Skip the new high heels. You'll get more lasting enjoyment out of going bungee jumping, driving hours to try a new restaurant, or getting lost on vacation.
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
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, has posted her husband's $6 million bond. Where did Anne Sinclair, the Barbara Walters of France, get her wealth?
Morocco explosion: The blast in the iconic Djemma el-Fna square was Morocco's deadliest attack in eight years.
World Space Week: This week, organizations across the globe celebrate the 11th annual World Space Week, which highlights the contributions of space science and technology to life on Earth.
A congressional committee is holding a hearing today on religious freedom in Morocco, which expelled nearly 100 Christian foreigners in March. Morocco is investigating an American school that parents have accused of spreading Christianity.
Morocco has ordered dozens of Christian aid workers in five major cities to be deported this week, with a Western official saying there may be another wave. The expulsions call into question an unspoken but longstanding truce.
Human rights activist Aminatou Haidar, dubbed 'Gandhi' for her efforts to win Western Sahara's independence, launched a hunger strike after Morocco deported her this weekend.
Hillary Clinton announced new aid programs at a two-day forum with Arab leaders in Morocco, which she held up as a model for democratic reform in the region.