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15 Things You Didn't Know About Dunkin' Donuts

Beloved coffee chain and Starbucks nemesis Dunkin' Donuts has been dominating the news game lately between their crazy new breakfast sandwiches and <i>lack of response to this petition</i>. (Seriously, DD, we're waiting.) But how much do we really know about this monolith of coffee, pastries, and …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun …

Lunch Box: Make-Ahead Turmeric Mushroom Stir-Fry with Herbs and Vermicelli

After traveling through Southeast Asia last month, the memory that's stayed with me the most, I <i>suppose</i> neck-and-neck with Angkor Wat, is <i>cha ca la vong</i>. I know I'm late to the party, and both the Vietnamese fried fish dish and the famous Hanoi restaurant of the same name (which only serves, you …

Quick Pickling 101

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're learning the basics of quick pickling, with recipes to practice.</i><p>You might see recipes that involve pickling -- Pickled Asparagus, Gingered Beet …

How to Keep Berries Fresh for Longer

<i>Don't let your berries boss you around.</i><p>Berries: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Like many coveted objects, berries are both precious and frustrating, expensive and fragile. What is more maddening than splurging on vivid, juicy berries at the market only to find that your fruity jewels …

Vinegar

Why northern Europe is home to surprisingly large “shadow economies”

It’s easy to look at southern Europe and see why workers might choose to do informal work without paying taxes. With record unemployment and steep barriers to entry to some professions (e.g. taxi guilds in Italy), it’s often easier for both would-be employers and would-be employees to skip the …

Economics

Will early retirement put a dent in this couple’s long-term plans?

A bout of cancer a few years back got Melody thinking about how she'd like to spend the rest of her life.<p>"The thought of a recurrence is never far from my mind," Melody writes in an e-mail. "It is this thought that is prompting me to question whether I should leave my career behind earlier than I …

Brazil is waving the white flag in the supposed currency war

If there was ever a global currency war—and we’ve long been skeptical—Brazil’s Finance Minister Guido Mantega just effectively announced his country’s surrender by slashing its tax on foreign investment (IOF) from 6% to zero. Mantega says the move is needed to boost Brazilian growth by reviving …

Economics

12 US Industries That Will Collapse In The Next Decade

Fifteen of the 20 fastest shrinking industries are in the manufacturing sector, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report on job growth from 2010 to 2020.<p>Government jobs, especially in the postal service, are also getting axed.

Manufacturing

Senate Fails To Pass Bills That Would Have Kept Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling

Dueling measures in the Senate would have kept interest rates on some student loans from moving from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, although the Republican and Democratic proposals failed to win 60 votes needed on to bring the measures to the floor. The failure means students are likely to face higher …

Interest Rates

Greek bailout row exposes divisions between US and Europe

Ever since the start of Europe's sovereign debt crisis, there have been tensions between the International Monetary Fund and the other two legs of …

Venezuela: here comes hyperinflation | Financial Times

More bad news for Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled new president. The latest inflation figures are in, and if the gloomier predictions are to be …

Indian Politicians Make Life Tougher For Walmart

Less than a year after passing a rule applauded by investors, the Indian government has backtracked as some expected. The backpeddling will make it harder, and more costly, for Walmart and Tesco to expand in India.<p>India’s government said in September that it would allow for foreign direct …

The boom is dead. Long live the boom?

Wednesday's GDP figures, depending on your point of view, are either the first of the post-mining boom economy, or the last gasp of the joy we have …

Google helps DOJ make first big mistake in Apple ebook trial

Apple attorneys shred credibility of witness Thomas Turvey, Google's director of strategic partnerships<p>With his arms folded tightly across his chest, Apple's lead attorney Orin Snyder seethed as he began to question Thomas Turvey.<p>Turvey, Google's director of strategic partnerships, was in federal …

Elon Musk teases June news on Hyperloop, his rapid transit system for the future

Following his announcement of Tesla's dramatic Supercharger station expansion, CEO Elon Musk touched on another pet project: Hyperloop. The rapid transit system would connect downtown Los Angeles with San Francisco, 380 miles away. Musk told the crowd that more details for the project would be …

We Think We Know What Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is, And How It Can Get You From LA To San Francisco In 30 Minutes

He calls it the "Hyperloop" and he says it's better than a bullet train. The Hyperloop would get people to Los Angeles from San Francisco in 30 minutes.<p>However, he's been vague about how he's going to make the Hyperloop a reality.<p>The closest to detail he's gotten is when he said the Hyperloop is a …

San Francisco

The huge misconception at the heart of “too big to fail”

<i>As banks continue to swell in size, the public might conclude that legislators have gone back on their promise to never again let a bank grow “too big to fail.” But making banks smaller was never what legislators—most of them, anyway—had in mind.</i><p>American banks? Those things that were nearly wiped …

Dodd-Frank

OECD prepares new rules to limit corporate tax avoidance

The OECD is to draw up new rules to limit tax avoidance by some of the world's largest businesses in time for a meeting of the G20 group of nations …

The US Housing Market Has Now Crossed Two Critical Milestones

First, both CoreLogic and Case Shiller showed a double digit increase in home prices in March.<p>Second, the number of homes listed for sale climbed to 6.3 million in April.<p>"If we exclude November 2009, when homebuyer tax credits were distorting the market, the 6m mark was last breached back in 2007," …

Housing

Groundfloor unveils 'Lending Club for real-estate' so you can get richer, faster (exclusive)

Groundfloor wants to take power away from banks and put it in the hands of the people.<p>The startup is building a peer-to-peer platform that gives regular people opportunities to invest in real estate projects. It is emerging out of stealth mode today and opening up to private beta.<p>Founder Brian …

Chinese purchase of Smithfield unlikely to sway bacon buyers

Do Americans care who is makin' their bacon?<p>The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods by China's <b>Shuanghui International</b> may elicit an emotional reaction from Americans but history shows they are unlikely to change their eating habits, food experts said.<p>"The …

Venezuela’s toilet paper crisis | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Hard times. Authorities made headlines in Venezuela on Thursday after they wiped a warehouse clean of its stock of toilet paper.<p>While …

Two FDA Officials Quarrel Over Safety Of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Two FDA officials are quarreling in public about their different views about the safety of angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), according to a story by Thomas Burton in Friday’s <i>Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>One official, Thomas Marciniak, contends that ARBs may increase the risk of cancer. Marciniak has …

@bigbadchef

"Shooting Mind Of A Chef with @hseanbrock at Nuevo Husk. <b>Destroyed Nashville last night</b>. Paying 4 it now..."—Oxford, MS chef <b>John Currence</b> pulls back the curtain a little on how the Beard-winning PBS series <i>The Mind of a Chef</i> intends to lift the skull of chef <b>Sean Brock</b>. [Twitter]

17 Desserts You Can Make On The Grill

Move over, burgers.

The Flavor Bible

• <b>Author:</b> Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg<p><b>Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship</b><p>Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined …

Tesla Motors To Triple Its Electric Car Supercharger Network By The End Of 2013

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced the company will triple its Supercharger network of chargers that power its flagship Model S sedan electric cars in the United States and Canada by the end of 2013.<p>The company’s nine existing Superchargers, which are free to use and are designed to deliver a …

Electric Cars, Wearable Computing and TV Disruption — 10 Things You Missed During the First Two Days of D11

Asa Mathat / D: All Things Digital<p>As always, <b>D11</b> is proving to be a diverse, star-studded tour through the “all things digital” that give this site …

Wearable Tech