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Does your kid want a BMX bike or homemade soap? Grist investigates

Watch our video to find out how unsuspecting children really feel about more heartfelt, useful presents.

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How to skip the gift wrap and enjoy the present instead

On the 11th day of DIY Christmas, I dispensed with material good altogether and had a really fun time.

Living

Help! My neighbor is gassing me out with her dryer sheets!

A reader wonders how to convince her neighbor to stop using toxic dryer sheets. Umbra suggests stopping by and shooting the sea breeze.

Ten Lords a-Feasting

This bourbon balls recipe will knock your socks off

On the 10th day of DIY Christmas, I made my true love these delicious bourbon balls.

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Make your own Febreze, no benzisothiazolinone required

On the ninth day of DIY Christmas, I gave my true love a fresh-smelling alternative to chemical-laden air fresheners.

Food

This vegan eggnog is pretty great to begin with — then you add bourbon

An easy eggnog recipe for vegans and eggnog skeptics alike.

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How to smell your best with DIY perfume, cologne, and beard conditioner

On the eighth day of DIY Christmas, my true love smelled fresh as a daisy.

Colbert Hugs

10 ways to say goodbye to The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert, you will be missed. So long and thanks for all the traffic.

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Tired of the climate change guilt? Blame this lil’ guy instead

Anthropogenic guilt complex, meet your new best friend: rodentogenic climate change.

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