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  • Egypt's military denies any responsibility in deaths of 17 Christians

    The Egyptian military said today that they are investigating who killed 17 Christian protesters on Sunday. Their denial of guilt has angered many Egyptians, who complain of a new dictatorship.
    10/12/2011 05:41 pm

  • 10 tell-alls by children with famous parents

    Martha Stewart's daughter Alexis has recently published Whateverland: Learning to Live Here, a non-too-flattering book detailing her life with the domestic queen. Stewart is just the latest in a long line of children to publish memoirs about their lives with famous parents – some complimentary, others less so. The veracity of several have been called into question by family members or other doubters.
    10/12/2011 03:46 pm

  • Top 9 ways Internet access can save you money

    Sure, access to the Internet costs you something every month. But did you ever stop to think how much money it saves? Online price comparison and access to wholesale markets and group deal sites, like and Groupon, can save the average consumer $8,000 annually, according to new study from the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), a coalition that lobbies to make high-speed Internet access more affordable and widely available. “Generally Internet shopping can be a big money saver,” agrees Jody Rohlena. senior editor at Shopsmart magazine, but beware of online impulse buying: “It’s important to stick to your budget and try not to go crazy.” Here are nine areas of consumer spending where the Internet can save big bucks, according to the IIA study. Can you guess which spending category is in the top spot?
    10/12/2011 01:39 pm

  • Stir It Up! Apple bacon coffee cake

    A perfect warm treat for a crisp autumn morning.
    10/12/2011 12:03 pm

  • Fill the tank

    A Christian Science perspective: Setting up a tank to provide water needed for use in a cabin illustrates how we can access needed inspiration for our lives.
    10/12/2011 09:30 am

  • Diggin' It Alpine strawberries: Perfect in foliage and in fruit

    10/12/2011 07:55 am

  • Bestselling books the week of 10/13/11, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
    10/11/2011 07:14 pm

  • The Monitor's View Vinegar of politics needs honey of civility

    Personal attacks in politics are a mirror of a society's slide toward social incivility. How can civility be restored? The topic is attracting interest.
    10/11/2011 05:06 pm

  • “We are what we read”: 4 lessons from David McCullough

    David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author – most recently – of “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” imparted words of wisdom to a sold-out crowd at Boston’s Symphony Hall last week. Here are four pieces of advice from McCullough.
    10/11/2011 04:19 pm

  • 99 Cents Only Stores now worth $1.6 billion

    99 Cents Only Stores says it has a deal to be acquired by two investors. The deal must be approved by 99 Cents Only share owners.
    10/11/2011 03:13 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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