December 20, 2013 Christmastime — at least its visible trappings — seems to be getting tackier. There's a bounty of outre in the accoutrements of the season.
Word-Cross creator, 1938.
December 19, 2013 For 100 years the pen has been mightier than the boredom for crossword puzzle aficionados.
December 18, 2013 How is the U.S. viewed by the international community? It's complicated.
December 15, 2013 Americans abroad — the experience can be temporary — or life-lasting. And there may come a time when your home-away-from- home feels like home.
December 12, 2013 Though they may seem still and inert, blocks are constantly evolving.
December 11, 2013 Durable and imagination-inspiring, blocks can provide a solid foundation for learning and creativity.
A police officer uses pepper spray on seated Occupy demonstrators at the University of California, Davis, on Nov. 18, 2011.
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December 7, 2013 Once the weapon of law enforcement officials, the repellent is available to just about everyone.
December 5, 2013 Americans living in other countries share how they see themselves — and the world. "What used to be more different is now less different," says a 17-year resident of Paris.
December 2, 2013 The term — as we know it today — dates back to the mid-2000s. Now, laptops and WiFi and mobile gizmos allow Americans to shop Cyber Monday-style every day.
Turkey of Thanksgiving in Kazakhstan.
November 28, 2013 Thank you for sending photos and stories of Thanksgiving 2013 celebrations around the world.
Thanksgiving 101: Young students from around the world get a taste of the American tradition.
November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving among those we give thanks for.
November 28, 2013 In New Zealand, a family surrenders to custom — and gives thanks in new ways.
November in Nepal: a ceremonial candle.
Sarita Fae Jarmack
November 27, 2013 A world traveler discovers how to celebrate Thanksgiving everywhere.
Jessica Osborne, in green sweater, celebrates Thanksgiving with friends in Seoul.
November 27, 2013 In South Korea, Thanksgiving is as much about friendship as food.
Baseball in Djibouti
Rachel Pieh Jones
November 26, 2013 Celebrating Thanksgiving American-style in the Horn of Africa.
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