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Michelle Presents Letterman's Top 10

She offers some fun facts about gardening

(Newser) - Michelle Obama's media blitz continued last night on David Letterman's Late Show, where she presented the night's Top 10 list, "Fun Facts About Gardening." The list included No. 7: "In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish," No. 4: "... More »

Worst 10 Travel Destinations

Steer clear of these dangerous locales

(Newser) - If you're jonesing for a trip on the wild side, well, you'd probably still better steer clear of the 10 worst places in the world. rounds up these impoverished and war-stricken locales, and advises avoiding them in 2012:
  • Harare, Zimbabwe: This city spiraled into turmoil when
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Top 10 Actors We Stalk on IMDb

Natalie Portman steals top spot from Johnny Depp this year

(Newser) - When you want to ogle an actor, the Internet Movie Database is a reasonable destination. So which 10 celebs racked up the most IMDb profile page views in 2011? The top spot now belongs to Natalie Portman , who snagged the crown from Johnny Depp (now No. 3, he's been... More »

10 Christmas Movies You Absolutely Shouldn't Watch

'60s B-movie 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians' ranks worst: poll

(Newser) - What are the top 10 most cringe-inducing, holiday-ruining, Santa-offending Christmas movies of all time? Online ticket seller Fandango set out to find out, and polled its customers. Among the films that you probably shouldn't watch tonight:
  1. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians : a 1964 ultra-low budget fantasy flick; good luck
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Romney, on Letterman, Has 10 Things to Say to You

His list: Things he needs to tell the American people

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is now in a dead heat with Newt Gingrich. In a bid to perhaps claw his way back into the No. 1 slot solo, he made his second appearance of the year on the Late Show last night, and shared the "Top 10 Things Mitt Romney Would... More »

Snooki Presents: Top 10 Reasons to Buy My Book

Don't do it for yourself—do it for the economy

(Newser) - You could be forgiven for thinking Snooki’s debut literary venture, A Shore Thing , is perhaps not for you … but maybe you just haven’t been considering all the reasons to buy it. The Jersey Shore star herself offered up 10 such reasons last night on the Late Show ... More »

Ebert: Why I Won't Share My Top 10 Halloween Flicks

The film critic explains why movie lists are awful

(Newser) - Lots of critics have dutifully supplied their top-10 lists of horror movies in time for Halloween. Not so Roger Ebert, who instead used the time to compile an essay on why he hates the exercise, at this time of year or any other. "No list of films has the... More »

Dave's Latest Top 10 Target: Oval Office Speeches

Iraq speech gets a little funnier in Letterman's hands

(Newser) - You might have heard about a certain speech given by our president last night. So did David Letterman, who offered up a Top 10 list on last night’s Late Show of “Things Never Before Said in an Oval Office Address.” No. 10: “Gotta keep this short... More »

10 Best Cities to Get a Job

DC tops search engine's list

(Newser) - Washington, DC is the easiest city in the country to land a job, says job-search site, which ranked cities by comparing the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ figures on unemployed workers to the number of job postings on Juju itself. The site finds 1.87 “unemployed individuals per... More »

Bikini-Clad Britney Reads Dave's Top 10 List

(Newser) - Britney Spears reads Letterman's top 10 list on tonight's show, ticking off the ways the world would be different if she were president, reports People. "We'd only invade fun places, like Cabo," she says in the pre-taped segment, in which she's clad in a black bikini. Other samples:... More »

Top 10 Things 'Overheard at Palin Debate Camp'

Late-night host lays into GOP nominee

(Newser) - David Letterman was not kind to the Republican vice presidential candidate last night—his Top 10 list  focused on "Things Overheard at Sarah Palin Debate Camp." Among the highlights:
  • "Any way we can just get Tina Fey to do it?"
  • "Maybe we'll get lucky and there
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Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

From memories to sleep to consciousness itself, scientists still can't agree

(Newser) - Debated for centuries, the human mind still holds a mystery or two in modern times. Here are LiveScience's top 10:
  1. Consciousness. Still the biggest human puzzle since Socrates.
  2. Cryonics. Can gray matter be revived from a 320-degree deep freeze?
  3. Aging. An unappreciated benefit, or simply cell decay with no purpose?
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Best New Buildings of 2007

BusinessWeek profiles the top 10

(Newser) - Looks weren't all that mattered to BusinessWeek and Architectural Record in choosing their 2007 architectural awards. "Contribution to business" was important, too. Their top picks:
  1. InterActive Corp. Headquarters, New York—Gehry Partners
  2. Young Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto—Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
  3. US Census Bureau Headquarters, Suitland,
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NYT's Top Reads for 2007

Agent Zigzag and Foreskin's Lament among best 100 in Book Review

(Newser) - Recent write-ups say Americans should read more—but where to start? Try the New York Times' 100 notable books of 2007, ranging from fiction to poetry, essays to bios. Among the acclaimed page-turners:
  • Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal, Ben Macintyre
  • The Art of Political
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