Imam Mohamed Magid and Rabbi Bruce Lustig

Imam, Rabbi Say Interfaith Connections Will Keep Hatred At Bay

A D.C.-area imam and rabbi have been working to grow connections between their two religions in the hopes of combating hate.

 | Alexandra Miller

Catholic clergy members stand inside St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City in 2009

Virginia Launches Clergy Abuse Hotline Amid 'Ongoing Investigation'

The state's attorney general said the moves come after a Pennsylvania grand jury report outlining decades of clerical sex abuse allegations.

 | Cristina Mutchler

Pope Francis

Pope Francis Says The Catholic Church Needs To Change

While in Estonia on Tuesday, the pope admitted that the clergy sex abuse scandal is causing some people to leave the Catholic Church.

 | Katherine Biek

Dream Jobs: Sommelier

One of the nation's top sommeliers tells us how to drink wine like a pro and how she landed her dream job.

 | Sarah Giroux

The words 'In God We Trust' are seen on U.S. currency October 14, 2004 in Washington, DC.

The Little Extras In Your Budget Add Up ... Really Quickly

If you haven't heard of the 50/30/20 rule, we have something for you to watch.

 | Jay Strubberg

A concertgoer holds two tickets

Why Is Buying Tickets Online Such A Pain? It's Complicated

From fees to bots to secondhand markets, the industry is a bit of a mess.

 | Carter Woodiel

Heinz Tomato Ketchup

For The Love Of Ketchup

A D.C. couple is putting a spin on the classic tomato-based condiment.

 | Chance Seales

Stormy Afternoon by Spanish artist Joaqun Sorolla (est. £500,000-700,000) goes on view.

How Art Goes From Concept To Costly

Four main factors come into play.

 | Chance Seales

The official 2017 White House Christmas tree.

Separation of Church Not Applicable to Christmas Decorations

The Constitution says church and state are separate, but court rulings suggest context is key to legally display certain Christmas decorations.

 | Ryan Biek

Leonardo da Vinci painting "Salvator Mundi"

A Da Vinci Painting Is The Most Expensive Work Of Art Sold At Auction

The painting, called 'Salvator Mundi,' fetched more than $450 million at a Christie's auction — a record.

 | Katherine Biek

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Oscar Mayer Is Taking Some Stuff Out Of Its Hot Dogs

Following a recent trend in the food and beverage industry, Oscar Mayer says its hot dogs will no longer have preservatives.

 | Lindsey Pulse

Crayola crayons

Crayola Blows Dandelion Right Out Of Its 24-Pack Of Crayons

So long, dandelion! We hardly got to color with you.

 | Katherine Biek

Refugees in a sewing class

Sewing Classes Are Giving Refugees Independence In Canada

The Darzee seamstress training program is run by Mes Amis Canada, a nonprofit.

 | Melissa Prax

April the giraffe in her barn.

Meet April The Giraffe: The Internet's Latest Weird Obsession

Hundreds of thousands of people are tuning in to watch a giraffe give birth — eventually.

 | Tyler Fine

Not Into Valentine's Day? Celebrate Taco Tuesday Instead

Who needs love when you have tacos?

 | Tyler Fine

Tomatoes in boxes

You Don't Even Know What Tomatoes Are Supposed To Taste Like

Growers would rather their tomatoes be durable than flavorful. But we might be able to bring some of those flavors back.

 | Evan Thomas

people drinking liquor

5 Things To Do Besides Getting Wasted On New Year's Eve

Because it sucks to have a hangover from hell on the first day of the new year.

 | Kristin Rohlwing

A calendar showing Boxing Day.

What Is Boxing Day, Anyway?

The first weekday after Christmas in the United Kingdom, Canada and several other Commonwealth countries is an official bank holiday.

 | Lauren Stephenson

A teacher stands in front of high school students

Americans Aren't Learning Personal Finance Skills

U.S. students score low on financial literacy tests compared to other developed countries.

 | Zach Toombs

Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller and Jason Bateman star in "Office Christmas Party"

'Office Christmas Party' Is King Among Raunchy Christmas Movies

Taking the No. 2 spot this week is the one movie all employed adults can relate to. "Office Christmas Party" brought in an estimated $17.5 million.

 | Jamal Andress

National Christmas Tree

The History Of The National Christmas Tree

The storied tradition dates back to 1923.

 | Katherine Biek

Santas run in the snow

We Lie To Whole Generations Of Kids About Santa, And That's Fine

The Santa Claus myth doesn't appear to do any harm — and it can actually help kids with their critical thinking skills.

 | Evan Thomas

Presents under a Christmas tree

New Zealand Takes Secret Santa To A Whole New Level

This year, almost 2,000 people are participating.

 | Katherine Biek

Collage of Newsy reporters

Different Table, Different Story: Let's Talk Thanksgiving Traditions

From turkey (roasted or fried) to cranberry sauce (canned or fresh), some Thanksgiving traditions are quintessential.

 | Scripps News Staff

Food is prepared at Plymouth, the site of the original Thanksgiving

Since The First Thanksgiving, American Food Has Been Immigrant Food

In this episode of "Americanize Me," we head to Plymouth to learn the immigrant history of the Thanksgiving dinner.

 | Noor Tagouri

A sign that says "Closed Election Day"

Why Isn't Election Day A Holiday?

Tuesday isn't exactly a convenient day for most people to vote.

 | Kate Grumke

Attendees at a Halloween carnival

Why Do We Like Getting Scared?

Parts of our innate fight-or-flight response can also cause feelings of pleasure.

 | Evan Thomas

Newsy's Noor Tagouri interviews Giovanni Bartocci at Via Della Pace in New York.

Americans Have Italian Food All Wrong

Italian food has become a huge part of American culture, but our visit to this NYC restaurant shows we've had it wrong all this time.

 | Noor Tagouri

A real Salem witch tells us what pop culture gets wrong.

A Real Salem Witch Tells Us What Pop Culture Gets Wrong (And Right)

Teri Kalgren educates the public about what it's like to be a modern witch.

 | Noor Tagouri

A spray-painted figure flashes a middle finger on a brick wall.

We Know What The Middle Finger Means, But Where Did It Come From?

The one-finger salute might be humanity's longest-running insult gesture.

 | David Cawthon