Boston Breaks All-Time Winter Snowfall Record with 108.6 Inches of Snow

A burst of heavy snow this afternoon nudged Boston over the threshold the city needed to break its all-time snowfall record. The airport reported 2.9 inches of snow at 7:00 PM EDT, bringing the seasonal total to 108.6 inches, or one inch above the previous all-time record set in 1995-1996. Snowfall records in Boston… » 3/15/15 10:25pm 3/15/15 10:25pm

Seven Best Lip Balms

Our lip balm nominations round was poppin', breaking records for number of comments on one of our posts, number of product nominations, number of recommendations for nominees, and more. Here are the top seven, apply and vote. » 3/11/15 3:18pm 3/11/15 3:18pm

Lawless Congress Flagrantly Disregards Rules, Frolics In Snow

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Boston Woman Uses Tinder to Find Someone to Shovel Out Her Car

Winter, much like swiping through Tinder, feels like a practice in endurance and hopelessness. Despite your efforts to stay optimistic, to keep swiping right on life, it only gets harder and harder to find the will to go on. But one industrious Boston woman has found a way to make both Tinder and 2015's never-ending… » 3/04/15 4:50pm 3/04/15 4:50pm

Real Cold Weather Tips for Real Cold Women

Earlier this winter, I idly clicked over to an article about what to wear when it's freezing outside. The article promised tips for "if you've lost feeling in your fingers." In the accompanying video, a stylist lamented temperatures that make you "kinda want to die." To combat this feeling, she suggested the following: » 2/25/15 3:30pm 2/25/15 3:30pm

Attention, Attention: Winter Is No Longer Funny or Cute

It is the second-to-last week in February and here on the east coast of these United States, it feels like winter will never end. All the joy is gone. And I am very sorry, but cheeky jokes about winter are no longer funny, because the relentlessly biting cold has frozen my sense of humor. » 2/19/15 7:10pm 2/19/15 7:10pm

Most Popular Tea Steeper: ingenuiTEA

With 39% of your votes, the ingenuiTEA gets your best tea maker seal of approval. You praised it for its ease of use, versatility, and easy cleanup. The ingenuiTEA is also available with a 32 oz. capacity. » 2/16/15 3:16pm 2/16/15 3:16pm

What's the Best Tea Steeper?

Tea is great for you, but what's the best way to make it? That's what we're going to be voting on this week, and we expect to be steeped in great nominations. » 2/09/15 3:15pm 2/09/15 3:15pm

Most Popular Humidifier: Crane

Crane's colorful line of humidifiers dominated the best humidifier vote, and were the least expensive of the top five to boot. Choose from minimalist aesthetics, dragons, and much more. » 2/04/15 3:15pm 2/04/15 3:15pm

How to Be Stranded Indoors

In case you haven't heard, the chunk of America where most of the media lives is about to be buried in snow by an omnipotent but indifferent god. New York City is shutting off its express subway trains. Connecticut's blocking off roads. Boston is almost literally closed tomorrow. This all means that for the next 24… » 1/26/15 5:00pm 1/26/15 5:00pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 11:27am 1/26/15 11:27am

Most Popular Space Heater: DeLonghi Oil-Filled

Our space heater voting ended up being a dead heat, but the Delonghi Oil Filled 1500W Radiator ran the hottest in the end, figuratively. Oil filled space heaters have a slower start up time, but ultimately tend to be more capable of heating larger spaces, and retain their heat much longer after being turned off. » 1/25/15 3:15pm 1/25/15 3:15pm

Five Best Space Heaters

We've got your five most starred nominees for best space heater, and now it's time to find a winner. Read up and head for the poll. » 1/21/15 3:20pm 1/21/15 3:20pm

How to Have Good Winter Sex

I heard a rumor that you like sex. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Sex, when it's good, consensual, and really randy, is great. That said, our attitudes toward sex change according to the season. » 1/13/15 9:41am 1/13/15 9:41am

Meet a Cat Who Absolutely Loves Playing in the Snow

In the history of time, there have been some mind-bending sights to behold. But up until now, no human being has ever seen anything quite this stunningly surreal. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a cat enjoying the snow. » 12/29/14 10:30pm 12/29/14 10:30pm

Winter the Lamb Is the Adorable Vine Star the World Needs

Finally the world has the Vine star it truly deserves and desperately needs—Winter, an adorable, bouncing lamb from Australia. » 8/29/14 11:10am 8/29/14 11:10am

The Polar Vortex Is Coming Back Next Week

After giving us an exceedingly cold and snowy winter, the Weather Gods are blessing Chicago and other parts of the Midwest/Northeast with unseasonably cool weather later this week. Think mild and pleasant mid-September temperatures, rather than hot and humid mid-July ones. » 7/14/14 5:20pm 7/14/14 5:20pm