VIDEO: Who could be the next pope?
Pope Benedict XVI's resignation opens the door to an array of possible successors. There's no clear front-runner, though several leading candidates have been mentioned over the years as papabile, or having the qualities of a pope.
The sequester? Never heard of it.
Not only are most people paying very little attention to the sequester, they also have only the faintest sense of what it would do. Less than one in five in a new Washington Post-Pew poll say they understand "very well" what would happen if the sequester went into effect.
How does the U.S. minimum wage compare to those around the world?
In his State of the Union address this week, President Barack Obama announced that he would seek to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. That announcement got us wondering: How does the U.S. minimum wage stack up against the minimum wage in other countries?
Work it! Making a fashion statement at the office
Consider your clothing as if it were a business card. Be sure it's transmitting the message/image you intend to project. Here are tips for fashionable and functional dressing in 2013.
Which tests do you need?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommendations on a variety of screening tests.
Start now for spring selling season
There are plenty of good reasons spring is the traditional start of the real estate season: Sellers' yards look more photogenic. Buyers are more apt to take a fall-in-love-with-the-neighborhood walk in warmer weather. And a summer move is preferable for families with school-age children.
12 potential candidates for the next pope
The surprise announcement that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning set the stage for the Vatican to elect a new pope by mid-March, and opened up the possibility that the papacy could be filled by a non-European for the first time in the modern era.
How to organize paperwork before tax day
The most common complaint I hear from people is that they are buried in paper. When they describe their struggle to tame the paper in their home, it is often with a look of desperation on their face and the sound of defeat in their voice. Add the rapidly approaching April 15 tax deadline and sheer panic sets in.
Did penicillin cause the sexual revolution?
Ask most people to account for the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and they will likely say something about improved access to birth control (as well as improved access to Jefferson Airplane and shrooms). But Andrew Francis, an economist at Emory University, wants to give a little credit to penicillin, too.
10 favorite romantic lodgings
Looking for an amorous getaway for Valentine's Day — or any other day? Here is a list of favorite romance-inspiring lodgings.
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