Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
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.
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.
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 Funky Pairs of Socks for Funky Spring People
Five ways to up your sock game. (Yes, we said "up your sock game.")
Laceless Sneaker Options — Comfortable Shoes Without the Hassle of Tying Them
Sometimes, it's a big help to be able to just slip on a pair and get on with your day without worrying about tripping or having to bend down and re-tie them for the hundredth time.
Scooters, Boards & Wheels — The Best Alternative Ways to Scoot Around the City Without a Car
Having a car in a city can be a help, sure, but it also brings along a slew of problems. Parking, gas, parking, maintenance, parking, tickets -- have we mentioned parking? For a lot of us urbanites, an non-automotive way of getting around town isn't just a convenience, it's a necessity. But which alternative mode of mechanical transport suits your commute best?
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?
5 Belt Buckles That’ll Do More Than Just Hold Up Your Pants
You don't have to spend thousands of bucks on a belt buckle, but if you do, get a Bugatti.
5 Really Cool Korean Cars You Might Not Know About
There's a lot more to Korean carmaking than those Kia hamsters. (Though those hamsters are pretty sweet.)
10 Strange, Fun Facts About the Spooky Origins of Halloween
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.