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How to Make a Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Brown Egg Photographer: Sun Ladder Wikipedia __________ “The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.” – Alexander Pope. Are you tired of eating rubbery hard-boiled eggs that have that yucky-looking gray ring around the yolk? The hard-boiled egg is one of the easiest foods to prepare, but if you want your egg to come out perfect, you have to cook it the right way. Here is the fail-safe recipe for tender and grayless hard-boiled eggs: 1.   Fill a medium-size soup pan with cold water. 2.   Place 4-6 eggs in the pan, making sure that you use enough water that the eggs will float without touching the bottom of the pan. 3.   Bring water to a boil, but don’t allow the water to actually boil. 4.   Just before the boiling point (you’ll see bubbles beginning to form), take the pan off the burner, cover, and allow to sit for 20 minutes. The steaming, hot water will cook the eggs the rest of the way. 5.   After 20 minutes, immediately drain the water from the pan and

Why Most Diets Ultimately Fail...

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. --Alexander Pope It is true that most diets fail, especially during the maintenance phase. Why do 93-95% of dieters regain most (and sometimes more) of their lost weight? I think the answer is pretty simple--dieters often sabotage their own efforts by making these common mistakes: --Eating too little food. Whenever we try starving ourselves, our bodies are programmed to seek out more food. Ultimately, biology will win the diet war, perhaps even resulting in a rebound effect, which is why so many failed dieters often gain more weight than they originally lost. Eat enough nutritious food and you will lose weight, perhaps not as fast as you would like, but a steady weight loss will be much easier to maintain. --Viewing "the diet" as a temporary nuisance. Not a good idea; in order to keep the weight off, you have to view your "diet" as a per

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