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Surviving the Inevitable Summer Power Outage

As air conditioners work hard to battle this hot summer and disasters lurk around the corner, prepare your home for a possible blackout before it arrives.<p><b>Summer is blackout season</b>, when heat waves bring on extra air-conditioning use, and extra air-conditioning use taxes the power grid and leads to …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

Bake an Apple Pie in an Apple for Impressive Individual Servings

Here's a twist on the classic apple pie that could impress a crowd: Bake pie filling directly in a hollowed-out apple. You only need five ingredients …

10 Signs You're Ready For A Career Change

Here’s some good news: unemployment rates fell, or were unchanged, in all 50 states in November – and according to the Labor Department, employers …

4 Tips for Enjoying the New 'Arrested Development' Season

As you've all heard by now, a fourth season of <i>Arrested Development</i> is a reality. On May 26, after seven years off the air, one of the most celebrated …

52 Healthy Meals in 12 Minutes or Less

Being hungry sucks (it's a scientific fact). So why spend hours cooking a gourmet feast when a nutritious meal could be only 12 minutes away from …

How Much? Amazon Bought Goodreads For $150 Million, According To Reports

Once the initial shock had passed, people were asking: exactly how much did Amazon pay for Goodreads?<p>Neither party was talking, but Forbes columnist Jeff Bercovici estimated "the low eight digits" soon after the news broke.<p>Close to $1 billion, calculated Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>All Things D's Kara …