Match Up Matching Socks.
Over the past 25 years, the giant meatpacking company Tyson Foods has taken a lead in pushing for changes in workers’ comp in state after state—often to the detriment of workers. (via Metafilter)
The Story Behind the Famous Portrait of André the Giant Clutching a Beer Can.
When Tipping Was Considered Deeply Un-American. (via the Presurfer)
Always Buy the Men’s Version. The pink one will cost you more, even when controlled for quality.
Crossing the Tundra with Russia’s Reindeer Herders. Their animals are semi-domesticated and delicious.
Santa Claus: The Story Behind the Man. A delightful illustrated explanation of anonymous Christmas gifts for children.
Oberlin Dining Hall-Gate Gives Media Another Excuse to Mock and Misunderstand Student Activists. Dining hall protests are often more than they seem, and lead to bigger things.
10 Historically Pivotal Murders. The ones that made everyone mad led to changes in both law and culture.
Jewish Christmas Traditions. If you’re not celebrating the holiday, you can take advantage of uncrowded places.