Every year, the holidays sneak up on us and propel us to actions so ingrained in tradition they’re almost beyond our control. Dig up the box of holiday decorations and commence the spewing of sparkles, lights, and poinsettias on every available surface. Put forth another valiant attempt to make bubby’s prized kugel dish. At times, it’s hard to remember when these traditions even started.
Participating in traditions is more complex than simply repeating something you’ve seen on Pinterest. It’s evolutionary. It’s in our DNA. It’s essential f...more
This is an age-old question: is tap water okay to drink? In countries like the U.S., you may not think twice about grabbing water straight from the tap and gulping it down. However, in light of tragedies in places like Flint, Michigan, we should evaluate whether or not tap water is as reliable as you think. Read more...More about Science, Health, Mashable Video, Water, and Fiji
College football fans can breathe easy when the Troy Trojans and the North Texas Mean Green square off in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.
No, Troy (10-2) and North Texas (9-4) are not meeting in a College Football Playoff game or even a New Year's Six bowl. However, the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that will be televised by ESPN represents the first bowl game of the 2017-18 postseason.
While neither team is considered high profile, this has the chance to be an exciting, high-scoring matchup between two sides with excellent passing games.
North Texas has averaged 467 yards...more
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been on the market since October as part of Google’s continued effort to break into the high-end smartphone market. Sale figures for the second generations devices are not known, but analysts estimate Google may sell about twice as many units as it did of the original 2016 Pixel models. The devices have maintained a steady buzz as reviews continue to surface.
On the heels of his third-round knockout of Justin Gaethje at UFC 218 on Dec. 2, Eddie Alvarez declared himself the most violent man in the Octagon.
“I want the best fights, I want them to be violent, and I want the fans to be jumping and screaming the same way they were on Dec. 2 in Detroit,” Alvarez said on this week’s The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. “That felt good to me, so I want to continue to feel good about the fights that I’m in.”
This isn’t a new concept in combat sports, obviously. Especially in MMA, there has always been a class of fighter...more