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How to Use Your Face to Tell When Your Steak is Done

With grilling season just getting underway, you'll want to brush up on your ability to deliver whatever level of meat-doneness is requested. The best and most accurate way to make sure your steak is always cooked to perfection is to use an instant-read thermometer: Grill 'til 125 degrees Fahrenheit for rare steaks, 155 degrees for well-done, and somewhere in between for all the other preferences (see specifics here). But maybe you forgot to bring your thermometer to the party, or you don't have one, or you do have one but can't quite remember where you had it last. For those cases, Food52 has developed a system of determining when your steak is ready that doesn't require cutting into it too soon—and all you need is your own face.

With one hand, feel the firmness of the steak and with the other compare it to different points on your face that translate to different levels of doneness: cheeks for rare, chin for medium and forehead for well-done. Just remember not to switch hands halfway through.

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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