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New Year, New You: Know Thy Luxury Products

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Amy Tara Koch

For 2011, bid adieu to fashion bungles and material mishaps by committing yourself to leveling your wallet only on garb that adheres the definition of "investment piece."

2011: A Pivotal Year for Global Cooperation

John Lipsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Lipsky

2011 represents a pivotal year for the global economic recovery and for international policy cooperation -- as well as for the role of the Fund in addressing these two principal challenges.

Our Collective Awakening: A Story For The New Decade

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

My deepest thanks for participating with me in this, our collective story. I am honored to be a part of it all. I'd love to hear how you imagine the story of the new decade. Who will you be in the collective awakening?

Pressing Reset For The New Year

Mallika Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

Jan. 1 isn't the only day to change your life. Every day is a new day to express gratitude for what we love about our lives, and make intents about what we want to create for our future.

2011's Food Trends: Vegetables & Pie (And Just Maybe, Vegetable Pie)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

 We've pored over the myriad articles, columns and survey on what to expect in the world of food in 2011, and if the consensus is to be believed*,...

The New Years Resolutions: Improving Life While Not Losing It

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

Be adventurous with your food and drink, and try and find the best of it -- which may not always be the priciest.

Framing the Fiscal Battle

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Republicans are convinced they have a mandate to cut government down to size. But that'll be difficult with control of only one House of Congress -- especially considering the internal contradictions.

5 New Year's Resolutions For The Post-Dating World

Jessica Massa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Massa

Happy New Year, everyone! We're now three days into 2011, and I've got to ask - how are those New Year's resolutions coming along so far? Have y...

How to Live Like a Hot Chick This Year!

Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent

How to Live Like a Hot Chick This Year! By Jodi Lipper & Cerina Vincent Our third book, Live Like a Hot Chick, teaches women, "How to Feel Sexy, Find...

Watch Russian 'Bombshell' Spy's Acting Turn

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

She's become a banking spokeswoman, opened space stations, posed in a saucy Maxim spread and appeared in Playboy. Now Anna Chapman, the most infamous ...

Six-Word Memoirs

Larry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

I don't know of a better way to describe the more than 400,000 Six-Word Memoirs that readers have shared on at SMITH Magazine and SMITHteens than to c...

Paying Attention to Omens for Success in 2011

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

It's not like I knew anything about the shooting star that that kid saw; it's just that I believe our best move is always to accept the omen as a gift. If nothing else, it means that we recognize an omen when we see one.

Are You Sensing Something Big on the Horizon in 2011?

Natasha Dern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Could all this shaking, quaking and rumbling be a wake-up call? Could something else be at work here?

South Park To Alvin Ailey: Culture Monster Lists Artists To Watch In 2011

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As we turn the calendar to 2011, we're taking a look in our crystal ball for The Times' annual Faces to Watch. Who will matter next year in the arts?...

A Happy New Year for America?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As we look ahead to the promise of 2011, some newspapers' editorials are looking beyond their local community's needs and imparting messages that exte...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

New Year's weekend is the perfect opportunity to clean out our internal hard drives, and begin to bring more balance to our lives (I don't know anyone who doesn't need more balance, so will someone please go ahead and create an app for that already?!). How about beginning with a list of three things you thought you would do one day but, realistically, you never will. You can just declare them complete. For example, I always wanted to learn German and be able to read many of my favorite authors in the original. But the truth is, I'm never going to. So I've declared learning German complete and crossed it off my list. By deleting things from your mind that you will one day, some day do, you're freeing up space to devote yourself to projects you are truly committed to. So what are you going to cross off your list to make room for all your New Year's resolutions as 2011 kicks into gear?

My 2011 Wish for Technology Is for It to Slow Down a Bit

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

I know this sounds a bit heretical, but my tech wish for 2011 is for things to slow down. I realize that the pace of innovation is getting forever faster but there are times when it's a bit overwhelming.

Cuomo Sworn In As NY Governor, Faces Huge Crises

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) has been sworn into office as New York's 56th governor in a private ceremony. His father, former Gov. M...

New Year, New You: How To Make Your Resolutions Work

Dyane Jean François | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dyane Jean François

New Year's Day creates this propitious atmosphere for self-renewal because we feel as though the entire world is starting over, just as we are. Nevertheless, only eight percent of us will achieve our New Year's resolution.

2011: Time for a New Clear Vision

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

For the coming year, rather than short-term resolutions, I'm issuing an ongoing challenge that is at once both personal and political. Despite much ev...

Trending: Bugs Bunny and Jessica Rabbit

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Abe Gurko

As we leave the ferocious Year of the Tiger (ask Mr. Woods if you don't believe me) and enter the Year of the Rabbit, I wanted to share a few words from the most provocative rabbit ever, Bugs Bunny.

Pakistan in 2010: Blood, Flood and Drones

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Many Pakistanis do not expect their fortunes to rise in 2011. All they want is peace and a little financial stability. Here's hoping that they will see some light at the end of the tunnel.

3 Ways College Students Can Achieve Financial Success in 2011

Scott Gamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Scott Gamm

With most college students off on winter break, now is a great time to focus on your finances for the New Year. Follow these five simple steps to ensure that your finances are safe for 2011.

11 New Year's Resolutions to Achieve Financial Fitness in 2011

Steven B. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven B. Smith

If your personal budgeting skills need refreshing, then committing to the following eleven resolutions can help make 2011 the year you achieve financial fitness.

Reflecting on 2011 -- The Year Online Organizers Got Real

Joe Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Solomon

Let's imagine for a moment, that right now we're not nearing the end of 2010. Instead, we're wrapping up 2011 -- the year online organizers shot for the stars.