Sreejith Perinthottathil

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Science can help us make better small talk at holiday parties

The holiday season is also a season of small talk. At Christmas parties and visits to our hometowns, we run into friends of friends, former classmates, and long-lost cousins.<p>I envy those who are able to navigate these interactions gracefully. I used to be one of them. But now, when I encounter my …

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Switchel: The Most Refreshing Drink No One Is Drinking (Yet)

<i>Switchel is like cheater's lemonade—but maybe even better. Learn how to make it at home.</i><p>I had never heard of switchel when my friend Hannah asked if I would be her bar-back at last September’s Queen Bee Cocktail Classic, a honey-driven cocktail competition put together by NYC Honey Week.<p>The whole …

Never Mess Up Blanching Vegetables Ever Again

Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. One reader confessed how hard it is to cook different size vegetables (of the same type) all at once, and get it right. Here's our advice.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting</i> …

The New Wave of Wedding Decor: 9 Trendsetting Ideas

#NotAllMolds: Why is it safe to eat Bleu Cheese?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why is it safe to eat the mold in Bleu Cheese?</i> <i>Answer by Yoav Perry, artisan cheesemaker and founder of Artisan Geek.</i><p><b>Generally speaking</b>, the aversion from mold in foods comes from the cognition that mold on fresh foods clearly indicates that they are no …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Meringue Is the Secret to Lighter-Than-Air Japanese Cheesecake

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>"Oh, this cheesecake is too rich!" I <i>hate</i> when people say that, as they take one forkful and then push the rest of the dessert aside. I hate it because it makes me look like that much more of a glutton, as I keep my …

How to Make Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

Need a healthy meal in a hurry? Forget Burger King and Chipotle. Protein shakes may be the fastest food of all.<p>There’s little to no prep work, no …

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Notes from a 7-Day Water Fast

This article is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any medical condition. Consult with your doctor before making changes to your existing …

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A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

Nikon's new mirrorless camera is the company's most appealing yet

The easiest 1 series camera to imagine people buying<p>Nikon has announced the J5, the latest entry in its idiosyncratic 1 series of mirrorless cameras. And, from the looks of things, it might be the most broadly appealing offering in the line to date — Nikon has added some sensible features and …

The 6 Best Things You Can Do For Your Body

Science shows that small changes (and a little fun) are all it takes to improve your health drastically. We talked to prominent doctors, crunched the data and found a few high-payoff tweaks that you can start today.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The 6 Best Things You Can Do for Your Body

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How To: The Easiest Way to Make Quick Cheese at Home (Using Only 3 Common Ingredients)

As much as I love eating weird foods, when it comes to my <i>favorite</i> food, there is only one simple choice: cheese. Since cheese is my favorite to eat, …

How to Make Pretty Bread like a Pro

<i>Inspired by conversations on the</i> <b>Food52 Hotline</b><i>, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: A lesson in scoring bread like a pro, from a pro.</i><p>If heaven were a <i>boulangerie,</i> it would look like Maison Kayser. Churning out bread and pastries on …

The 25 Best Fitness Apps

If you're looking to get (or stay) in shape, load your phone with these apps that can motivate you, coach you, help you track your progress, or just …

Single Therapy Session Cures 73% Of Insomniacs

Anyone who has suffered insomnia will know just how soul-destroying it is. No matter how many herbal teas you slurp, pages you read, sheep you count …

Don’t Leave Home Without These Essential Photography Tools

It happens to us all. The light looks great, we rush out the door with our camera bag and start to shoot. Only then do we realise we are missing …

Science shows that stress has an upside. Here’s how to make it work for you

Kelly McGonigal, author, Stanford psychologist and pioneer in the new field of “science help” – translating academic science into practical use – challenged the conventional view that stress is bad with her viral 2013 TED Talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend.” In her new book, <i>The Upside of Stress,</i> …

Good food for good looks: recipes for better skin

Angela Liddon, the author of 'Oh She Glows', shares her recipe for eating your way to beauty, with health-boosting dishes to help your skin glow<p>"The more my plate looks like a rainbow, the better I feel," Angela Liddon tells me. And with her first cookbook (already a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller) on …

10 Superfoods That Reduce Stress

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Nearly 40 percent of Americans report overeating or eating unhealthy foods as a result of stress.1 While it may seem tempting to drown …

Workout Nutrition: What and When You Should Eat to Build Muscle

Use this nutrition guide to get the best results from your workouts<p>Your body is a machine that constantly reinvents itself.<p>Every minute of every day, it breaks down its own tissues and replaces them with new stuff it makes from a combination of the food you eat and recycled material it scavenges …

10 Best Brand Name Breads for Weight Loss

Despite what you may have heard, carbs are not the enemy. As long as you eat the right varieties, there’s no reason that bread can’t be part of a …

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10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

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Countless Coconut Oil Uses and Health Benefits

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It's a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to …

Lose the Bags with Proper Eye Skincare

Time spent outdoors has rewards — the vitality of unconditioned air, an intrinsic sense of each season’s changes — but it also has some pitfalls, …

Should I take a day off my diet? 5 ways we're confused about weight loss

Whether it's at the supermarket, the dinner table, the office, or at a party, we can't stop talking about our diets. We're obsessed with how much and how often we eat. Here are 5 of the most common questions people ask nutritionists and guidelines for getting through the days and weeks with balance …

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Let’s keep talking: why public dialogue on science and technology matters more than ever

Experiments in public engagement, pioneered by the Sciencewise programme, are one of the quiet success stories of UK science policy over the past decade.<p>The need for researchers to escape the lab or the seminar room from time to time, and talk to the wider public about the work that they do, and …

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