Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
When Does Doing Your Own Taxes Make Sense?
Doing your own taxes can save you money and help you avoid scams, and with the latest technological innovations, it's easier than ever.
Why Hiring an Accountant to Do Your Taxes Is the Right Choice
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of getting someone else (a qualified someone else, that is) to do your taxes for you:
5 Outside-the-Bottle Gifts for the Drinker(s) in Your Family
For the drinker in your family — or if you’re simply buying presents for yourself (such a generous human being) — we’ve complied a list of five great boozy gifts for people who like to take a nip or two (or three or four) now and again.
The Shirt Jacket — For When It’s Too Hot for a Coat, Too Cool for Just a Shirt
What exactly is a shirt jacket? Is it literally a shirt that's also a jacket? How does that work? And why do I need a mash-up of the two? If you're asking yourself any of these questions, we have some info to share with you.
5 Creepy Urban Legends to Spook You This Halloween
Ah, Halloween: the one time of year when it’s completely appropriate to scare the fecal matter out of loved ones and friends. If your goal is to make sure children can’t sleep at night, a disturbing urban legend is just the ammunition you need.
The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires & More
The roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions.
5 Innovative, Essential Beach Accessories — Coolers, Umbrellas, Chairs & More
Headed to the beach? Here's what to bring along.
5 Vehicles We Wanted So Bad as Kids — And We’d Love Just as Much Today
A look back at five rides we wanted so bad as kids, and we would love just as much right now.
5 Weirdly Flavored Brews You May Love or Hate — Chili Beer, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout & More
As the old nursery rhyme goes, you have nothing to fear from oddly flavored beer. Well, you might have a little to fear, depending on how adventurous you and your taste buds happen to be.
Snake Wine, Scorpion Vodka & More ‘Protein-Based’ Booze Options (Warning: This Could Get Gross)
The five alcoholic beverages presented here are infused with the cadavers of creatures that once crawled or slithered across the Earth, like rodents, birds and reptiles (apologies to all of the animal lovers out there).
5 Incredible Designer Tees for T-Shirt Aficionados
Want to add some panache to your T-shirt collection with a few creative designer tees? From bright, swirly patterns to animal prints, you can punch the public in the face with a flash of pigment and cloth that also happens to be covering your torso.
5 Funky Pairs of Socks for Funky Spring People
Five ways to up your sock game. (Yes, we said "up your sock game.")