Correspondent Adam Baron becomes a sort of Santa Claus upon return from the United States to his new home in Sanaa, Yemen.
Going on a mission – collecting sea glass at the beach, visiting every baseball stadium, or trying every flavor of ice cream at the local store – creates an 'atmosphere for growth' for achieving goals and feeling happy.
The Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce news makes this author wonder how the couple's daughter, Suri, will deal with the alleged split in her parents' religious views. The author was a year older than Suri when her own parents – a Jew and a Roman Catholic – divorced.
With the housing market and auto sales showing some signs of life, pundits predict a better economy for 2012. But the ripple from a European downturn could erode the economic pace in the US.
Google has Happy Holidays doodle. This doodle celebrates the season with a two-dimensional holiday light display.
Seven towns in Germany have special post offices dedicated to answering children's Christmas letters, which letter writers see as a chance to undermine seasonal greed and instill joy and hope.