The joy that is Thanksgiving—a holiday meant to evoke gratitude, family turmoil, and starch-heavy side dishes—has given way to one of our country's grisliest past times: Black Friday. Lines that snakes around the block for door-busting sales (promising deals and discounts that are sometimes false) have become de rigeur. This kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become downright unpleasant and—worse—violent.
Should you need to unleash your consumer beast, have at it. But for a less chaotic Black Friday, here are 11 alternatives to consider this week that are free, fun, and far less stressful.Read More