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21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Oil and stocks resume their slide

It's a new week, but the same old January jitters remain on Wall Street.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Oil and stocks resume slide:</b> The price of oil is dropping again, which is putting pressure on U.S. stock futures and European markets.<p>Crude …

Stock Markets

What the Pillows on Your Bed Say About You

It's the most comfortable personality test you can take.<p>The last thought you probably have when your head hits the pillow at night is not likely to be, "Hey, I wonder what my pillow says about me?" But like all choices that have to do with your home, the number — and even types — of pillows you use …

The 20 best rice recipes: part 1

From southern US dirty rice to a perfect lamb biryani, great dishes from top chefs selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>Serves 4<b><br>good</b> <b>quality long grain rice</b> 200g<b><br>butter</b> a knob (no more than 20g)<b><br>lard</b> a little(no more than 20g)<b><br>chicken hearts</b> 100g, minced<b><br>chicken livers</b> 100g, minced<b><br>garlic</b> 1 clove,</b> …

All About Interior Design Tips

Good or bad, most of us are at least amateur interior designers. Anyone who’s bought a couch, placed books on a coffee table or uttered the phrase “feng shui” has been dabbling in home decoration. If you want to make a home your own, having some semblance of interior design in mind is extremely …

Interior Design

KGI: iPhone 5se/iPad Air 3 won’t significantly grow Apple’s revenues but new MacBooks coming soon could

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo issued an AAPL investor report this morning that is mostly pessimistic on Apple’s prospects of meaningfully increasing iPhone and iPad sales in the first half of the year. The Taiwan-based investment analyst doesn’t see an upside to the release of the iPhone 5se or iPad Air 3 …

IPad Air

Homeowners Who Played The Odds On Oil Heating Costs Lose Out

Overall, natural gas is by far the most popular source of home heating in the U.S. But in the Northeast, homeowners are much more likely than in other regions to use heating oil.<p>Many homeowners are smiling this winter, because fuel prices are down 50 percent from two years ago.<p>But not everyone is …

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help them better communicate with their classes.<p>The Classroom app is part of Google’s Apps for Education …