Please go to your preferences page and make sure your "See Mature Topics" setting is set. Setting it to "Yes" means you see the Mature Topics forum (contains political and religious debates). Setting it to "No" means you do not see those threads.
Reading by the fire, or going for a walk in the cold.
There is a cliff near my house that looks out at the sea, and I really love that place. It's got a great view. I go to that place in winter often to think about whatevers on my mind.