William Torres

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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

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Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Best Dynamic Stretching Exercise Before You Workout

Dynamic Stretching is a phenomenal way to warm up your body before exercise. Unlike stretching in place, dynamic stretching takes the body through …

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new ingredients can be daunting, but after a few tries these healthy additions will be your new go-tos.<p><i>(This recipe originally appeared on …

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Stick this thing in your ear to lose weight

Today's entrant in the world of weird wearables is BitBite, a new device that monitors how much you eat, as well as the type of food you consume. Did we mention that you stick it in your ear?<p>BitBite has a small, contoured design that its creators claim is built to perfectly fit your ear for maximum …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

How to take dependable notes with the iPhone and iPad

In my day gig I’m a business analyst for a large hospital. A significant amount of my week is taken up with meetings, and obviously, I need to take …

The Pound a Day Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Rocco DiSpirito<p>THE POUND A DAY DIET is an accelerated program designed to help dieters lose up to five pounds every five days-- without frustrating plateaus-- while enjoying all their favorite foods. It rewrites every carb/fat/calorie rule in the book! This delicious, easy-to-use, plan is …

How to spot birds, planes, and maybe even a superhero with your iPhone

Sometimes we get so caught up in connecting to each other on various social networks, we often forget that we are surrounded by an entire universe of …

Not All Smoothies Created Equal: 12 Tips for Making a Healthy Smoothie

You don't need a recipe to make a healthy smoothie.<p>Growing up in an era where blenders were used for either milkshakes or frozen margaritas (depending on your age and time of day), I didn't feel bad when my twenty year old blender finally conked out on me. After all, milkshakes got me bloated and …

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How to Use a Surplus of Zucchini

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Delicious ways to use up a bushel of zucchini -- one peck at a time.</i><p>If you're …

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Grilled Zucchini and Leeks with Walnuts and Herbs

4 Servings<p>We like the texture of the leeks and zucchini when left al dente—if grilled too long, they’ll both go floppy.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>⅓ cup walnuts<p>1 garlic clove, finely grated<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>5 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large …

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Password do's and don'ts: 6 ways to stay safe online

Tech<p>It seems like every day we're hearing about new breaches, leaks and hacks at major websites and services. The latest, on eBay, could be very serious. (If you haven't changed your eBay password yet, do so now!)<p>If we don't take charge of our own online security, who will? Here are a few basic …

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How can I use Windows XP safely now it's no longer supported?

My bet is that the vast majority of the Windows XP users reading this did not update their computers/operating systems by 8 April. What actions should they take to minimise their exposure to attack, while they consider their options/save up? <b>Whitesocks</b><p>Microsoft has shipped its final update for …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

13 Five-Ingredient Dinners

This title says it all, people. Because really -- isn't less always more? Here are 13 recipes that will save dinner, time and time again: the ones to lean on, the ones to commit to memory. (They're just five ingredients, after all.)<p>Simple Bolognese by Merrill Stubbs<p>Le Bernardin's Crispy-Skinned …

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Meatless Monday: Zucchini Ribbon Pasta

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.<p><b>Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life</b><b>.</b> It’s not a campaign to …

The History of Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to Rococo (A Free Online Course)

If you have plans to visit the Old World any time soon, you should spend a few good minutes -- make that hours -- with The History of Architecture, a …

GoBe Will Track Your Calories Without You Having To Do Anything

GoBe’s claim is a big one: Wear it and it will automatically track your calorie intake. If it can really do that, it’s a game changer. GoBe works by …

Four iOS 7.1 features to try right now

Just when you cozied up to the new-looking iOS, Apple dropped a software update that adds a handful of new features. But have no fear -- the look hasn't changed too dramatically, and the new features are very much welcome.<p>If you haven't already, upgrade your iOS device to the latest operating …

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Costa Rica Postcard: Unwinding in Volcanic Hot Springs

One surprising must-do in Arenal Volcano National Park: dipping into hot springs near Tabacón, a 114-room Costa Rica hotel.<p>Let me be upfront: I don’t care for hot springs. Sure, I’ll gladly go to a mountainside ryokan, but I’m really there for the food, and the onsen is just an afterthought. So …