Helen Chao

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What's the Best Way to Clean a Burned Baking Sheet?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: We bring you the best way to remove messes from your beloved baking sheets.</i><p>We've …

3 Tips for Chocolate Ganache Success

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Don't let grainy ganache sink you. Get Alice Medrich's 3 tips on choosing the right chocolate, the right recipe, and the best tool for the job.</i><p>Ganache would appear to be …

Hearst Magazines

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How to Silence Your Nasty Inner Critic

I recently pulled a random card from Louise Hay's Power Thought Cards, and mine said: <i>I release all fears and doubts</i>. How fitting, I thought. It certainly is something that I am conscious of trying to do every single day before I make the next leap, send the next email, write the next blog, or …

8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

Most of us have probably met (and envied) at least one of those mysterious people who never seem to be tired. We've sized them up through bleary eyes, and wondered how it is that <i>they</i> don't look like they spent 30 minutes battling with the snooze button this morning. The answer isn't necessarily …

8 Detox Superfoods for Fall

Reach for these detox powerhouses during feasting season<p><i>By Emily Bibb for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>With the feasting season quickly approaching, we are here to remind you that your diet is not doomed! The autumnal season is loaded with detox powerhouses; these pieces of produce will naturally help you get …

The Crazy Simple Way To Tame Frizz

Learn how to get rid of poofy, unruly hair with this easy trick.<p>Bad hair days are about more than just how your hair looks—they can affect everything from your confidence level to your outlook on that announcement your boss just made (which is kind of crazy when you stop and think about it). And …

6 Tips for Buying Running Shoes

The right footwear can help keep your feet, legs, and joints injury-free<p>Soft cushioning in your shoes may feel great, but it turns out the extra padding does little for your body: Shock-absorbing running shoes don’t prevent injuries any better than other running shoes, according to a recent study …

The Best Playlist for a Long Run

Queue up these 15 songs and your run will be over before you know it<p>Aside from brunching over Bloody Marys, my other favorite thing about weekends is the fact that I get to go on a realllly long run. (Don’t worry, I go before brunch!) I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, right near Central …

Mary J. Blige

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 …

Try This Barre Workout at Home!

Tone your thighs, arms, abs, and glutes with this ballet-inspired routine<p>Ballet-inspired barre workouts can help sculpt long, lean muscles. As part of our series <i>Your New Favorite Workout</i>, we're giving you an inside look at Figure 4 Barre, a class at Pure Yoga in New York City. The name Figure 4 is …

GPS Guide: Inspirational Quotes To Help You Face Your Fears (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Coffee v smoothies: Which is better for you?

<b>One is made of fruit. The other is caffeinated. So a smoothie is a healthier option than a coffee, right? Don't be so sure, says Michael Mosley, as he weighs the evidence.</b><p>Which is healthier - coffee or smoothies?<p>It seems obvious that the answer must be a smoothie. After all, drinking coffee is a …

Nutrition

8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Body Fat

Body fat: It's soft, it's squishy and it gets a bad rap. But fat also plays a vital role in keeping our bodies running smoothly. We store extra energy in body fat. It keeps us warm and provides padding for our interior organs. And it secretes chemicals that play a role in appetite and helps …

3 Upper Body Exercises Every Woman Should Train

In "5 Strength Training Truths Every Woman Should Know," I discussed just how important it is for women to train their upper body on a consistent basis every week. In today's blog, I'll show you how to do just that with these three often under-utilized upper body movements for women. The exercises …

7 Flat Belly Food Tricks

7 super easy tips for how to slim down stat<p>1. Eat Dessert<p>Yes, always. "A small amount can signal that the meal is over," says Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan. She ends her meals with a piece of high-quality chocolate.<p>2. Get a Mustache<p>Consuming 1,800 milligrams of calcium a …

How to Be Naked

<b>True nakedness has nothing to do with sex.</b><p>It's funny that for as many headlines as we have about how to be better in bed or how to have more orgasms, there are shockingly few that encourage us to open up, to risk our hearts, to be truly naked.<p>Sex is wonderful; it's an amazing part of being alive. …

6 Healthy Highs (That Don't Involve Drugs or Alcohol)

When you want to feel good, drugs and alcohol are a tempting solution -- quick relief with relatively little effort. But the thing about the big highs is that they are inevitably followed by the big lows, not to mention long-term health problems, potential legal consequences and the ever-present …

20 Secrets to a Flat Stomach

Follow these tips to get toned, enviable abs<p>Follow these tips to get toned, enviable abs<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all), but there's a right way and wrong way to a flat …

Yoga to Go: Judith Hanson Lasater on Keys to a Rewarding Home Yoga Practice

Most people practicing yoga have experienced the enormous benefits the practice confers. However, maintaining a regular yoga practice can be an enormous challenge. How does it fit into our busy modern lives? How do we "make time" to practice yoga? What do we do when it feels like a struggle to get …

7 Tips for Super-Soft Lips—Even in Cold Weather

Cold-proof your pout with these expert tricks<p>Love crisp fall weather but hate how it dries out your lips? Don’t worry, we’ve got the fix. We consulted <i>Women’s Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia for her best tricks to keep your pout super kissable all winter long:<p>Make a simple lip scrub<p>Use a pinch of …

How to Care for a Wooden Cutting Board

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The proper ways to clean and maintain your wooden cutting boards.</i><p>Cleaning and caring for wooden cutting boards -- like sweeping behind a dresser, or …

5 Money-Saving Kitchen Hacks

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella shows you how to make the most of what you already have by teaching old</i> …

How to Choose the Right Oil

<i>Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to cooking and baking with oil, it's all about finding Mr. Right.</i><p>Walking into the oil aisle is a sensory overload: all of those glistening …

How to Store Brown Sugar

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Take charge of your ingredients; store your brown sugar without the mess and without the clumps.</i><p>There are kitchen messes we know we bring upon …

How to Ripen Fruit Faster

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to wait any longer -- here's how to speed up your fruit's ripening.</i><p>Think on this: all of the lush fruits and vegetables that fill our …

Kitchens

How to Eat Well on a Budget

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Ideas for cooking good meals without breaking the bank.</i><p>Cooking on the cheap …

The Case for Lining Brownie Pans

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Listen up -- here are the many reasons why you should be lining your brownie pan.</i><p>I line brownie pans with foil -- across the bottom and up all four sides. This may seem …