Monsters in the White House: The Best Presidential Halloween Costumes

  While the commercialization of Halloween began in the United States in the 1900s, it wasn’t until first lady Mamie Eisenhower that witches, goblins, broomsticks, and jack-o’-lanterns made their way into the White House. Since the Eisenhower days, every president has hosted a Halloween celebration. Even vice presidents, first Read More …

Reading Out Loud Will Help You Retain That Much More

It’s a well-known fact that kids learn to read by speaking words aloud, and only later are they able to channel that brain activity into a silent internal monologue. But in terms of what goes on in our brains when we read silently, not much Read More …

Spook-A-Weekend Starts Today

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which means the celebrations, will continue for six days. Dress up for a costume party, take the kids to see a movie or go trick-or-treating, cheer for the Rockets, celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, party all night at Read More …

Death Cleaning Should Be The Way To Go

You could die at any minute, which sucks. But what sucks more is how right after you die, your family and friends are going to show up at your house and stare, slack-jawed, at all your dumb stuff. They will be sad, certainly, but not Read More …

Employees Accidentally Trash $5 Million in Diamonds at Fifth Avenue Jewelry Store

Employees at Manhattan’s J. Birnbach jewelry store made a $5 million mistake last week when they accidentally threw out a trove of the Fifth Avenue retailer’s precious diamonds. Police initially attributed the missing gems — one of which turned out to be worth a cool Read More …

Cartier Presents One-of-a-Kind High Jewelry Exhibition at Its Historic New York Mansion

The artistry of Cartier is on display in this showcase of their collection of one-of-a-kind high jewelry. “The Cartier Haute Joaillerie Exhibition,” a showcase of stunning, one-of-a-kind jewelry, opens to the public this weekend at Cartier’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York. Featuring massive gemstones Read More …

Your List Of Things to do This Weekend

Pack your weekend with games, festivals, beer and wine tastings, a trip to the theater, Halloween events, movie screenings, concerts, fundraisers and more. Stop by first for some extra money before heading out. Things to Do All Weekend The Secret Garden at the Hobby Center Read More …

The Most Stunning Pink Diamond You’ll See

The 37.30-carat Raj Pink, which was unveiled in London earlier this month, will headline Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva on Nov. 15. “The discovery of any pink diamond is exceptional, but The Raj Pink’s remarkable size and intensity of color places it in Read More …

Halloween Superstitions

Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps Read More …

Today’s Halloween Traditions

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the Read More …