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  • 10 best Facebook apps and games

    Because there's a seemingly endless catalog of Facebook apps to choose from, here's a list of the few that are actually worth trying. From classics such as Words with Friends to fresh upstarts like Pinterest, these are the best, most entertaining, and most intriguing Facebook apps out there. 

  • Egypt's constitution: How 5 stakeholders would shape the document

    Here’s what key stakeholders want Egypt’s new constitution to look like.

  • Border bunglers: 10 odd smuggling attempts foiled by US agents

    Drugs are just a few of the illegal products – from the exotic to the mundane – that people attempt to sneak across the US-Mexico border everyday. Here are 10 examples of creative ways people tried to sneak something past Customs.

  • Five things Millennials never want to hear

    The workplace has a recurring habit of throwing generations together and forcing them to cooperate. As Millennials (age 18-30), one of the largest cohorts in modern America, join the labor force, GenXers, boomers, and seniors are having to learn how to get along with their new employees. It isn't always easy. Millennials usually have broader experience with technology than their older colleagues do and are widely regarded as competitive, collaborative, and passionate, but also persistent and self-possessed to the point of feeling entitled to promotions they haven't earned. So here are five things not to say to these young and talented workers along with suggestions on how to improve the communication:

  • 7 classic fashion mistakes and why we make them

    In her new book 'You Are What You Wear,' Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner, tells us what our fashion mistakes say about us.

  • Five hotbeds of biodiversity

    Here are five flora- and fauna-rich ecologies that Conservation International, a nonprofit organization in Arlington, Va., says are more than 70 percent intact.

  • From Wilt Chamberlain to Jeremy Lin: 10 NBA 'firsts'

    Jeremy Lin's rise on the NBA radar provides the impetus to look back at Wilt Chamberlain's highest-scoring game and nine other NBA 'firsts.'

  • Dr. Seuss: 10 favorite quotes on his birthday

    10 favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss on his birthday.

  • Vatican Secret Archives: 6 of the most intriguing documents in church history

    One hundred documents held in the Vatican’s Secret Archives are now on display in Rome for the first time. Read our list here of six standouts.

  • Dr. Seuss: 7 adaptations of his beloved stories

    As "The Lorax" arrives in theaters this weekend, here are seven previous Seuss film adaptations – the good and the bad.

  • Women's history month: 10 women making history today

    March is known as Women's History month, meant to recognize the contributions and progress of women across history and around the world.  Women today are playing some significant roles, from making peace to crafting economic policy in the midst of a crisis.  Here are 10 women who are making history, today.

  • Top 10 cities where house prices are rising

    House prices continue to fall nationwide, but here and there they’ve begun to turn up as Americans return to the housing market. Which 10 metropolitan areas have seen the biggest increase in the past year? The winners, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), include a state capital, a furniture-making center, and a resort that was once America’s foreclosure capital. Can you guess who they are?  

  • Online gambling 101: What the new gambling expansion means for states

    Online lotto – and virtual slot machines, blackjack, and poker – could be coming to your state or one near you. Here are five questions on internet gambling, following the US Justice Department's policy reversal late last year, possibly producing a boon to both the industry and state budgets.

  • China 'buying out' Africa: Top 5 destinations of Chinese money

    On a quest to secure raw materials and energy resources to support the exponential growth of its economy, China has become the fastest-growing investor in Africa. Here are the top five destinations of Chinese capital, in order of estimated Chinese investment.

  • Baseball spring training: The facts, from history to cheap seats

    Spring training is when players shed the winter rust by limbering up on warm, sun-baked diamonds, sign autographs galore, and provide hope that this may be their team’s year. As preseason games between major-league teams begin on Saturday, here are a few facts to give you some background on spring ball.

  • World's cheapest gas: Top 10 countries

    While Americans and Europeans  bemoan the cost of gasoline at the pumps, people in some other parts of the world enjoy filling up their tanks cheaply thanks to subsidies provided by wealthy, oil-rich governments.  Here are the 10 cheapest countries on Earth to fill a gas tank.

  • Five places we might find life in our own solar system

    Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places – pools of pitch, deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and lightless lakes buried under glaciers. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the solar system has a few candidates. Here are five.

  • North Korea to suspend nuclear activity in exchange for food: 5 key questions

    Here are five key questions on the link between food and nuclear weapons in North Korea.

  • You've heard Gioachino Rossini's music, even if you've never heard of him

    Gioachino Rossini, the man behind today's frog-themed Google doodle, is perhaps the most famous composer that no one remembers. He may not have the name recognition of a Beethoven or Mozart, but Rossini was a major figure in your childhood – trust us. So, with his 220th birthday landing on Wednesday, here's a look at the five biggest moments when you've heard his music and possibly not realized it.

  • Leap Year: this day in the history of Feb. 29

    We don’t mean to state the obvious, but Feb. 29 happens once every four years (usually) – and leap year is here again. That means a whole day's worth of news will tomorrow be added to this date's comparatively small archive. 

  • 3 really good new novels with unusual anti-heroes

    Talk about an anti-hero. From an overweight shut-in to Richard Nixon, these three new novels feature unlikely protagonists.

  • Bestselling books the week of 3/1/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • 5 ways to improve a marriage

    From author Elizabeth Weil's book 'No Cheating, No Dying,' 5 expert tips to improve a marriage.

  • 6 memories of growing up as a Romany Gypsy

    In 'Gypsy Boy,' writer Mikey Walsh recalls growing up as part of England's Romany Gypsy community.

  • Opinion Five steps to bring back American manufacturing jobs

    Many proclaim that American manufacturing is gone, never to return. The numbers certainly are frightening. Yet other signs point to a possible resurgence. Manufacturing executive Carol Ptak argues that significant numbers of good manufacturing jobs can and will return if America takes the following five steps.

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