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Winter Solstice

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  • Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds

    Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds
    Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world’s best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers.
  • In ancient tradition, Iranians celebrate winter solstice

    The winter solstice may mark the longest night of the year, but for Iranians, it's also known as Shab-e Yalda, a celebration with ancient ties that commemorates the triumph of Mithra, the Sun God, over darkness. Feasting on fresh fruits from the...

    Ka-chingle all the way: the 'war on Christmas' nonsense

     Ka-chingle all the way: the 'war on Christmas' nonsense
    There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas." Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...

    Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac

    Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac
    Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is...

    Beer of the Month: Anderson Valley Brewing Winter Solstice

     Beer of the Month: Anderson Valley Brewing Winter Solstice
    Winter seasonal beers are traditionally a bit sweet, often with a spice note, for comfort in cold weather. Winter Solstice follows this pattern, but it seems specifically designed for one particular season: Turkey Day and the subsequent Turkey Leftover...