Songbird: Christmas Jams

It’s that time of year when you are bombarded by the sweet songs of the yuletide. Well, here are two more to add to the mix. Sufjan Stevens, twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, and guypal Richard Perry of the Arcade Fire got in the christmas spirit to record two pretty songs. You can listen to both Silent Night &  Barcarola here.

The Frenzy: Protect Yourself from Bad Dates

Online dating sites like match.com, okcupid.com, and eharmony.com are a great way to pre-screen a potential date. But how do you know if you are getting a whole story? This NYT article lets you know about some helpful sites that can help protect you. For instance you might be able to find out if your potential date has a record, and I don’t mean the musical kind. While you are always taking a chance when going on a blind date, we hope that the worst crime you are a victim of is a bad date.