Get your pie crust ready for our 3 very best fall pie recipes

It’s that time of year again — time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu. We recommend you do as we do and plot out your pie baking schedule first. They are, after all the best part of the meal. (Don’t tell the turkey). To help give you a head-start, we’ve rounded up our three of our favorite fall pie recipes that also happen to be drop-dead gorgeous. Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallows and Pecan Streusel This pie captures the essence of sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows, but it is rightfully presented…

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Single and shopping: Alibaba may break $13bn Singles’ Day record

Sales hit the $1bn mark in the first minute and eight seconds of the annual shopping fest. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz hit 84 billion yuan ($12bn) within the first hour, up 22 percent from last year’s early haul of 69 billion yuan ($9.9bn). Akin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States, Singles’ Day has been promoted as a shopping fest by Alibaba Chairman and Chief Executive Daniel Zhang since 2009, growing rapidly…

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Sesame Street marks 50th anniversary

The puppet-filled children’s show is celebrating its golden jubilee. Children’s show Sesame Street – which airs in 150 countries around the globe and is one of the most popular American brands – is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Filled with jingles and positivity, the show also tackles serious issues like death, HIV, homelessness and divorce. Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

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Instagram to remove ‘like’ counts for some US users

Amid humane tech movement, company is testing out functionality to make the social media platform feel less competitive. Facebook Inc.’s Instagram plans to remove the number of “likes” visible on posts for some users in the U.S. to decrease competitive pressure among people on the photo-sharing service. Instagram has been hiding like counts in some markets since April, beginning in Canada, and later expanding to Japan and Brazil. The U.S. is one of Instagram’s largest markets with more than 106 million users, according to data analyst EMarketer. “What we’re hoping…

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