Experimenting with money – spending and managing it – is a college freedom that can quickly get out of hand. I should know; I graduated recently and my college financial habits over those four years had me drowning in debt after graduation. With unemployment high and an average debt load of more than $29,000, the Class of 2011 needs to be especially savvy about money as it moves into the working world. Here are five big financial mistakes 20-somethings often make – and how to avoid them.
A suicide bombing at the wedding of the chief of a US-backed Afghan village anti-insurgency unit soured even the strongest holdouts for the Taliban.
Seventy-five years ago this month an unknown young journalist from Atlanta published her first book, a love story set in the South during the US Civil War. Today, "Gone With the Wind" is one of the most widely read novels in the world. How well do you know this classic American tale of romance and war?
Antigovernment protesters sit on the ground as they listen to a Friday prayers' speech during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Tens of thousands of Yemenis held a mass funeral Friday for 50 people killed in regime-sponsored violence in the capital.
Former Sen. John Edwards poses in his North Moore High School Mustangs varsity football team uniform during his senior year in Robbins, N.C., in 1970.
A woman and her newborn daughter rest at the Gurgaon Hospital outside of New Delhi, India. In the nearby town of Mullahera, more girls than boys were born in 2009, winning the town a prize from local officials of 100,000, or about $2,200.
Baking 200 cupcakes for her friends' wedding ended up being a real labor of love.
Whether you're on the beach, in the airport, or staying in your own backyard, there's nothing like the perfect novel to round out your summer vacation. Here are a handful of very attractive titles appearing this summer.
'The Hangover Part II' keeps the template of the original movie but adds a darker, scummier tone.
Tim Pawlenty wants a White House ending to his rags-to-riches rise. The former governor declared his candidacy for president May 22 in a video released on his website. The grandson of German immigrants and the first in his family to attend college, Pawlenty is hoping his foes’ flaws are his ticket to victory.