MNN week in review montage

Our picks for the week of Feb. 20-26: 

• If you aren't sure that getting out of debt is the right thing to do, read this post. It will get you in gear with five simple suggestions.

• See that photo on the top right? That half-cat, half-mongoose animal is the world's least-known top predator.

two black holes spiraling toward one another (NASA)• You've just moved into your first place, and money is tight. Never fear: here are some easy tips on how to decorate on a budget.

• If the image at right catches your eye, you'll want to check out 10 incredible images of black holes.

• This week we celebrated President's Day in the U.S. For a quick, green history lesson, read about these six eco-minded presidents.

• You might think of a photo gallery of overweight animals as the low-hanging fruit of green journalism — and you'd be right. So we added information about the signs of pet obesity and what you — the responsible pet owner — should do about it. 

• Our family blogger is no-so-secretly cheering on what she hopes is a resurgence in interest in cloth diapers. Thanks to the economy, they're making a comeback.

• Getting enough shut-eye these days? If you're like most people, probably not, so we gathered seven smart tips for getting a great night's sleep.

Joe Bastardi• Love him or hate him, AccuWeather forecaster Joe Bastardi (left) pulled in the ratings. So it was a surprise earlier this week when the climate change skeptic resigned. What will AccuWeather do now?

• Not all environmental advancements are as conventional as green roofs and electric cars. Here are 15 inventions that are definitely green — and definitely a little strange.

Plus: Don't miss the week in photos, including an image of researchers in China who are going to great lengths to convince a panda cub that they are momma pandas.