My airline miles are expiring: What awesome, unusual events are happening in the continental US November through January? [more inside]
Best winter boots for a teacher who has to both get around the city without looking like a huge dork, and stand outside on the playground for long stretches with the kids? [more inside]
How can I stay sexy in the winter without getting frostbite? [more inside]
Going to New Hampshire over Christmas. Ideas for places to stay and a FWD car rental question. [more inside]
I want something to put at the foot of my bed to keep feet warm - a throw would work, but something more designed for the purpose perhaps- like a giant "sock" that slips over the end of the comforter that you slip your feet into or something like that. down or equivalent preferable, but post whatever you have!
I'd like a good-looking peacoat that will last a long time. [more inside]
Please recommend good winter clothing for 1-year-olds, especially super warm coats. We're talking months and months of ice and snow here. [more inside]
Help us pick a destination for a two week winter getaway! [more inside]
I need product recommendations for winter running. Hats, gloves, socks, tights, etc. [more inside]
Is there a known Best Winter Hat for Cyclists? [more inside]
Are there any preventative measures, leaving aside driving the car every day, that will prevent my brakes from rusting like mad? [more inside]
TravelFilter: Amsterdam, Cologne, Copenhagen, Oslo. 2-3 days each. Mid-November. What to do? [more inside]
Looking for a poem or story about a desperate mother, her many children and a visit from the angel of death? [more inside]
With winter starting to appear on the not-so-distant horizon, I got to wondering what are some truly great winter movies? I'm not thinking of films that merely take place during the winter, but ones where the season itself becomes almost a character in the movie; where you can almost feel the cold wind blowing and the snow falling while you watch them. [more inside]
Looking for real world holiday recommendations for Me and Mrs Rus + 2 yo old toddler in Oct this year [more inside]
Will I need electronic stability control for winter driving? Please help this California native and recent Texas resident decide on a car to buy before my first "real" winter in northern Illinois begins. [more inside]
Closer USA beach destinations for a winter getaway. Desires: nature, water, good food, kid friendly. [more inside]
International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
How do I insulate my crawlspace? I'm thinking about next winter, now that I've barely survived this past one in the US Northeast. My house doesn't have a basement: it's built on concrete piers with a 1-2.5 foot crawlspace between the ground and the first floor. What would be the best way to insulate in this situation? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good men's winter gloves similar to this style that I can order online in Canada? [more inside]
I'm going to be studying abroad in a rather cold area next year. Help me build my wardrobe. [more inside]
How do I find a warm jacket to fit me, a tall and skinny 21-year-old male? [more inside]
We're thinking of visiting Flagstaff, Arizona in April... what is the danger of snow? [more inside]
Obscure style filter: Can you help me piece together this fantastic look using the interwebs? Help a girl go all Parisienne for winter. [more inside]
How accurate is Punxsutawney Phil? [more inside]
Buying a used car in the winter, how can i test to see if the A/C works? [more inside]
This evening, I got home from work and came inside. About twenty minutes later, my daughter came in from playing in the backyard, crying, and told me that my car window had broken. When I went out, it became clear that the window had burst from the inside--the bits of glass still attached were bowed outward, and 80% of the fallen glass was in the driveway. What on earth happened? [more inside]
What do men wear to a winter funeral ? [more inside]
lI have a through-the-wal air conditioning unit. How do I stop the cold air outside from coming in through the cracks? [more inside]
I have budgeted $150 for the absolute best gloves I can find for surviving sub-zero temperatures. What should I buy? [more inside]
I have very short, straight hair (pixie cut) and I find it easiest to style the day after the day I shower. I think something about the extra oil gives it more body. When I shampoo and condition, it's very soft and clean (good) but lies flat and has no shape (bad). How to address this? [more inside]
Yellow snow etiquette? It's my dog's first winter in a snowy clime. I always scoop poop, of course, but what is the etiquette for cleaning up the yellow snow? I usually try to cover it up with a little fresh snow, but it still seems gross to me.
Is a desert-dweller crazy to plan to drive between Kansas City, Missouri and Eastern Iowa in February? If I'm not crazy, what do I need to know or be prepared for? [more inside]
Ice falling from tall buildings filter. Help me lay to rest a question that has plagued my wife. We live in Chicago, with lots of tall buildings. Ice falls off of the buildings from time to time and about once a year, some poor bastard gets mushed. Where in terms of physics and I suppose statistics would be the safest place to walk down the sidewalk: as close to the building as possible? The middle of the sidewalk? The far edge? Does it depend on building height?
How do you eat healthy during the winter? General tips for staving off winter weight gain? [more inside]
Hi All, I'm looking to treat myself to some local (I'm from Australia) travel this year for my birthday. My birthday falls on July 22nd, so smack bang in the middle of winter in Australia. I love the cold. So I thought I would love to visit Tasmania. But if its raining/really windy then I might not be able to enjoy the nature, go for walks etc. [more inside]
My heating bill is about twice as much as my downstairs neighbors'. What's going on, and what can I do to mitigate the cost? [more inside]
I live in a place that is rainy or snowy half the year, and during that half it is impossible to keep the floor of my car dry. It has begun to smell pretty bad. I recently had the interior detailed, which included washing the floor mats, and it smelt fine until the floor got wet again, which was almost immediately. Does anyone have a good technique for keeping wet carpet from smelling bad? Drying it is not an option. For bonus points, exactly what is it that causes the smell?
MLK long weekend trip ideas leaving from San Francisco? [more inside]
How can two oldsters, two college students, and a 15-year-old boy have fun in the snow or on the ice? My 21-year-old nephew and his girlfriend are coming to stay with me, my wife, and son in the Denver area right after New Year's. We'd like to take them to the mountains for a day trip or possibly overnight, but we're totally lame and don't know how to ski or skate. They probably know how to skate, but I don't think they ski. What would be fun and easy to learn? [more inside]
Looking for water-resistant/proof, wind resistant, and warm mittens or gloves. Versatile enough to be able to drive with, but warm enough for extended walks outside and waterproof enough for snow shoveling, etc. Giant ski mittens are awesome, but somewhat limiting in dexterity. [more inside]
Suggestions (books, projects, things to learn, things to do) for a 2nd year Computer Science Student over Winter Break?
Suggestions (books, projects, things to learn, things to do) for a 2nd year Computer Science Student over Winter Break? [more inside]
Why does my apartment feel colder in the winter than in the summer, when the thermostat reads the same? [more inside]
Where can we go on our honeymoon? In January. In a car. Oh, and we're driving from Michigan. [more inside]
I am a woman in toronto, and I want to buy a winter coat that is both stylish and warm. Not stylish or warm, stylish AND warm. It's a harder combo to find than you think. [more inside]
What warm winter clothing do you recommend for a woman who likes nature photography and hiking? [more inside]
Anybody have a good suggestion for a nice night cap (the kind you wear, not the kind you drink)? Or another product to mitigate the effect of winter chill on the exposed head area?
I"m looking for a winter aerobic activity to keep my fitness level up for mountain biking. Cross country skiing is one of them. What should I buy and how hard is it going to be to learn? [more inside]
What's your solution to the slippery winter sidewalks, preferably with the least impact to environment yet won't involve salt tracked in on the carpet? My in-laws are in town and the normal sidewalk and driveway shoveling is not going to be enough to keep them from slipping and falling. Here's my problem, we have kids and pets that will track in salt or de-icer all over the carpet.
Where should we go for a winter weekend getaway within 2 hours drive of Chicago? [more inside]