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December 22nd, 2010
03:01 PM ET

Your Fresh Start for 2011

As the end of the year approaches, many of you may be sitting by the lava lamp and writing down your resolutions for the new year: 

Do you plan to get back into your "skinny jeans"? 

Be more plugged in to social media... or less? 

Quit smoking once and for all? 

Manage stress better? 

Drink less alcohol?

Make more time for your family, friends, loved ones? 

Finally go after that master's degree you've been putting off? 

Make a barbeque recipe to rival Uncle Jack's secret sauce?

Hone on your DIY skills to become a "Mister or Miss Fix-it"?   

As you reflect on the days that have passed in 2010, and set the bar high for yourself, share your plans with us. 

We want to hear not only what your goals are, but what your game plan is for achieving them. 

How do you plan to keep the goal in mind, and not have it dissolve at the first whiff of a hot Krispy Kreme donut?
We'd like to help. 

Your project could become the focus of a CNN Newsroom segment, complete with expert advice, and planning tips to help you and those inspired by you... to succeed.

So rather than spend the next 12 months ruminating about what you didn't achieve last year...  plug-in and prepare for a fresh start and share your plan with CNN Newsroom.

July 15th, 2010
01:55 PM ET

Next Big Thing: Wearing Strength

This young man isn't waiting on a corporation to hire him. He's banking on his own innovation. As part of Tony's series: "The Next Big Thing", a special weighted shirt helps an engineering student heal after he was shot by robbers.


Filed under: Next Big Thing • Tony Harris
July 6th, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Next Big Thing: Engineer's Life Mission

The images of oil spoiling America's shores has folks thinking more seriously about alternative energy sources. One man has made it his life's mission to wean America off big oil. As part of our "The Next Big Thing" series meet Lonnie Johnson– a former NASA engineer with two potentially world-changing inventions.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Next Big Thing • Tony Harris
June 4th, 2010
01:16 PM ET

The Next Big Thing: Pitching Baseball

Turning ideas into reality: it's what American innovation is all about.  And it's what our inspiring series "The Next Big Thing" is about.

A logger, inspired by his 10-year-old son, invents a gadget to fix his swing.  And it may be a home run.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Next Big Thing • Tony Harris
June 1st, 2010
12:06 PM ET

Next Top Entrepeneur

As the economy shows signs of recovery, we are launching our "Next Big Thing" series, stories about entrepreneurs and innovation. Up first, we have a college contest for students trying to get their start-up ideas off the ground.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Next Big Thing • Tony Harris