gifts

The joy of giving

Science is now providing the evidence for what we have long held to be true: that it is better to give than to receive.

Lovely scenes around Vancouver

Love is a wonderful thing. This week, we share some passionate moments captured by our talented VO Flickr contributors.

This Christmas, give the gift of clean water

Looking for a Christmas gift idea? Give a truly meaningful Christmas gift this year.

How Germans celebrate their holiday

Like in almost every other country, Christmas is a big deal in Germany. Only the traditions are a little bit different. Starting with the 'Adventskranz' which is basically a braided wreath made of...

Hunks flaunt brawn and beauty in best calendars of 2011

Even in their fluffy, pink robes, the French rugby boys are looking fine.

Tech toys for the holidays

A solar-powered crank-operated radio? It's just one of the nifty gadgets you can get your loved ones this holiday season.

Must have holiday gifts for foodies

Does gift shopping for food-lovers make you want to climb into a pressure-cooker? Relax, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and click here.

The Green Mama's Guide to Greening Christmas (and any other Winter Holiday)

The Green Mama shows you how to celebrate more, spend less, and all around green your holiday.

Eight things I want under my tree this year

Yes, this is MY list. But believe me, these are must-have items that are sure to make you and everyone you know really happy this holiday.