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Go Logic launches line of prefab homes with New England aesthetic

American design-build firm Go Logic has created a range of factory-made dwellings that were designed using passive house standards and can be …

Psychologist Finds The 3 Elements That Determine Our Happiness

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Pull Your Fix: The Best Espresso Machine and Accessories for Beginners

After more than 60 hours researching and testing at-home espresso equipment with assistance from Stumptown’s coffee education crew, we think the …

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

Self-improvement

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee, According to Starbucks Barista

Let’s face it. Most college students wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the power of a good (and strong) cup of coffee. Hot or iced, black or …

10 Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned About Street Photography

Introduction<p>First things first. My name is Marius Vieth and I’m a 26 year old fine art photographer from Amsterdam who loves nothing more than street …

5 Ways To Quickly Pull Yourself Out of a Funk If Your Life is in The Dumps

I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …

How to Make Our Best Buttermilk Pancakes

There's a skill to the perfect pancake. Here's how to master it.<p>We really like pancakes around here, and not just because they're a vehicle for butter and maple syrup. And while it's simple to open a box of pancake mix, we wanted to create a classic buttermilk pancake recipe so good and so easy …

All About Chiles

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Chile 101. How to cook with, identify, and enjoy (yes, enjoy) chiles.</i><p>If there's one ingredient that yields polarizing opinions, it's the chile pepper: …

Cook The Ultimate Chicken Soup

Kick the canned crap out of your kitchen!<p>Some foods possess magical powers. A really great steak can somehow make you feel like more of a man. A peak-season tomato can transport you to summers past. And a bowl of chicken soup can simultaneously reinforce and refresh you.<p>If your diet has taken a …

Marshmallow Science

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow. After all, the classic Jet-Puffed pack of white Styrofoam puffs just wouldn't do the trick for my daily fills of Vietnamese Cinnamon …

Dessert

How Important Is Water Temperature When Brewing Coffee?

If you've switched to manual brewing at home, you know that there are a few things to nail down in order to ensure a good cup. In this column, we …

Coffee

Infographic: How 49 Kinds of Alcohol Are Made

Scientifically speaking, all types of alcoholic beverages are similar: Yeast turns fermentable sugars into ethanol, which humans consume orally and …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

The Secrets to Making Perfect Coffee at Home

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25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Six Tips on Disciplining Children from an Experienced Teacher

Have you noticed how kids behave differently at school than at home? As an early education teacher, one of the most common questions I get from …

Some of Today’s Most Prominent Artists on Courage, Creativity, Criticism, Success, and What It Means to Be a Great Artist

<i>“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant — there is no such thing,”</i> Georgia O’Keeffe wrote in her spectacular letter to Sherwood Anderson. <i>“Making your unknown known is the important thing — and keeping the unknown always beyond you…”</i> And yet, as human beings, we orient ourselves in the darkness of …

7 Expert Taco Tips from Aarón Sánchez

Chef Aarón Sánchez shares his seven top tips for making the best tacos ever.<p>Chef Aarón Sánchez has our new dream job: He gets paid to eat tacos. On …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive, and good things will happen," or, "Try your hardest, and eventually things will work out." While such …

Self-help

5 Easy Asian Chicken Recipes

Fish sauce, gochujang, sriracha and soy sauce are all punchy, delicious ingredients that impart an unreal depth of flavor to whatever you're making for dinner. Luckily, in this global age, they are all quite easy to track down at your local supermarket. And what's easier to find at the store than …

70 Top Sources of Free eLearning Courses

Two years ago we featured Julie DeNeen’s (@jdeneen4) 50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses on Getting Smart. Since, we’ve seen platforms enhance, …

Feeling anxious? Go to bed earlier: Getting more sleep really can calm the mind

Many people lie awake at night, worrying about anything from their job to the future.<p>Now, psychologists have discovered a simple and cheap solution: …

Sleep

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Is It Safe to Eat Tuna Fish Every Day?

We discovered a formula that'll let you decide for yourself<p>Tuna is one of the most convenient protein sources that exists, so it can easily become a guy’s go-to lunch. But is it safe to eat it <i>every day</i>?<p>The short answer: Probably. But if you're wrong, you could end up with mercury poisoning, which …

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Talia Ralph -- host of Heritage Radio's weekly Pizza Party -- brings us the best way to heat up leftover pizza. Which is an excellent reason to order</i> …

Kitchens

30 Ways Def Jam Changed Hip-Hop for Good

This month marked the 30th anniversary of legendary record label Def Jam – whose catalog of artists both past and present – as well as the music …

Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money

Packing a lunch is a lot harder than it sounds. First you have to remember to buy the groceries. Next, you have to carve out time in the mornings to make it happen. And then, you have to think of something to make that you'll actually want to eat come lunch time. It's a drag, we know. But it's one …