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 Astonishing Achievements of Human Endurance, Courage and Plain Old Insanity
When bravery, skill, ingenuity and seemingly miraculous physiological tenacity come together in a bundle of talent and nerve, it can make us believe in the power of humanity again. Here are a few examples illustrating just how daring — and crazy — some of the people living among us tru…
The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires …
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 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 & …
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 G…
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 Cool, Comfy Sports Jackets for Warmer Weather
Why are sport jackets called sport jackets? We may never know. But regardless of the misleading name, it's time to fill out your spring wardrobe with a few of these ... items. Every man looks better in a blazer, so we thought we'd take a look at some enticing models that you can acquire fo…
The 5 Best Cheap Cars On the Planet (That Are Also Fun to Look At)
So, you want a ridiculously cheap car, but you’d still like something that actually works, and maybe has a bit of a quirky sense of style to it as well?
5 Cold War-Era Communist Cars That Are Weirdly Cool-Looking
Not long ago, you couldn't buy a Western car in Russia or the Eastern Bloc. That led to some wild, innovative styling by Soviet car designers. Here's a look at five models we'd love to get our hands on.