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The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe

These roast potatoes maximize the crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk of potato. We've tested and retested every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods. The result is this recipe, which we firmly and un-humbly believe will deliver the greatest roast potatoes …

Recipes

Now that the Cubs are champs, the new saddest team in sports is . . .

By Matt Bonesteel<p>Matt Bonesteel<p>Reporter for the Early Lead<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Just in case you were off doing something else on Wednesday night, this is a thing that happened in American sports:<p>Yes, the Chicago Cubs are no longer the sad sacks of the sports world, ending a 108-year title drought with …

Carson Wentz

How to Save on Flights - Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

Google.com/flights and Google.com/flights/explore let you check the lowest prices to a given destination by month, and they list any specials and …

Must-Reads for Bookworms, Summer 2016

'Vinegar Girl' by Anne Tyler<p>Tyler’s familiar Baltimore — insular and eccentric — is the setting for her reimagining of <i>The Taming of the Shrew</i>. Blunt, …

Mexico City chokes on its congestion problem

Authorities are trying to reduce pollution in the capital but confused policy-making and rising car ownership are reducing the city to poisonous gridlock<p>Every morning, Adriana Carlos leaves her home on the southern fringes of Mexico City at 7am for what should be a manageable journey to her office …

Learn Accounting Online for Free

We now offer three Certificates of Achievement for Introductory Accounting and Bookkeeping. The certificates include Debits and Credits, Adjusting …

Bookkeeping

Staged picture from Brussels bombings prompts ethics debate

Video footage shows a young photographer posing a woman in front of a makeshift memorial: is it bad journalism ethics, or just the way it’s done?<p>A young photojournalist caught on video posing a girl in mourning after the Brussels terror attacks has sparked a furious debate among internationally …

Kirk to GOP: 'Man up' and vote on Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican in a tough re-election fight, on Friday told WLS radio the GOP-controlled Senate should "man up" and have an up-or-down vote on the new Supreme Court nominee, Illinoisan Merrick Garland.<p>Kirk spoke amid the refusal of Senate GOP leaders to conduct a …

Morning Spin: Foul-mouthed, post-primary phone call leads to brotherly apology

<i>Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield.</i><p><b>Topspin</b><p>Ald. Daniel Solis said Thursday that failed legislative candidate Alex Acevedo called to apologize for a profanity-laden voice mail the …

The Go-Between

The Mexican actress who dazzled El Chapo.<p>On the evening of January 9, 2012, the Mexican actress Kate del Castillo poured a glass of wine, sat down at her computer, and opened Twitter. She had just returned home, to Los Angeles, after a Caribbean cruise with her sister and her parents. The previous …

Sony video teases new wearable wireless audio device

In an apparent attempt to regain some of the innovation cachet it enjoyed in decades past, Japan's Sony has announced its Future Lab …

Wearable Tech

Decades Later, 'Spy' Magazine Founders Continue To Torment Trump

Soon after its launch in 1986, the satirical magazine <i>Spy</i> picked Donald Trump as the brash embodiment of a crass age. Founded by Graydon Carter and Kurt Andersen, the magazine chronicled New York's obsessions with wealth and social status, zeroing in on Trump's questionable business dealings (of …

Donald Trump

'Downton Abbey' gives fans a feel-good finale

In the final hour of "Downton Abbey," Lady Rosamond (Samantha Bond) gives voice to five years' worth of worry "We didn't always think we'd get a happy ending for Edith," she says to her mother (Maggie Smith) as they await the wedding of the show's perpetually beleaguered duckling, now turned titled …

17 Books to Read Before Seeing the Movie Version This Year

From the latest Harry Potter to that zombified Jane Austen adaptation.<p>If you're anything like us, you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in movie form. Sure, Jennifer Lawrence may not have been who you pictured as dystopian heroine Katniss Everdeen, but at least you experienced <i>The Hunger</i> …

Actress involved in Sean Penn-'El Chapo' meeting is known for social activism

Mexican film and TV actress Kate del Castillo has long been a household name in her home country, known for playing tough female roles and speaking out on social issues.<p>She also has openly expressed admiration for drug kingpins — she played one in her most famous role — and once urged Joaquin "El …

17 WTF moments from the 2016 Golden Globes

When Ricky Gervais is in charge, things are going to get a little bit weird.<p>But in between the offensive jokes dished out by Gervais at the 73rd …

Golden Globes

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet Fashion: See All the Best-Dressed Celebs

The stars came out in Beverly Hills on January 10 for The Golden Globe Awards—the first major red carpet event of 2016! Here, you’ll find every gorgeous celeb on the red carpet, in...

'Revenant,' 'Martian' tops at Golden Globes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two movies about desperate men left for dead and fighting for survival took top honors at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, which celebrate achievement in film and TV.<p>"The Revenant," Alejandro González Iñárritu's harrowing drama about an 1820s trapper who survives a bear attack to seek revenge …

Sean Penn drank tequila with 'El Chapo' in a Mexican jungle — and it may have led to his capture

That interview led Mexican forces to discover Guzmán's whereabouts, a Mexican official told The Associated Press.<p>"The official, who spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity, said it was the Penn interview that led authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October," the AP reported. …

Five designers revolutionising sustainable fashion

The boundless information made available by the internet has resulted in a new generation of inquisitive consumers, no longer content to buy into brands without first doing their research. As discussions surrounding sustainability continue, the fashion industry has begun to consider its own eco …

All the best tech we saw at CES today

The International CES has kicked into full gear and Tuesday was filled with some of the best gear we've seen yet.<p>Whether it was monster TVs, elegant …

Wear OS

Sam Tremblay offers winter driving tips for B.C. motorists

With much of B.C. experiencing wintry conditions, many motorists have been slipping and sliding on roads around the province — snow and ice are …

How Carpool Karaoke became a late night must-watch in 2015

LOS ANGELES — It was 2011, when James Corden took a car ride with George Michael that four years later would help him make a mark in the American …

Music

12 Ways to Make Your Commute a Little More Tolerable

This is the one time when it's totally acceptable to talk to yourself! If Rosetta Stone feels overwhelming, try another much-loved language app like FluentU, Memrise, Busuu, or Duolingo.<p><b>There has to be a better way!</b><p><i>By Claire Hannum</i>, SELF<p><b>1. Learn something new.</b><p>Most major universities offer …

Commuting

The 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2015

It may be hard to believe, but podcasts turn 10 years old this year. The podcast first took off back in 2005, when Apple added them to iTunes.<p>Today’s …

How to Listen to Podcasts: A Guide That Still Has to Be Written in 2015

With lots of GIFs and pictures.<p>To<p>stealadapt a line from <b>Re/code’s</b> co-founder Walt Mossberg: Podcasts are just too hard to listen to, and it isn’t your fault.<p>And that’s a shame, both because it’s <i>almost 2016</i> and because podcasts are great (I may be a little biased). Plus, they’re free, which makes the …

The Most Overlooked Movies of the Year

Over 800 movies were released in 2014, and this year promises even more than that. To put that into perspective, that’s about 15 movies per week—and …

Box Office

Mexico has started counting its Afro-Mexican population

For the first time ever, people of African descent living in Mexico were able to identify themselves as black in the national census.<p>Mexico’s 2015 population survey, released Dec. 8, counted 1.38 million people of African heritage, representing 1.2% of the country’s population (link in Spanish.) …

Latin America

Apple names the best iOS apps of 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced its choices for the best iOS apps of 2015. Taking top honors was Periscope, an app Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice …

Apps