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The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

How to Make Risotto Like a Chef (and Without a Recipe)

A perfectly cooked risotto and a poorly cooked risotto have almost nothing in common. It’s like comparing pizza from Naples with a frozen pizza bagel.<p>A <i>perfect</i> risotto is creamy and rich, yet it has an ethereal quality to it. It should be light, delicate, and just a touch decadent.<p>The way to cook …

15 Tummy-Flattening Planks You Haven't Tried Before

We asked Jesse Dufresne, an NASM-certified personal trainer at Equinox in New York, to show us new variations to make planks feel less monotonous. …

Workouts

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

The Total-Body Power Up

Put your muscular endurance and power to the test with this two-move TRX challenge<p>While bulging biceps look impressive on the beach, they alone won't help you win the <b>Men's Health Urbanathlon</b>, a 10-to-12-mile run filled with obstacles like tire fields, stadium steps, cargo nets, and school buses. …

The 4 Best Broccoli Recipes

Your last excuse for avoiding this vitamin-packed veggie just went out the window<p>You know you <i>should</i> be eating broccoli—it's low-cal and packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. On top of all that, it's also an excellent source of antioxidants and phytochemicals. Still not putting it on your …

How Video Games Revived The Dying Art Of Japanese Woodprinting

A successful Kickstarter campaign that depicts classic video characters like Mario and Zelda in medieval Japan has injected new designs into an ancient but stagnating craft.<p>Whether Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom, we’re used to video game heroes saving their own respective pixel worlds. This is the …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …