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.
• Chuck Leavell chats with country singer Gretchen Wilson about child obesity and why we need to get back to the simple life.
• 40 chefs under 40: MNN introduces you to the fresh faces of the restaurant world.
• Ecollywood checks in with actress Alicia Silverstone as she promotes her vegan cookbook, The Kind Diet.