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  • Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Faith Leaders

    They are explorers and activists, artists and educators, farmers and faith leaders – even mayors. And they have trenchant suggestions on how to improve the world.

  • 5 clues to what 2012 holds for Latin America's economy

    The general opinion is that while the economic outlook for Latin America in 2012 is not as rosy as it has been in the past, it's not a bad one. 

  • 10 books for a good laugh

    Author Hallie Ephron recommends literature to keep you laughing.

  • 6 movies you should see before the Golden Globes

    6 movies you should see before the Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 15

  • Kate Middleton lends a hand to children, the arts with her charity projects

    Kate Middleton, known as the Duchess of Cambridge, today announced the first five organizations she will support as a royal patron.

  • Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Educators

    They are explorers and activists, artists and educators, farmers and faith leaders – even mayors. And they have trenchant suggestions on how to improve the world.

  • Five big moments in New Hampshire primary history

    The Granite State's first-in-the nation primary has been a launching pad for many a presidential hopeful – but not always. The following are among the most interesting outcomes.Sources: Political Research Quarterly, NewHampshirePrimary.com, New Hampshire Almanac

  • Bestselling books the week of 1/5/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • 6 moments that changed a life

    From the new book 'The Moment,' 6 examples of a moment that changed a life.

  • Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Politicians

    They are explorers and activists, artists and educators, farmers and faith leaders – even mayors. And they have trenchant suggestions on how to improve the world.

  • Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Artisans

    They are explorers and activists, artists and educators, farmers and faith leaders – even mayors. And they have trenchant suggestions on how to improve the world.

  • Six steps to choosing the best refrigerator

    If you’ve had the pleasure of purchasing an appliance within the last 10 years you’re probably aware that things are not as simple as they once used to be. While technology has made many things in our lives easier, choosing the best refrigerator among hundreds of similar models isn’t one of them. Family size and lifestyle are only a few of the factors that influence a purchase. That said, armed with the right information and knowing what questions to ask can ease the process of finding the best refrigerator: 

  • 10 memories from the book that inspired 'Downton Abbey'

    "Below Stairs," the memoir that inspired "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs, Downstairs," gets a re-release as "Downton Abbey" begins its second season.

  • Five reasons the world won't end in 2012

    Pointing to the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar on Dec. 21, 2012, many doomsday believers think that life as we know it on Earth has entered it's final year. NASA begs to differ. 

  • 10 best books of January, according to Amazon's editors

    The 10 best books of January, 2012, according to Amazon's editors.

  • Quadrantid meteors and 11 other big skywatching events of 2012

    What lies ahead sky-wise for 2012? Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist, selected what he considers to be the top 12 "skylights" for this coming year,

  • Technology 2012: Four tech trends to watch

    Technological innovations lay at the heart of many of last year's biggest stories -- from citizen-recorded videos that fanned the flames of the Arab Spring to the social-media organized Occupy movement. So what new technologies – and unexpected uses of them – will change social habits and relationships this year? Here are four 2012 technology trends that are sure to play a role: 

  • 10 novels to watch for in 2012

    Here are 10 must-read novels coming at you in early 2012.

  • Correspondent reflections: The 10 news events that shaped 2011

    Correspondent reflections: The 10 news events that shaped 2011

    In this special section, we look at the year’s biggest stories, and seven staff correspondents reflect on events in hot spots from Latin America to the Libyan front. 

  • 7 of the best young adult novels of 2011

    7 of the best young adult novels of 2011

    Young adult fiction, as we have heard and heard and heard, has become the fastest-growing segment of the publishing industry, roping in readers of all ages. The books on this list are not necessarily the bestselling books of the year. They are simply good books. Most, at base, are simply highly satisfying realistic novels that describes the world as seen through the eyes of persons who happen to be somewhere between the ages of 12 and 18. – By Amy Benfer, for The Barnes & Noble Review

  • Seven women who shaped the world in 2011

    Seven women who shaped the world in 2011

    Women played some significant roles this past year, from making peace to crafting economic policy in the midst of a crisis. Here are seven who shaped 2011:

  • New Year’s Eve: five ways to ring in 2012

    New Year’s Eve: five ways to ring in 2012

    New Year’s Eve festivities are already under way in some parts of the world. Here’s a sampling of fun ways people can celebrate the dawn of 2012 – in the United States and beyond.

  • Election 101: How an Iowa GOP caucus works

    Election 101: How an Iowa GOP caucus works

    Contrary to popular belief, the Iowa caucuses are not a part of the state populated by Georgians, Armenians, and Azerbaijanis. Sorry, bad pun. (See Caucasus, a region of Eurasia.) But there is some confusion about what the Iowa caucuses are, exactly. So in a few easy steps, let us explain what will happen in the Hawkeye State the evening of Jan. 3 – the first presidential nominating contest of the season.

  • Six predictions for consumers in 2012

    Six predictions for consumers in 2012

    It’s been nice, 2011, but as we move into the new year, many consumers are no doubt wondering what 2012 has in store for them, particularly when it comes to their wallets. Is a double-dip recession in the cards? Will it be easier to get a mortgage? Is a checking account switch in order? What will interest rates be like in the new year? Here are my Top 6 predictions for consumers in 2012:

  • 20 non-fiction books to watch for in 2012

    20 non-fiction books to watch for in 2012

    Oh, the promise of a new year! So many fresh starts and remarkable discoveries lie ahead – including the many that will be made between the pages of a book. For those eager for a preview, here’s a sampling of some of the more promising of the early 2012 titles.

 
 
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