Thousands of individuals are on the street in Dublin, protesting budget cuts in education.

Ireland budget cuts climb to $20 billion

The Obama administration certainly has a tough road ahead as it looks for ways to balance the U.S. budget, but imagine what it must be like for Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan. They had to design austerity measures aimed at keeping their entire nation from careening into bankruptcy. To

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: The host’s guide to special diets

For some, there are three words that throw a wrench into their Thanksgiving plans – “I’m a vegetarian.” But never fear, hosting a person with a special diet during Thanksgiving – or any day – is a lot easier than it sounds. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is very special-diet friendly, with a few careful substitutions.
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Black Friday shopping ideas 2010

Before you go hunting for the best door-busters on Black Friday 2010, do some research. If you want the best deals, you’re going to have to plan ahead and create a game plan for the year’s biggest shopping event. Here are some Black Friday shopping tips to help you get the most out of this