5@5 - Summer sips for you and your friends
August 14th, 2012
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

Whether gazing over the Riviera or simply enjoying the sunshine on the tiniest patch of grass you could find, a breezy - and boozy - summer drink is always a charming companion.

Todd Lipman, the Beverage Director at the Boston Harbor Hotel, has selected a few of his favorite hot-weather refreshers to quench your thirst, whatever your locale.

Refreshing Summer Cocktails: Todd Lipman
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August 14th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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What hometown food do you crave like crazy? How far out of the way have you gone for an idiosyncratic food? Let us know in the comments below.

From affiliate WHDH.

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Want coffee? Got a smartphone? You're Squared away
August 14th, 2012
01:00 PM ET
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Two years ago, I met Square CEO Jack Dorsey at Third Rail, one of his favorite coffee shops in downtown New York. He held up a small plastic square and told me that the future of payments was in this tiny device.

The entire industry was about to change, he said.

Dorsey was in the middle of a major change himself. Recently ousted from Twitter, the company he cofounded, he rebounded by shifting his famously intense focus to a new pain point: the way we pay.
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Drought has ripple effect on world food prices
August 14th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
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With extreme heat and the worst drought in half a century continuing to plague the farm states, there are important lessons to be learned for all of us - farmers, consumers and the world's poorest populations alike - about the effect of climate change.

The Agriculture Department announced this season's first major crop yield forecasts, and they weren't pretty: a nationwide average of 123.4 bushels of corn per acre, the lowest level since 1995. Soybean yield is expected to be low too, though not as bad as corn.
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