Tuesday, December 25, 2012

25-Dec-2012 23:36

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

PM quotes Bible in Christmas message :: The prime minister quotes a verse from the Bible while paying tribute to Britain's armed forces and emergency services in his Christmas message.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20835186#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Down syndrome child is ad star :: A new British Christmas commercial features a child with Down syndrome. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/24/shubert-downs-syndrome-ad.cnn?eref�ition

25-Dec-2012 23:36 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Send in the Clowns :: If Republicans continue to be led by a base that denies global warming after Sandy and refuses to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook, then the party has no future.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/friedman-send-in-the-clowns.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Moral Animal :: How Darwin explains religion.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-moral-animal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

25-Dec-2012 22:35

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

PM quotes Bible in Christmas message :: The prime minister quotes a verse from the Bible while paying tribute to Britain's armed forces and emergency services in his Christmas message.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20835186#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Down syndrome child is ad star :: A new British Christmas commercial features a child with Down syndrome. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/24/shubert-downs-syndrome-ad.cnn?eref�ition

25-Dec-2012 22:35 Christmas

Christmas Day Sees Online Shopping Frenzy - Sky News :: http://news.sky.com/story/1029886/christmas-day-sees-online-shopping-frenzy

Queens calls for togetherness at Christmas as royals have low-key celebration - Herald Sun :: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/low-key-celebrations-for-royal-family/story-fnd134gw-1226543336288

Pope's Christmas message focuses on Mideast, China - Philippine Star :: http://www.philstar.com/breaking-news/2012/12/26/890147/popes-christmas-message-focuses-mideast-china

Couple killed in horror smash while on Christmas Day drive with their son - Mirror.co.uk :: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/riseley-death-crash-couple-killed-1505202

Storm brings white Christmas, tornado threat to central U.S :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/UA9umdiC9vw/us-usa-weather-idUSBRE8BO05K20121225

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Find room for God in fast-paced world, pope says on Christmas eve :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pRzfLNrHfWM/us-christmas-pope-idUSBRE8BN0M620121224

Opinionator | The Stone: The Freedom of Faith: A Christmas Sermon :: What the Grand Inquisitor scene in "The Brothers Karamazov" can tell us about the meaning of faith, freedom, happiness and the diabolic satisfaction of our desires.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/the-freedom-of-faith-a-christmas-sermon/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Christmas :: While you're busy wrapping gifts and preparing to feast with family and friends, TIME brings you these bizarre Christmas facts to ponder
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,1868506,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


Christmas

25-Dec-2012 21:37

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tehran 'interfering in Arab nations' affairs despite warnings' - Gulf Daily News :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNESB27EKlO9JqoNXqOz7zt13wZebQ&url=http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid%3D344291

PM quotes Bible in Christmas message :: The prime minister quotes a verse from the Bible while paying tribute to Britain's armed forces and emergency services in his Christmas message.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20835186#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

25-Dec-2012 20:34

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

PM quotes Bible in Christmas message :: The prime minister quotes a verse from the Bible while paying tribute to Britain's armed forces and emergency services in his Christmas message.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20835186#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Down syndrome child is ad star :: A new British Christmas commercial features a child with Down syndrome. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/24/shubert-downs-syndrome-ad.cnn?eref�ition

25-Dec-2012 20:34 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Send in the Clowns :: If Republicans continue to be led by a base that denies global warming after Sandy and refuses to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook, then the party has no future.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/friedman-send-in-the-clowns.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

25-Dec-2012 19:33

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

PM quotes Bible in Christmas message :: The prime minister quotes a verse from the Bible while paying tribute to Britain's armed forces and emergency services in his Christmas message.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20835186#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Japan's Kawaguchi may serve as foreign minister again: media - Terra.com :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNFBVlNd0pedtGaLhqpLVdPUF4E63g&url=http://news.terra.com/japans-kawaguchi-may-serve-as-foreign-minister-again-media,5b95dae1d5dbb310VgnCLD2000000ec6eb0aRCRD.html

25-Dec-2012 19:33 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Send in the Clowns :: If Republicans continue to be led by a base that denies global warming after Sandy and refuses to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook, then the party has no future.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/friedman-send-in-the-clowns.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Stabilization Won't Save Us :: More stabilization won't save the economy. We need to decentralize decision making and force all players to put skin in the game.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/stabilization-wont-save-us.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

25-Dec-2012 18:31

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Cold boiling water turns into mist :: Dmitry Klimensky of Novosibirsk, Siberia, throws boiling water off his balcony in below-freezing weather.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/so-cold-boiling-water-turns-into-mist-russia-rt.rt?eref�ition

PM quotes Bible in Christmas message :: The prime minister quotes a verse from the Bible while paying tribute to Britain's armed forces and emergency services in his Christmas message.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20835186#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

25-Dec-2012 18:31 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Send in the Clowns :: If Republicans continue to be led by a base that denies global warming after Sandy and refuses to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook, then the party has no future.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/friedman-send-in-the-clowns.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Stabilization Won't Save Us :: More stabilization won't save the economy. We need to decentralize decision making and force all players to put skin in the game.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/stabilization-wont-save-us.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

25-Dec-2012 17:33

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Queen's message hails Olympic stars :: The Queen is to pay tribute to the nation's Olympic and Paralympic athletes for inspiring all who watched their achievements, in her Christmas broadcast.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20832562#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

25-Dec-2012 16:29

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: How kindness can help businesses thrive :: Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways, says the entrepreneur behind the Rare Tea Company.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20797920#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Queen's message hails Olympic stars :: The Queen is to pay tribute to the nation's Olympic and Paralympic athletes for inspiring all who watched their achievements, in her Christmas broadcast.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20832562#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Retailers 'facing critical time' :: Business recovery firm Begbies Traynor says 140 retailers are in a "critical condition" and thousands more are in distress this Christmas.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20832355#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mom: Stop linking autism to violence :: I've just listened to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre suggest we need guns in our schools because "our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/22/living/littman-mother-autism/index.html?eref�ition

'Before I die, I want to...' project :: Artist Candy Chang created a space where people could share their thoughts on what they hoped to do before dying
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/opinion/chang-before-i-die/index.html?eref�ition

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa