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Google fights national security probe demand for user data
Google is challenging a demand by the U.S. government for private user information in a national security probe, according to a court filing.
Asparagus and the grill, a match made for spring
My asparagus convalescence - from a childhood spent eating the mushy, canned stuff - began late in my adolescence, when my mother boiled fresh spears, then napped them with homemade hollandaise.
4 free ambient noise websites to help you work
These four free websites promise to provide enough noise to help you tune out the world and work.
Tea grows a reputation for healthfulness
A growing body of research suggests that tea, the world's second-most-consumed beverage — only water is more popular — helps prevent cardiovascular disease, burn calories and ward off some types of cancer.
Tweet calls out "manatee" label on plus-size dress; Target apologizes
Twitter user Susan Clemens (@suZen) posted a screen grab from Target's website showing a plus sizer dress in "Manatee Gray." The tweet went viral, prompting an apology from Target for what they called the "unintentional oversight."
Bones from time of Christ reveal a brutal history
Scattered archaeological evidence has long suggested that the warriors of ancient Germania were not kind-hearted in victory. But new evidence suggests just how grisly things were at about the time of Christ.
An app that reminds you when you're due a discount
There are plenty of electronic coupon sites these days, but Larky is a new, free app that lets you know when you can save money without a coupon -- simply because you have a membership perk.
I know about the must-sees, but I must-eat
By some people's definition, I've never been to Paris, even though I've traveled there a half-dozen times.
Home energy-saving tips for the spring
Switching energy use with each changing season can be confusing. Here are some energy-saving, and money-saving, tips for spring.
How did lawyers get such a bad reputation?
One of the world's largest law firms, DLA Piper, is being sued for overbilling, in a case the New York Times notes will not help the public's low opinion of lawyers. Emails disclosed in conjunction with the suit show one lawyer describing another's approach as "churn that bill, baby!" When did lawyers get such a bad reputation?
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