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Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there’s no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks. Here’s a look at this growing subculture, whose members are proud to call themselves “sneakerheads.” From B-Boys to Sneakerheads Sneaker collecting got its start in the late 1970s [...]

By the Numbers: How Americans Spend Their Money

Last year, Americans spent $10.7 trillion shopping. With that much dough, you could buy over 2000 aircraft carriers, 300 private islands, and still have money left over for a latte. Here’s a taste of the things we bought—and how much we spent on them. Getty Images Beer: $96 billion—enough to make 199,937,239 barrels! (Brewers Association) Pretzels: $550 million [...]

Fantastic 120-Year-Old Color Pictures of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day has already come and gone this year, but there is a lot more to the Emerald Isle than the supposed World’s Greatest Snake Exterminator. Need some proof? Just check out these vivid vintage pictures of Ireland taken between 1890 and 1900 and organized by county, courtesy of the Library of Congress. County Antrim Glenoe [...]

The Late Movies: St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, so here’s a collection of videos that may tangentially have something to do with St. Patrick, the holiday, or Ireland. How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Like an Irishman It’s not just pretending you’re Irish for one day. * History of St Patrick’s Day This must be really old. It’s from the History Channel, and [...]

The Ten Best Video Game Bars

Destructoid has put together a collection of the top ten video game bars just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, all of which sound like a great place for a pixelated character to catch a buzz . If you want to chat with a bunch of people you don’t know, but don’t feel like braving the [...]

How to Draw a Leprechaun

Cartoonist Mark Anderson offers instructions for drawing a simple leprechaun that you can use to show your Irish spirit ahead of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. But even better, if you draw one and send it in, he’ll post it at Andertoons! Link

Mini Leprechaun Hat Headband

Mini Leprechaun Hat Headband – $9.95 St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here. Are you ready to partake in mischief and merriment? Embrace your inner Leprechaun with the Mini Leprechaun Hat Headband from the NeatoShop. This charming hat on a headband will have everyone wondering where you hid your pot of gold. Be sure to check out the [...]

Shamrock Socks

Shamrock Socks – $9.95 St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here. Are you ready to get your green on? Add a little luck to your wardrobe with the Shamrock Socks from the NeatoShop. This festive pair of over-the-knee socks are perfect for “Gettin’ Jiggy” on a St. Patrick’s Day Saturday night. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop [...]

12 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in March (and a Contest!)

Here are some reasons to celebrate this month, plus the once-in-a-lifetime chance to create your own holiday. March 1st: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day Peanut butter image via Shutterstock If you love peanut butter, today is the day to shout it from a mountaintop – and then polish off your PB-based sandwich of choice. Take some time to [...]

Eat Drink & Be Irish – So Lucky Mug

  Eat Drink & Be Irish So Lucky Mug – $14.95 It is said that there are those who are Irish and those who wish to be Irish. This St. Patrick’s Day, whatever your background, Eat  Drink  & Be Irish with a So Lucky Mug from the NeatoShop. Take a peak inside this adorable mug and you [...]