The Olive Reading List: December 24, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

Looking for Holiday Lights? Try An App to Map Holiday Cheer 

The free app Nextdoor allows you to search for light displays, holiday festivities and opportunities to donate within your neighborhood. A perfect way to find and spread some holiday cheer!
— Leah Gauquie

Merry Christmas: Pure CSS

Here’s a Pure CSS Santa to put you in the holiday spirit (and show you how much you can do with just css)!
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

Charles Dickens’ gift to the world was Christmas Carol, but what does it still mean to us?

Independent reflects on this beautiful Christmas classic through a modern lens while exploring how historical context shaped its message.
— Eliza Green (@ElizaAnneGreen)

Top 10 Survival Tips for Holiday Travel

The holidays are here and if you’re like me, that means traveling is involved. This article gives readers tips on making holiday travel less of a pain in the you know what.
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg)

This 45-Minute Nick Offerman ‘Yule Log’ Whisky Ad is Utterly Perfect

What’s more festive and relaxing than listening to the traditional Yule Log Fireplace? Watching Nick Offerman sit next to the traditional Yule Log Fireplace.
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

Is a Real Lightsaber Possible? Science Offers New Hope

Plasma technology, the same science that brings a glow to fluorescent and neon lights, coupled with manipulating magnetic fields could bring Lightsabers to life in the future!
— Danielle Eisenbacher 

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