Shake Burger from Shake Shack. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

What a great day this is. Not only did we survive the Mayan apocalypse, December 21 is also an arbitrary National Hamburger Day! (Other National Hamburger Days, according to the Internet, are May 28 and July 28.) So celebrate your existence with a delicious burger, if you don't already do that on a regular basis.

If you want to make your own, we've got loads of burger recipes and cooking tips, or poke through The Burger Lab archives for more inspiration.

If you want to go out for a burger, check out our recommended restaurants, our last burgers on Earth, or 30 great cheeseburgers we've eaten this year.

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