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If You Thaw Your Steaks Before Cooking, You're Doing It Wrong

You're in the mood for steak and have some choice cuts in the freezer -- what's your first step?<p>If you answered "thaw the steaks," prepare to have your mind <i>and</i> palate blown, because you've been doing it wrong according to Dan Souza, Senior Editor of Cook's Illustrated.<p>In this video above from …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

One Week of Classier Homemade Cocktails with Jeffrey Morgenthaler

<i>All week, Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been sharing cocktail techniques and recipes from The Bar Book -- today, we're rounding them all up and giving away one last copy of the book.</i><p>This week, Clyde Common's Jeffrey Morgenthaler inspired us to step away from the bar and turn our kitchens into the …

Radish and Butter Tartines and Cherry Clafoutis

Some vegetarians may think of French cuisine as hostile territory. Sure, there are baguettes and croissants, but French food can often seem dominated by meat-heavy dishes. What's a non-meat eater to do when faced with a prix fixe menu of oozy onion soup, frogs' legs, and beef en croûte?<p>French food …

Golf Quotes: 18 Great Mental Tips

Ben Crenshaw once said he was about five inches from being an outstanding golfer, "the distance my left ear is from my right." Here's a look at some of golf's other great names and their iconic quotes about the game's most important piece of equipment.<p>Related: Shooter's Mentality

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Underrated moments in golf history: Jack Nicklaus drains 100-footer in Johnny Miller's face

<b>By Brendan Mohler</b><p>You must see this putt to believe it. But first, the backstory.<p>Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer played a ceremonial round in August 2010 to mark the grand opening of The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton, Mich., a Nicklaus design that will host this …

Make The Turn Challenge #10: The World's Greatest Stretch

<b>By Jeff Ritter</b><p>It's no secret many golfers neglect a proper warm-up before hitting the first tee. Whether it's a time issue or just not knowing what to do, most people aren't properly preparing their body to play.<p>In 2002 I was fortunate to have an experience that forever changed me in a very …

The Power Issue: Learn to swing in to out

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

The Best Way to Brown Meat

On Tuesday, we kicked off our third video series with Panna, a subscription cooking app and website dedicated to sharing recipes from master chefs in HD video -- and we previewed our third issue, in which Amanda made fiveandspice's "Greek" Lamb with Orzo.<p>Today, we're sharing more bonus footage: …

Food

9 Foods With More Protein Than An Egg

Gruyere cheese?! Yasssss.<p>Eggs are the poster child for protein—you need only watch Sylvester Stallone chugging raw eggs as Rocky Balboa for proof. And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein, all in a convenient, portable package.<p>But honestly, how many …

Nutrition

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

Just in time for Easter, food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that will likely change the way you think about the egg. At the very least, you may learn how to spruce up your scrambled egg technique.<p><i>Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient</i> is a guide to …

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (121 C) and position oven rack in the center of the oven.<p>Rinse and dry your sweet potatoes thoroughly and slice them as …

Recipes

Broiler method

<b>Smoky parking lots and street corners</b> are just part of the landscape in New Mexico during the end of summer and throughout autumn. Beginning in late August, chile roasters set up shop on street corners and outside supermarkets to roast chile peppers, the state vegetable of New Mexico, until they …

Cooking

The Three-Ingredient Breakfast

<b>If you're a fan</b> of televised cooking competitions, you probably remember Ilan Hall as the winner of the second season of Bravo's <i>Top Chef. Knife Fight,</i> Hall's new show on the Esquire Network, takes the basic conceit of programs like <i>Top Chef</i> and <i>Iron Chef</i> and adds a drunken, heckling audience: "It's …

Reveal Your Summer Six-Pack

Tack this quick core circuit on to the end of your workout to blast your abs from every angle<p>It's easy to hibernate during the winter. The days are long and cold, and the gym never seems as inviting as the comfort of your couch. Because of this, it's easy to put on extra insulation from November to …

No one cares about your novel: So writers, don’t be boring!

<b>(stokkete via iStock)</b><p>MFA programs struggle to teach writers the most important lesson of all: You are not owed readers<p>Laura Miller<p>March 12, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Astonishing as it may seem -- and despite plenty of evidence to the contrary -- some people still lob the "cookie-cutter" insult at …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have

<i>“Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself,”</i> Umberto Eco observed in his magnificent atlas of imaginary places. Indeed, our capacity for self-delusion is one of the most inescapable fundamentals of the human condition, and nowhere do …

Loosen Up! Arm Stretches for Tight Shoulders

To prevent or alleviate tight shoulders, try these three key stretches, courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.<p>To prevent or …

DIY Block Printing: The Customized Tea Towel and More

I’ve had some experience dyeing and weaving textiles, but the idea of carving stamps and block printing has always intimidated me. Then Izabella …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

The New Way to Crank Your Fat Burners

Work this new approach into your strength-training effort to earn better results<p>It's proven that stronger people usually have less body fat—with minimal fat in the belly, especially. These people are lean not because they were "born that way" or weigh less, but because they have more muscle mass …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2013

We cover a ton of DIY projects here on Lifehacker and they're easy to miss or forget about unless you're working on a project right then and there. …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

1Password for Mac updated with a new layout option, improved search, custom password fields, and more

1Password for Mac, the popular password management app that we love here at <i>9to5Mac</i>, has been updated to version 4.1 with a huge list of improvements, fixes, and additions. The first of these new additions is a new multi-column display mode with customizable column sizes.<p>One of the key changes to …