Things to do for December 10, 2009

The Weekender

Bad Santas, High-Tech Sleep and Congo Style

The weekend is finding out where you hid its presents.

2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

This week's Perks bring UD exclusive sales with 40 percent off modern dress shirts from Jeremy Argyle and 30 percent off shoes from Moreschi of Italy, giving you an inside line to those Tuscan loafers Grandma's had her eye on.

The Scariest St. Nicks on the Web
BAD SANTAS

The Scariest St. Nicks on the Web

If there's one holiday tradition that's fondly etched into your memory, it's probably not visiting a department store Santa. As a quick trip to these blogs will remind you, those adventures were likely to end in either tears or outright terror. Or both.

Get sketched here; witness failure here

Going to Bed With Technology
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP

Going to Bed With Technology

Hibernation season is upon us, so you might want to consider employing a secret weapon: science. Enter WakeMate, a wristband that tracks your nighttime stats (like number of sleep cycles) and gently wakes you at the "optimal time"—which, sadly, isn't science-speak for "12:30 p.m."

Rise, shine and preorder here

Trip Planning Made Easy
BOARD SILLY

Trip Planning Made Easy

When you travel, you've been known to forget little things like toothpaste or your suitcase, so this ought to come in handy: a site that uses a bulletin board-style setup to ease you through every phase of trip planning. (Going overseas? You'll get a Post-it note reminder to pack your passport.) Just don't put a pushpin through your monitor.

Africa's Most Stylish
HANDY DANDIES

Africa's Most Stylish

Your style icons: Clooney. Newman. And now: some guys on the street from the Congo. This book—with an intro by Sir Paul Smith—documents the dandy looks of the sapeurs, men who wear immaculately tailored, brightly colored suits and live by a strict code of honor (no fighting, Gucci shoes). So if anyone asks, that's why you're wearing a bow tie and smoking a pipe tomorrow.

Dress up with Gentlemen of Bacongo here

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