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  • 10 best self-help books of all time

    From Benjamin Franklin to Norman Vincent Pearle to Stephen Covey, here are 10 of the best self-help books ever written.

  • 'The Real Romney': 10 facts about the presidential hopeful

    From the biography that aims to show America the 'real' politician, here are 10 facts about Mitt Romney, the candidate some voters still feel they don't know

  • Opinion Why is it OK to to be prejudiced against Mormons?

    You can’t be openly racist, sexist, or anti-Semitic in America. But anti-Mormon? Go for it. Maybe a White House run by Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman will shine enough light on actual Mormons to make us put aside the fears and fantasies about them.

  • America's big shift right

    America's big shift right

    Why the country's conservative drift, on a wide range of issues, has accelerated.

  • In Pictures Mormons in politics

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada meets with the media after the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 7. Mr. Reid was raised agnostic and converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while he was a college student.

  • Home loans: Should owners sell, pay down debt, or go delinquent?

    The Simple Dollar Home loans: Should owners sell, pay down debt, or go delinquent?

    Home loans pose quandaries for three owners in this reader mailbag. They can afford to pay down the home loans, but should they?

  • NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    It’s the nature of the NCAA tournament beast. Of the 11 Big East Conference teams that made the tournament field, two remain (Connecticut and Marquette). That’s the same number of Mountain West Conference teams still competing in the round of 16 (BYU and San Diego State). The field has already lost a No. 1 seed (Pittsburgh), and sees four teams from the bottom half of the seeding still breathing (No. 12 Richmond, two No. 11 seeds: Virginia Commonwealth and Marquette, and No. 10 Florida State). Oh, and Butler’s back. Here’s our rundown of Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups. YOUR PICKS: Who do you have moving into the Elite Eight?

  • Elizabeth Smart testifies to her abduction and vow to survive

    Elizabeth Smart testifies to her abduction and vow to survive

    Elizabeth Smart testified in a federal court Monday in Utah of her abduction by Brian David Mitchell, the man accused of kidnapping and assaulting her in June 2002. Fourteen at the time, Elizabeth Smart vowed to "survive" the attack.

  • Stuck in an Internet traffic jam?

    Green Economics Stuck in an Internet traffic jam?

    Parallels from physical traffic jams shed light on Internet congestion.

  • Did the ancient Greeks spot Halley's Comet?

    Did the ancient Greeks spot Halley's Comet?

    Halley's Comet visited our inner solar system in 466 BC, where it was probably viewed by ancient Greek skywatchers.