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Hidden Netflix tricks that can vastly improve your streaming quality

We all love Netflix but there are times when we our streams aren’t as consistent as we’d like them to be. Because of this, we were intrigued to see</i> …

The Protein Shake That Helps You Build Muscle Faster | Men's Health

The latter is where most guys mess up, says Brian St. Pierre, M.S., R.D., C.S.C.S., sports dietitian and nutrition coach at Precision Nutrition. “A lot of guys just don’t realize just how much they have to eat if they’re trying to add lean mass,” he says.<p>Your move: Drink a daily super shake—a …

7 Health Triggers to Avoid

<b>Solution:</b> Switch to an SLS-free paste, like Tom's Clean & Gentle or the Jason brand. Also, cut back on acidic fruits, such as pineapple, which can also irritate your mouth.<p><b>Slushies and Sugarless Gum</b> <b><br>What they trigger:</b> Diarrhea<p>Slushies can be full of fructose. Sugarless gum is sweetened with sorbitol …

M&M Brownies Every Bunny Will Love!

M&M Brownies made adorable with festive Easter M&Ms. These are a treat every bunny will love!<p>Hello, Food Fanatic fans! I'm back with another easy chocolate recipe for you. I'm really digging being the resident chocolate addict. It's a pretty cool gig.<p>My family and friends always ask me why I'm …

6 Insanely Good Sweets for Your Super Bowl Party

<b>1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting</b><p>These are the <i>best</i> chocolate cupcakes: the cake portion of the recipe is adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children …

The 25 Most Powerful Exercises from the 21-Day Shred

POWER MOVES<p>Our most powerful weight loss program is back, and better than ever. We've expanded and upgraded the original edition to pack in more …

Best Ab Exercises: Lateral Crawl

The benefit: Your core gets stronger, from every angle. Perform just a few yards in each direction to wake up your abs before your workout, or go for 30 to 60 seconds to ignite a deeper burn in your six-pack.<p>Keep in mind, the exercise only “works” if you do it right. Sloppy technique—the kind you …

Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck in Stunning Dance Performance of The Dying Swan

Spike Jonze filmed this truly remarkable rendition of “The Dying Swan” by Los Angeles-based hip-hop dancer Lil Buck, with Yo-Yo Ma providing …

A Ballet Dancer Meets the Demands of Gender-Shifting Roles

At Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a Dancer Tailors His Workout to Perform Both Lifts and En Pointe<p>László Major’s job requires him to stay on his toes—literally. He dances for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male troupe where men play female roles and dance en pointe.<p>Mr. Major, …

Dance

How To Make The Best Cup Of Coffee Possible, And The Best Time Of Day To Drink It

Coffee -- it can prevent disease, help our livers, make us more intelligent AND and most importantly --enable us to talk to other human beings in the morning after getting out of bed. But if coffee really is the best part of waking up, then we'd better make sure we know <i>all</i> the tricks to making the …

France’s rock star economist Thomas Piketty turns down Legion of Honour

French economist Thomas Piketty has spurned the Legion of Honour, the country’s highest distinction, on the grounds that the government should not decide who is honourable.<p>Piketty, author of the bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which has become compulsory reading for world leaders, …

Economics

10 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.</i><p>When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless -- often skinless -- chicken breasts. But what's easy …

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10 Weeknight Chicken Dinners to Get You Through the Holidays

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p>Organizing weeknight dinners during the holidays—especially during the home stretch—is hard. Chicken is here to help. <b>Here are the meals we'll be cooking to help us get through:</b><p>Pasta with Spicy …

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The Best Sweet Potato Cupcakes You've Ever Had

Sweet potato cupcakes are just what you should serve post-Thanksgiving dinner. One sweet little cupcake is the best way to end a fabulous meal.<p>Is it just me, or are sweet potatoes too often overlooked? They’re always given the backseat to Russet potatoes with dinner, which I honestly don’t …

PSA: You can still upgrade the RAM in the Retina iMac, save hundreds over Apple’s price

Yesterday Apple released a new version of the Mac Mini that no longer features user-servicable RAM, but thankfully the new iMac with Retina 5K display still allows users to upgrade memory through an access door on the back, just like previous models. The new machine houses four memory slots.<p><i>Apple’s</i> …

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest shows us how to make coconut milk for cooking, baking -- and drinking right out of the bottle.</i> …

Nutty Whole Wheat Pancakes

Makes 16 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour<p>1/2 cup flaxseed meal<p>1/2 cup oat flour<p>2 tablespoons raw sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>3 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, …

Breakfast

A Rocket Scientist Designed A Saucepan That Boils Water So Fast, You Can Watch It

They say a watched pot never boils. But you’ve never watched a pot like this. Sit back and enjoy the show.<p>Thomas Povey’s day job usually involves designing jet engines, not kitchen gadgets. But when the Oxford University engineering professor was on a camping trip, he started thinking about how to …

Kitchens

Slow Cooker Quinoa-Stuffed Red Peppers

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on the laziest day of the week.</i><p>Stuffed peppers were one of the first things I cooked for my wife …

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5 Best-Ever Brunch Smoothies

Slurp your way through the weekend.<p>From blueberry to banana, here are five delicious smoothies to make this weekend.<p>This simple recipe is a great way …

Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked

The creators of a device designed to identify if your drink has been spiked have launched on Indiegogo with the aim of raising $100,000. Similar in size to a pack of gum, the pd.id can be dunked into a drink, blinking red after a few seconds if a contaminant is found. According to founder J. David …

Palestinian Spongebob Squarepants Fans Create Real-Life Version of Krusty Krab Restaurant

Apparently, <b>Spongebob Squarepants</b> is still very popular in Palestine, where a replica of the show's <b>Krusty Krab</b> restaurant is being built by a company called Salata Burgers. No word yet on whether Nickelodeon is involved...<p>Here are more photos of the restaurant, which is slated to open soon in the …

If You Want Real Made-From-Scratch Ice Cream In New York, Go To Davey's Ice Cream

From narrowing down our favorite ice cream flavors of the summer to getting friendly with Ben & Jerry's newest SNL-themed ice cream and exploring the world of New England ice cream stand culture, we at HuffPost Taste have eaten a lot of ice cream this summer. We've spent so much time on our …

What It's Like to Live on Soylent For a Month

Ever wonder what it's like to subsist only on <b>Soylent</b>, the drink mix that claims it can replace all of the nutrients in food? The Verge's brave editor Chris Ziegler did just that for a full month, forgoing food for the beige nutrient liquid. He was pleasantly surprised by the taste: "<b>It's not bad,</b> …

7 Common Fried Chicken Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

<i>Rochelle Bilow</i><p>There’s a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there’s that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you get through that, you’re rewarded with super juicy, moist meat—no dry, tastelessness here. But let’s face it: Most of us save fried chicken …

28 Chicken Salad Recipes That Aren't Drowning in Mayo

28 chicken salad recipes that are totally not boring.<p><b>We love classic chicken salad, but we also love to mix it up</b>. Here are 28 chicken salad recipes, including some healthy ones, that are a far cry from the mayo-heavy ones of your childhood.

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