Open thread: Celebrating Mother's Day
May 13th, 2012
08:48 AM ET

Open thread: Celebrating Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there. The National Retail Federation estimates consumers will spend $18.6 billion on Mother's Day this year, about $152.52 for the average person celebrating the holiday. If you forgot to get something special for Mom, don't worry, you can give her the perfect gift without spending a dime.

What are the best and worst Mother's Day gifts you've received (or given)?

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Open thread: Same-sex marriage and your life
May 12th, 2012
01:26 AM ET

Open thread: Same-sex marriage and your life

This week, President Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage. The endorsement came a day after North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage in their state.

So, we want to know - what does Obama's announcement mean to you? Will it make any difference in your life?

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Griffin wins Baylor's first Heisman Trophy
December 10th, 2011
08:57 PM ET

Griffin wins Baylor's first Heisman Trophy

Baylor University quarterback Robert Griffin III has won the 2011 Heisman Trophy.

Griffin bested a field of finalists that included Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Louisiana State cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama running back Trent Richardson. The award was announced Saturday night in New York.

The award, which honors the most outstanding player in college football, is voted on by hundreds of media members and past winners.

Griffin has passed for 3,998 yards this year and accounted for 45 touchdowns (36 passing, nine rushing). Griffin is the first Baylor player to receive the Heisman Trophy.

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