Where's the best place in Chicago to sit in front of a nice fire and sip drinks? [more inside]
What are some cheap & lovely ideas for a winter-themed house-party here in Montreal? [more inside]
Why is my snow covered yard crawling with caterpillars? [more inside]
Would I be better off buying a winter coat and heavy shoes in Park City, Utah or London? [more inside]
How can I prevent a bird from damaging my house? This exact bird (or family of birds) arrives every winter and uses the area under the roof above my window to next. I'm amazed by the stunning accuracy of the on-board navigation system on this crow-like bird, but it keeps ripping grates off my house and tossing insulation out.
I will be vacating my house for a few months over the winter. Aside from some house plants there will be nothing organic in the house to worry about. I was planning on turning the heat down to near 40. The house is not particularly well insulated so, if we get a serious cold snap,which is entirely likely,I would like to be prepared. I was thinking of turning off the water from the basement so the pipes will be empty,therefore not freeze. Is there any danger in this? Have you any other suggestions?
What's a safe minimum temperature to keep my apartment during the day while my cat is home alone? [more inside]
I don't really use my car much in the winter but I park it outdoors. How do I maximize its chances of survival? [more inside]
I'd like to know the source of this Tech Crunch Christmas Greeting image or barring that, a free or CC licensed equivalent. [more inside]
Stuck in Winterland, Canada for Christmas. Help? [more inside]
Non-chlorinated winter swimming options in or around NYC? (Sustained swimming, not quick dips like the Polar Bear Club takes at Coney.) Just asking in case there's some idea I'm totally missing, short of "go somewhere warmer."
Do I really need winter tires in Denver? I lived in Chicago for 30 years and never bought winter tires. Granted, I was young and foolish for many of those years, but still. [more inside]
stop me from fattening up for the winter. [more inside]
I live in a humid / semi-tropical area where it never gets cold / snows. I have been here for 7 years and am very climatized. Now, whenever I go home to Michigan for Christmas, I get extremely 'dried out'.....my head feels dehydrated. I also get extremely tired / lethargic, and my internal thermometer gets thrown out of wack. What is going on here, and what can I do to alleviate the symptoms so I can have an enjoyable Christmas?
What would a women's square wool or fleece scarf be called? [more inside]
Where's the best place for skiing in the Reno/Tahoe area for a bunch of beginners? Is it crazy to go (for a day) during the week of Christmas? [more inside]
What are your best tricks for getting your car unstuck from snow on the side of the street? [more inside]
In the mornings, there’s no hot water in my apartment – same thing happened lest year and the year before. Management doesn’t react. Help! [more inside]
I have a huge head and need a winter hat. [more inside]
Can you help me find warm and comfortable shoes? No huge snow shoes, please. [more inside]
Help an Australian survive the North American winter. [more inside]
Where can I go on holiday in March/April - if I want to go somewhere cold? [more inside]
How do I ensure that I stay healthy while spending time outdoors during the winter? [more inside]
I think I should replace my car's tires. I'm bewildered by the vast amount of tires available and want some help narrowing it down. Also, I'm on a budget. [more inside]
I'm too stupid to program the heater in my house. [more inside]
I want to be able to have free 'indoor picnics' and adventures out of the cold in New York City, help! [more inside]
Which costs more: keeping my thermostat at 69 all winter, or using an electric blanket and radiator-style space heater in one room? [more inside]
I'm considering taking a 4-day weekend trip out to California's North Coast to do some winery-hopping and hiking. Is this a mistake? My wife has vacation time the first couple weekends of December. Is it going to be too cold? Are the wineries even open this time of year?
Cold-weather ice cream suggestions/recipes? [more inside]
Traveling in Asia in January. What are some good places to go for a week? [more inside]
I need clothing/gear recommendations for a week in Barrow, Alaska. [more inside]
Cold weather cycling gear that wont make me look like I am getting read to pilot an X-Wing? [more inside]
What gear should I wear to run in the winter? I've always moved indoors and run on the treadmill or just quit for the season and got fat but I want to try to keep running outside this winter. [more inside]
Help me find a flattering coat. [more inside]
Where can I go with the stipulations and budget that I have? [more inside]
Would I be crazy to take driving lessons/learn to drive during the winter (ie in the snow)? [more inside]
It's getting colder and darker by the day. Give me your strategies for coping with winter! [more inside]
I want to do something memorable for my 30th birthday, so my current plan is to head to Yosemite--I've never been there. However, my birthday is in December, so that's when we're going to go. Most of the Yosemite-in-winter advice online and in guidebooks seems to be outdated, and the official Yosemite website just doesn't seem that useful to me. Please give me your personal recommendations on what to do, where to stay, etc., particularly those based on recent experience. [more inside]
What's the winter weather feel like in Seoul, South Korea? [more inside]
Fashionfilter: Cute-casual-comfortable wardrobe for pear-shaped female in wintertime? [more inside]
Why is my natural gas bill insane this month? [more inside]
Five big hibiscus plants worked perfectly all summer, but with winter coming, I need another solution... [more inside]
I have a small double or three-quarter size bed. Most people seem to prefer an underblanket (or mattress warmer) to the traditional electric overblanket and I think I would too. But should I get a single-size and leave a few inches of bed unheated? Or get a double-size and wrap the excess around the side of the mattress? [more inside]
[ChicagoFilter] Any suggestions for group winter workouts/sports? I have absolutely no motivation to work out alone and I'm trying to avoid joining a gym this winter. (I bike to work in the summer.) I'd like some structured workouts and/or activities to both meet people and get the heart rate up. Any suggestions?
Helsinki in winter: are we insane? [more inside]
Cheap winter clothes online/MSP area? [more inside]
I'm looking for things to do, where to stay, and places to go in Minneapolis, with a 2 year old, in December. [more inside]
I've never been fond of coats, and usually stick out the winter shivering in sweaters, but I recently spotted a nice coat in a magazine ad. I contacted the company, but the ad was for shoes, and they couldn't give me any information on the coat. So I'm looking for a similar coat ... [more inside]
I'm moving to Latvia from Los Angeles/Orange County in a few weeks and I need recommendations for nice, professional, but not insanely expensive winter clothing. Size and style parameters inside. [more inside]
i'm in usda zone 9a (napa, ca) and am keeping a colony of honeybees in my back yard. can anyone list some plants that will provide nectar and pollen to these awesome insects as late into the fall and winter as possible? thanks!