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How did your life collide with the headlines in 2007?
Iraq, the subprime crisis, Facebook, immigration, oil prices - 2007 had no shortage of hefty headlines. We'd like to hear about how these and other major news events of the past year affected you. Where did your life collide with the news in 2007?

What's your holiday performance story?
The office talent show, the neighborhood caroling posse, the school pageant ... At holiday time we often sing, dance, and dress as shepherds. Did you bloom in the warmth of your audience's adulation, or freeze up like the snowman you'd rather be building? Did your holiday performance change your life or that of someone close to you?

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If you are wishing for a new iPod this holiday season, you could hint around to a loved one, or you could try to win one by entering a new contest being sponsored by the online magazine called Smith. All you have to do is write a memoir, but in six words. Alex Cohen talks with Larry Smith, the founder and editor of Smith magazine, about life in six words.