Win a Valentines date with Idris Elba

Ever fantasized about chatting up Idris Elba about Baltimore politics or the best way to guard a bridge in outer space? Well, your dreams could become a reality. The British star is offering up a date with him on Valentine’s Day for a good cause—swoon!

via Here’s How You Can Win a Date With Idris Elba — TIME

Carrie Fisher, Celebrated Star Wars Actor, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away…

via Carrie Fisher, Celebrated Star Wars Actor, Dies at 60 — TIME

Christmas Blizzard Hits Parts of U.S. as Forecasters Warn People Not to Travel

(CHICAGO) — It’ll be a white — but slick and messy — Christmas for the northern Plains and some Western states. Most of the Dakotas and southwest Minnesota was turning into an “icy, slippery mess” due to freezing rain Sunday morning that was expected change into snow later in the day when temperatures fell, according…

via Christmas Blizzard Hits Parts of U.S. as Forecasters Warn People Not to Travel — TIME

Need a last-second tech gift? Google Home & Daydream are great

Google released a lot of hardware products this year, and personally, the Google Pixel is my favorite. But that’s not all Google introduced. There was also the Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, Google Wifi, and Google Home. It’s safe to say that if there’s a Google fan in your life…

via Need to run out for a last-second tech gift? Google Home & Daydream are great Googley options — 9to5Google

The Origins of Festivus, the Festival For the Rest of Us

Happy Festivus! Have you aired your grievances or demonstrated your feats of strength around the pole yet? If that sentence made no sense to you, allow us to explain why every year on December 23rd, the internet is taken over with odes to Festivus, the festival for the rest of us.

via The Origins of Festivus, the Festival For the Rest of Us — TIME

People Couldn’t Stop Using These GIFs in 2016

A picture is worth a thousand words. A moving, repeating picture, however? Well, that’s worth infinitely more. That’s also why GIFs are the viral communication tool the internet can’t get enough of. GIPHY collected the most zeitgeisty looping clips of 2016, from President Obama’s mic drop moment to the friendly waving brown bear Tinder…

via People Couldn’t Stop Using These GIFs in 2016 — TIME