Why You Sing "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's
And what its nonsense lyrics actually mean.
Luck and Prosperity
How New Year's Is Celebrated Around the World
You may want to adopt these good-luck rituals.
The Fascinating Origin of Common Words
From apron to walrus, these backstories are sure to amaze.
30 Amazing Facts About Your Christmas Tree
What you don’t know about your holiday foliage.
15 Weird, Forgotten Christmas Traditions
The holiday spirit wasn't always so good-natured.
20 Unique Regional Christmas Traditions
Find out how people celebrate from coast to coast.
55 Festive Christmas Facts You Won't Believe
Red hasn't always been Santa's color.
18 Christmas Traditions That Started Abroad
That's why we have mistletoe?
New Wave Words
25 Common Words That Didn't Exist Until the 1980s
You can thank the '80s for techno, yuppies, foodies, and more.
The Surprising Origins of Words You Use All the Time
The jaw-dropping history of words from avocado to walrus.