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Real or fake: What Christmas tree is best for the planet?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like a birthday without cake or a Thanksgiving meal without turkey, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a tree.<p>In the bewilderingly complex consumer world, it can sometimes be hard to see the woods for the trees when picking the prickly centerpiece of the festive season.<p>Should you …

Trees

You’ve probably been hanging the lights on your Christmas tree all wrong

It’s time to deck the halls and trim the tree, but you might want to check if you’ve been stringing Christmas tree lights the right way all these …

Christmas

You Never Again Have to Climb Behind Your Christmas Tree to Turn Off the Lights

There’s a lot to love about the holidays—the license to drink unlimited hot chocolate, the gifts, the pine-scented coziness that comes with putting up a Christmas tree. Unlike that hot chocolate though, the tree comes with a bit of misery: After you’ve strung it with Christmas lights and watched …

Christmas

Dogs in Christmas jumpers is this December's most adorable trend

The humble Christmas jumper is having its hay-day. Once only seen on the likes of Mark Darcey and your overly enthusiastic uncle on Christmas Day, now the garish festive knit is no longer a fashion sin, but a must have.<p>In fact, so beloved is this fashion trend that, this year, the royal family …

Christmas

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Money

We Asked 8,500 Internet Commenters Why They Do What They Do

My fascination with internet comments began as exasperation. I’d just written a short article that began with a quote from the movie “Blazing …

University of Texas at Austin

Maneuvering a new reality for US journalism

Photo via National Park Service Digital Image Archives<p><b>Dear friends in American journalism,</b><p>Ordinarily, it is you who offer the rest of the world …

Journalism

Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum

Silicon Valley seems to have lost a bit of its verve since the Presidential election. The streets of San Francisco—spiritually part of the Valley—feel less crowded. Coffee-shop conversations are hushed. Everything feels a little muted, an eerie quiet broken by chants of protesters. It even seems as …

Silicon Valley

Texit vs Calexit: Which state would make a better country?

Secession talk in Texas is nothing new, with the most recent round coming in the wake of the United Kingdom's vote this year to leave the European …

Europe

Jennifer Lawrence Pens Open Letter After Trump Victory: 'Let This Enrage You'

"Like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done."<p>Jennifer Lawrence is not taking Donald Trump’s presidential victory lying down.<p>The 26-year-old actress wrote in an open letter for Vice’s Broadly Thursday in response to Hillary Clinton’s loss and the underpinnings of …

Jennifer Lawrence

Get ready for… Calexit?

California, like London after the referendum, doesn’t like the poll result<p>Poll-defying wins, disillusionment with the political establishment, …

Brexit

Team Trump Struggling to Fill National-Security Jobs

Turned down by top talent, Trump’s administration-in-waiting is trying to find someone to operate the agencies tasked with stopping hackers and terrorists.<p>President-elect Donald Trump is scrambling to line up senior officials to run the government’s sprawling intelligence and homeland security …

Politics

Let's design social media that drives real change | Wael Ghonim

This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch

How frustration can make us more creative | Tim Harford

I love being a police officer, but we need reform | Melvin Russell

How to use data to make a hit TV show | Sebastian Wernicke

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

Governments don't understand cyber warfare. We need hackers | Rodrigo Bijou

Refugees have the right to be protected | António Guterres

A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship | Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

The four fish we're overeating -- and what to eat instead | Paul Greenberg

A beatboxing lesson from a father-daughter duo | Nicole Paris and Ed Cage

How germs travel on planes -- and how we can stop them | Raymond Wang

Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and mastermind behind The West Wing reacts to Donald Trump being elected the 45th president of the United States in a moving letter written to his 15-year-old daughter Roxy and her mother Julia Sorkin.<p>Sorkin Girls,<p>Well the world changed late last …

Donald Trump

California dreamin'? Many in Golden State want to secede from Trump's U.S.

California, here we go ...<p>That's the philosophy of a growing secessionist movement in the nation's biggest state, and it got a kick start after Tuesday's presidential election.<p>YesCalifornia, which is pushing for California to secede and become a separate country, staged a daylong "informational …

California

Stop Your Talk of a Calexit. A U.S. Without California Is a Way Worse, and More Dangerous, Place.

<b>Last night,</b> as the once-unthinkable spectre of a Donald Trump presidency became unavoidably real, the hashtag #Calexit began trending on Twitter. …

California

California Passes France As World's 6th-Largest Economy

California’s robust economy helped it leapfrog over France.<p>(Reuters) – California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, …

California

California secession group to hold meet-up at State Capitol

An organization hoping to facilitate the secession of California from the Union is holding a meet and greet on the Capitol steps in Sacramento Wednesday, November 9, 2016, or, the day after the presidential election.<p>The Yes California Independence Campaign, which is based in San Diego, is aiming to …

California

Calexit: How California & Other States Could Secede After Trump’s Victory

Voters in California on November 8. (Getty)<p>Donald Trump may have won the electoral college, but he lost California, the country’s most populous …