25 Best Christmas Eve Traditions to Make Lasting Memories With Your Family

So many things to do while you wait for Santa!   Christmas Eve is one of our favorite moments of the holiday season, the night you can relax after lots of prep—and hopefully checking lots of fun activities off your Christmas bucket list—slow down, spend some quality time with your friends and family, and take part[…]

Traditional Christmas Food, Ranked From Best-Ever to Worst

Get outta here with your candy canes and eggnog whatever.   I unabashedly love everything about the holiday season. I deck my halls like Buddy the Elf, watch the same 10 Christmas movies every year and load up my plate (er, plates) with traditional Christmas foods like it’s my last meal. As soon as my local grocery store sets[…]

Why Do We Carve Pumpkins at Halloween?

The jack-o’-lantern has a long history with Halloween, although our favorite demonic faces haven’t always been carved out of pumpkins.   But how did jack-o’-lanterns become associated with Halloween? Halloween is based on the Celtic festival Samhain, a celebration in ancient Britain and Ireland that marked the end of summer and the beginning of the new year on November[…]

Glorious Facts About Sunflowers

Sunflowers, in all their colorful glory, are a happy sight to behold—but there’s more to their nature than just beauty. The multipurpose plants deliver healthy snacks, useful oil, and birdseeds. Let your garden knowledge flourish with these facts about Helianthus Annuus.   1. THEY’RE NATIVE TO THE AMERICAS. Like potatoes, tomatoes, and corn, the cheerful plants didn’t originate in[…]

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

      Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It’s the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of water on its surface and, of course, life.nEarth is the fifth largest of the planets in the solar system. It’s smaller than the four gas giants — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — but[…]