Polly Ely

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Watch: The Secret to the Best Instant Ramen

The internet is littered with recipes for how to up one’s ramen game. I’ve seen countless posts about how to put nice toppings on instant ramen, which is <i>fine</i>. I’ve also seen cooks pack a mason jar with some miso paste and add water — but in those recipes, there’s no real stock, and the ingredients …

Food

Packing Tips for Long Flights

These travel hacks can seriously improve a six-hour-plus journey.<p>There are few who would call lengthy flights enjoyable, yet they’re often an unavoidable part of reaching those faraway, bucket list-worthy destinations. With some strategic planning, however, it’s possible to make them a somewhat …

Clothing

Pinterest's Most Popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When you got home from school as a kid, right after you dropped your backpack at the door, what was the first thing you hoped to see on the kitchen …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Review: Garmin Fenix 5X

Garmin's Fenix line has long been among the best—if not <i>the</i> best—multisport watches money can buy. These capable wrist-puters add performance tracking …

Kids heading to high school? Here’s when to take control and when to let go.

Parenting through transitions is tough, especially when you’re not sure how much to let go in that next stage. That may not be more true than when your child moves to high school.<p>As middle school and college admissions experts, our knowledge bookends some of your child’s most transformative years. …

Parenting

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ICON_SEARCH

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>In a large bowl, stir together bananas and coconut oil until smooth. Stir in …

Recipes

Rocky Road Ice Cream Pie

Makes one 9" pie<p>Meet the 2017 dessert of the year! For this ice cream pie recipe, you’ll only need half of the rye tea cake. Use the remaining cake like you would a brownie. It’s rich and delicious and it just may end up being your chef’s snack. This recipe is from Tartine Manufactory in San …

10 Homemade Airplane Meals That Are Better than Paying $40

Are you planning a trip this summer? Perhaps taking advantage of some of the cheap airfare deals to Europe? This past February, Norwegian Airlines …

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Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.<p>The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of …

All-The-Tomatoes & Pasta Salad

Tomato season is officially on from where I stand. Using a mother lode of assorted cherry, zebra, and heirloom tomatoes, I made this quick, …

Tomatoes

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You're Only a Barcelona Expert If You've Done These 17 Things

It seems everyone you know has been to Barcelona at least once in their lifetime, and it’s easy to understand why given the abundance of great …

This Olympian Says You Can Achieve More in Life by Slowing Down Time (Here's How)

Ever wished you could make time slow down? This Olympian says you can -- here's how.<p>Since I was a little kid, I've been fascinated with the passage of time. Time is always such a paradox, especially in the way we use it. While none of us have control over it, we still use phrases like "time …

Bucket Lists

We're Making This Raw Vegetable Salad On Repeat All Summer Long

And it shows up the grilled stuff every time.<p>I call 2003 the year of the zucchini. It was summertime, and I’d spent days curing and smoking ribs, brisket, and pork butt on a Big Green Egg for a backyard blowout. When the party was winding down, I was expecting questions and accolades from the …

This trend in teen communication just may make the world a better place

Social media used to be a place where people could go to post photos of cute animals, link to weird articles, and share mundane status updates with friends and relatives. But as events such as the 2016 US presidential election have shown, social media has tipped into feeling primarily like a …

Social Media

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Tony Awards

Yves Béhar's shapeshifting Ori furniture transforms your home at the touch of a button

MIT Media Lab and design genius Yves Béhar are making tiny apartments more livable in a big way. One year after their big unveil, Béhar and MIT’s …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.<p>Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, …

Futo mattress fits in a backpack and inflates in 20 seconds

Never sleep on the ground again<p>Whether you’re camping in a retro vintage trailer or under the stars in a national park, sometimes you just need some extra padding. Inflatable mattresses may solve the comfort issue, but they can be a pain to blow up.<p>Not the Futo mattress, an oversized twin that is …

Thai Sesame Noodles

Sesame noodles are one of many dishes brought to Thailand by Chinese immigrants more than a century ago. These noodles are simple to make and very …

Thai Food

A Surprise Trip To Verona, Italy

The fact that we were going on a trip wasn’t a surprise at all. We’d had it booked and locked in with srprs.me. The real surprise was where we would …

Now You Know: This Is What a Top Chef Eats After Overindulging

When summer rolls around, it's easy to fall off the health wagon. It usually starts with a Friday happy hour drizzled in rosé, continues with an …

How I Earn 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles Each Year

The best way to travel when you don’t have any money is to take money out of the equation. OK, not completely. While you <i>can</i> travel really, really …

Personal Finance

Top Attractions in Rome All First-Time Visitors Should See

Venice Is Wonderful! Our Pick Of The Best Luxury Hotels This May

Springtime in Venice! Is there a better time to visit? We think not! Make the most of this unique and one-of-a-kind city before the summer crowds …