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The Dungeon on Seymour Avenue

Michelle Knight is one of the world's most famous survivors. But that doesn't pay the rent or buy back the life that was ripped from her.

The Lazy Person's Guide to Being Ecofriendly

There are things individuals can do to be green without breaking a sweat. If you happen to be on the fence about whether you can easily be a greener guy or gal, we'd like to respond with a resounding "yes, you can." We offer seven ways to get started.

Rivers of Doubt

The common white sucker is nobody's favorite fish. It's a bottom feeder that trout fishermen in Colorado happily toss back into the water. But it's also what scientists call a sentinel—a species whose health (or lack thereof) can warn us about problems in the environment.

Leading the Way

I was fortunate to grow up in a family with a great passion for excellence. Both my mother and father instilled that in me. They believed that every time you reach a goal you have to raise the bar and go on to the next level.

'Every Day Is A Gift, Isn't It?'

For NEWSWEEK's online forum @Home@Play, a panel of technology experts and visionaries--from a videogame designer to a best-selling science-fiction writer--launched into a five-day online discussion with readers about the impact of technology on our personal lives.

Wal-Mart World

Wal-Mart does not look or act like a corporate colossus. The company's headquarters in tiny Bentonville, Arkansas, is located directly across the street from Colleen's Beauty Chalet (a modest clapboard house).

War Watch Far From The Front Lines

WAR WOMEN: During World War II, the likes of Betty Grable and Vera Lynn comforted U.S. and British troops. Recently the never-shy Pamela Anderson and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell have stepped into their shoes, schmoozing with troops at home and in the Middle East.


After their first face-off in the New York Senate race last week, Hillary Clinton and Rick Lazio left the stage without shaking hands. Lazio hugged his wife, then dashed to the press room to schmooze with reporters.

Making 'Magic' In The Kitchen

Restaurants don't get any hotter than this. The chef at El Bulli, Ferran Adria, has been called "the best cook on the planet" by the celebrated French chef Joel Robuchon.

The Color Of Funny

After the premiere, there is a party. But it's only after the party that anybody really parties. Welcome to the after-after party. It's a Monday night in Los Angeles--actually, it must be Tuesday morning by now--and Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Prince, Arsenio Hall and an army of Cristal bottles are holed up in an extravagant hotel suite high above Universal Studios.

The Cook-And-Tell Chef

He is imposingly tall, and lanky, towering over his crew of Mexican and South American cooks even without the white toque he disdains as effete and prone to catch fire.

All In A Day's Housework

Cheryl Mendelson's magnificent obsession is housework, but to her that maligned term conjures neither scullery maid nor Martha Stewart. She sees it as maintenance, not style: the day-to-day upkeep of a civilized environment for personal and family life.

Pony Up The Pledges

ORGANIZATION COMMITMENT CHALLENGE Scholastic Inc. Donate a million books Time to book to the "America Reads" Random House?

Clear, And Cashing In

Talk about being patient with a product. Back in 1915, Amoco Oil Co. introduced a new premium gasoline that was crystal clear, not murky yellow like most fuels.

Horror Story Or Big Hoax?

One day last winter, a 17-year-old girl sat down at a computer and began to type. She had an estimated IQ of 20 and the mental capacity of a 2-year-old, but she seemed to have made remarkable progress since her parents enrolled her at the Institute of Logopedics in Wichita, Kans., in January.

Doing The Right Thing

Faced with increased public scrutiny, businesses are scrambling to become socially responsibleWhat a difference a new decade makes. In the 1980s, employees of advertising agency J.