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Urban farmers are growing food in skips and abandoned warehouses without soil or sunlight

One inventive venture produces crops in an old air raid shelter<p>Farming is traditionally a countryside affair, due to the need for green space, …

Aquaponics

4 Pro Tips for Creating Beautiful Floral Arrangements

Truth be told, we’re pretty flower-obsessed. And with good reason: Nothing tops an amazing arrangement for adding color, beauty, and life to a room. (And the sweet fragrance is just the icing on the cake.) But when it comes to arranging flowers, let’s just say we’re not always… confident in our …

Decorations

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

Science Says These 8 Foods Can Help You Live Longer, So Eat Up

If you're looking to live forever, or at least for an appropriately long amount of time, then the best way to get started on your journey toward …

Nutrition

Richard Branson: Universal basic income is coming

Richard Branson believes government should give everyone a paycheck, whether they have a job or not.<p>"I think that's really important," he told CNN's Christine Romans in an interview. "It will come about one day."<p>The concept is called universal basic income. It guarantees every person a minimum …

Richard Branson

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Nutrition

This 1 Simple Way of Thinking Separates the Smartest People From Everyone Else

It's the way to better relationships, creative thinking, problem solving, and great conversations.<p>In one famous quote, Albert Einstein explained his genius when he famously said, "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."<p>The second part of that quote is certainly good news for the …

Creativity

This School Focuses On Teaching Students Happiness, Not Math

A modern new school in rural India turns the traditional education model on its head–focusing instead on cultivating happy students and compassionate people.<p>At a new school that will soon be built near Chennai, India, you might find a student in a tree-filled meditation room, an ideation lab, or a …

Teaching

The Best Plants for Gardening Beginners

Starting your own garden, especially one that will provide good vegetables for you to eat can be a highly rewarding experience. However for first …

Gardening

Raised Garden Beds: The Good, The Great, and The Awesome Benefits of Them

<i>Photo by Getty Images/mtreasure</i><p>Row gardening is what we think of when we imagine large farms; acres of land with endless rows of soil mounds. It’s an …

Gardening

Top 12 Liver-Cleansing Foods

The liver, weighing in at about 3 pounds in healthy adults, is one of the body’s vital organs. It is responsible for many important functions related …

Wellness

If the UK is to produce world class mathematicians, we must start with the basics

On Wednesday the Government announced more details about the new times table check that it is introducing for primary school children. This summer some schools will trial it with their Year 4 students, and then next summer all schools will be able to take part on a voluntary basis, before it …

Education

India's banks rattled by $1.8 billion Punjab National Bank fraud

One of India's biggest banks rattled investors Wednesday by announcing the discovery of $1.8 billion of fraudulent activity at one of its branches.<p>Punjab National Bank's stock sank nearly 10% Wednesday after the company said it "detected some fraudulent and unauthorized transactions" at a branch in …

India

Do You Want Easiest and Cheapest water irrigation for your Garden?

With a little planning, ollas are a viable and efficient watering mechanism for your garden. This is particularly true for gardens in hotter and …

Gardening

How To Store Your Garlic & Onions So They Last For Months!

For all of you who buy garlic and onions in a great amount and end up throwing it all up because it has gone bad before you get the chance to eat it, …

Onions

Self-Driving Cars Will Kill Things You Love (And a Few You Hate)

Electric cars, robo taxis and self-driving trucks are coming to change the society we live in—possibly sooner than you think.<p>Limited tests of …

Carlos Ghosn

Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant chain ‘in £71.5 million worth of debt’

<b>Jamie’s Italian – the restaurant empire owned by Jamie Oliver – has reportedly racked up debts of £71.5million.</b><p>The Sun on Sunday claims the celebrity …

Jamie Oliver

Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong

Right now, it’s Bitcoin. But in the past we’ve had dotcom stocks, the 1929 crash, 19th-century railways and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. All these …

Cryptocurrency

Natural Fertilizers for Inexpensive Gardens

Plants are beautiful living creation. Having a Garden replenishes your mind and soul. The key to a good garden is good soil. Plants require essential …

Gardening

How To Grow An Unlimited Amount Of Tomatoes Using JUST 4 SLICES And Some Dirt!

Tomatoes are probably the most favorite ingredients and most commonly used in a salad. However, their use doesn’t stop there. From decoration of the …

Vitamin E

How to Make a Cucumber Tent Trellis and Health Benefits of Cucumbers

On February 12, 2018 by admin<p>Cucumber tendrils will grab the wires and secure the vine to the trellis as it grows.<p>A tent-shaped trellis makes a great …

Wellness

Purple Potatoes Pack Mega Antioxidants Compared to White-Fleshed Potatoes

Native to South America, purple potatoes got their name due to their deep purple skin and flesh. There are several types of the purple potato …

Nutrition

What You Don't Know About Innovation

An idea can never be validated backwards, only forwards<p>When Steve Jobs first came up with the idea for the iPod, it wasn't actually a machine he had in mind, but "a thousand songs in my pocket." It was, at the time, an impossible idea, because hard drives of that capacity and size just didn't …

Innovation

With $950-bn wealth, Mumbai only Indian city among world's top 15 richest

Mumbai, also features among the top 10 cities in terms of billionaire population. The city is home to 28 billionaires, individuals with $1 billion or …

Demographics

Esports officially arrives in Japan, home of game giants

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — A crowd cheers, banging on balloons, in front of glitzy stages, each with a giant screen. The rising stars at the sprawling Makuhari Messe hall are the quietly seated men in hoodies and T-shirts, with names like Noppi and Refresh, jiggling on buttons and grimacing at …

Japan

Women Make Less As Uber Drivers And That's Bad News For The Gig Economy

A recent study of Uber drivers found a big gender pay gap. The participating economists — two from Uber, two from Stanford, and one from the University of Chicago — looked at data from a million of the independent drivers who had worked for the company.<p>They found a 7% difference in earnings between …

Gig Economy

How to Grow Ornamental Peppers?

Ornamental Peppers are most popular for decorative purposes in gardens. Let’s see how to grow and care for ornamental peppers.<p>Ornamental pepper is …

Plants

How To Grow Cucamelons – The Coolest And Tastiest Fruit You Will Grow All Year!

The cucamelon is a native plant to Central American and Mexico. Today, you may hear cucamelons referred to as Mexican sour gherkin, mouse melon, or …

Gardening