For many, Thanksgiving dinner is all about sitting down to a hearty meal with the ones you love. For others, it's about the booze — lots, and lots of booze.
If you're one of those people who'd rather down a few drinks than chat with your great-uncle about what you majored in in college, then we've got five very special treats for you.
Mashable teamed up with Brooklyn bartender and food blogger Mallory Lance of Mallory's Kitchen to turn a turkey dinner into unique cocktails. And yes, real turkey is involvedList, Pics, Lists, Drink, and Thanksgiving
A trailer for season three of BBC One's Sherlock highlights the social-media buzz around Holmes' return from the dead.
Season two of the popular crime drama ended with Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) faking his own death by jumping off the roof of St Bartholomew’s hospital to escape archenemy Professor James Moriarty (Andrew Scott)
In the trailer's final scene, a group of people are sitting in a room when their phones suddenly go off. As they check their them, a barrage of hashtags float onto the screen, including #SherlockHolmesAlive, #SherlockLives and #SherlockIsNotDead. Read more...More about Tv, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Sherlock, and Bbc One
Not everyone has a large enough kitchen to cook an entire Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. But a delicious Thanksgiving meal is still within reach, and there's no need to buy it pre-made from the store or a restaurant
With a little creativity and willingness to experiment, the perfect holiday dinner is attainable with basic kitchen appliances and supplies — no stove or oven required.
The gallery above describes six easy, delicious and quirky ways to make your Thanksgiving meal the envy of all who taste it, without even having to use oven mitts Read more...More about Features, Thanksgiving, Lifestyle, Home, and Work Play
Amazon just released some of its biggest deals for this year's Black Friday, including several HDTV deals and Google Chromecast. However, Amazon isn't making the Black Friday decision process easy, releasing new deals every 10 minutes starting on Sunday and lasting through Cyber Monday — a full eight days. You might want to get some friends together to tag team it this year
See also: 7 Deal Aggregators for Holiday Shoppers
To keep track of special offers, sign up for the company's Daily Deals email newsletter, check out the Gold Box for extra sales and follow @amazondeals on Twitter for as-it-happens news. If you really can't wait, you can head over to Amazon's Black Friday Countdown Sale to start your shopping now Read more...More about Amazon, Online Shopping, Retail, Holiday Shopping, and Black Friday
Your mom deserves the best, and gift-giving puts everyone in high spirits. This holiday season, show your mom how much she means to you with one of these 12 gifts — or all 12, if you’ve really messed up this year.
At the very least, these gifts will provide you with some great last-minute alternatives, especially if that papier-mâché portrait of her doesn't pan out.
See also: 7 Deal Aggregators for Holiday Shoppers
These gifts will help simplify and organize her day, or just make it more enjoyable. Remember: If Mom isn't happy, nobody is
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The Hunger Games is the story of a dystopian government trying to crush the will of of the masses — but who cares? There are plenty of controversial topics in the Hunger Games fandom, but none is more divisive than the teenage romantic dilemmas faced by Katniss.
The Onion reviewer Peter K. Rosenthal is among those who think that the contest between the oppressed and the oppressors doesn't compare to the contest between Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne for Katniss Everdeen's heart.
In this awesomely uncomfortable review, Rosenthal complains that, Peeta "isn't even that hot," and "could have been way cuter." Rosenthal's opinions may be controversial, but since this is the Internet, no one can really keep him from expressing them. Read more...More about The Onion, Entertainment, Film, Hunger Games, and Conversations
Some innovations require a bit of hot air to get off the ground
Per Lindstrand, an aeronautical engineer and founder of hot air balloon manufacturer Lindstrand Balloons, has outlined plans for a 3,280-foot inflatable solar chimney that would harvest energy from the sun, and deliver power to remote locations
Lindstrand is best known for taking a trip across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon with Richard Branson in 1991. His company, Lindstrand Technologies, produces inflatable structures, as well as lighter-than-air vehicles, such as blimps and aerostats. Read more...More about Solar, Solar Power, Dev Design, Us World, and Us
Each of the new consoles makes it easy to record and share videos of game play, and Twitch is a company built around the production and consumption of videos of people playing video games. The venture started in 2011 as an offshoot of Justin.tv, which provided a way for people to stream live video, activity inspired by the founder’s proclivity to record and stream his entire life to the Internet. It turned out that one thing other people really enjoyed broadcasting was screenshots of themselves playing Halo. Read more...More about Gaming, Playstation, Business, Video Gamers, and Video Games
In the past few weeks, Apple design chief Jony Ive has been making the media rounds to promote a charity auction featuring special items he customized in collaboration with industrial designer Marc Newson. However, one item in the auction — a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet signed by director George Lucas — was neither designed nor modified by Ive or Newson.
Some may wonder why a seemingly random object was part of the high-priced Sotheby’s auction. In an interview on Charlie Rose that aired Friday, Ive revealed why he chose to include it.Apple, Design, Star Wars, Jony Ive, and Film
With an endless amount of photos floating around on Twitter, it's easy to find images of almost anything. But this large social-media bank of seemingly free-to-share photos can also lead to issues regarding ownership and copyright infringement
A New York jury delivered a landmark decision on Friday when it sided with freelance photographer Daniel Morel after he sued Getty Images and Agence France-Presse for using photos that he posted on Twitter without his permission. Morel won $1.2 million for the unauthorized use of his images
The case first made headlines back in January, when U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan ruled that AFP and Getty Images were at fault for infringement. Read more...More about Twitter, Social Media, Photography, Getty Images, and Media
Note: This review contains spoilers. Do not read unless you've seen the episode in question. And you might want to read this refresher on everything you need to know before you do that.
Doctor Who fans worldwide can be forgiven for being in a state of shock Saturday. "The Day of the Doctor" — the show's feature-length 50th-anniversary episode — threw us a TARDIS full of curveballs
Doctors of the past and future showed up in unexpected forms. Long-standing plot points — even the numbering system we use to tell the Doctor's regenerations apart — were changed forever. Overall, the episode was both funnier and more poignant than many fans were expecting Read more...More about Doctor Who, Entertainment, and Tv
Watch what you say online — it could get you in trouble
The women face defamation charges in separate criminal complaints, according to local media reports. Defamation carries a maximum penalty, on conviction, of one year in prison and a fine of around 1,000 euros ($1,400), according to Italian law.
The first case involves former journalist Marina Morpurgo, who saw a controversial advertising campaign for a professional school in the city of Foggia, and aired her criticisms on Facebook. The poster featured a young girl applying heavy makeup, and the slogan, "I want to be a beautician." Read more...More about Lawsuit, Tripadvisor, Italy, Freedom Of Speech, and Internet Freedom
We've rounded up this week's top 25 digital media resources, and compiled them in one easy-to-read post. Skim through for our list of 10 types of Intstagram users, as well as holiday movies you can watch onlineEditor's Picks
Silently Huddled Around a Screen: Tragedy Still Unites Us
Technology plays a huge role in our memories, especially when those recollections involve tragedies. We spoke to people about the events that marked their lifetimes
Discovery Problem: Why It's So Hard to Find New Podcasts
As a medium, podcasting is hot right now. But as a technology and an industry, it has failed at connecting people with content in a dynamic, efficient way Read more...
This week, we asked Mashable readers to recreate vintage games on Vine. We didn't limit the challenge to any one material or style, so the submissions were extremely creative. We saw retro arcade games constructed using food, paper, clay, dolls and sketches, as well as classic board games acted out IRL. We were especially impressed with the videos that incorporated accurate sound effectsGames, Vine, Arcade Games, Social Media, and Apps Software
Our eyes are amazing tools which help us process what's in front of us in order to navigate the world as we know it. They aren't perfect — sometimes damage can cause them to only see certain colors or to lose vision, not to mention their inability to see through opaque surface and in multiple directions. There's plenty of tech made for the human eye in an attempt to increase range, visibility and even send messages to the sleeping mind.
Not everyone has lucid dreams and even those who have cannot do so consistently. Enter Remee, the sleep mask that can help users become aware of when they're dreaming. The mask doesn't guarantee you can control the dream world around you but it can be achieved with some training and diligence. For those in habit of dream journaling or lucid dreaming, this lightweight smart sleep mask could take your nocturnal journeys to a new level. Read more...More about Mobile, Gadgets, Features, and Tech
Break-ups are tough, but tracker jackers are tougher.
So who better to guide you through the heartbreak of dating woes than the tributes of Hunger Games? They have to juggle their love lives while fighting off a large collection of people and creatures that really want to kill them.
If Katniss can get through the games, you can get through this break up.
Image: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Read more...More about Dating, Lists, Movies, Film, and Hunger Games
Facebook hit all the right numbers during its most recent earnings call last month
Revenue was up. Profit was higher than any quarter in company history. And user totals were up in almost every category imaginable, including monthly actives, daily actives and mobile.
See also: How Facebook Is Using Your Photos in Ads
It's a safe bet that Facebook will see even higher revenue growth in the upcoming quarter — the holidays always produce great ad revenue — but that's not the only reason to be optimistic about Facebook's future revenue stream
The social network has 1 million advertisers on its platform, a number first announced in June, and double the number of advertisers from a year before, said Dan Levy, Facebook's director of small businesses. One million advertisers is an impressive figure. Equally impressive is that Facebook has 25 million small businesses with active company pages, which means only 4% of companies that use Facebook to connect with customers are also using the site to advertise. That's a lot of potential advertising revenue sitting close at hand Read more...More about Facebook, Advertising, Facebook Ads, Business, and Small Businesses
Finding out where your website visitors are coming from is as foundational to the Internet as the link itself. But as marketers begin to invest more dollars into social media marketing and paid ads on various platforms, from Facebook to Twitter to StumbleUpon and more, the metrics to back up those investments become more powerful. Channel source tells marketers the volume of users coming from referrals, whether they're social, search or direct.
Let's look at the basics. Any analytics platform will include a section that tells you what channels, including social, search or other referrers, provided traffic to your website. There are two main takeaways: First, you may decide to optimize your presence on a social site if that channel already provides a healthy amount of traffic. Second, you may decide to put paid ads on a channel if the visitors from that channel are converting at a good rate. Read more...More about Marketing, Analytics, Business, Supported, and Metrics That Matter
When it comes to standing out online, your best bet is to offer your own original content. Blog posts or tweets that revolve around your unique ideas will make you a standout candidate.
But the truth is, not everyone has the time, writing ability or even confidence to grow a quality blog or social media account, and plenty of people who don’t have a blog still want to move up the career ladder, into more challenging and better-paying positions.
What if there was a way to show the world just how smart you are, without creating your own content?Twitter Tips, Job Search Series, Business, and Jobs