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Rome Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Rome—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Pantheon</b> <br>"A magical space, expansive, evocative, and peaceful."—Ann Wise, Rome-based journalist. Rome's most intact ancient monument; a massive sphere designed as a pagan temple by …

Free Things to Do in Rome

Rome may be a city of high fashion and expensive tastes, but its rich history and art offer plenty of cultural sites that won't cost you a dime, including churches and most monuments. You don't have to look far for free activities in the Eternal City.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>Built between A.D. 118 and 125 as a …

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Best Astronomy Photos of the Year Named

Eileen Remedios Writes Polite Note To Thief In England, Gets Amazing Response (PHOTOS)

When Eileen Remedios realized her bike had been stolen, she didn't let her anger get the best of her.<p>"I was feeling quite cross," the 55-year-old nurse from England told the Daily Mail. "I thought, 'Why would someone want to take my old bike?' I thought maybe someone was drunk and had borrowed …

The Biggest Mistakes Women Make While Dieting

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>We asked top nutritionists to reveal the miscalculations and misinformation that sabotage our efforts to lose weight.<p><b>1. They OD On The EVOO</b><p><b>The rationale:</b> "Olive oil is so good for me -- I can never have too much of it."<p><b>The mistake:</b> Actually, you can, say registered dieticians Tammy …

Working From Home: 10 Ways To Be Productive Remotely

There's construction outside your living room window, your two-year-old is crying and the dog won't stop barking. While distractions at home can keep …

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Calico, Google's Newest Venture, To Focus On Extending Human Life

Google is looking for the Fountain of Youth in its latest expansion beyond Internet search.<p>The ambitious quest to reverse the aging process and …

Pope Francis: Gays, Abortion Too Much Of Catholic Church's Obsession

Pope Francis faulted the Roman Catholic church for focusing too much on gays, abortion and contraception, saying the church has become "obsessed" with those issues to the detriment of its larger mission to be "home for all," according to an extensive new interview published Thursday.<p>The church can …

11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

Catholic Church Warns Quebec Values Could Bring More Cultural 'Ghettos'

MONTREAL - There's a warning from the Catholic church to the Parti Quebecois government: the push for a more secular state could backfire.<p>Msgr. …

WATCH: Why I Think Nonprofits Should Act More Like Businesses

How would you react if you knew someone was getting wealthy in charity? How would you feel if you saw your favorite charity run a $3 million ad on the Superbowl using charitable donations to fund it? What would you think if a charity lost a million dollars on a brand new fundraising idea that …

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Scottish Independence: Is Separatism A Global Movement?

The small northern California county of Siskiyou is renowned for its natural beauty, its remarkably diverse wildlife, its imposing mountain range, …

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Quebec values charter: two notable quotations

This week, I wrote about the Quebec values charter. You can read it here. The piece focuses on the schism between Montreal and the rest of Quebec, …

Sheila took the package – can she retire for good?

After more than a decade of working for a company that was sold, Sheila was "packaged off" this year. She saw it coming: The 62-year-old widow knew the organization was on the verge of bankruptcy and that major changes were inevitable.<p>Sheila, who worked in human resources, now finds herself not …

Think Functionally, Act Strategically

Illustration by Keith Negley<p>What should the role of the corporate support function be in business strategy? Until recently, the answer was relatively …

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Product Management Gets Stronger

Illustration by Lars Leetaru<p>In April 2007, Research in Motion (RIM) was flying high. The BlackBerry creator was coming off its best year ever, with …

How to Design a Winning Company

Illustration by Aad Goudappel<p>Sometimes epiphanies come by email—or, in this case, three emails. It was Saturday at 5:17 a.m., and Joanna was already …

U.S., Syria disagree on chemical weapons timeline

Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei …

BlackBerry's 'NSA-proof' encryption a valuable asset for buyers

BlackBerry's possession of one of the few networks in the world that can't be hacked by the U.S. National Security Agency is a major asset for …

Who are Canada's top 1%?

The National Household Survey released this week provides an intriguing look into the ranks of the country's top income earners.<p>For one thing, it …

Syrian peace talks could follow weapons deal, diplomats say

The top diplomats from the United States and Russia raised hopes Friday for reviving broad talks to end the long and deadly Syrian civil war, even as …

Flipboard for Travelers and Adventure Seekers (Even Just Armchair Ones)

Inside Flipboard / May 20, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …