Our picks for the week of Nov. 15-21: 

• Free bird: See our gallery of the most memorable turkey pardons in American history.

• What's the most low-impact way to see my in-laws this holiday season? One of our experts helps a curious reader.

Cash for caulking? Home weatherization is the latest economy-boosting idea from the government.

Avatar: The Movie, is the new science-fiction movie from James Cameron. What's interesting is the movie's ambitious environmental message.

• Media Mayhem: Our media columnist's newborn gives his view on the changing media landscape — with a little help from Dad.

• Chuck Leavell chats with country singer Gretchen Wilson about child obesity and why we need to get back to the simple life.

Going Rogue on the facts? Critics do some fact checking on Sarah Palin's new book.

40 chefs under 40: MNN introduces you to the fresh faces of the restaurant world.

• Our Road to Copenhagen series continues with a survey on the mood leading up to the climate talks. Read the results and take the survey.

• Ecollywood checks in with actress Alicia Silverstone as she promotes her vegan cookbook, The Kind Diet.

Plus: Don't miss this week's photo gallery of the environmental headlines, including this cat (pictured) at at a show in Bulgaria.