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5 Links to Read Before Using Leftovers

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to not dread using up holiday leftovers.</i><p>Today you opened presents, spent time with loved ones, and (hopefully) drank a warm mug of something by a …

Hacking

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

The Day the Rob Ford Story Stopped Being Funny

Of the four men in the most famous image of Ford hanging out in the drug house, one is dead, two are out on bail and the other remains the Mayor of Toronto<p><i>PLUS: The Definitive Rob Ford Timeline</i><p>It's been fun, I'm not going to lie. During the past three weeks in Toronto, you've never had to wonder …

Selling

Senators vague on tax-break cuts

Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly’s proposal was three paragraphs long. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) called for major tax cuts without explaining how to finance them. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) skipped it altogether.<p>The Senate’s top tax writers are not getting a lot of help filling in their blank …

Student Left In DEA Cell For Days Reaches $4.1 Million Settlement

Daniel Chong, the San Diego college student who spent more than four days in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell without food or water, has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. government. The DEA apologized to Chong last year and instituted a review of its practices.<p>The …

For Saudi Women, New Subway Will Mean More Than A Cool Ride

Saudi Arabia will soon have a subway system in the capital, Riyadh, that's said to be the world's biggest current investment in public transport.<p>It's the latest such development in the Arabian peninsula: Dubai opened the first subway system in the Gulf back in 2009, while Qatar has commissioned a …

Last Person To Get Smallpox Dedicated His Life To Ending Polio

So far, the human race has eliminated just one disease in history: smallpox. But it's on the cusp of adding a second virus — polio — to that list.<p>One special man in Somalia was at the battlefront of both eradication efforts. He died last week of a sudden illness at age 59.<p>Ali Maow Maalin was the …

Class system? When it comes to school aid, rich have the edge

College students have a better chance of getting financial aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.<p>There is growing evidence that colleges may be offering more scholarship money to wealthy students and less to those truly in need, …

Poll: 54% want GOP to move right

Two-thirds of Republicans want their party to change its direction, and more than half say they want the party to become more conservative, according to a new poll.<p>When asked if Republicans just need to make a stronger case on its positions or whether it needs to reconsider some of those positions, …

Fed keeps stimulus going, leaves rates unchanged

Steady as she goes. The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged and keep buying $85 billion in bonds every month while the economy keeps improving at a "modest" pace, the central bank said Wednesday.<p>Amid a backdrop of gradually improving economic data and concerns of asset price …

Stock Markets

No, Edward Snowden's Leaks Weren't Due to Sequestration

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A small detail from a <i>Washington Post</i> interview with Edward Snowden's father has been seized upon by …

The French Are Falling Out of Love with French Bread

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>France's sparkling reputation as <i>the</i> food destination is turning out to be the greatest farce ever …

Auto troubles top list of consumer complaints

The new list of the top consumer complaints is out and once again problems with auto sales and repair are No. 1. Home improvement and construction along with credit and debt disputes continue to be high on this year's list.<p>Susan Grant, director of consumer protection at the Consumer Federation of …

Sec. Kerry to discuss drone strikes, economy on trip to Islamabad

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday on an unannounced trip to discuss counter-terrorism efforts including drone strikes, border security with Afghanistan, and the strengthening of the country’s economy.<p>Kerry’s trip to Islamabad, his first to Pakistan as head of the State …

Could Obama just release Guantanamo prisoners?

In the wake of President Barack Obama's comments earlier this week about renewing his push to close Guantanamo, some advocates of closure are arguing that Obama has more authority to move that way than he has acknowledged.<p>The latest such argument: this letter sent to Obama Friday by longtime …

2016ers to NRA: We'll stand firm

HOUSTON — Five months after the Sandy Hook rampage, thousands of gun enthusiasts descended here Friday with an unyielding message for their Republican politicians: Do not give an inch on the Second Amendment.<p>A succession of potential 2016 hopefuls — from Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum to Rick Perry and …

Obama says he does not 'foresee' sending U.S. troops to Syria

President Obama does not “foresee a scenario” in which he would send American troops to quell the civil war in Syria, he told reporters traveling with him in Costa Rica Friday.<p>Speaking at a bilateral press conference with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, Obama didn’t explicitly rule out an …

Graham: 'Israel bombed Syria'

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told a crowd here Friday night that Israel has bombed Syria.<p>Graham, a Republican who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, was addressing the South Carolina Republican Party’s annual Silver Elephant fundraising dinner. He mentioned the …

'Big Green' Houses: An Alternative Dartmouth Experience

Have you ever driven through a poor county on a state highway or rural road, where the town opts to systematically fill in new cracks with fresh tar as they develop, in lieu of repaving the road anew every year? Ultimately, this policy of quick fixes produces a road with an uneven surface that more …

College & University

An Atheist Muslim's Perspective on the 'Root Causes' of Islamist Jihadism and the Politics of Islamophobia

The ambassador answered us that [their right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make …

America’s Most Profitable Products

Successful companies frequently rely heavily on just one product for the majority of their sales and profit. That’s true for some of the most iconic …

$1 billion in bitcoin was traded in April—16 times the previous record

In April, $1 billion worth of bitcoins was traded across all exchanges, according to an aside in the complaint bitcoin startup Coinlab just filed against the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, Mt.Gox. Just a month prior, only $60 million in bitcoin was traded, estimates Jeremy Liew, a managing …

Cryptocurrency

College Graduates' Expectations Are Out Of Line with Reality, Says Study

A new poll by consulting firm Accenture shows some striking gaps between the expectations of graduating seniors about the world of work and the experiences of recent grads who are already in the workforce. Only 18% of pending 2013 grads plan to get a graduate degree to get ahead in their career. By …

Why booted Nasdaq stocks outperform all the others

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — An eviction notice from an index may be an immediate signal for investors to add that stock to their portfolio.<p>Stocks kicked …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …