A writer spent a year asking herself: What would Oprah do?
Master maskmaker Manuel Horta of Tocuaro, Mexico, models a 'Christmas demon' mask worn during a traditional dance that acts out a struggle between angels trying to help, and devils trying to hinder, shepherds seeking the baby Jesus. This region of Mexico is known as a center of artisanry, with towns in the region specializing in different crafts.
Inspired by Tolkien's book, Sleeping Beauty's castle, and an abandoned medieval town, a fairy tale garden in Texas would be just right for hobbits.
A flamingo chick is nudged by its mother in their enclosure in the Budapest Zoo in Hungary in June 2009. With fifteen chicks newly hatched the number of flamingos at the zoo has grown to 98.
A Galapagos giant tortoise at the Charles Darwin Research Station eats her greens. This captive tortoise is part of a breeding program that has already released hundreds of juveniles back onto their native islands. Full-grown adults can weigh more than 600 pounds and live up to 100 years or more. Giant tortoises are found only in the Galapagos.
Many see Pyongyang's recent friendly gestures as a tactical move. The US moved Tuesday to freeze the assets of two North Korean entities, while South Korea accused the North of unleashing a deadly flash flood.
Fighting fires in California means danger, exhaustion, and days away from family. A spirit of service – and all the public appreciation – helps a lot.
At issue: Coercing debtors into waiving rights they don't know they have.