Can I Save Money by Buying a ‘Dumb’ TV?

Can I Save Money by Buying a ‘Dumb’ TV?

Thanksgiving has become synonymous with two things: overeating and buying cheap TVs. And like clockwork, all my friends ask me if it's possible to save more money by buying a TV without smart apps built in—after all, if you already have a Roku, why pay for extra features you don't need?

Pfizer Seeks Vaccine Approval, the CDC Urges Restraint, and More Coronavirus News

Pfizer Seeks Vaccine Approval, the CDC Urges Restraint, and More Coronavirus News

Pfizer seeks FDA approval for its vaccine, the CDC urges Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel, and the federal pandemic response draws renewed concern.The news comes just days after the companies announced they had the data needed to seek emergency use and found the vaccine to be 95 percent effective and safe.

How to Reduce (but Not Eliminate) Covid Risk at Holiday Gatherings

How to Reduce (but Not Eliminate) Covid Risk at Holiday Gatherings

He said his own Thanksgiving may look very different this year and warned people to be careful about social gatherings, calling gathering for holidays a risk.Public health experts tell WIRED there is no completely safe way to hold a Thanksgiving gathering this year, but there are ways to reduce risk.

That Pre-Thanksgiving Covid Test Won't Really Keep You Safe

That Pre-Thanksgiving Covid Test Won't Really Keep You Safe

Once there, counselors and students were not required to mask and mixed freely with one another … kind of like how people who have tested negative might behave at a family gathering for Thanksgiving.

The 10 Best Movies to Stream This Thanksgiving

The 10 Best Movies to Stream This Thanksgiving

Ike Barinholtz writes, directs, and stars in The Oath, a timely satire that plays upon the idea of never talking politics at Thanksgiving.But as the Black Friday deadline for signing looms, Chris and Kai will have to deal with government interrogations, family arguments, and one very tense Thanksgiving holiday to make it through.

The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes, Black Friday Advice, and More News

The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes, Black Friday Advice, and More News

Our writers have advice on what to view and what to think through, but first: a cartoon about when you meet your robocaller .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

A Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Script Almost Sold on eBay

A Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Script Almost Sold on eBay

While it seems like everything is slowing down before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there’s still a lot to cover, including Taylor Swift’s big night at the American Music Awards and Frozen 2’s big weekend at the box office.

This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era

This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era

This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era Dennis Kunkel/Science Source In November 2015, infectious disease epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, evolutionary psychologist Tom Patterson, were spending the week of Thanksgiving exploring pyramids and pharaoh’s tombs in Egypt when Patterson came down with what seemed like a nasty bout of food poisoning aboard their cruise ship.

This New Liquid Ski Wax Gives You a Lifetime Speed Boost

This New Liquid Ski Wax Gives You a Lifetime Speed Boost

I've spent many nights in my own basement or a hotel room waxing and polishing skis to gain a bit of speed on the hill, and took a certain pride in my labor (even if the results were fleeting).I tested Phantom-treated demo skis last March in high-mountain Utah, and again for two days on Thanksgiving weekend in Vermont.

A Quiet War Rages Over Who Can Make Money Online

A Quiet War Rages Over Who Can Make Money Online

Members of the incel community—including the official Twitter account for incels.is, a central hub for adherents—have joined with other men’s rights activists, using the content policies of online payment companies such as PayPal as weapons to block female pornographic actors and sex workers from making or spending money online.The campaign is called the “ThotAudit,” in reference to the derogatory term “thot,” which stands for “that ho over there.” It began over the Thanksgiving holiday as a grassroots effort to intimidate sex workers and women who sell access to private pornographic social media accounts by reporting them to the Internal Revenue Service for tax evasion—without evidence of wrongdoing.

Ralph Breaks the Internet Wrecked It at the Box Office

Ralph Breaks the Internet Wrecked It at the Box Office

In today's installment: A new Ralph and a new Rocky dominate the holiday; Disney's Lion King trailer feels the love; and a premiere date for The Walking Dead comes alive.King RalphThe five-day Thanksgiving weekend set a new box-office record, thanks to Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet, which earned $84.5 million—or approximately 723,383 hearts—and Creed II, the Michael B.

10 Pop Culture Meals Worse Than Your Family Thanksgiving

10 Pop Culture Meals Worse Than Your Family Thanksgiving

10 Pop Culture Meals Worse Than Your Family ThanksgivingTry to enjoy your own family's drama with a new perspective; it can’t be as bad as some of these horrorshows.Michael Yarish/AMC/Everett CollectionPolitics.

You Won't Win the Thanksgiving Fight. But You Can Survive

You Won't Win the Thanksgiving Fight. But You Can Survive

According to Peter Coleman, who studies the dynamics of peace and conflict resolution at Columbia University, the Thanksgiving myth that the dinner table will bring family catharsis is rooted in contact theory, the idea that if you confront your ideological opposition in person it will humanize them.

A Must-Have Debate About Thanksgiving Meal Essentials

A Must-Have Debate About Thanksgiving Meal Essentials

It's sweet and sour and perfect and brings the whole meal together.Round 2: Mashed Potatoes or Potato Casserole?Watercutter: I'm going to be the pro-carb advocate here and say "both." I love mashed potatoes, especially with whatever gravy can be made from the turkey.

How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and Online

How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and Online

Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your own home, under your own blankets, with all the glory, and none of the freezing wind.

America Needs a New Thanksgiving Movie. Let's Make It Coco

America Needs a New Thanksgiving Movie. Let's Make It Coco

There’s not an even animated musical called Sasquash, which is a shame, because that seems like the kind of film that could net a savvy studio exec billions of dollars, and the songs are already written (please direct script-queries to [email protected]).Clearly, it’s time for a new Thanksgiving-movie tradition–a unanimously agreed-upon film that earnestly celebrates the holiday’s values of family, food, and a general sense of shared history.

Make Thanksgiving Taste Like the Future With This Freeze-Dried Apple Pie

Make Thanksgiving Taste Like the Future With This Freeze-Dried Apple Pie

What's in there," they ask, and he responds that it's just apples, butter, and flour."No man," they say, "What'd you do to it?"Rivera, who was previously director of culinary research under chef Grant Achatz at Chicago's ultra-high end restaurant, Alinea, set up a head-to-head competition so I could understand.For every gram of liquid in Rivera's test pie, he replaced it with a gram of powdered, freeze-dried apple, which he stirred into the filling.He was cooking when I arrived, sautéing two pans of cubed Braeburn apples with cinnamon, clove, allspice, sugar, and vanilla bean paste.

A Presidential Pardon for A Thanksgiving Raccoon

A Presidential Pardon for A Thanksgiving Raccoon

In 1926, President Calvin Coolidge received a raccoon as a Thanksgiving dinner gift. This decision probably didn’t surprise many people at the time, as Coolidge had quite a collection of animals at the White House, according to the Presidential Pet Museum.