The new YouTube celebrities: gamers. Millions of people love to watch other people playing games online.
The Times Square ball, dropped at midnight on New Year's Eve, gets new pieces of glass each year. This year features a kaleidoscopic pattern and a special panel designed by a 12-year-old former cancer patient.
Purchases that give a portion of the sale to a charity make shoppers feel good but may diminish overall giving to that charity, a consultant says.