Living

Living

Hand underpants, a cockroach float and other must-haves from Dave Barry’s gift guide

Yes, you too can order one of the stupid and useless gifts featured in our annual guide, which for the past 27 years has been rated the nation’s No. 1 gift guide by a distinguished panel of distinguished panelists. As always, every item in this guide is a real product that we actually purchased with somebody else’s money. Also every item has been subjected to a rigorous quality-control procedure under which we look at the item in a rigorous manner and go, “Huh.” That is the reason we are able to offer our iron-clad Gift Guide Guarantee: If you purchase one of these items, and for any reason you are not 100 percent satisfied with it, simply return it to its original container, place it in an oven and bake it for three hours at 450 degrees. That should do it.

Religion

Be thankful for the Josephs in your life

As he lay down on his pallet, weary from a long day of fitting wheels on carts, repairing plows for farmers, and building furniture for his other customers, Joseph of Nazareth could not go to sleep because of the heaviness of the crisis he faced personally.

Videos

Your dog's memory may be more "human" than you thought

Researchers are investigating whether dogs share a more complex kind of memory like humans and a few other animals.
New York Times
Your dog's memory may be more 1:23

Your dog's memory may be more "human" than you thought

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Ladder safety 101: How to avoid painful falls

'Twas the night before Christmas ... 3:27

'Twas the night before Christmas ...

The art of jewelry: Robert Kaylor 1:13

The art of jewelry: Robert Kaylor