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Tip: Do This BEFORE Benching & You'll Lift Heavier

Prime your nervous system before bench pressing to unlock your strength potential. Here's how.<p>You're only as strong as your nervous system allows you …

Movies About Painters You Need to See

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965): The Story of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel<p>Based on the novel by Irving Stone and directed by Carol Reed, the …

New York Times

15 Awesome DIY Ways to Organize Your Kids Rooms

When it comes to keeping your kids organized, the task can become nearly all consuming. Little kids (or kids of any age, really- we weren’t exactly …

Tip: The Ultimate Leg Press Workout

For pure hypertrophy, this will build your quads better than squats. Check it out.<p>Why the Leg Press?<p>Before you start droning on about how the leg …

How to create a beautiful garden in a small space

As property prices increase and budget constraints make small houses the only viable option for many, it is fortunate to be able to have a little …

The Handmaiden Trailer: It’s the Korean Gothic-Lesbian Revenge Thriller We Deserve

At Cannes earlier this year, we reported in great detail how <i>The Handmaiden</i> proved to be one the festival’s most captivating films. Now you can see …

9 easy ways to create a relaxing environment at home

When you think about it, your home is the place that you come back to every day to relax. It’s also where you spend most of your time, whether it’s …

10 superpowers you gain living in Paris

1. The ability to stare directly at a stranger on the metro and feel zero awkwardness.<p>In Paris you can’t be afraid of a good staring contest. People …

Got 40 inches of space? You can have a vertical garden.

<b>Are you a gardener</b> who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical.<p>Ben Fritonfounded Can YA Love, a D.C.-based company that gives vertical-gardening classes around the world. (Locally, he teaches through the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. His next class is July 13. Register here.)<p>…

Gardening

Every parent should install this launcher on their kid’s Android smartphone

If you're a parent wanting to keep your smartphone-using kids safe, there's an Android app which will limit what apps they can use on the phone, …

Text Messaging

10 reasons why Paris is a perfect place to live

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 17:28 17 June 2016 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 11:48 09 August 2016<p>Not just a tourist hotspot, Paris makes the perfect place to live too<p>Archant<p>As one of the …

The 11 best laptops to buy right now

To help you find your perfect laptop, we've assembled a list of the best laptops for all preferences and budgets.<p>We've included high-end powerhouses with stunning displays, gorgeous works of design, and inexpensive options that give you the basics without breaking the bank.<p>Here are the 11 best …

Consumer Tech

5 Unreasonable Excuses You Give Yourself When You Are Creative and Multi Passionate and How to Fix It

<b>Excuse Number #1 - I have so many ideas I can't decide. I can't handle the overwhelm so I will do nothing.</b><p><b>Solution</b> - Find time to write everything down, every idea and every piece of inspiration. Start to block out tasks and projects that are most important to you. You probably know deep down what …

Motivation

9 Useful And Clever Storage Ideas For All Home - Interior Design Inspirations

This useful and clever storage ideas can make your home more comfortable and more practical.<p>There is always much more stuff than you can put in all …

Fantastically Detailed Dog Portraits Made with Only Pen and Ink

Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin has always been known for his intricately ornamental style. Using a dip pen and India ink, …

Bultaco sends its electric "moto-bikes" to the streets

Brinco calls them "moto-bikes" and some might call them electric bikes, but the new Brincos are designed to meet moped regulations. Powered by a …

Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health

Did you know that soil is an antidepressant?<p>It's time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health too.<p>Last month, we found out that people living in an area rich in vegetation have improved physical and …

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

9 Ways To Turn Your Bedroom Into An Oasis For Sleep

We all know that sleep is a basic human need, like eating and drinking. And yet many of us still believe that we can get by on less sleep with no …

The top nine tips for beginner gardeners

It all started with the herbs. One late spring day, not many years ago, I cycled down to Columbia Road market, picked up rosemary, thyme and basil plants and installed them proudly in the dank, dark little concrete yard outside the back door. While they were all drowned to death or ravaged by slugs …

Gardening

14 Smart Storage Tricks for a Bedroom With No Closets

Trust us, you'll forget you don't have one.<p>Try one of these genius ideas and your room will feel like it has two closets (promise!).

4 Exercises to Teach Your Kids about Mindfulness and Compassion

As a parent, you want your children to be successful. But have you ever considered your personal definition of success? Although society typically …

Mindfulness

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

Making a Water Garden

Bring an exotic touch to your patio, water garden, deck, or yard by making a small water garden in a tub.<p>Use a plastic or glazed ceramic container or …

Samsung's iPhone 7 Gamble With Galaxy Note 6

Rumour has it that Samsung could be developing a smartphone camera with massive 1/1.7inch type sensor and an equally mind-boggling f/1.4 lens, but don’t expect it to appear in the forthcoming Galaxy Note 6 as it battles with the anticipated iPhone 7 Pro.<p>According to a report at Photo Rumors these …

Phones

25+ Garden Pathway Pebble Mosaic Ideas For Your Home Surroundings

Mosaic art stems far back as 4000 years. However it was the Greeks who took the pebble art forming to a higher level, somewhere in the eighth …

Landscaping

Garden of Ease: The Art of the Succulent Garden

Ever desired a gorgeous, colorful garden, but lack the skill or space to grow one? You should totally try out one of these easy to grow succulent …

Plants

How to Start a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are an alternative for gardeners who don't have a lot of horizontal space, want to cover an unattractive wall, or just want something different.<p>Vertical gardens are an alternative for gardeners who don't have a lot of horizontal space, want to cover an unattractive wall, or just …

Indoors or Out: Tips for Creating a Vertical Garden

Remember when vertical gardens first hit the scene? They were <i>glorious</i>, but they all seemed to require access to a 20-story building, an impossibly …

Home Depot

20 Brilliant Ideas to Decorate a Small Space

Decorating a small home poses some unique challenges that you wouldn’t face in big spaces. That you means you can’t do certain things, but it also …