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17 Travel Accessories Worth the Money, According to T+L Editors

With a trip on the horizon, there are particular moments travelers tend to look forward to most: the first night’s sleep on those floofy hotel …

Headphones

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED bulbs either. The solution? Swap them for modern switches.<p>This guide will take …

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

Know your cookies: A guide to internet ad trackers

Tougher measures on how people’s data is used to track advertising are coming. That means more acute scrutiny of the use of cookies — the prime …

Quantum Computing explained!

At sub atomic levels every thing that we know about classical physics breaks, not just by a small margin but at massive scale. Welcome to the world …

Does music give you goosebumps? Your brain could be wired differently, study suggests

This small piece of research provides interesting insight into how we experience emotion<p>We all love listening to our favourite songs, but is there a …

Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

Immune System

Newly discovered particles, and what's in them

Quarks, basically. But more charming than usual<p>Last month the LHCb experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), reported the discovery of a new particle. While this received a reasonable amount of attention, it didn’t really cause as much excitement as, say, last year’s unconfirmed hints of a …

Physics

5 Apps That Will Change the Way You Decorate Your Home

Home decorating is a hefty investment. Whether you're renovating or rearranging a room, shopping for a new piece of statement furniture, or designing …

Why weight training is so good for you

Weight lifting does more than so much more than pump you up.<p>When most people think about weight lifting, they picture greased-up Schwarzenegger …

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

Beauty Pie, the Company Selling $2 Designer Makeup, Is Now Making $5 Designer Skincare

Luxury skincare with basically zero markup.<p>Most luxury skincare has a price markup of 10 times the cost it takes to manufacture it, according to Marcia Kilgore, the founder of Bliss and Soap & Glory. That’s why she decided to tackle skincare as the next category for her six-month-old company, …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

What Should Non-Scientists Learn From Physics?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on what every undergraduate physics major ought to learn over their four years, giving a sketch of the bare minimum of curricular content. In response to that, Doug Natelson offered an aspirational list of things we’d like <i>everyone</i> to know about physics. This is …

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

Yorkshire Dales

Scientists have created metallic hydrogen. Here's how it could change the world

Metallic hydrogen is a potential wonder substance first proposed by Eugene Wigner and Hillard Bell Huntington back in 1935, but since conditions here …

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Transforming pond retreat fits everything you need into one box

The stunningly simple dwelling conceals fold-out components that can turn it into a yoga studio, office, and more<p>What do you design for a client who wants a space for everything? That was the question Aussie firm Branch Studio Architects faced confronted for one of their latest commissions, a …

Footwear company Birkenstock jumps into bed business

Yes—that Birkenstock<p>Birkenstock, the German shoemaker whose wares—once associated most closely with hippies—came back into style with the fashion set recently, launched a line of beds at this year’s furniture and interiors fair IMM Cologne, in the German city.<p>You read that right: Birkenstock is in …

Furniture

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

Pinterest predictions: The top 10 home and design trends for 2017

Pinterest, the online visual-bookmarking website, has revealed the Pinterest 100, a prediction of 100 design and lifestyle trends that are expected to rock our world in the year ahead.<p>Trends are identified according to their percentage of year-over-year growth in popularity, which is based on the …

Home Decorating

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Five classic French recipes by Pierre Koffman

From cassoulet to creme caramel, delicious dishes from OFM’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement award-winner<p>A cassoulet is perhaps the most famous dish from south-west France and there are countless variations across the region, with as many hotly debated arguments about which is the best, which is the …

The Top 6 Apps for Learning a New Language

We all love traveling abroad in an authentic way - meeting the locals, sampling the regional cuisine and hanging out at haunts not frequented by …

7 health mistakes all pregnant women make

You already know you should eat healthy, exercise and keep your prenatal care appointments, but when it comes to other decisions you might have misconceptions about your pregnancy health.<p>Here are seven of the most common mistakes pregnant women make and easy ways to fix them.<p><b>1. Overlooking the Zika</b> …

Five Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own

Five Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own<p>Updated on March 5, 2016<p>Build A Stylish Wardrobe<p>Every woman wants to be chic and stylish, yet many do …

4 Paint Colors That May Be Lowering the Value of Your Home

Poor color choices can lead to a lower return on your home.<p>It's no secret that certain colors make a tried-and-true design statement: Black and white rooms never go out of style, red rooms command attention and green spaces are practically guaranteed to help you put your feet up and relax.<p>But …

KFC’s big secret revealed? Colonel’s recipe may have been found in scrapbook

When it comes to the world’s biggest food secrets, KFC’s famous fried chicken recipe is the Holy Grail.<p>But decades after making its finger lickin’ debut, the Colonel’s original recipe may have been discovered in a family scrapbook. And the Chicago Tribune published it last week.<p>A Tribune …

15 common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

Losing weight can seem very tough. Sometimes you feel like you’re doing everything right, yet still not getting results.<p>You may actually be hindering …