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Harvey Weinstein Remembers Teacher And Friend Anthony Minghella

The Times | Harvey Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The memories are so vivid; snatches of conversations like pieces of movies - instructive, adventurous and always humorous. "Opera? Me? Never happen,"...

South African Circus Works To End Segregation

ODE Magazine | Fred De Vries | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A circus? Twelve-year-old Andiswa Nkebendu, raised by her mother in the notorious Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa, had never heard o...

How You Can Wear Oprah's Clothes

New York Times | Susan Saluny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Oprah's Closet is the most intriguing corner of what is otherwise a large souvenir shop newly opened to promote Oprah-inspired accessories and housew...

The Family Meal: Why Moments Speak Louder Than Numbers

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's amazing to me how quickly the arguments about what is - and is not - an effective family defaults to big numbers when in reality, the effectivene...

George Clooney Meets With Prime Minister Brown About Darfur

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — George Clooney took a break from promoting his latest film Tuesday to meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as he continued pr...

"Last Lecture" Professor Passes Six Month Mark

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What would you say if you knew you were going to die and had a chance to sum up everything that was most important to you? That's the hypothetical qu...

Seniors Who Rock: Video

NBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Check out this segment The Today Show did on the senior stars of a new rock documentary Young At Heart. More about Young At Heart here. More about...

Carly Smithson: From Record Deal To Waitress To "American Idol"

AP | SOLVEJ SCHOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Carly Smithson may have snagged a big-time record deal as a teen, but her co-workers at an Irish pub in San Diego didn't even know the raven-haired, t...

Angelina Goes To Washington: Honors Mariane Pearl, Pushes Education In Iraq, Goes To A Museum

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Pregnant mother-of-four Angelina Jolie, a UN ambassador, is busy in Washington DC. Last night she honored Mariane Pearl. People reports: Angelina Joli...

Paralyzed Vet Turns Pain Into Protest Music

USA Today | Edna Gundersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Bent on retribution, Tomas Young joined the U.S. Army two days after 9/11. When he learned he was being shipped to Iraq instead of Afghanistan, he say...

Colin Farrell Visits Srebrenica For Role: I Felt Sick

Reuters via Yahoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Irish actor Colin Farrell toured Bosnia this weekend to get a feel of how it was to be a reporter during the 1992-95 war, in preparation for a new fi...

Man Buys Dinner For His Mugger

Gimundo.com | Kathy Hawkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When Julio Diaz stepped off the New York City subway platform after work one night, he was simply planning to walk over to his favorite local diner fo...

Jack McBrayer On Kenneth The Page, Alec Baldwin And Mariah

New York Times | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WHEN Jack McBrayer began pursuing an acting career, the first quality that agents and casting directors noticed was not his quick wit, his excitable n...

Paul McCartney Remembers Linda In His Own Words

The Times | Paul McCartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

So much of my life with Linda, and our family, was spent just hanging out either at home or on holiday. The picture on this page is just a simple holi...

Gossip Girl Writer Redefines Beauty In The Battle Against Breast Cancer

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Sawyers

Devastated by the loss of her mother, who died of ovarian cancer after defeating breast cancer seven years earlier, Jessica was determined to do what she could to prevent the disease from ravaging her own life.

Howard Ruby's Polar Bears Give A Face To Global Warming

Willow Bay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Willow Bay

Howard Ruby, Founder and Chairman of Oakwood Worldwide, the leading global temporary housing provider, is an accidental environmentalist. Or perhaps I should say award winning, accidental environmentalist?

Broad Brush Strokes: Q &A With Eli Broad

Willow Bay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Willow Bay

BCAM Born! It's hard to miss the banners with the sparkling, red, cracked egg sculpture by artist Jeff Koons sprinkled across the city. This week the ...

The 101-Year-Old Marathoner Who Drinks, Smokes And Fights

Reuters | Peter Apps | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Already Britain's oldest employee, 101-year-old Buster Martin now aims to become the world's oldest marathon runner by completing the London Marathon ...

SoCal Thrift Store Worker Returns $30G

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

POMONA, Calif. — A thrift store worker in Southern California says she didn't think twice about returning $30,000 she found in donated clothing....