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Samsung Is Stealing Apple's iPad Market Share

Here's the problem Apple hopes to cure tomorrow when it unveils its new 2013 model iPads. While the iPad is still the biggest brand in the tablet market it's essentially being nibbled to death by competitors.<p>Samsung is the most robust of those foes. But note how Microsoft — which markets the …

Living on $5,000 a year, on purpose: Meet America's 'intentional poor'

<i>By Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News contributor</i><p>More than two decades ago, then-33-year-old Dan Price had a wife, two small children, a high-interest mortgage, and a stressful job as a photojournalist in Kentucky. He worried daily about money and the workaday grind.<p>“I told myself, ‘buck up and pay …

The US debt crisis: Mission postponed | Business & Economy

This week, the US Congress finally passed a measure to avert a threatened default and reopen the federal government, a move aimed at ending a prolonged crisis that has gripped the country and threatened the world economy.<p>World markets breathed a sigh of relief and Congress saved face, but little …

'Abdication of responsibility'? The walk to a better school that puts lives at risk

<b>By Trymaine Lee, National Writer, msnbc.com</b><p><b><br>PHILADELPHIA</b>— Each morning just before school, Dawn Hawkins and her 13-year-old son Khyrie hold hands, close their eyes and bow their heads.<p>“Be a shield of protection for my baby,” Hawkins prays over the lanky 8th grader.<p>Then it’s off to his new school: a …

DCCC has record off-year September

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised an eye-popping $8.4 million in September, the month preceding the government shutdown, according to figures provided to POLITICO and to be made public Friday.<p>The figure stands as the DCCC’s best September ever in a year before an election, and …

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See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Fudgiest Espresso Cashew Brownies Recipe

Decadent, fudgy brownies with a kick of espresso and a handful of crunchy sweet cashews. Extra whisking will give you a crustier top.<p><b>Notes:</b> Whisking the mixture well helps to dissolve the sugar and contributes to a crackly crust. The sugar should end up mostly dissolving, and the mixture should …

Roasted Apple Butter

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial makes butter from whole apples -- peels, cores, and all.</i><p>Apples are the harbingers of fall in many places, …

Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

posted by Chungah @ Damn Delicious on September 11, 2013 51 Comments »<p><i>With ripe avocado and juicy grape tomatoes, this is the perfect midday treat or</i> …

Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Did you know there was once a molasses flood in Boston? A five-story high molasses tank exploded on an unusually hot day in 1919 and surged through the North End, destroying a fire station and leaving a path of sticky destruction in its wake. Some say that when the weather is really warm, you can …

Youngest Kid, Smartest Kid?

When the Harvard sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman was expecting her first child, one thing worried her: her due date, January 3rd. It was uncomfortably close to January 1st, an often-used age cutoff for enrollment in academics and sports. “I was determined to keep him in until after January 1st,” …

India's abandoned widows struggle to survive

<b>The Hindu temple town of Vrindavan, a few hours south-east of Delhi, is known by another name locally: it's called the city of widows.</b><p>While most come here to find religion, many come because they have nowhere else to go. Others are just dumped here by families who no longer want to pay for their …