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For This Writer, Gratitude Is the Best Possible Holiday Gift

Witnessing poverty first-hand in India made a bestselling author realize "that the version of poverty held by most Americans is an ideal for comfortable wealth in many Third World nations." Here, she explains how she puts that into action every day, especially during the holidays.

The (Unlikely) Economics of Your Book Becoming a Movie

Previously for DailyFinance, Catherine Ryan Hyde described how novelists (theoretically) profit from their books. Here, the author of Pay It Forward, which was adapted to film, explains what happens to authors when their books become movies. Hint: Money doesn't have a starring role.