A Thanksgiving Travel Reading List

Traveling around the holidays can be a nightmare — and with traffic, delays and missed connections, it can be a long one. To help you get through the journey, we selected a few of our favorite articles to keep you entertained. And if you've got articles saved for your trip, we'd love to hear about them; leave us a comment.
  1. How to Talk to Your Relatives About Politics at Thanksgiving
    It’s time for that annual American holiday tradition: awkward political conversation at the Thanksgiving dinner table. http://nyti.ms/1OeHFK1
  2. The Doomsday Scam
    Red mercury is the ultimate weapon: the city-flattening blast of a nuclear bomb, and small enough to fit in a sandwich-size paper bag. But there's a reason it's never been found. http://nyti.ms/1jiiNUH
  3. Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.
    "If you want a truly happy holiday, choose to keep the 'thanks' in Thanksgiving, whether you feel like it or not." http://nyti.ms/1jilk1c
  4. The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá
    Take two identical twin pairs. Switch one from each pair at birth. Then reunite them 25 years later, by chance, and... http://nyti.ms/1NNF3xS
  5. Adele Cries to Her Music, Too
    In Adele's words: Adele: "That’s how I know that I’ve written a good song for myself — it’s when I start crying. It’s when I just break out in [expletive] tears in the vocal booth or in the studio, and I’ll need a moment to myself." http://nyti.ms/1O5DgqL
  6. Greenland Is Melting Away
    Greenland is melting away. Now scientists are trying to figure out just how rapidly the planet's sea levels will rise, and how people living in coastal areas can plan for the change. http://nyti.ms/1HkZvcV
  7. ‘Star Wars,’ Elvis and Me
    Film critic A.O. Scott: "Anything could have defined my generation, but it happened to be Luke, lightsabers and the Force." http://nyti.ms/1KG1LWP
  8. Modern Love: To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This
    Headed home? In case you run into your high school crush, you may want to read this woman's story. While in the midst of a breakup, she read about a psychologist’s attempt at making 2 strangers fall in love by having them ask each other 36 personal questions. So she tried it. http://nyti.ms/1IeqBgy