Our picks for the week of Nov. 28 - Dec. 4:
• Fall is quickly turning into winter outside our window, so we thought we'd give the season a nice send-off with this photo gallery of fall images from around the world — courtesy of MNN's local correspondents.
• Never had a live tree before? Take the plunge this year with our handy guide to Christmas tree care and feeding. You'll be glad you did.
• While were on the topic of giving, here's how to make your charitable donation count — by doing a little homework first.
• Don't let paper clutter get the best of you. The experts offer nine tips for keeping the paper monster at bay.
• If you're a fan of celebrity updates, we've created an easy way to keep up with the latest green news. (That's Natalie Portman in "Black Swan" at left.)
• 2011 will be the year of the electric car. Our auto blogger picks the cars most likely to succeed.
• Cape Verde: Off the radar for many travelers, these islands have unique landscapes from beaches to mountains.
• Time or money? Here are five situations when you won't have to make a choice.