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The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …

17 Red Lobster Recipes In Case The Seafood Chain Goes Away Forever

The dying seafood chain is being abandoned by its parent company. Time to drown your sorrows in homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits and move on to ethically raised seafood.<p>Red Lobster isn't making enough money, and its parent company, Darden, which also owns Olive Garden and other chains, all but rang a …

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CT Starbucks Pay-It-Forward Chain Tops 800 Cars

There must be some holiday spirit in those red cups after all, because a pay-it-forward chain at the <b>Starbucks</b> drive thru in Newington, Connecticut has been going since Tuesday morning and shows no signs of stopping. As of yesterday, <b>780 customers</b> had paid for the order of the person behind them, and …

Seafood Chain, Subpar

Darden Restaurants, the parent company of <b>Red Lobster</b>, is looking to spin off or sell the seafood-oriented restaurant chain. Slate's Matthew Yglesias explains what the problem is: "<b>Red Lobster serves bad food.</b>" Quote: "[T]here's casual dining and then there's Red Lobster, which is actually quite a …

San Antonio Server Finds and Returns $1,600 in Cash

'Tis the season for finding huge wads of cash in restaurants, apparently: after a Florida server found $1,000 in her restaurant last week, a waitress returned cash she found on the floor of a <b>Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers</b> location in San Antonio. 17 year old Kayla Blackmon <b>found $1,600 in</b> …

Jail time for overdue library books

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Call it throwing the book at the bookworms.<p>A Texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky comments and headlines about the Lone Star State extending its tough-on-crime bravado to books. But such cases aren't unheard …

Western Dems blast NSA surveillance

Western Democrats on the ballot in 2014 are strongly condemning the National Security Agency.<p>Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh, a candidate for Senate who is likely to be appointed when Sen. Max Baucus (D) becomes ambassador to China, is the latest in a long line of Democrats to protest, releasing a …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

The world waits for Microsoft to reveal the successor to CEO Steve Ballmer. That's when the hard decisions start.<p>Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the …

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Military tech in 2014: Lasers, drones, and cyberops

The Pentagon has plenty of high-tech advances on tap for the coming year. Think drones, of course, but also laser weapons, cyberwarfare, and the ageless B-52.<p>Sometime in 2014, the US Navy expects to have a laser weapon aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf.<p>It won't at all, however, tip the balance of …

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Report: Snapchat exploits can steal your private info, expose you to spam

A group of security researchers has published a pair Snapchat security exploits, claiming the popular social startup has ignored requests to address them since August -- prior to any Facebook acquisition talk. The Gibson Security team is hoping that'll force the company to respond to the problems, …

Taiwan prosecutes HTC's ex-lead designer for fraud and leak

Earlier today, the Taipei District Prosecutor's Office concluded its investigation on the HTC saga that mainly involved ex-lead designer Thomas Chien (pictured above). The report indicts the ex-VP for leaking HTC's upcoming icon designs -- likely from the yet-to-be-released Sense 6.0 -- by way of a …

Samsung's got another tablet in the works

One of the great things about the FCC is that the commission is obligated to reveal all of the newly minted and as-yet unannounced gadgets that pass through its hallowed halls. The latest to be shown is a Samsung tablet measuring in the 8-9-inch category. Naturally, all that the FCC is concerned …

Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy

A new report finds that people are weary of the hidden costs of free.<p>Ever since the iPhone came out in 2007, the going rate for many of the most popular apps has been exactly $0.00. Consumers pay nothing.<p>But of course, nothing is free. Instead, consumers pay with their data, that's sold to …

AppleCare employees get windbreakers, (paper) notebooks, and pens for the holidays

Select groups of Apple employees got colorful bags and flashlights back in the summer, and for the holidays, AppleCare employees have begun receiving another gift. This year’s package includes a paper notebook with leather covers, a pen, and a windbreaker jacket. Of course, all three components are …

No big raise for Tim Cook: Apple pays CEO $4.25 million in 2013

With the help of a $2.8 million bonus, the power tech company's CEO pulls in slightly more in total compensation this year compared to 2012.<p>CEO Tim Cook made $4.25 million in 2013 for leading Apple, the company reported Friday in financial documents.<p>Apple noted the figure in its preliminary proxy …

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NSA Telephone Data Collection is Legal, Rules NY District Judge

A federal judge in New York ruled today that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass telephone data collection program is legal, rejecting claims put forward by the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>William Pauley, the presiding judge for the case, revealed how the program has affected the NSA’s …

Target confirms encrypted debit PIN data was stolen during hack

Target has confirmed that encrypted debit card PIN data was stolen as part of the massive hack carried out against the retailer between late November and early December. The company previously admitted that card numbers and expiration dates were compromised in the attack that affected 40 million …

A Christmas Dream Home

• 1 |<p>Made in an authentic European style, this 786.1 square meter wooden house is holds furniture and finishing materials imported from France and …

4 Rules for Being a Good Holiday Houseguest

Expert advice on making sure you get invited back next year with Lizzie Post, the etiquette expert and great-great granddaughter of Emily Post.<p><b>1. Don't Overstay Your Welcome</b>Whether you're the host or the guest, be sure to set arrival and departure dates. Don't be afraid to ask the person what …

House Beautiful on Twitter: ".@heatherchristo creates a festive, chinoiserie-inspired table http://t.co/ljH5gAd04V http://t.co/aKBu8v2ZN7"

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30 Dreamy Kitchen Paint Colors and Ideas

You know, your walls don't have to be white.<p>Punch up those cabinets with bright blues and reds, or ground a large space with a soothing gray or green. Here, the ultimate kitchen color inspiration is served. (And if you get through all of these ideas and still love those pearly whites? Check out …

An Island-Inspired House in Oslo, Norway

Tropical style in Scandinavia.<p>Interior designer Nicolette Horn brings a bit of the Bahamas into her Scandinavian home. Palm trees, tropical colors, and seashells give a sense of endless light on the shortest of days.

Gale Gand's Recipe for Strata

Gale Gand's recipe for strata, plus five delicious variations. What are you waiting for? Invite your friends over for a brunch party!<p><b>STRATA</b><p><b>Serves 8</b><p><i>Strata is the bread pudding of savory egg dishes. This super-easy treat generally includes cubes or slices of bread that have been soaked in custard,</i> …

House Beautiful on Twitter: "Put your dining room table to good use and display a favorite collection http://t.co/akwhFAUjRf http://t.co/2gnZKF1RA0"

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Birthday-Inspired Place Settings: Ideas and Inspiration

Birthdays are all about celebrations and festivity! They’re about snacking on a few salty and sweet treats without any guilt and spoiling a loved …

15 Ways To Decorate With Winter White

See spaces in ivory, cream, and snow.<p>Don't think you can pull off pristine white during the colder months? In shades of ivory, cream, and snow, the wintery color is perfect for every space, from the powder room to the great room.

Easy Decluttering Solutions from the Experts

White is the New Color: Living Room Walls

White is an often-overlooked color for walls. Maybe it’s because many of us, having grown up with white walls in our childhood homes, see white walls …