emily manns

If I had the capability to make it so that food was always the lowest price and the highest quality, I would gladly oblige; but such a feat is beyond my capabilities. Yet no matter how many times I try to explain this, I still end up with a disgruntled customer waving a hunk of meat in my face.

The latest trend is for parents to sit their infants down while they’re too young to understand anything and film themselves explaining, “No, Santa’s not real, but we’re all going to pretend he is for the next nine years. We just don’t want to lie to you.” When kids’ Christmas bubbles are burst a few years down the line, the parents whip out the recording to prove they never betrayed their offspring’s trust. Legit, or a little cray?

While friends and family usually top the list, here are a few more unconventional things people are grateful for.

Through my many years of attending and hosting holiday parties, I have picked up a few tips that will help you and your guests enjoy all that delicious food, without the post-holiday pounds.

No longer just for the fictional world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Quidditch has been gaining ground as a legitimate sport in many North American universities—combining a love for Harry Potter with the competitive nature of sports.

The Fulcrum asks the students whether voters should fill in that little square if they don’t know why they’re doing it.

British comedian Stephen Fry put it best when he said, “An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library is full of them.”

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