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cnet Reviews: Top
10 video games of 2008
Inventions of 2008
Books of 2008
Rolling Stone: The
50 Best Albums of 2008
December 30, 2008
year 2008 in photographs (part 1 of 3)
in photographs (part 2 of 3)
the year in photographs (part 3 of 3)
The Smoking Gun
Mug Shots Of The Year
- Best Photos of 2008
December 29, 2008
See the picture - now make it.
December 28, 2008
Things We Know Now (We Didn't Know This Time Last Year): 2008 Edition
Well, well, well. Wasn't 2008 a newsy little year?
December 27, 2008
Most people imagine that slavery died in the 19th century. Since 1817,
more than a dozen international conventions have been signed banning the
slave trade. Yet, today there are more slaves than at any time in human
December 26, 2008
Side-by-side diagrams of a few common espresso drinks.
December 25, 2008
December 24, 2008
World of Christmas
Intelligent Travel showcases the best of the holiday season in cities
around the world.
December 23, 2008
Jon Favreau got out of college just in time to make history. But the kid
writing all those pretty speeches has some surprising influences.
December 22, 2008
to the Underground
Curious Expeditions visit to Cappadocia, Turkey.
December 21, 2008
Sites To Find Out What’s Hot Online
Is it important for you to stay informed of daily news? Do you try to
always be up-to-date with what people are talking about throughout the
December 20, 2008
way the brain buys
Retailers are making breakthroughs in understanding their customers’
minds. Here is what they know about you.
December 19, 2008
Bacon has a place at the table morning, noon and night. And venture beyond
its natural pairings to the unusual yet sublime -- in an apple coffeecake
or as a martini garnish. Enjoy.
December 18, 2008
to Stay in Before You Die
Have not stayed in one, yet.
December 17, 2008
Christmas Cats in Santa Hats
December 16, 2008
Awesome Gingerbread Houses
something to aspire to
December 15, 2008
Blurred Out: 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps
for all of the places that Google Maps allows you to see, there are plenty of places that are off-limits. Whether it’s due to government restrictions, personal-privacy lawsuits or mistakes, Google Maps has slapped a "Prohibited" sign on the following 51 places.
December 14, 2008
5 Holiday Shopping Pitfalls to Avoid
Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, you’ll probably have to navigate a retail gauntlet to pick up gifts for everyone on your list.
December 13, 2008
15 Strange and Bizarre Gifts For The Weirdos In Your Life
Know someone hard to shop for? Are you sick of looking for something they'll actually like? Why not try something sure to confuse them instead?
December 12, 2008
Venice under water
25 photos of
the deepest flood in 22 years, and the fourth highest flood level in recent history.
December 11, 2008
101 of the Best Movie One Liners Ever
a list of one-liners that everyone should know and also which movie it came from and who in the movie said it.
December 10, 2008
Snowflakes as you've never seen them before
Snowflake photos were taken by Kenneth Libbrecht of CalTech, using a specially-designed snowflake photomicroscope. They show real snow crystals that fell to earth in northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
December 9, 2008
18 Means for Living Below Your Means
Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one. Do not spend to impress others. Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects. Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you. Always live well below your means.
December 8, 2008
Bird Families of the World
The purpose of this list of Bird Families of the World is as an aid to world birders who desire to maximize their study of avian diversity by observing examples of as many bird families as reasonable within the time and money available for travel, and as a study tool for all interested readers.
December 7, 2008
Herculaneum's glories shown off
Herculaneum, ignored by many a Pompeii-bound tourist as that other city the erupting volcano Mount Vesuvius "froze" in ancient time, is showing off its glories, including some never before seen by the public.
December 6, 2008
They Got Hurt How?
Bizarre Athlete Injuries
December 5, 2008
Behind the Name
the Etymology and History of First Names
December 4, 2008
More Ways to Organize Your Life
From basic to do lists to event planning, fitness, educational organizers,
and more, here are 100 new applications to get you even more organized.
December 3, 2008
an amazing collection of recipes from great chefs and cookbook authors
Decmber 2 , 2008
Venice 'under water' after worst floods for 20 years
has been hit by the worst flooding in more than 20 years, as high winds
and days of heavy rain pushed the level of the city’s
lagoon to more than five feet above its average height.
December 1, 2008
Madagascar 2 Music Video: I Like To Move It
Ava's all time favorite!