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Philippines' President Duterte: I killed when I was 16

<b>(CNN) —</b> The leader of the Philippines has told a gathering of Filipino expatriates that he killed someone when he was a teenager.<p>Ahead of APEC meetings with regional leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte told the group, in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, that he stabbed someone to death when …

Included: Poor white Americans are getting poorer; what diversity numbers don't say

Welcome to Included, which catches you up on the week's top stories about culture and identity in business and tech.<p>This week, we look at America's wealth gap, Coca-Cola's controversial ad, and another approach to diversity reports.<p><b>Poor white Americans are getting poorer</b><p>America's wealth gap is …

Finally, the Real Majority Pushes Back Against the Bitter Third

It was a week in which the American majority held its breath, bracing for yet another gut punch, in which a country that became virtually …

Roy Moore

25 graphic design freebies to make your life easier

In an ideal world, we would carefully, lovingly handcraft every graphic design asset ourselves. But in the real world of tight deadlines and squeezed …

This bubble-shaped greenhouse is filled with medicinal healing plants

Australian artist Janet Laurence is blending the worlds of art, architecture, and medicinal botany into one “breathing bubble”. Currently on display …

Pippa Middleton weds millionaire financier James Matthews

<b>(CNN) —</b> Royalty and celebrities gathered Saturday to watch as Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, married millionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews in Englefield, England.<p>Middleton arrived with her father in an open-top vintage car …

Japanese Cherry Blossom Prints Bring the Bloom to New York

Ronin Gallery hosts a serene exhibition dedicated to the fleeting flowers—a Zen symbol of the ephemerality of existence.<p>The Japanese basically pioneered <i>plein air</i> living; doctors there routinely prescribe "forest bathing" for optimum mental health. And springtime in Japan, when the <i>sakura</i>, or cherry …

What steps are involved in a soil test?

I am planning to sod the front of my yard soon and wonder if I need to have the soil tested first for its pH and nutrient levels.<p><i>— Rachael Jenson, Skokie</i><p>The symbol pH is used to indicate the level of acidity or alkalinity. A pH reading of 7.0 is considered to be neutral, readings below 7.0 are …

Fertilizing Tips Anyone Can Do

I've only recently rid myself of my life-long black thumb, but I now have over seven happy plants that I've kept alive for a few years! Finding the …

Mysterious Wisteria: An Irresistible Flower Goes from Vine to Vase

If Susan Orlean wrote a book about me, it might be called <i>The Wisteria Thief</i>. After days of eyeing the purple flowers dripping from my neighbor Ben’s …

12 new plants that will add color and fragrance to your Southern garden

There are plenty of new plants for your Texas garden cropping up this spring — many with more color, more fragrance and at a smaller size. This year …

Make These Rhubarb-Jasmine Scones for Your Next Brunch

Have you spotted stalks of rhubarb at the market yet? The appearance of this ingredient is a delicious signal that spring is finally here. If you …

Cherry blossom around the world – in pictures

From Harrogate to Tokyo cherry blossom is in full bloom at the peak of spring

Etta: Multifunctional Furniture for Indoor Plants

Italian furniture brand Zilio A&C recently partnered with design duo Livia Rossi and Gianluca Giabardo of Dossofiorito on a multifunctional piece of …

Furniture

When fighting pests, working with nature is the best way to go

Question<p>What is a good all-around pest control solution for a couple of acres? I live on 5 acres and would like to treat the area around the house …

How to fill your garden with scent this summer

<b>When it comes to the gardens we have access to and spend our time in, the trend of planting for scent is fast climbing the list of must-haves for</b> …

These 3 Chic Houseplants Do Wonders for Your Mental Health

Now that we've discovered the mental downsides of multitasking, we're more than happy to let our houseplants take the task on for us. Though they …

9 Gorgeous Fields Of Flowers Worth Traveling To See

<i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Lindsey Mather.</i><p>Fresh flowers instantly brighten up a home, so imagine being surrounded by millions of them. These nine fields of flowers around the world offer spectacular, mood-lifting views of narcissi, poppies, tulips, bluebonnets, sweet peas, wildflowers, and other …

Cherry Blossom

Banana Trees Are One of the Year's Hottest Houseplants

The tropical greenery can thrive in your home if you follow the right steps.<p>Originating from East Asia, the banana is one of the oldest cultivated crops, and there's more than 400 species worldwide of this exotic plant — characterized by large, smooth-edged leaves and a slightly wavy edge — from …

Plants

Throwing shade: How trees can help your garden survive climate change

Getting out in the garden is a chance to soak up some sun during the warmer months.<p>But if summers that have varied from scorching hot to cool and wet …

14 Blooming Cocktails to Ring in the Spring

Spring has sprung, and we couldn’t be more excited. There’s something undeniably rejuvenating about the vernal equinox and all the bright flavors that follow. Digging into big, refreshing salads is something we long for after a cold winter, and we can’t wait to give some quick one-pot spring …

Spices

How to Successfully Grow Bulbs & Tubers: A Field Guide to Planting, Care & Design on Gardenista

Bulbs & Tubers<p>Alliums: Just As Good As Tulips But Better<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Trees<p>Architects' Secrets: The Best Plants to Grow Beneath a Tree<p>by Kendra …

Plants

These Edible Flower Wedding Cakes Are Next-Level Gorgeous

When it comes to your wedding cake, you obviously want something that’ll fit your theme and add that extra touch of romance. But if you’re on the hunt for a total *showstopper,* edible flowers will let you have your (stunning) cake and eat it too. This oh-so-pretty garnish isn’t just for your …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from India

What did Indian gardens look like before the invaders arrived? The Mughals imposed their 16th century Persian constraints–they were all for walls and …

Landscaping

15 Shade-Loving Plants That Are Made for a Tree-Lined Garden

There's a reason impatiens are so popular.<p>Just because a plant grows outside doesn't mean it thrives in intense, direct sunlight. Just ask these varieties, all of which prefer a shady spot next to the house or under a tree. If your yard is blessed with tons of coverage, these are the plants that'll …

Plants

How to Make An Orchid Bloom Again

You got a moth orchid as a holiday gift. Or as a birthday present. Maybe it came from your grandmother, who also informed you that the plant’s …

Plants

Designing accessible products

ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty: the quality of being able to be reached or entered.<p>What is accessibility and why is it important?<p>In a diverse world like ours, we …

Visual Design

I Quit Drinking: 7 Ways It Changed My Life and Business

How to revolutionize your life and business by giving booze the boot-from an entrepreneur who has done it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was written by</i> <i>The Oracles</i> <i>member, James Swanwick, who is an</i> <i>author</i><i>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</i> <i>Swanwick Sleep</i><i>, and CEO of</i> …