(Editors Note: Due to Thanksgiving, we''ve compiled the stories from the week so far. Enjoy that turkey!)
1. What Americans (Still) Want From Immigration Reform
Sixty-three percent of Americans favor providing a way for immigrants who are currently living in the United States illegally to become citizens provided they meet certain requirements, while 14% support allowing them to become permanent legal residents but not citizens.
4. Wear Pants to Church Day
Last December, a grassroots effort by Mormon feminists urged women to wear pants to church — something that is nowhere forbidden by LDS doctrine but in some locations has been frowned upon by the conservative subculture of Mormondom. Women will be doing it again Dec. 15.
5. Looking to Australia to Celebrate Thanksgiving
Australia acknowledges its Aboriginal culture far more than America acknowledges Native American roots. This Thanksgiving, should we look for inspiration Down Under?
6. The Macy''s Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Used to Be Extremely Creepy
Windy weather may ground the giant balloons at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, but decades ago, you might have preferred skipping these creepy-looking balloons.
7. The Supersized American Turkey
Those turkeys just keep getting bigger and bigger.
8. Solar-Powered Bikes
Here’s a way to give your two wheels extra power without relying on electricity — but balancing might be a bit tough.
10. A new literary mash-up: Amish romance and vampire tales
Amish Vampires in Space is the latest literary mash-up to gain rave reviews and social media buzz. It’s part of a small but growing group of new bonnet and bloodsucker books that combine two of today’s best-selling genres: Amish romance and vampire tales.