As a holiday treat for our readers, today we launched faster, more beautiful slideshows! You can see them in action on posts like this week's Share Your Sweets and 11 Food and Drink Trends of 2011. Slideshows also now open in the same browser window, and comments appear inline below the photos. We hope you enjoy them! Special thanks to developer Christine Tsai and designer Tracie Lee for their work on this project.