Renee

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How to Make Yogurt Biscuits Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Provisions Editor, Posie Harwood, teaches us how to make light, fluffy biscuits without butter or</i> …

Recipes

The 10 Utensils You Shouldn't Live Without

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice tells us the 10 most important items in her kitchen, and why they matter.</i><p>I like to think I am flexible and easygoing about most things. And I try not to be …

Audio Mixing

The Best Ways to Prep Corn

<i>Today: Treat your sweet corn right -- here’s how to prep our favorite warm-weather vegetable, all season long.</i><p><i>This article is brought to by our friends at Sunshine Sweet Corn. We used their fresh spring corn from Florida, which comes into season in April.</i><p>Think of sweet corn as your endlessly …

Sweet Corn

Easy Stir-Fried Beef With Mushrooms and Butter Recipe

It may not be traditional in the strictest sense of the word, but the combination of soy sauce and butter is quickly becoming a favorite both in Asia and here at home. One of my favorite ways to combine them? In a stir-fry, like this simple recipe with marinated flank steak, stir-fried with …

Tactus working to bring us physical buttons that rise out of our touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

Will the smart, connected automobile be the next big thing in mobile?

As I write this, Apple is currently showing off Carplay integration at the New York International Auto Show using partners Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai. All three companies will be releasing cars equipped with CarPlay latter this year, bringing us the next generation of ‘smart’ connected …

Mobile Devices

First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Just as real-estate prices in parts of North America have started to get expensive again, NASA says it has confirmed for the first time the existence of an Earth-like planet that may hold liquid water.<p>The planet is Kepler-186f and was discovered with NASA's Kepler telescope, originally launched in …

Optimize your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts

Hopefully you're in full spring cleaning mode, because it's time to do a bit of optimization -- and possibly deletion -- on your social-media accounts. We'll start with making sure you have a recent password on your account, then unlink some unnecessary apps, and finally cut the cord on services …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Muscle

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Get a tight tush and thighs in just five exercises<p>The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half …

Hips

Beautify Your Back: 3 Tips for Flawless Skin

Treat the skin on this hard-to-reach spot with these simple tricks—no contortions needed<p><b>Rough Patches</b>Exfoliate twice a week in the shower using a long-handle loofah brush. Try Earth Therapeutics Back Brush ($7, earththerapeutics.com).<p><b>Dryness</b>Since they cover a large surface area, foam mitts made for …

21 Days to Fit and Lean: Three-Week Workout Plan

This sensible-yet-butt-kicking plan will get you in the habit of working out—and you'll love the results so much that at the end of the three weeks, you won't wanna stop<p>Welcome to February—the month where weight loss and fitness resolutions go to die. (No, seriously—February 7 is actually known as …

Exercise

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

Workouts

What Happens to Your Body When You Do Yoga

How this ancient form of exercise slays stress and revs you up, physically and mentally<p><b>Brain</b>What seems like a slow start—breathing deeply, in and out—fires up your prefrontal cortex, the brain's center for higher thought. You just got smarter: In one study, people scored higher on cognitive tests …

Immune System

Cameron Diaz's Easy Stay-Hydrated Secret

The two key ingredients: H20 and your nightstand<p>In Cameron Diaz’s new title, <i>The Body Book</i>, she reveals the easiest health trick ever: waking up each morning and drinking a bottle of water first thing.<p>“Once I drink the water, I feel it immediately,” she writes. “I go from being a wilted plant to one …