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The Secrets of Russian Honey Cake, Revealed

When Michelle Polzine opened 20th Century Cafe, a tiny pastry shop in San Francisco in 2013, her majestic Russian honey cake enchanted sweet tooths everywhere. Food writers and pastry chefs flew in from across the country to marvel at the gravity-defying stack of airy cake layers slathered with …

Dessert

Here's Exactly When You Should Upshift for the Fastest Acceleration

Want to shift for the fastest 0-60 and quarter-mile time? Here's how to pick the right shift point for any car.<p>Shifting gears is easy to learn, but hard to master. Timing that perfect upshift can take a lot of practice, but when you do it right, the satisfaction is like nothing else. Turns out, …

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

Real Estate

The Chest Workout You Will Love to Hate

It’s no fun to do, but you will love how it makes you feel<p>Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 1• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 5• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b>• <b><br>Best For</b>: Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Chest<p>To build a bigger chest, you need to squeeze more out of every rep. And with the chest-squeeze pushup, you’ll do just that—and then some.<p>“By forcefully …

Leverage Your Fear of Failure to Become More Successful Than You Imagined

No one likes to fail. We live in a culture of achievement and success. We hear about the Oscar nominations, the Fortune 500 companies and cutting-edge medicines, but we rarely hear about the countless auditions, the challenges of building an exceptional product, or the years of medical school. The …

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

Growing Medicinal Herbs and Plants at Home - Quiet Corner

Growing medicinal herbs and plants at home is a must for every herb garden enthusiast. If you love to garden, the apothecary attitude of medicinal …

5 Things Most People Don't Understand About the National Debt

This is one of those ideas that sounds better than it actually is<p>Since this is an election year, you’re hearing a lot about the size of the national …

5 Strength Moves You Need to Do If You Want to Lose Weight

Prepare to blast calories and stoke your metabolism.<p>Strength training is the best thing you can do for weight loss—and the reasons for that are as endless as the buckets you’ll sweat. For starters, resistance training burns hella calories by creating an “after burn” effect post-workout. It also …

Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal'

<b>Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking.</b><p>Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios he singles out.<p>And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go …

Singularity

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

Make Your Life Easier: 17 Grab-and-Go Breakfast Recipes

With a little make-ahead savvy, these breakfast options are perfectly portable.<p>We get it: Most mornings, you're dining on the go. With a little make-ahead savvy, these breakfast options are perfectly portable and don't require repeating "YES, I SAID EXTRA HASH BROWNS" into a drive-thru microphone. …

Breakfast

Shoreline Creeps Closer To Kiribati’s Sacred Sites

Wildlife<p>The shoreline is moving closer to Marakei Island’s Nei Rotebenua shrine. All photos by Janice Cantieri.<p>“If, one day, the waves take away these sacred places and they’re gone, we will keep on telling the stories,” explained Takirua Tiare, a traditional storyteller on Kiribati’s Marakei …

Will hacking nature protect us from climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> To avoid a global warming catastrophe by the end of the century, humans may need to actually hack the climate.<p>Whether you call it hacking, or "fiddling with the knobs in the climate system," or the less-imaginative "geoengineering," it revolves around this question: Can humans game the …

Climate Change

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Breakfast

Do You Have Wine Face, Sugar Face, or Dairy Face?

What you're eating may be affecting your skin.<p>There are several schools of thought on the topic of food and how it affects your skin. Some say acne increases in direct proportion to the amount of chocolate you eat, some say there is no correlation and naturopath and skincare specialist Nigma Talib …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

6 Things to Know About the Fabulous 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari's hybrid supercar is a gasp-worthy, hand-crafted, ultra-luxurious piece of awesome.<p><b>Price:</b> $1.4 Million<p><b>Available:</b> Sold Out<p><b>MPG (City/Hwy, Est.):</b> 13/18<p><b>1. It's a Hybrid</b><p>Because the nutcase Ferrari engineers deemed the midmounted, 789-hp V-12 not powerful enough, they added an electric motor that …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

DIY Waist High Planter Box

Gardening is not an easy activity like you would tend to imagine. Of course it’s not as intricate as rocket science, but it is still a tiring job. …

Power Tools

Gardens: how to plant trees

Much of the traditional advice is based on large amounts of compost and very little science. Here’s how to do it properly…<p>No field of domestic endeavour is so wrapped up in fuzzy nostalgia as gardening. But, as a botanist, I often wonder whether our unquestioning devotion to the “tried and tested” …