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Eleanor Roosevelt

When Dolley Madison swanned onto the Washington scene in pink satin and ermine in the early 19th century, she created a new role for first ladies. The president's wife could appear larger-than-life on the public stage, imparting emotional and psychological messages about her husband to the public.

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I was in a terrible hurry, running late for a business meeting in Philadelphia. I'd spent more than $100 for my train ticket from a vending machine at New York's Penn Station -- but in my haste had grabbed only the receipt, which I now presented to the conductor.

People.com: Where Prince William, Kate Will Stay If They Go to Yosemiteupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 16:09:00

A haunted room at the Ahwahnee hotel was named for Queen Elizabeth II after she roomed there in 1983

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Few things in nature are as mesmerizing as a waterfall -- the thunderous roar as water spills over cliffs, the light glistening off the spray, the sheer force of it all.

How to let 'er rip in 2011updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 08:09:00

Normally, I am not the sort of person to "brand" my New Year's resolutions. I prefer to quietly begin a new year with a few items on my personal to-do list that I keep to myself. That way, if I don't actually pull anything off, nobody knows.

People.com: Michelle Obama in a Tie for Tallest First Ladyupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 15:48:00

Eleanor Roosevelt was also 5' 11," a good seven inches above Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan

Secret hotels of the Loire Valleyupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 10:14:00

Just a two-hour detour from Paris, the Loire was once a playground to Renaissance royals. Now its vaunted châteaux are attracting enterprising young couples and artists who have remade them into captivating -- and surprisingly affordable -- inns.

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As American families try to stretch their food budgets during the recession, some are turning to the backyard, rather than the grocery store, as the place to look for produce.

People.com: Michelle Obama's New Garden Will Have D.C. Buzzingupdated: Sun Mar 22 2009 11:16:00

With bees, that is, as the First Lady plants fruits and vegetables at the White House

Obamas plant organic kitchen garden at White Houseupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 21:24:00

Want to know where the presidential produce comes from?

First lady on veggiesupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 21:24:00

First lady Michelle Obama hosts the groundbreaking of the White House Kitchen Garden.

People.com: Michelle Obama's Gown Is Headed for the Smithsonianupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 17:01:00

The first lady's inaugural ensemble could go on display as early as this summer

Commentary: Michelle Obama, stir up the White House!updated: Tue Nov 25 2008 12:27:00

A few weeks into Barack Obama's victory lap, Michelle Obama's already under the microscope. And I'm part of the dissecting team.

Analysis: Many judge the president by the spouseupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 11:52:00

A big part of being president is making decisions, and one of the key decisions a would-be president can make is who he or she marries.

What kind of first lady?updated: Thu Jun 12 2008 11:52:00

Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain have very different styles. CNN's Jill Dougherty asks what kind of first lady each would be.

Time.com: Klein on Obamaupdated: Thu May 08 2008 02:20:00

Barack Obama has refused to play by the old political rules. He's about to be rewarded for it

Worst hair day ever involved a monkeyupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 09:21:00

How long have you and I known each other? Well, by my calculations, we go back quite some time. This can mean only one thing: It's time for the monkey story.

Money Magazine: Great Escapes: Argentina A cheap (thank the currency) foreign getaway--minus the jetlagupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

They don't call Argentina the land of six continents for nothing. To the north it's got muggy rain forests; to the south Patagonia, with its stretches of icy landscapes; and in between, lush wine c...

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In The Disuniting of America (Whittle Direct Books, $11.95), Arthur Schlesinger Jr. takes on the hot topic of multiculturalism in a lively 83-page essay. Like other titles in its ''Larger Agenda'' ...

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At first glance one might wonder at the need for yet another book about Armand Hammer. A genius at self-promotion, the 91-year-old CEO of Occidental Petroleum has been responsible for no fewer than...

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