1. Northeast U.S. Braces Itself For The Wrath Of The Snow Gods

The northeastern region of the United States is expected to experience a "historic" and "catastrophic" winter storm today. "This is going to be all-out whiteout snow, crippling everything. We're highly advising no travel, starting late Monday, going into Tuesday and on into Wednesday," a meteorologist told the Boston Globe. Residents of the area are being advised to hit their local stores now and stock up on food, household supplies, clothes, iPhone accessories, Starbucks gift cards and Disney collectable figurines, as it may be several days before they will be able to leave their homes and resume consuming.