot Chocolate?

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 10:43 AM

By: Adam Lapetina

While it's technically still a few days away, let's face it: winter's here (no offense, solstice). And what better way is there to warm up than hot chocolate? Sure, you can get a gourmet cup at some coffee shop... for $10 a mug?!?! Yeah, better...

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Everything Macaulay Culkin Eats In The Home Alone Movies, Ranked

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 10:55 AM

By: Kristin Hunt

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Forget being like Mike. In the '90s, there was only one person every child wanted to be, and it was Kevin McAllister. The dude had alarmingly proficient booby-trap skills, watched Angels with Filthy...

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The 10 Most Corrupt Countries on Earth

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 11:45 AM

By: Chloe Pantazi

Corruption: it's practically North Korea's primary export. In fact, the Hermit Kingdom and its cartoonish dictator are so great at being terrible that it ranks as the most corrupt country in the world. But surprisingly, it's not alone at the top.

According to Berlin-based anti-corruption...

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The Spiciest Eats at 15 Fast-Food Chains, Ranked

(8) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 10:52 AM

By: Dan Gentile

Fast-food joints aren't usually known for spicy food, but nearly every big chain has one heartburn-inducing diamond in the rough.

In our quest to explore the very best of the fast-food canon, we visited 15 different establishments and asked cashiers for their recommendation of the...

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Cinco das mais estranhas leis de nudismo do mundo

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 8:10 PM

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Você sabe que não é aceitável baixar as calças em público. Sabe que não deve mandar às damas fotos não solicitadas da sua "mala". E você conhece tudo sobre etiqueta de nudismo na praia e...

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The Best Jewish Foods, Ranked By 3 Generations Of Kvetching Women

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 1:36 PM

By: Sarah Gray

When you gather three generations of Jewish women and have them rank their favorite traditional foods, you inevitably get five opinions. Even if there are only four people in the room.

Ah, Jewish humor! This ranking only scratches the surface of dishes associated...

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I Asked 20 Coworkers To Draw The United States. Most Couldn't.

(57) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 10:48 AM

By: Gianni Jaccoma


Learning the 50 states was a part of every American student's grade school curriculum; whether or not you thought Alaska and Hawaii were located somewhere just off the California coast, well, that's another matter. But how...

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America's Best Streets for Christmas Lights

(8) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 10:41 AM

By: Matt Meltzer

Credit: Flickr/orbeckst

Kinda like how the Fourth of July gets neighbors together in a "friendly" competition to see who can almost blow their houses up with the coolest fireworks, so, too, does Christmas create an...

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8 Reasons Why Fanny Packs Are the Coolest

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 3:34 PM

By: Gianni Jaccoma

Credit: Flickr/Stab at Sleep

I've got a confession to make: I'm a grown-ass man who thinks fanny packs are pretty much the bee's knees. No, not in an ironic sense -- I have a fanny...

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9 Ingredients Chefs Need to Stop Using

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 11:08 AM

By: Lee Breslouer

Eating out at restaurants these days might give you a serious case of menu-boredom: didn't you just see all these same items at the last place you ate? It's not just you. Chefs are sick of the déjà vu, too. Déjà vu,...

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The 21 Best New Restaurants In America

(7) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 12:19 PM

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers

Credit: Jennifer Olson

There is nothing quite like that new restaurant smell, and, in 2014, olfactory systems across the country were going crazy breathing in the smells emanating from secret burgers in...

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5 of the World's Weirdest Nudity Laws

(33) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 10:55 AM

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller

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You know it's not acceptable to drop trou in public. You know not to send ladies unsolicited pictures of your package. And you know all about nude beach etiquette and...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Chili's

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 10:11 AM

By: Kristin Hunt

Credit: Flickr/Mike Mozart

Chili's holds a special place in all of our stomachs or, if you read the words "baby back ribs" even relatively recently, your ear canal. And to prove that Chili's is more...

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The 12 Best Islands You've Never Heard Of

(6) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 3:36 PM

By: Lauren Everitt

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Islands are supposed to be places to get away from it all, but if you limit your vacationing to, say, Hawaii, you'll find yourself surrounded by 8,174,460 tourists you didn't manage to get...

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22 Things You've Definitely Eaten If You Grew Up in New England

(28) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 11:38 AM

By: Adam Lapetina

New Englanders -- an assuredly hardy people, to have endured so much -- complain about a lot of things: the traffic, the weather, how the weather affects the traffic, and Fever Pitch. But one thing you'll never hear them gripe about is the food. Growing...

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Why You Should Never Stop Tipping Your Server, From the Bitchy Waiter

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 11:59 AM

By: The Bitchy Waiter

About a month ago, professional wrong person (ED NOTE: and amateur Thrillist senior writer!) Dave Infante wrote a story about how people should stop tipping their servers so that, eventually, the country will understand how ridiculous our tipping system is...

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9 Ridiculously Great Uses of Brisket

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 12:01 PM

By: Dan Gentile

Credit: JW Walthall

In some parts of Texas, putting anything other than salt and pepper on a brisket is considered blasphemy. But to the dismay of more traditional pitmasters (and Spinderella) there's a whole host of folks...

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Thanksgiving Is Straight-Up Trash. Here's Why.

(12) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 11:55 AM

By: Dave Infante

I think Thanksgiving sucks major butt. This makes me unpopular, because most people (including you, probably) think this particular holiday sucks minimal butt, or perhaps even no butt at all. Well, everyone is wrong. I am right. This nonsensical cholesterol festival has to go --...

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25 People You See at Your Hometown Bar the Night Before Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 10:58 AM

By: Andy Kryza

Credit: Andy Kryza

The night before Thanksgiving is the biggest bar night of the year... and essentially a less awkward, boozier version of your high school reunion. Pretty much everybody who grew up in your hometown is gonna...

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A Father-To-Be Taste-Tests Baby Food

(9) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:03 AM

By: Andy Kryza

I firmly believe that in order to be a proper caregiver, it's important to fully understand what your dependents are eating. When I got a puppy, I felt it was my duty to taste the snacks my best friend most enjoyed. Now,...

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