Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
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…
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 …
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.
10 Grooming & Fashion Cheats to Simplify and Enrich Your Life — Start by Getting a Gray Bl…
Life is plenty hectic already. Who couldn't use a few tips on how to shave some time off your daily tasks, or maybe lower those bills even just a tad?
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.
How to Grow & Maintain a Beard: 10 Stellar Facial-Hair Grooming Tips
How to show the world that a man’s face is a glorious spot for a pile of bristle and fuzz.
7 Tips for Driving in Traffic Jams This Spring
The ice and snow may be gone, but there sure are more cars on the road. Here are a few tips to help you stay alert and safe when driving in heavy traffic this spring.
Springtime Means It’s Time to Get Your Car Washed at a Real Carwash
A bucket and hose will help you clean your car and get it ready for spring, but if you really want to protect your automobile, go in for a professional carwash
Basic Tire Maintenance — 3 Important Things to Check This Spring
As winter gradually becomes spring, it’s vital that you check your car's tires. Here are three vital things to examine.