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Hands Down the Best Way to Roast Potatoes

Toss potato chunks with olive oil and salt and roast at a high temperature and you'll have a pretty good side; satisfying, but nothing to write home about. The problem: it's tough to coax the potatoes to a perfect crisp-tender texture through this method. For potatoes to be both fluffy and tender …

Recipes

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, …

Public Health

‘He has not gone far enough’: Democrats slam Trump on race

Democratic lawmakers insisted Sunday that President Donald Trump must do more to prevent blatant acts of racism, as white supremacists prepared to gather in Washington, D.C., to mark the one-year anniversary of last year's violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>“He has not gone far enough,” …

Donald Trump

More than 100 large wildfires in US as six new blazes erupt

Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said on Saturday.<p>More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from across the …

Wildfires

“There Won’t Even Be a Paper Trail”: Has Stephen Miller Become a Shadow Master at the State Department?

For the past year, Miller has been quietly gutting the U.S. refugee program, slashing the number of people allowed into the country to the lowest level in decades. “His name hasn’t been on anything,” says a former U.S. official who worked on refugee issues. “He is working behind the scenes, he has …

Immigration

Roger Daltrey: 'Keith Moon lived his entire life as a fantasy'

As Roger Daltrey prepares to publish his long-awaited autobiography and release his compelling new solo album, The Who's singer - probably the most …

The Who

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

George Michael

An Overview Of Annuities

Most investors share the same goal of long-term wealth accumulation. But some folk have no problem watching their investments bounce up and down from …

Retirement

Breastfeeding Mom Has The Perfect Response When Asked To Cover Up

Now THIS is how you respond when someone takes offense to public breastfeeding<p>We’ve all read the stories about women asked to cover themselves while …

Breast Feeding

S&P 500: It's All In The Numbers And The Numbers Never Lie

Introduction<p>With 60% of 2018 already behind us and as the S&P 500 (SPY) is on the verge of making a new all time - we thought that it's as a good …

Investing

Bernie Sanders misunderstood study he used to tout ‘Medicare for All,’ author says

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and progressive Democrats have defended their push for "Medicare for All" in recent days with an unlikely aid: A study …

Health Care

How to have a happy marriage: 7 powerful secrets from research

Everybody wants to have a happy marriage. Unfortunately, on average, marriages get less happy with time.<p>You know this must be true because I have a …

Happiness

Using a Fork to Hang Pictures Is the Home Decor Tip We All Need

Who among us hasn't gotten totally fed up while hanging pictures on the wall? One of the most aggravating experiences in home decorating is when …

Home

Houseplants 101: How to Propagate Plants

As a garden designer who also loves making homemade gifts, I often propagate my houseplants. Giving away or swapping the plant babies is a rewarding …

Plants

How 911 calls on blacks are a new twist on something old: white flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's getting hard to keep up with the latest hashtags devoted to 911 calls on black people.<p>There's #SittingInStarbucksWhileBlack, #BarbecuingWhileBlack, #GolfingWhileBlack, #EatingSubwayWhileBlack, and even #WearingSocksWhileBlack. Those are just some of the infractions committed by black …

Civil Rights

What Do HR Professionals Really Do? Eight Experts Dispel Common Myths

Human resources is often met with a one-dimensional perception. After all, many people’s interactions with HR come down to a small handful of common interactions. It’s difficult to understand what really goes on without witnessing it every day.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Human Resources Council …

Employee Engagement

8 Fruits and Vegetables You Shouldn't Be Refrigerating

By Alex Delany<p>Keep them on the counter, people!<p>In an ideal world, you’d never need to put produce in the fridge. You’d go to the market before each meal, pick up your locally-grown vegetables, walk home, unpack, and start cooking right away. There’d be no need for refrigeration at all. And that …

Tomatoes

I Consumed Fresh Ginger Every Day For 1 Week, and These Were the Results

I've always loved the flavor of ginger. Spicy and pungent, it is delicious in tea form and almost completely cuts the bitterness of vegetables in fresh juices and smoothies (adding ginger is basically the <i>only</i> way I can stomach beets in my juices). And while I've always known it's frequently used to …

Workouts

Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt

A federal judge in Washington halted a deportation in progress Thursday and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration started to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their deportations was underway.<p>“This is …

Immigration

The Trump Administration Will Stop at Nothing to Keep America White

Though the proposed Mexican border wall and the “zero tolerance” policy that yielded family separations get all the headlines, the Trump …

Immigration

This I Am a Killer Case Will Make You Question Everything

Leave it to Netflix to gift us another true crime series we can't stop watching. On Aug. 3, the streaming service debuted a British anthology called <b>I Am a Killer</b>, and we have not been the same since. The joint production between Netflix and A+E Networks UK is a series of 10 hour-long episodes, each …

Crime

Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor - Kristen Welch

I was getting ready to leave for a trip to Kenya a couple of years ago, when a church emailed and asked if Mercy House had any specific needs. I …

'Monster' Fracking Wells Guzzle Water in Drought-Stricken Regions

The fracking industry likes to minimize the sector's bottomless thirst for often-scarce water resources, saying it takes about 2-4 million gallons of …

Water

How screwed are you when it’s time to retire?

First, the good news: You probably aren’t any worse off, financially, than previous generations who managed to retire with dignity. But even if you have decent savings, odds are you still aren’t properly prepared to support yourself in retirement. That’s the bad news.<p>In the past 40 years, …

Retirement

Regular sauna users may have fewer chronic diseases

(Reuters Health) - People who visit the sauna frequently may be less likely to develop heart and lung diseases or to get the flu than those who rarely go, a research review suggests.<p>FILE PHOTO: A view of a sauna in Gdynia November 27, 2011. REUTERS/Peter Andrews<p>Past studies on the health benefits …

Medical Research

A man killed a Houston doctor over a 20-year-old grudge, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For two decades, Joseph James Pappas has held a grudge against the Houston cardiologist who performed the surgery that left his mother dead on the operating table, police say.<p>Pappas, 62, planned Dr. Mark Hausknecht's killing -- apparently over his mother's death -- and last month followed …

Law Enforcement

8 things you’re better off buying used

You’ve probably heard buying secondhand is a good way to save more money. And that’s true—if you know how to do it right. That’s because it’s not …

Personal Finance

U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future …

Trump Administration

5 Bakery-Borrowed Secrets That Made Me a Better Baker

We went to the same bakery every Sunday. It was a short drive from our apartment, a longer bike ride, an even longer jog. We ate ham croissants and rye cookies and seeded bread. We drank too much coffee. We stayed awhile.<p>Somewhere along the way, we stopped calling it “Sunday,” started calling it, …

Baking

Children should spend more time barefoot to encourage a healthier foot structure

Humans have gone unshod for millions of years; it is only in the last few centuries that people have started wearing shoes. However, a recent survey …

Running Shoes