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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year in Review: The 10 Consumer Spending Trends of 2011

Year in Review: The 10 Consumer Spending Trends of 2011


Year in Review: The 10 Consumer Spending Trends of 2011

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 06:05 AM PST

The biggest trends to hit your wallet in 2011

Five Credit Card New Year's Resolutions

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 06:05 AM PST

Along with promises to yourself about cutting out the reality TV and hitting the gym more often, there are also some financial goals you should set for 2012

Oil's Uncertain Forecast for 2012

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 06:05 AM PST

Oil is the bad boyfriend of the international economy: we can't live with it, and we can't live without it

Will Chinese Baseball Make It to the American Big Leagues?

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:15 PM PST

America's favorite pastime is still relatively unknown in China, with only 4 million players compared with the estimated 300 million who play basketball. But MLB Asia officials are optimistic, thanks to the success of the sport elsewhere in the region.

Romney Puts His General Election Strategy to Work

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 06:05 AM PST

For Mitt Romney's campaign, there's no question whom this election is really about

Making the Case for Eating Horse Meat

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 06:05 AM PST

As Congress lifts its de facto ban on horse meat, plenty of chefs (and animal-rights activists) are applauding the decision

The Buzziest Buzzwords of 2011

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 06:05 AM PST

The Buzziest Buzzwords of 2011

The 10 Most Thought-Provoking Essays of 2011

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 04:10 AM PST

TIME Ideas picks the most thought-provoking, anger-inducing, viral viewpoints of the year

Watch: Cat Plays Fruit Ninja on iPad

Posted: 31 Dec 2011 06:05 AM PST

Will the Internet ever get tired of animals playing with touchscreens?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Fond Farewells: Remembering Those Who Left Us in 2011

Fond Farewells: Remembering Those Who Left Us in 2011


Fond Farewells: Remembering Those Who Left Us in 2011

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:20 AM PST

A look back at the individuals whose lives changed ours, by those who knew them well

Six Reasons Ron Paul Has Appeal Beyond the GOP

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:20 AM PST

Six Reasons Ron Paul Has Appeal Beyond the GOP

Libya's Army Tries to Reassert Itself, as Militias Have Their Way

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 04:25 AM PST

The warriors of the various regional brigades that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi seem to have the run of Libya. The Army and police, however, try to do their duty

Why Rick Santorum Is No Social Conservative Savior

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 02:30 AM PST

Santorum's placement in next Tuesday's caucuses will be an important indicator of how strongly social conservatives feel about having a candidate of their own this year

Take a Replica Cruise of the Titanic's Ill-Fated Maiden Voyage

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:20 AM PST

Sounds a little bit morbid to us.

Light for Haiti: Bringing Hope to a Still-Dark Place

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 10:15 PM PST

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Why the Winter TV Hiatus Makes No Sense

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:20 AM PST

The networks are missing a prime opportunity to reel in viewers looking for a show to get hooked on

Friends Don't Let Friends Drink and Shop Online

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:20 AM PST

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New Swine Flu Virus Could Complicate Influenza Season

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:20 AM PST

Since August, the CDC has logged 12 cases of human infection with H3N2, a new flu virus from pigs. Should we be worried?

Why I Won't Turn My Cell Phone Off on Airplanes

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 09:20 AM PST

I have a problem with following rules that don't make any sense, like the FAA rule that we must turn off all electronic devices on planes

Euro Optimism Goes Flat As 2012 Looms

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:10 PM PST

As has become common during the nearly two years of Europe's escalating debt crisis, reasons for guarded optimism that surfaced this week are being replaced with concern and doubt

Thursday, December 29, 2011

More Mr. Nice Guy: With Iowa Support Slipping, Gingrich Appeals for Comity

More Mr. Nice Guy: With Iowa Support Slipping, Gingrich Appeals for Comity


More Mr. Nice Guy: With Iowa Support Slipping, Gingrich Appeals for Comity

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 04:05 AM PST

Gingrich revels in his role as the GOP's reigning Ideas Man, but the sum total of those ideas has been a cluttered message that emphasizes the virtue of comity

Happy Birthday, Mary Tyler Moore: A Life in Photos

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 10:05 AM PST

Happy Birthday, Mary Tyler Moore: A Life in Photos

Dry-roasted planets: A Sun-Like Star That Tried To Eat Its Young

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 01:00 AM PST

In the KOI 55 system, the Kepler probe finds evidence that two dry-roasted planets survived the fiery death-throes of their parent sun

Iran Saber-Rattling: Can Tehran Really Close the Strait of Hormuz?

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 03:45 AM PST

Iran has been practicing such saber-rattling for decades, and it always sends a nervous twitch through the world oil markets, spiking prices upward. It has done so this week

Bachmann's Iowa Campaign Chair: Why I Jumped Ship to Endorse Ron Paul

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 10:05 AM PST

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Thank God It's... Saturday? Samoa to Skip Friday, Cross Dateline

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 10:05 AM PST

And Rebecca Black fans around the world will weep.

Why Super-Powerful Painkillers Are a Bad Idea

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 10:05 AM PST

A powerful and addictive new painkiller is coming down the pike. Can this be anything but an unmitigated disaster?

Stock Market Winners and Losers of 2011

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 10:05 AM PST

A highly volatile stock market may have given you whiplash in 2011. But as the year draws to a close, the final numbers don't look so dramatic

Russia Rising: The Blogger Who Is Putin's Greatest Challenger

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 03:45 AM PST

A master of the web, Andrei Navalny has managed to rouse Russia's middle classes and unite the disparate elements of the opposition even as his nationalist views alarm a few liberals

Bhutan's Royal Newlyweds Inaugurate a New Tradition: Tourists Welcome!

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 10:05 AM PST

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Macedonia: Europe's New Hotspot for Illegal Immigrants

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 03:45 AM PST

Macedonia has become a new transit country for Afghan and Pakistani immigrants who gather near the Serbian border as they try to find their way into the European Union. Police turn a blind eye, and humanitarian groups aren't reaching out to help

8 Health Stories You'll Need to Read Next Year

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 05:30 PM PST

These events captivated the American public in 2011 -- and they may matter even more in 2012. Keep an eye out

How Funding for Public Parks Could Save Lives

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 10:05 AM PST

If people's lives are at stake because of poorly funded parks, shouldn't we do something about it?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In Our Opinion: The 10 Most Thought-Provoking Essays of the Year

In Our Opinion: The 10 Most Thought-Provoking Essays of the Year


In Our Opinion: The 10 Most Thought-Provoking Essays of the Year

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

TIME Ideas picks the most thought-provoking, anger-inducing, viral viewpoints of the year

The Funeral of Kim Jong Il: North Korea Mourns Its Tyrant

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

Thousands gather in Pyongyang to mourn the death of the North Korean leader

The World in 2012: Obama's 10 Biggest Foreign Policy Challenges

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

A survey of the top ten global crisis issues facing the U.S. in the new year

Countdown to Iowa: Onward and Mittward

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

A full-fledged preview of the general election campaign, should Romney win the nomination.

Idaho Teen with Cancer Trades Life for Her Son's

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

Jenni Lake's family and friends insist her legacy is not one centered in tragedy, but rather in sacrifice.

Obama on the Couch: How the President Got His Groove Back

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

What the battle over the payroll tax cut reveals about Obama's evolution as a leader

Making the Case for Eating Horse Meat

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

As Congress lifts its de facto ban on horse meat, plenty of chefs (and animal-rights activists) are applauding the decision

How the White House 'Triangulation' Strategy Risks War with Iran

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

In the winter of 2002, a close friend, a liberal staffer on Capitol Hill, asked me if I thought the crazy fulminations of the neocons and the tough-guy rantings of an insecure President could result in a war with Iraq?

What Indonesia's Banda Islands Can Teach Us about Capitalism

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

I was recently in a tiny group of islands in eastern Indonesia called the Bandas, remote even by the standards of that far-flung archipelago nation. They are the ultimate storybook stereotype of the isolated, tropical paradise

How a San Francisco Oil Spill Took a Toll on Fish

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

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In Iowa, Ron Paul's Unlikely Coalition Faces Its First Major Moment

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 11:50 AM PST

Go to any Ron Paul event and the audience is part of the tale.

Is India Cooling on Anna Hazare's Anticorruption Crusade?

Posted: 19 Dec 2011 06:25 AM PST

The Indian anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare began another public fast today to pressure Parliament to pass an anti-corruption law that meets the demands of his movement.

Arab League Mission to Syria to Quell Assad's Violence

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 04:55 AM PST

As the regional organization sends observers into the violence-racked country, the opposing sides try to make their versions of reality prevail

Christmas Church Attacks by Islam's Boko Haram in Nigeria

Posted: 28 Dec 2011 04:55 AM PST

The country is almost equally divided between Christianity and Islam. The Christmas Day attacks that took three dozen lives are not making coexistence any easier