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SELECCIONES: Land of the Free
Gas at $4 a gallon? A trip around the country can still be a bargain. These 25 destinations teach a little bit about history, science, nature, and culture - without costing a cent.
N.Y.U. Expansion Causes Concern Among Residents
Courtney Crowder blogs for ABC News on Campus: New York University calls itself “a private university in the public service.” But with the revelation that the university plans to increase its presence in New York City by 40 percent some...
$5.5 Million Carpet, a Pearl-Studded Masterpiece, Sets World Record in Qatar
By Lara Setrakian, ABC News, Dubai You don’t wipe your feet on this rug. The Pearl Carpet of Baroda, a diamond-and-pearl-encrusted masterpiece of 19th century India, sold at auction today for “only” $5.5 million to an undisclosed client – though...
National Mall: Wonder of Democracy
Democracy is one of the great wonders of America. It is more than our form of government; it is synonymous with our national identity and our national character. Although we associate democracy with ideas like "freedom" and "equality," there is one physical place in America where our values,
10 great places to know it's more than rock 'n' roll
Rockin' New Year, indeed. Celebrate Elvis' birthday (The King would have been 73 this coming Tuesday) with a road trip down rock 'n' roll's memory lane. Chris Epting, host of The Pop Culture Road Trip at webtalkradio.net and author of Led Zeppelin Crashed Here: The Rock and Roll Landmarks of North
10 great places to be enthralled by heavenly music
Holiday-themed organ music seems ubiquitous as Christmas draws near — a good time to ask TonyThurman, director of development and communications for the American Guild of Organists, about where to go for notable sight-and-sound experiences. He shares his picks with Tim Smight for USA TODAY. Mormon
The Power Years': Make Your 40s the Best Years Yet
Retiring at 55 to a life filled with leisurely days of golf and afternoon cocktails is a dying concept, says Ken Dychtwald, psychologist, gerontologist and author of "The Power Years." When it comes to retirement, "please forget everything you've been told," Dychtwald says in his new book. As the
Book Excerpt: 'Motherhood and Hollywood'
Patricia Heaton, the Emmy-winning actress who plays sassy suburban wife and mom Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond touts the importance of friends and family in her new book, Motherhood & Hollywood. Heaton plays the wife of Long Island sportswriter Ray Barone on the CBS sitcom, in which the