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Oscar Wilde once wrote, "Any fool can make history, but it takes a great man to write it" -- or a great woman, he should have added.

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View from the top of the Rockiesupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 08:04:00

Independence Pass in Colorado gives visitors a view of the best scenery the Rocky Mountains has to offer.

What NOT to do in Dublinupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 10:43:00

Matador Network's Eva Sandoval lays out the city's most avoidable attractions...and what you should do instead.

Confessions of a Grouponaholicupdated: Wed May 25 2011 15:26:00

In his new CNN.com Opinion piece, LZ Granderson explains why he is a 'Grouponaholic.'

Confessions of a Grouponaholicupdated: Wed May 25 2011 15:26:00

There's a deliciously seductive power to Groupon, isn't there?

Mansion behind 'Great Gatsby' being demolishedupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 08:44:00

The house that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's American classic, "The Great Gatsby," is being demolished -- and America is losing a vital part of its history, said author and historian Monica Randall.

'Great Gatsby' home demolishedupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 08:44:00

The Gold Coast mansion that may have inspired "The Great Gatsby" is being demolished. News 12 Long Island reports.

English countryside weekend getawaysupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 11:21:00

The English countryside -- still green, still rolling, still packed with charming eccentrics -- is more appealing than ever these days, as overwhelmed urbanites are flooding the area in search of a rural idyll.

Fortune: Not commuting is driving me crazyupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 09:40:00

Dear Annie: I'm in an awkward situation that reminds me of Oscar Wilde's famous remark about the two tragedies in life. ("One is not getting what you want," he said, "and the other is getting it.")

'Glee' piano player happy as a 'sub-lebrity'updated: Tue May 18 2010 16:29:00

There is an actor on "Glee" whom fans see every week, even if they may not notice him right away.

10 ways to enjoy doing nothingupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 11:27:00

One morning, nearly 20 years ago, I was lying in bed. It was late. I was supposed to be working, but I seemed glued to the mattress. I hated myself for my laziness.

People.com: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Olivia Wildeupdated: Wed May 13 2009 15:32:00

The House, M.D. TV doctor tops Maxim's Hot 100 list

Time.com: What Happens in Vegas Stays Suckyupdated: Thu May 08 2008 18:00:00

Why do we have to suffer through movies like What Happens in Vegas, which is the worst-in-breed not only for this year, but very likely in living memory?

Spirited Nova Scotia: A long weekend in Halifaxupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 11:53:00

At the hilltop Halifax Citadel, a crowd is gathered to witness a ritual that has been enacted every day of the year, except Christmas, since 1857. A cannon is loaded with black powder, and a group of uniformed gunners points the muzzle of the twelve-pounder at the harbor.

Time.com: 10 Questions for Al Pacinoupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 19:05:00

On top of winning an American Film Institute Life Achievement Award this month, this icon is releasing The Al Pacino Collection, a DVD boxed set of three personal films. Al Pacino will now take your questions

Excerpt: American newspapers don't have to be boringupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 10:51:00

Those who are fortunate enough to embed themselves for a time in the lively revelry of the British newspaper tradition -- as I did once at The Daily Mail of London under David English, the legendary Fleet Street editor -- are never again able to blindly accept the solemn tenor of its American counterpart. There is method to the madness of the British method --- though no one should underestimate the measure of madness. Even so, their way is often so much fun.

Shortcuts: How to understand cricketupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 11:11:00

The world's greatest cricket contest -- the Ashes -- gets under way on Thursday as Australia host England in one of the world's oldest sporting series. If you're one of those who wouldn't know a beamer until it hit you in the box, then The Briefing Room is here to help.

From crime time to prime timeupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 03:32:00

(CNN) - The audience is used to shocks at Fantastic Fest, an expo of sci-fi and splatter flicks held this month in Texas, but they could be forgiven for leaping out their seats at one sight: Mel Gibson.

Six of the bestupdated: Sat Aug 05 2006 09:23:00

Six ales were selected as finalists in this year's Great British Beer festival. Here Roger Protz, editor of the Good Beer Guide and one of the chief judges, gives his appraisal of the winners.

Why 2006 isn't like '1984'updated: Thu Feb 02 2006 11:11:00

Super Bowl XVIII, on January 22, 1984, was a snooze, as most Super Bowls were before the Tom Brady era.

The Quest for dramaupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 10:18:00

(CNN) -- "The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life," so said Oscar Wilde.

UK workers turn backs on the tieupdated: Wed Jun 22 2005 06:51:00

British workers who long ago consigned the bowler hat to the sartorial dustbin are now set to discard the humble necktie.

An ethical approach to managementupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 10:50:00

As Oscar Wilde might have put it, to lose one CEO may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness.

Fortune: Playlistupdated: Mon Jan 08 2001 00:01:00

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FSB: Tool Kit Tips on beating the taxman. And a few other, more charitable ideas.updated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

Whether you believe that charity covers or creates a multitude of sins depends on your preference for the Bible or for Oscar Wilde. But one thing's for sure: There are a multitude of ways to give m...

Fortune: HOW TO MEASURE THE BACK OFFICE updated: Mon Oct 03 1994 00:01:00

A cynic, said Oscar Wilde, knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. If so, many managers are cynics: They know their costs, but not what their work is worth. Markets establish value:...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE WHO ARE THE RICH?updated: Mon Feb 24 1992 00:01:00

Lady Hunstanton: ''I am afraid in England we have too many artificial social barriers. We don't see as much as we should of the middle and lower classes.'' -- From A Woman of No Importance, by Osca...

Fortune: WILL MIKE FIGHT?updated: Mon Apr 24 1989 00:01:00

He's been vilified. He's been indicted. If you were Michael Milken, what would you do? Fight like the devil? Some pundits seem to discount this possibility, speculating that Milken will settle with...

Fortune: IN PRAISE OF OFFICE GOSSIP It ties people together, gets out the word, and lets underlings blow off steam. But don't do it wrongupdated: Mon Aug 19 1985 00:01:00

Just try to imagine what a corporation devoid of office gossip would be like. Formal reports with all the spiciness of, say, a quarterly earnings statement march methodically up and down the ranks....

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