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Recession's over, so who forgot to tell diners?

Despite aggressive restaurant promotions, Americans aren't eating out more.<p>Restaurant visits have been flat this year, while growth in average check size fueled a 2 percent increase in spending, according to data from market research firm The NPD Group.<p>"It was said the recession was officially over …

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Wild odyssey ending for Pete Carroll's last USC recruits

LOS ANGELES — Pete Carroll's last recruits are playing their last game for the University of Southern California on Saturday.<p>They are fifth-year seniors who were signed at USC in 2009 by Carroll, who told them he had no plans on leaving, and they all envisioned more of what Carroll had brought to …

Watch A Woman Run A 5K In 4-Inch Heels

Photographed by Kava Gorna.<p>You know how some women boast about being <i>so</i> comfortable in their heels that they can actually run in them? Of course, they …

Dennis Rodman Just Wants to 'Have Some Fun' (In North Korea)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dennis Rodman is headed to North Korea once again to "to do a basketball game and have some fun" …

Obama Worried About Malia and Sasha “Going Steady” with Boys

In an interview with comedian Steve Harvey that aired Friday, President Obama joked that he ran for a second term partly to keep his teenage …

Rumor: Sigma to Announce a 16-20mm f/2 DG Art Lens for Full-Frame DSLRs in 2014

Sigma is on a tear when it comes to releasing amazing glass. From the groundbreaking 18-35mm f/1.8 for APS-C cameras to the 24-105mm f/4 that had …

Cyanogen gets serious about its OS aspirations, ponders a future in TV and wearables

It's been three months since Cyanogen announced it was stepping out as a profit-seeking business. Flush with $7 million in funding, the company has been pushing harder than ever to achieve its goal of making CyanogenMod the third major mobile ecosystem, after iOS and Google's Android. Now with …

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Holiday Gift Guide: Scotch

When the weather turns cold and nasty, the spirit that we crave most is, naturally, Scotch. A dram of the warming and complex liquor is just the thing to fight a chill. (In case you forgot, winter officially starts on Saturday.)<p>And whisky also, of course, is the quintessential holiday gift for …

Blogger looks of the week: 8 street style photos to inspire your wardrobe

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American Hustle – review

It's not just any kind of hustle. The adjective "American" appended to a word in a movie title always implies something with instant design-classic status, gorgeously laced with irony and modernity. There is no plausible UK equivalent. British Beauty, British Psycho and British History X sound like …

One Hotel, 88 Different Ways

When the Spanish-born artist Victor Enrich first moved to Munich, he intentionally didn’t find a permanent home, preferring to couch-surf for two months to meet new friends. He stored most of his luggage at the city’s central train station, where he had to change lockers every three days. As a …

One Man. One Cat. Multiplied

We start with a man called Mike and a cat called Ella. Two creatures.<p>Nothing odd about them, except that Mike has a beard and Ella is a touch chunky. Otherwise, they could be any cat and guy. Except ...<p>When you think about it, no one is ordinary. You could put a totally bland cat-and-guy couple in …

What Car or Truck is the Most Ridiculous to Have a Club Following?

It’s a funny thing but if there is more than say two of any car built, somebody is going to start an owner’s club for them. Many cars deserve such an …

From Shakespeare to Suzanne Collins: The Best Adaptations of 2013

With 2013 drawing to a close, we can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic for the year that was. From the splashy (“The Great Gatsby” and “Catching Fire”) …

What the NRA’s really shooting for: Getting Republicans elected to office

<b>(Reuters/Jason Reed/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>To see how the gun group really does business, go behind the scenes with this candidate as he sought their backing<p>Eric Stern<p>December 20, 2013 3:25pm (UTC)<p>Lately, the question has been asked, is the NRA’s true purpose to push for gun rights, or to elect Republicans …

Prince William Calls Kate 'Babykins' Hacked Voicemails Reveal

Britain’s phone-hacking scandal has entered a strange phase.<p>During the trial of journalists accused of illegally listening into private conversations …

Marvel Confirms Paul Rudd as 'Ant-Man' – /Film

Erase any doubt you might have had that last night’s “in talks” report about <b>Paul Rudd</b> playing the lead in <b>Ant-Man</b> for <b>Edgar Wright</b> could have meant …

2014: The Year Foursquare Will Finally Be In The Right Place At The Right Time

<i>ReadWritePredict is a look ahead at the technology trends and companies that will shape the coming year.</i><p>Not long ago, most people had written off Foursquare as a has-been, the Mayor of Debt Town, saddled by a $41 million loan from Silver Lake and its current investors. The check-in service it …

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Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Split

It’s over!<p>Kate Upton, 21, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 33 – who were said to be “very serious” as recently as the end of September when they were …

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P.J. Hairston will not return to North Carolina

The Tar Heels junior forward is seeing the saga from this past offseason officially catch up to him. He's never playing another game in Heels …

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Kris Jenner: Bruce Jenner and I Are 'Such Good Friends'

It’s no secret that Khloé Kardashian is going through a difficult time since filing for divorce from Lamar Odom. But her mother, Kris Jenner, says …

BlackBerry announces 40 million users registered on BBM for iOS/Android

<b>From 9to5Google:</b><p>Holy wowzers Batman as BlackBerry announces over 40 million “newly registered iOS/Android users in the last 60 days.” The BBM tidbit dropped during this morning’s BlackBerry Earnings Report and while we’ll ignore the economic crisis that is BlackBerry, the messaging numbers are …

Pinterest's Newly Restored Creative Headquarters

Standard cubicles and traditional cafeterias are a thing of the past, as growing companies, particularly in the social media circuit, are opting for a more open environment that allows for employee interaction. Earlier today, Katie shared Twitter's main global office with us and now we bring you …

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Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …