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Saudi King Salman to miss Gulf nation summit in US

The White House was scrambling Monday to put a positive face on an upcoming summit of Persian Gulf states after learning leaders from four of the six invited nations are expected to skip.<p>While those nations are still sending representatives to the summit being hosted by President Obama later this …

Tired of turkey on Thanksgiving? Try this luxurious menu with a twist

Not everybody craves a glistening golden turkey at Thanksgiving. Here's a luxurious holiday menu with a bit of twist. If you wish to serve sweet potatoes or squash, I'd suggest roasting and mashing them for an elegant side dish.<p><b>BEPPI'S WINE PICKS</b><p>This is a time to give thanks for the harvest, but …

Recipe: Peking Chicken Thighs

Combine honey and soy and brush all over chicken thighs. Place on a baking sheet and marinate for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 400 F.<p>Heat ovenproof skillet or roasting pan over medium heat. Add oil, then chicken, skin side down. Fry for about 3 minutes or until skin begins to crisp. Turn over and fry …

Ten questions to ask a mentor at your first meeting

So you finally mustered the nerve to ask a mentor for a cup of coffee. You're sweating. You can feel the pressure mounting.<p>She strolls through the coffee-shop door holding an Americano with two pumps of hazelnut in one hand and years of experience in the other. Here are 10 questions you can ask her …

A Seattle Summer Sunset

Seared Scallops with Asparagus and Meyer Lemon Pesto

Preheat oven to 350 F.<p>Blanch the asparagus for 2 minutes or until crisp but tender. Drench them with cold water to stop them from cooking further. Cut them in 2-inch pieces on the diagonal and reserve.<p>To make the pesto, place Meyer lemon in a food processor. Add basil, mint and garlic and process …

Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the ‘Veep’ Cast’s 25 Best Insults

In honor of <i>Veep</i>‘s Season Four premiere last Sunday, we put together a list of our 25 favorite insults from HBO’s popular political comedy. It’s one …

GST cuts. Income trusts. Deficit budgets: 10 major Flaherty moments

<b>Swearing-in: Feb. 6, 2006</b><p>Mr. Flaherty is sworn in as finance minister after being elected to federal politics for the first time on Jan. 23. He comes to the federal Conservatives from provincial politics in Ontario, where he served in several cabinet posts, including finance, and made an …

Google’s Chromecast finally comes to Canada

Canadian Netflix and YouTube users looking for a cheap and easy way to stream content on their big screen TVs will finally be able to buy Google's Chromecast device starting on Wednesday.<p>Originally launched in the U.S. last July, the small $39 gadget plugs into a TV's HDMI port and is powered …

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Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

100 Best Songs of 2013

100<p>The Killers, “Shot at the Night”<p>Produced by Anthony Gonzalez of French dreamrockers M83, this grandiose ballad is where the Killers' gigantic …

WestJet online video a nice gift for airline’s Christmas marketing

The fellow who asked WestJet Airlines Ltd. for socks and underwear must be kicking himself.<p>On Monday, the airline released an elaborate Christmas marketing video online that showed how it pulled off a holiday surprise for some of its customers.<p>WestJet set up a video terminal with a live Santa-cam …

Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App

The smart home has grown in importance over the years, with new technologies being used to connect users with what used to be dumb objects. Products like the Nest thermostat show how wireless technology and mobile apps to better manage the temperature of your home. Now similar technology is being …

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Canadian teens lead developed world in cannabis use: Unicef report

Teenagers in Canada use cannabis more than any other developed country, according to a new study released by Unicef.<p>The report released last week shows that 28 per cent of 15-year-olds admitted to having used cannabis in the past year. The figure comes from a World Health Organization (WHO) study …