Mazel tov, indeed: These 8 homemade menorahs won Hanukkah. - [Serial Optimist]
While today the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, it’s shocking to consider how much American conservatives tried to ruin him in the past. - [Salon]
Don’t look down: These breathtaking photos of Japanese rope bridges will give you the willies. - [Slate]
Don’t feel bad, Sunny Obama: There’s been a long tradition of poorly behaved White House pets. - [Vanity Fair]
This winter, don’t let your legs fall into a fashion slump: These 12 chic leggings offer fresh alternatives to boring old black. - [Refinery29]
No need to brace yourself: These 5 apps will help make your winter awesome. - [POPSUGAR Tech]
Sorry, Rudolph, but everyone knows Die Hard is the best Christmas movie ever. Here are 14 facts you didn’t know about the classic film. - [Nerve]
Want to know exactly how badass John Lennon was as a teen? Check out his perfectly preserved detention record. - [Esquire]
- Police in Athens used pepper spray on protesters two days ahead of Greece's major bailout vote.
- A medical helicopter crashed in Colorado. The crash killed the pilot and injured two crew members.