Cecily Ellies

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What the living can learn from the dying

“When we come close to the end of our life, what’s really important makes itself known.”<p>We know that we will die, yet we spend much of our lives trying very hard not to think about it. But is it wise to ignore death? Could we live better if we spent more time thinking about our own mortality?<p>Frank …

The Trick to Better Coffee Cake Is Simple—Obvious, Even

Choosing the best part about a piece of cake is challenging. It's all good! It's cake! But if I were pressed, I could identify one <i>particularly</i> good bit about every kind of cake. I do love the soft, moist crumbs that cling to the frosting on a layer cake, or custardy, clafoutis-like pockets that …

Dessert

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Food & Dining

Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with Green Beans and Feta Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This easy Mediterranean-inspired dish will have your mouth watering… —Holly<p><b>Serves: 6</b><p>1 pound baby Dutch yellow potatoes<br>• 1 pound green beans<br>• 1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes<br>• 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts<br>• 2 1/2 lemons (1 1/2 juiced, and 1 sliced)<br>• 8 cloves garlic (4 minced, …

Feta Cheese

Chrome will soon stop supporting weak SHA-1 certificates

Google hasn't had confidence in SHA-1's -- the algorithm used for encryption by most SSL certificates, which add the "s" to https:// -- ability to keep your info safe for a long time. Now, the company is determined to stop supporting it and has revealed when it plans to do so. According to Google's …

MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK 146 'LEGRAND' FOUNTAIN PEN REVIEW

I've never been a huge fan of Montblanc pens. A rather bold statement to start a review about a Montblanc pen with, but it's true. I know there are a …

Mont Blanc

The 20 BEST Weight Loss Foods From The Biggest Loser

But as I always explain at the ranch, when you fill up on foods like these, you have little room left for the fare your body needs. Generally …

Nutrition

5 hurdles holding you back from retiring a millionaire

That's what financial adviser William Bernstein writes in his book, "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly."<p>The formula may sound simple, but the execution is easier said than done.<p>"Bad things almost inevitably happen to people who try to save and invest for retirement on their own, and …

Top 10 best plants for long-term flowering

<b>1. Geranium psilostemon</b><p>Easily the most dramatic cranesbill, it produces startling, black-eyed, magenta flowers from May until October.<p>Buy now<p>2. <b>Polemonium</b><p>New Jacob's ladder with dark-chocolate leaves and deep blue flowers. Sterile hybrid so continues to flower until the frosts.<p>Buy now<p>3. <b>Astrantia</b> …

Male brain is programmed to seek out sex over food

Brain cells specific to men fire up when mates are present and override the need to eat, scientists have found<p>It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but a new study suggests that when it comes to sex, food is the last thing on his mind.<p>Researchers have found that the male …

Biology

Guy Talk: 20 Flirting Moves that Work

You may not consider yourself a flirt, but anything you do--consciously or unconsciously--to show interest in someone may actually be interpreted as …

Yakushima, Japan: an island of natural wonders

Nestling in the warm, sub-tropical waters 37 miles south of Kyushu, Japan’s third largest island, the towering mountains and ancient forests of Yakushima make it a secluded and largely unspoilt paradise, which feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Japan’s megacities. Designated a Unesco …

Japan

3 Signs You’re Aging Too Fast + How Your Diet Can Help Slow It Down

Getting older often gets a bad rap — particularly for women. Our society seems to instill a fear in females that if we surpass the age of 25, we’re …

Wellness

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

Here are some prize winners and should-be prize winners to check out.<p>Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with <i>who wore what</i>. Instead, each autumn various committees clue readers in to what to read -- a means of culling through the stacks and stacks worth of …

Books

The Best Ways to Break the Ice and Get to Know Someone on the First Date

Most first dates are less about trying to make sparks fly and more about getting a feel for who someone is. Whether it’s your first date or you feel …

3 Apps for Financial Prosperity

Knowing where you stand financially is important, but utilizing your income to its fullest potential is liberating. I’ve put together a list of three apps which together can help you to budget, save, and invest your hard-earned dollars.<p><b>Budget—with Mint (Free)</b><p>Mint is a free app for syncing your bank …

Personal Finance

Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake

If you don't own a candy thermometer, this cake offers a good excuse to buy one. It sounds a little nitpicky, but the caramel should reach exactly 238 degrees. (Any less and the cake layers wont hold together properly; any more and the caramel will turn hard.) Precision will also pay off with the …

Urban Photographer of the Year 2015 – winning images

The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition – now in its ninth year – encourages professional and amateur photographers to capture cities at work<p>A photograph, shot at the National Portrait Gallery, was taken down on 27 October 2015 because it has been withdrawn from the competition.

Photography

Taking a Break From Your Relationship: Breaking Up

After trying to solve our problems with an open relationship (and failing miserably at that), my former partner and I decided to make things even more complicated by taking a "break." Undecided about our future, we entered that limbo between not-done-yet and done-for-good. We wanted different …

Sony's new RX1R II might be the ultimate pocket-sized camera

Sony just announced the RX1R mark II at a small event in New York City. It's the newest camera in the company's RX1 line of compact full-frame sensor cameras, and the first update since the RX1R was released in 2013. And after a brief, early look at it, it's even more impressive than its …

The stock market is doing exactly what it always does

The last couple of days have been relatively quiet, but they come after a bout of dramatic and capricious swings in August and September.<p>Most notably, we saw one of the worst weeks for stocks in four years in mid-August when the Down fell 500 points, and all the major indices dropped by at least 3%.<p>…

How Jon Oringer became Silicon Alley's first billionaire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1002000/1002070_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650921_1a3e03b457dfd935a480fae65c695bf7<p><b>Jon Oringer, 39, founded 10 companies before he hit on the idea for Shutterstock, the successful stock-photo website that has made him Silicon</b> …

Silicon Valley