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10 Tips on Preventing, Catching, and Fixing Mistakes for Knitters

<i>This column by Barbara Breiter, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting & Crocheting, originally appeared in The Weekly Stitch …

Practice Slip Stitch Knitting With These 6 Patterns!

One of my favorite things about working with yarn is that I can make amazingly textured garments with just a few strands. That’s also is why I love …

Fixie vs. Singlespeed, Trail Hydration, and Removing Rust

We share the pros and cons of geared bikes; how to stay hydrated while mountain biking; how to keep your brow sweat-free on a tough climb; and much more in this edition of Ask Bicycling.<p><b>Q: What's the difference between a singlespeed and a fixie? Why would you want only one gear?</b><br>A singlespeed is …

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> …

Breakfast

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 …

Dessert

Bike Detroit, Michigan

The Motor City's pedal-powered culture is on the upswing<p><b>Vibe</b><br>In a city so synonymous with the auto industry, cycling is experiencing a surprising renaissance. Drawn by the region's reputation for quality craftsmanship, bike manufacturers such as Detroit Bikes, Detroit Bicycle Company, Shinola, and …

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…

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 …

Recipes

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 physical buttons that rise out of 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 …

Touchscreens
Internet of Things

First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.<p>Just as real-estate prices in parts of North America have started to get expensive again, NASA says it has confirmed for the …

Universe

Optimize your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts

Time to spruce up your social-media accounts! If you don't know when you last changed your password, used one of your connected apps, or even logged in, then it's time to do some cleaning.<p>Hopefully you're in full spring cleaning mode, because it's time to do a bit of optimization -- and possibly …

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? …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

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 through all ranges of motion for a slow burn from …

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><br>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><br>Since they cover a large surface area, foam mitts made for …

Skin Care

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 …

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, …

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><br>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 …

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 …