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.
Grilling Tips — 8 Ways to Master Your Summer Barbecue
As the weather heats up, it’s time to head outside, light up the grill - or throw some wood into your fire pit, if you have one - and start cooking some great food the old-fashioned way: over an open flame.
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.
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.
Classic Movie Cars From the 1980s That We Still Really Want
Take a ride back in time with these five vehicles a man of any age would be proud to own.
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.
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.
5 Weirdly Flavored Brews You May Love or Hate — Chili Beer, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout & More
As the old nursery rhyme goes, you have nothing to fear from oddly flavored beer. Well, you might have a little to fear, depending on how adventurous you and your taste buds happen to be.
5 Must-Have Camouflage Gear Options — Sneakers, Caps, Shorts & More
Camo pants and hats can add a bit of a dangerous edge to your street gear. So, if you dig military prints in an urban setting, read on and discover a little something about the wonderful world of camouflage.
10 Grooming & Fashion Cheats to Simplify and Enrich Your Life — Start by Getting a Gray Blazer
Life is plenty hectic already. Who couldn't use a few tips on how to shave some time off your daily tasks, or maybe lower those bills even just a tad?