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  • Opinion 6 ways parents can cut college costs

    It's not too late to reduce the cost of sending your son or daughter to college. Putting aside well-known strategies like having your child apply for niche scholarships, excel at a sport, start at a community college, or get a perfect score on the SAT, here are 6 strategies parents can employ.

  • Top 10 states for working moms

    Mother's Day companies? That's what you could call workplaces that help moms meet their family commitments. Those companies can be located anywhere. But some states do better than others in mandating a level of standards beyond the federal minimum in the form of paid family leave, job protection, and “right to nurse” laws. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are the Top 10 states that best support new working mothers, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. Can you guess which state gets the highest marks?

  • Yogi Berra: 21 quotes for his birthday

    Yogi Berra turns 87 on May 12th. Here are some of his oft-quoted malapropisms and aphorisms. 

  • Seven retirement questions you need to answer

    Retirement planning isn't easy. Nearly half of Americans don't feel financially prepared to live to age 75, according to a survey from Northwestern Mutual. But the process is a lot less burdensome if you break the task down into simpler parts. Here are seven questions to ask as you plan for your long-term financial security in retirement.

  • 10 best books of May, according to Amazon

    Amazon's editors picked these 10 books as the best for the month.

  • DOMA and Prop. 8 struck down: Gay marriage laws around the globe

    There is no national gay marriage legislation in the pipeline in the US, however, numerous countries around the globe already recognize same-sex marriage or the right to civil unions. Here’s the breakdown by region.

  • 'MOMumental': 5 stories about raising children

    Author Jennifer Grant advises and confesses in her new book – here are five of her anecdotes.

  • Mother's Day: 10 great books for Mom

    You've probably already done the classics – try these 10 books for a gift this Mother's Day.

  • 10 great summer cars

    Wind in your hair, sun in your face – the summer drive is as classic a pastime as barbecues and baseball.  For dedicated sun-seekers, the right machine can make all the difference, and since most of us can’t afford the demi-convertible Maybach Landaulet limousine, here are 10 fun-loving new models sure to keep a summer smile on your face.  Climb into one of these this season, and you’ll be happy to keep driving duties for yourself.

  • Israel's coalition government: Israeli and Arab media react

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surprised Israel (and its Arab neighbors) when he announced the creation of a unity government on May 8: Israeli and Arab media react.

  • Hollande's victory: The world ponders a major shift

    François Hollande's victory may represent change for not just France, but Europe as a whole.

  • Howard Carter: 6 of his first moments in the tomb of King Tut

    Archaeologist Howard Carter details how he found and entered the famous tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

  • Bestselling books the week of 5/10/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • Maurice Sendak: 10 tweets about the 'Wild' author and illustrator

    Children's author Maurice Sendak, creator of the darkly mischievous children's classic, "Where the Wild Things Are," has died at age 83. Mourning the loss of the beloved writer and illustrator, fans of his work took to Twitter to pay tribute to one of the most important children’s book writers of the 20th century. Take a look at some of the top tweets from the worlds of literature, film and beyond that celebrate the life Maurice Sendak. 

  • Top 5 ways to save on your summer vacation

    If you're pining for a summer vacation but worried about costs, consider how Wayne and Pat Dunlap of Del Mar, Calif., managed to tour 51 countries over two years, marvel at the Egyptian pyramids, scale a New Zealand glacier, and visit Laotian Buddhist monks all for less than $100 a day. "We often stayed at guesthouses and hostels, ate at local family restaurants, took public transportation, and in some cases, traveled on cruise ships offering reduced rates," says Mr. Dunlap, author of the travel book "Plan Your Escape." This year amid price worries and higher summer airfares, especially to Europe such ingenuity could prove essential. Here are five cost-cutting strategies that can help:

  • Maurice Sendak: 10 essential quotes

    From his books and from interviews, here are 10 essential quotes from Maurice Sendak, the children's book legend.

  • Battle for women's votes: 6 flash points

    The uproar over the Obama campaign’s 'Life of Julia' Web infographic – which made #Julia big on Twitter – highlights just how fiercely both parties are fighting for the women’s vote. The economy is by far the most important issue in November for both sexes. But there are other areas with special significance to women. Here are the main flash points.

  • Harry Truman: 7 quotes on his birthday

    May 8, 2012, marks Harry S. Truman's 128th birthday. His folksy sense of humor and political grit are exemplified by a selection of aphorisms in 'Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists' by James Geary. 

  • Karl Marx: 10 great quotes on his birthday

    May 5 marks the birthday of Karl Marx, who provided intellectual foundation for an array of regimes that at one time governed nearly half of Earth's population.

  • Keith Haring: 10 books by and about the artist

    On what would have been his 54th birthday, here are 10 books filled with the spirit and work of the influential artist.

  • 10 best Avengers of all time

    Many Avengers have come and gone over the years. But, in my opinion, here are the 10 best.

  • Osama bin Laden papers: top 5 revelations

    A new trove of letters seized during the Osama bin Laden raid paint an intimate picture of the inner workings and struggles of Al Qaeda, from its dabbling in the stock market to practices that would make any Mafia don proud.

  • Free Comic Book Day: 5 things you need to know

    Whether you're a comic book devotee or don't know the Fantastic Four from the Avengers, here are 5 things you need to know about the upcoming Free Comic Book Day.

  • 10 modern proverbs (from the last 100 years)

    "The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs" is a collection of contemporary wisdom.

  • 5 award-winning mystery novels for young adults

    Here are five great mystery novels aimed at teenage readers.

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