Patrick Braine

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How to Tenderize Any Cut of Beef

There are several factors that contribute to the natural tenderness of a cut of beef, like the animal’s age, breed, diet, marbling, and the section …

A concrete and steel house in California designed by Faulkner Architects

Faulkner architects has designed a family retreat for a hard-working AIDS researcher based in New York City. The home, which is immersed in the natural landscape of Truckee in California, intends to bring restorative calm upon its inhabitants, prioritising closeness with nature and leaving raw …

NYC's High Line Wins the 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

Eight long and prosperous years have passed since the first part of the New York High Line opened in 2009. As a prominent piece New York's …

What Does "Deglaze" Mean? And Do I Need a Degree to Do It?

By Alex Delany<p>Deglazing sounds fancy, but it is literally NBD. You could be deglazing at home. Right now.<p>When someone says that they're “deglazing” a pan, it really sounds like they're accomplishing something, doesn't it? Like they're a big deal. Like they're throwing an “M.D.” or an “Esq.” after …

Cooking

Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genes

Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation have identified the mechanism by which a clinically relevant …

Microbiology

What Your Medical Test Results Mean

If you’re like most of my patients, you probably assume that no news is good news after a blood test, electrocardiogram, or X-ray. But there is a …

Secluded Brazilian Lake House is a Paradise for Entertaining, Relaxing

Tucked away high in the mountains of Brazil, a sophisticated yet rustic lake house serves as a refuge for friends and fun. The contemporary structure …

How to Take Care of a Cast-Iron Pan

<i>This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us:</i> <i>smarterliving@nytimes.com</i><i>.</i><p>Maybe your parents gave you theirs, or you got one from a yard sale, or you bought one online for less than you’d spend buying a …

Cooking

The Best Cooking Advice Our Moms (and Grandmas) Ever Gave Us

Cheese, butter, and chocolate chip cookies.<p>Prep and plan your meals out on Sunday night. Your tired feet will thank you so much on Thursday night.</b> …

Forget Bitcoin. These Startups Will Help Your Company Make Its Own Digital Currency | Inc.com

Creating a new cryptocurrency is remarkably--or perhaps disturbingly--easy these days.<p>Last year, startups raised a total of $3.7 billion by selling their own digital tokens through initial coin offerings, a way to raise money online without giving up equity or dealing with venture capitalists. …

Cryptocurrency

Nuclear fusion: the end of our energy problem?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Professor Thomas Klinger heads up one of the world's most advanced nuclear fusion projects at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany, where 400 scientists from around the world have invested over one million manpower hours to build the Wendelstein 7-X, a prototype nuclear fusion …

Energy

How to lower cholesterol: 10 healthy foods you need in your diet

How to lower cholesterol: 10 healthy foods you need in your diet<p>If how to lower cholesterol is a concern for you then it’s time to look into the …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

Divers Found The World's Largest Underwater Cave, And It's Full of Maya Secrets

The photos are spectacular.<p>After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world's largest flooded cave system – …

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook, stirring, until sausage is …

Food

IGIB discovers a protein regulating melanoma growth, pigmentation

Researchers at Delhi’s CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) have for the first time identified a calcium sensor protein (STIM1) …

Tenants will be able to take legal action against landlords whose properties are 'unfit for human habitation'

Tenants will be able to take legal action against landlords whose properties are "unfit for human habitation", under a move revealed by the Housing Secretary today.<p>The Government will support legislation put forward by a Labour MP requiring that all landlords ensure that their property "is fit for …

Fruits and Vegetables Teach Cells to Defend Against Diseases, Study Finds

Eating fruits and vegetables for health is not a novel idea. Fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants — there’s not much room …

Half of all multivitamins don't do what they claim — here's how to pick the right one

Millions of us take multivitamins daily to make up for any nutritional shortfalls, but new research suggests that we may not be getting what we paid for. Fully 46 percent of the multivitamins tested by Consumer Lab failed to live up to their labels. Researchers tested 35 popular multivitamins for …

Wellness

A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About

To millions of Americans, Bob Harper was the picture of health, a celebrity fitness trainer who whipped people into shape each week on the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser.”<p>But last February, Mr. Harper, 52, suffered a massive heart attack at a New York City gym and went into cardiac arrest. He was …

Medicine

CF Møller’s Nature Park is Designed to Flood to Save the Nearby Town

CF Møller’s Storkeengen (Stork Meadow) is a landscape solution, bringing the town of Randers closer to the longest river in Denmark, the Gudenå River …

Writing advice from iconic authors

If your job involves writing in any way—or even if you just pen an occasional love note—it always pays to improve your skills.<p>There’s plenty of …

Websites for Writers: 20 Sites with Great Writing Advice

<b>This post covers some of our 101 websites for writers selected in 2017. Now, we’re hunting for our top 101 websites for writers in 2018. Hit us with</b> …

Writing

Favourite reads of 2017 - as chosen by scientists

Stephen Curry<p><b>The Silk Roads; Inferior; Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race; Lila; Mr Shaha’s Recipe for wonders</b><p>Some of my favourite reads of 2017 were a reminder that even in this information-flooded age there are books that can invert the map of the familiar. Peter Frankopan’s new …

Books

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Creative Writing

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017 | Inc.com

There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to learn a new skill -- you can learn basically anything from anywhere these days …

Learning