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The National Geographic channel’s limited series “Valley of the Boom,” which premiered Sunday, Jan. 13, looks at three companies whose founders wanted to change the world using the new technology of the internet: Netscape, which pioneered the first commercial web browser, social networking site Theglobe.com and the streaming video company Pixelon. If all the production did was tell the story of the three companies, it would be little more than the kind of online research that can be done with a click or two. Series creator Matthew Carnahan (“House of Lies”) takes the production to a different level by using a blend of narrative devices and interviews with the real subjects and experts woven into scripted drama. (click for more)

STARCAST:This week vital Venus bids a fond farewell to sensual Scorpio before settling in to fiery Sagittarius. Maybe "settling" isn't quite the word for such a pairing, a rambunctious month-long transit where exciting adventure looms large. Winter can be wondrous. (click for more)

STARCAST: The Sun's move from conservative Capricorn to no-holds barred Aquari occurs this week as the Full Moon eyeballs fiery Leo. Do not ask for whom the bell tolls. Just answer the ring! Native intuition will guide you through a challenging week. (click for more)

The head coach of the Houston Rockets will answer three questions — one about Michael Jordan, one about Dan Quayle, and one about Tony the Tiger. (click for more)

We've invited the longtime, late night talk show host to play a game called "Team Coco, meet hot cocoa!" O'Brien is now host of Conan on TBS, and has a new podcast called Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend. (click for more)

Dear Abby: I started a new job a month ago. It’s a well-paying job at a great company. My problem is I’m an insecure introvert. Making friends has always been hard for me. At this new job, my desk is away from everyone else, and no one has ever asked me to lunch. I’m sure if I reached out proactively and asked to tag along, I wouldn’t be rejected. But the thought of having to ask semi-strangers to include me and having to make small talk during lunch makes me anxious. What should I do? Insecure in California Dear Insecure: Not everyone makes small talk easily, so don’t fault yourself for finding it awkward. Ask your co-workers what places they recommend for lunch and tag along when the opportunity arises. (click for more)