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Ask.com can hijack your computer using Java updates

We learned this week that more than 317 million computer viruses or other malicious programs were unleashed by hackers last year, according to the Internet security firm Symantec. That's nearly a million new cyberthreats daily.<p>But not all attempts at messing with your computer are from sneaky, …

Malware

'Nut' Your Average Eggnog: Why You Should Make Dairy-Free Nog This Year

Homemade eggnog is great. This cashew nut nog is better.<p>Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a cup of eggnog. It's spiced, it's sweet, and if you've been naughty, it's spiked. We can perfectly remember the sticky, mouth-coating taste of the store-bought jugs of our youth. It's a tradition we …

Eggnog

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

The Baking Essentials You Should Always Keep in Your Fridge, Freezer, Pantry, and Spice Rack

Whether you're an occasional or an everyday baker, these are the baking pantry essentials you should never be without.<p>Here's some great news: Being a great baker is not really about artistic flair or a prodigy-like ability to whip out sugar roses. It's actually about precision, patience, and …

Baking

How to Make Even Better Stovetop Popcorn

Stovetop popcorn is good. Bacon fat stovetop popcorn is better.<p>We'll admit it: We're suckers for those tri-flavored giant tins of popcorn. You know the ones: Butter and salt in one section, cheddar cheese dust in the second, and caramel corn in the third. But even better than those tins? A …

Popcorn

Krysten Ritter on Juicing, Fad Diets, and Being a Farm Girl

The star of the film 'Big Eyes' talks about diets, her favorite flavor combos, and growing up on a farm.<p>The star of the film <i>Big Eyes</i> has given up wine, dairy, gluten, and fish. But try a fad diet? Not a chance.<p>The Vitals<p><b>Age</b> 33<p><b>Hometown</b><p>Shickshinny, PA<p><b>Most memorable food prop</b><p>Antacids and oatmeal on</i> …

Diets

Classic French Toast

4 Servings<p>A mixture of milk and cream delivers a custardy interior texture, but you could use 1½ cups whole milk if that’s what you’ve got on hand. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large eggs<p>¾ cup heavy cream<p>¾ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup sugar<p>Pinch of …

Breakfast

How Eating in Cuba Changed the Way I Cooked (and Looked at Food)

When you don't have many food options, you work with what you got. Scott DeSimon reflects on eating in Cuba in the 1990s.<p>Like a lot of adventure-seeking Americans in the late ‘90s, I took advantage of Bill Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy (not that one, the other one) and spent a couple of …

Cuba

Sony Sued By Employees For Massive Data Breach

Former and current Sony employees filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it failed to protect their confidential information by ignoring warnings of its weak computer system.<p>Two former Sony Pictures workers filed a class-action lawsuit against the Culver City studio late Monday alleging it …

Employment

Majority of Americans Believe CIA's Harsh Interrogation Tactics Were Acceptable

A majority of Americans believe the harsh interrogation practices the Central Intelligence Agency used after the 9/11 terrorist attacks were acceptable under the circumstances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>And a plurality say they'd be acceptable to use in the future to …

Surveillance

Haiti crisis: Anti-Martelly protest turns violent

<b>Hundreds of people in Haiti have marched through Port-au-Prince, demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly.</b><p>The protest turned violent as police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.<p>Protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres in the streets of the capital.<p>They are angry at Mr …

Teargas

Poll: 57% of Americans Say Race Relations in U.S. Are Bad

A majority of Americans now say that race relations in the United States are bad, according to the latest NBC News/ <i>Wall Street Journal</i> poll, which …

Mexico vigilantes in deadly shoot-out

A shoot-out between rival vigilantes in Mexico's western Michoacan state has left 11 dead, authorities have said.<p>The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, signaled a renewed unrest in an area President Enrique Pena Nieto's government said had been pacified.<p>The federal government's security …

Haiti on the brink of political chaos as protesters call for the president to quit

The people of Haiti have extended their demands to calling on the president to quit following the weekend resignation of the prime minister.<p>Several thousand protesters marched on the capital Port-au-Prance on Tuesday, hurling stones at police who responded with tear gas.<p>“We want a new country, a …

Opinion: Why Cubans Might Have Mixed Feelings About New Relations With U.S.

There's more enthusiasm this week for released Cuban prisoners than for a new U.S. embassy.<p>Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero—those names, which mean nothing to most Americans, will be at the center of the celebrations in Havana after news of renewed diplomatic relations between …

Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on …