Options for Green Burials on the Rise

A small but growing number of people across the country are opting to decompose directly into the earth. In a 2007 survey by the AARP, 21 percent of Americans older than 50 said they would prefer an ecofriendly end-of-life ritual.

Sarah Palin's Controversial Tweets: 'Don't Retreat, Reload' (Again)

When most public figures ran the other way, Sarah Palin showed her support for Dr. Laura Schlessinger and advised Americans to "b thankful 4 her voice." Schlessinger, a prominent radio-show host, repeatedly used the N word while talking to a black caller who was asking for advice about how to deal with racist remarks. Here are some other memorable tweets from the former governor.

New Jersey's Medical Marijuana Solution

The medical-marijuana market, which is legal in 14 states and under consideration in at least 12 others, may benefit sick people. But it has proved a headache for regulators. Unlicensed dispensaries, crooked doctors, and fake medical-need cases have plagued early adopters like Colorado and California.

A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto

It's not called a "manifesto" for nothing. In six short chapters, Ramos humanizes undocumented immigrants, argues why you should care, and explains why reform is needed now. Above all, it's an inspiring book that, if passionate to a fault, is soundly reasoned.

Quiz: Guess Which Celebs Were High-School Nerds?

Can you guess which of America's favorite entrepreneurs, celebrities, and athletes were nerds in high school? Take our quiz to find out what these stars were like as teens and where their high school ranks on NEWSWEEK's 2010 America's Best High Schools list.

Sex and the Desert

Western Cinema has always been fascinated by sexed-up imagery of Arabian knights, Persian queens, and shirtless warriors