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68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.<p>It's hard to think of a Valentine's Day plan that doesn't involve food. Specifically, dessert. Even more specifically, a <b>chocolate dessert</b>. Give it to us in a cookie, a layered cake, a …

Dessert

A Fancy Valentine's Day Menu

This fancy Valentine's Day menu features unexpected ingredients with every course, which is sure to impress your sweetheart.<p>If you want to majorly impress your sweetheart, look no further than this four-course menu. Things start sexy with an unexpected lamb tartare, and you'll keep that air of …

Spices

80 of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes for (Almost) Everything

From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right)—get grilling with these recipes!<p>Is there anything that isn't made better by the smoke and sear of a grill? If so, we want no part of it. From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right), here are our 80 …

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Zagat

Thirsty Thursday: Red Velvet Cupcake Cocktail for Valentine’s Day

<b>It’s more than just alliteration;</b> <b>it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start.</b> Kicking it off right is …

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Copycat Red Velvet Cheesecake

Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog, Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. Here on Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.<p>When it comes to fun festive desserts, red velvet ranks pretty high on my list. There's just …

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The US is switching from credit card signatures to PINs, but banks need to get on board

US banks and merchants may finally shift to a more secure way of authorizing credit card transactions in which customers will enter a personal identification number (PIN) at checkout instead of signing a receipt.<p>The US is the last major market in the world using the signature system, which is part …

Apple's Initial Sapphire Production to Target iWatch, Not iPhone 6?

Evidence has made clear that Apple is investing heavily in sapphire for its future products with the company working with partner GT Advanced Technologies to start production of the material in a new Arizona plant. Earlier reports suggested the sapphire is likely for the next-generation iPhone, but</i> …

Snapchat Responds To Security Hack That Can Crash Your iPhone In Seconds

Snapchat says it has addressed a vulnerability in the popular photo and video sharing app that could allow hackers to render an iPhone or Android device useless by sending users thousands of messages in seconds.<p>Jaime Sanchez, a noted cyber-security consultant with major telecommunications company …

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch update brings activity tracking beta, keeps progress in plain view

If you've splurged for Qualcomm's pricey smartwatch (or may be considering it), a new update looks to expand the capabilities of the wristworn wearable. Thanks to an update to the Toq's Android app, the gadget now packs activity-tracking software in beta form. During a 24-hour time period, the …

Livescribe 3 Smartpen SDK Launches with Outline

Just a few months after the Livescribe 3 smartpen launched, Livescribe has announced the first SDK partner app to integrate with the device.<p>The Livescribe 3 smartpen helps you transfer handwritten notes into digital form on your smartphone and tablet. Your words, doodles and diagrams appear …

Pebble Watch review: A more polished Pebble, thanks to apps - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Pebble Watch</b> is waterproof, runs a ton of apps, and works with both iOS and Android phones. A new app store improves the whole experience.<p><b>The Bad</b> A lack of touch screen and multitasking limits the capability of apps; scratch-prone polycarbonate design doesn't feel nearly as impressive …

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New PlayStation Vita coming to US with Borderlands 2 bundle

A refresh of Sony's most compact gaming console will hit North America this spring with more battery life, a new LCD screen, and an 8GB memory card for $199.<p>PlayStation users in the US are about to have the option of buying a slimmer, lighter handheld console. Sony announced Monday that its …

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Five Things You Should Know Before Starting A Business

Starting my company Gloss and Glam was the best thing I ever did. But before I opened my business, I spent countless hours speaking to lawyers, accountants, and other entrepreneurs trying to figure out next steps. Save yourself countless hours — and the possible headache of making a huge …

The Single Most Important Element for Business Success

If somebody asked you what is the most crucial aspect of business to focus on to ensure success, what would you say?<p>Some would choose Sales. Some would say Marketing. Many would claim it’s Leadership. Others believe it’s Systems. More than a few would be adamant that the most important element is …

7 Money Habits Of The Rich That The Rest Of Us Can Copy

Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel?<p>That's true to an extent, but not all rich people live that way. For this argument, we'll define "rich" as having an excess of money, and "lavish" as obscenely using moolah like those in Hollywood.<p>Those who are rich, especially the self-made rich, are a different breed …

Personal Finance

How To Get Your Organization Out Of The Box

For decades “thinking outside the box” — thinking differently — has become the buzzword of a business world and consulting industry-seeking ways to foster creativity and innovation in a fast changing environment.<p>Some experts, however, find this phrase meaningless and impractical.<p>“What in the world …

7 Tips To Run Better Board Meetings

More often than not, I relish in describing all the differences between startups and their sleeping-giant counterparts. Entrepreneurs are hungry, nimble, creative and out-of-the-box thinkers, while leaders at large corporations tend to stifle innovation and salute the flag of tradition. However, …

Experts Agree, Don't Start The Day By Answering Your Email

There are tons of books about time-management, but increasingly I hear the topic discussed in terms of <i>energy management</i>. Our minds, the thinking goes, only have so much capacity for any one type of activity, so we have to build that limitation into our daily routines if we want to work effectively. …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

How To Be Part Of The Team When You Work From Home

Working from home has its perks. You spend very little time commuting and less money on work clothes; you have greater flexibility, more family time, and fewer co-worker interruptions; and you don’t have anyone constantly looking over your shoulder and watching your every move–just to name a few.<p>It …

How To Get More Respect As A Manager

Are you a manager struggling to get the respect you deserve? You’re not alone. Plenty of employees in managerial positions have difficulty earning respect from their subordinates and colleagues. But if you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things you can and should do to improve …

Top Entrepreneurs In America Reveal Their 5 Biggest Strengths

Jumping on a plane.<p>Headed to Palm Springs for the Annual Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards hosted by Ernst & Young, LLP.<p>Yes — the top high-impact entrepreneurs in America all gathered in one spot and I’m in the middle of it. Ready to brush aside bodyguards and bouncers to bring you the best advice …