1. Who needs a spa vacation when your own abode comes equipped with a sauna, hot tub, and outdoor cabana?

    These six homes put many health retreats to shame

     

  2. Only in America

    A serpent-handling preacher is killed by his own snake — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation 

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  3. President Obama’s critics are having a field day with a remark he made to Russia’s president when he thought his microphone was off.

    "Give me space," Obama said. "This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility" to deal with missile defense. Critics say it makes Obama look arrogant about a second term, and weak on Russia.

    Of course, he’s hardly the first president to feel the sting of an unexpectedly hot mic…

     

  4. The artifacts of 9/11: A photo slideshow

    A fireman’s helmet, a pair of glasses, a burnt wallet: These are just a few of the items that — twisted, melted, muddied, and soiled — have become museum-worthy artifacts since they were recovered in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that occurred in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. “Each object has its own story, and they’re connected to real individuals whose lives were changed, because all of our lives were changed.” View the rest of the slideshow here.