City Room: A Doll's Magic, Free to Renew :: Kirsten, an American Girl doll with a $110 price tag, is one of the most well-loved and sought-after items at a public library branch in the East Village.
Worker Liberation in Michigan :: Another state gives individuals the right not to join a union.
Three Questioned in Libor Probe :: The U.K. Serious Fraud Office has arrested three men as part of an investigation into the rigging of interest rates.
Why Your Heartburn Drugs Don't Work :: New research suggests that in many people, heartburn may be caused by something other than acid reflux. But gastroenterologists are often stumped as to what it is and how to treat it.
The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
HSBC to Pay Record U.S. Penalty :: HSBC acknowledged that for years it ignored possible money laundering, part of a record $1.9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities that caps the bank's disastrous foray into the U.S. market.
EU to Put Reins on Regulators :: Authorities are considering launching a legal crackdown on some national regulators for restricting European banks from freely moving funds across national borders.
Man Killed in Rare Midtown Shooting :: A man was fatally shot in the head on West 58th Street, marking the fourth death this year in a typically murder-free area of Manhattan.
Fiscal Cliff Talks Make Progress :: Budget negotiations between the White House and Republican House Speaker Boehner have progressed steadily in recent days, breathing life into talks that appeared to have stalled.
The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
Giving to Charity and the Children :: The client had more money than he ever intended to spend. So his adviser, Brian Kazanchy, helped him tackle two of his biggest goals: Donating to charity and passing money to his two daughters as tax efficiently as possible.
One Running Shoe in the Grave :: New studies on older endurance athletes suggest the fittest reap few health benefits.
English Premier League players jump on Twitter after Chelsea winger Eden ... - Herald Sun :: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/football/english-premier-league-players-jump-on-twitter-after-chelsea-winger-eden-hazard-kicks-ball-boy/story-e6frfg8x-1226561034242
Photo by MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS 7 hours ago - Yahoo! Eurosport UK :: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/tiger-woods-hits-driver-off-18th-tee-north-photo-210947253.html
Apple results: The ipad is cannibalising Windows sales, says Tim Cook - Firstpost :: http://www.firstpost.com/tech/apple-results-the-ipad-is-cannibalising-windows-sales-says-tim-cook-600310.html
Reds step up Coutinho chase - Irish Independent :: http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/reds-step-up-coutinho-chase-3363410.html
They Know What You're Shopping For :: "You're looking at the premium package, right?" Companies today are increasingly tying people's real-life identities to their online browsing habits.
The Third Coast :: By Joel Kotkin
Passing Along Life Lessons :: Why values are an increasingly important part of estate planning.
Feds Ponder Joining Suit Against Armstrong :: Justice Department officials are considering whether to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed by cyclist Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis.
Mastering the Mismatch :: Get ready to add "spezzato," the art of contrasting jackets and trousers, to your sartorial dictionary.
Early Success and Its Enemies :: The novelist Martin Amis has been famous almost since birth. But his celebrity has long increased out of proportion to the quality of his books. Adam Kirsch reviews "Martin Amis: The Biography" by Richard Bradford.
Control: How a Fear of Foreigners Is Gripping Europe When Its Economy Needs Them Most :: Fear of foreigners is gripping Europe just when its economy needs them most
The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
Firms Flock to Newly Opened Myanmar :: From global multinationals to one-man entrepreneurs, businesses are abuzz over what may be one of the world's last great—but hardly stable—business frontiers.
23 Rules of the Office Holiday Party :: As we dive straight into the office holiday party season, Jason Gay offers the only advice you need to survive an epic night of company cheer.
Italy Front-Runner Vows Steady Hand :: Pier Luigi Bersani, the center-left politician tipped in polls as Italy's next leader, pledged to uphold his country's economic commitments to Europe and not dismantle the current government's overhauls, if he is elected.
Just Say Om :: Scientists study it. Doctors recommend it. Millions of Americans--many of whom don't even own crystals--practice it every day. Why? Because meditation works
Lenore Skenazy: Helicopter Parents, Meet Helicopter Pet-Owning :: You can't be too careful. Avoid dog parks—they're like poorly supervised playdates.
Defending Home, From Afar :: Two new accounts of Polish suffering and heroism during World War II. Daniel Ford reviews Halik Kochanski's "The Eagle Unbowed" and Matthew Brzezinski's "Isaac's Army."