John E. Fricker

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Keto vs. Atkins: Which Is the Better Low-Carb Diet?

The low-carb, high-fat plans aren't as similar as they sound.<p>If the premise behind the ketogenic diet (a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein plan) …

Nutrition

What Is the Perfect Color Worth?

<b>L</b>ast spring, a dozen people filtered into a sunny, whitewashed conference room on the seventh floor of the Royal College of Art, overlooking London’s Hyde Park. Mostly Western Europeans from different precincts of the fashion industry, they had been called together by a British man named David …

Rose Quartz

Toronto Home-Price Gains Aren’t Sustainable, Poloz Warns

The speculation increasingly driving Toronto home prices is unsustainable, the head of Canada’s central bank said, warning buyers they should be …

Hardscaping 101: Ground Covers to Plant Between Pavers

Too often pathway gaps are neglected and become a home for weeds. But where some may see awkward spaces between stepping stones, I see potential. …

Landscaping

How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library

Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin …

Why scientists are expecting global mayhem this winter

This year, El Niño is already shaping up to be one of the strongest iterations of the weather pattern since record-keeping began in 1950, Bloomberg …

How to use the app that can make browsing the web on your iPhone faster

One way Apple intends to do this is by giving iPhone and iPad owners the freedom to block things that can slow down browsing, such as ads, trackers, and widgets.<p>You can control all this with a single app: 1Blocker. We recommend blocking other types of content rather than ads. Remember, "free" …

Apps

10 Things That Should Be In Your Emergency Kit

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

How to Get Rid of Split Screen on iPad & iPhone (UPDATED FOR 2018)

Split screen on iPad and split screen on iPhone are totally different features. You can get rid of iPad split screen by turning off the feature in the settings app. But the same isn't true for iPhone's with a split screen. Plus models of iPhone, such as the iPhone 8 Plus, have 5.5-inches of …

Solar panels are now cheaper than grid electricity in these 5 American cities.

Renewable Energy Cleaner energy: a revolution that ordinary people can drive<p>Cities/Towns Solar Panels in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs Have …

6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

The 1 Unexpected Trick to Selling Your Stuff on Ebay

It’s that time of year again. Folding tables are sprouting up in driveways all over the U.S., because yard sale season has arrived once more. But …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

Experts: Powering your home with batteries is going to get cheaper and cheaper

In the past few weeks, there’s been a battery of new studies on batteries. Not the kind in your cellphone, but a much more revolutionary make – the kind that is already powering many cars, and that might someday help power your home.<p>A recent study in Energy Policy, for instance, found that the cost …

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story ran in April 2014.</i><p>Yes, it is true that gardening requires patience.<p>But face it, we live in an impatient world. And gardeners everywhere were depressed by the brutal and endless winter.<p>So we are understandably eager to get sowing. And to see results by ... …

How to install ‘Netflix for pirates’ on an iPhone 6 without jailbreaking

In case you happen to be a fan of the torrent streaming service called Popcorn Time, often referred to as “Netflix for pirates,” you should know …

How to measure your heart rate on iPhone — no Apple Watch or external monitor required

These days, it's pretty easy to keep track of your health & fitness with an inexpensive tracker, Apple Watch, or Fitbit.<p>But what if you want to rely …

Esperance investigates alternative energy options as electricity costs rise

A variety of renewable energy sources will be investigated over the next two decades in the Shire of Esperance in an effort to reduce high …

5 Tech Trends That Will Hit Every Retail Store By 2020

Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, …

eCommerce

Afternoon slump? Try these 5 sure-fire energy boosters

It’s perfectly natural to have an afternoon energy lull. So what should you do? A walk or deep breathing helps, but if it’s been a few hours since lunch, you might want a little refueling. What kind of snack gives a nutritional boost and good taste?<p>The ideal afternoon boost is a combination of …

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

Barriers to Getting Organized, And How To Deal With Them

Ways to Deal with Clutter<p>Clear the Clutter A Home for Every Item Storage that Works Paper, Paper, Paper<p>What Do I Do With...<p>Financial and Tax Records …

The Guilt-Free Guide to Parting Ways with Your Sentimental Items

When you're trying to declutter your home, sentimental items pose a difficult challenge. They take up valuable space, but you feel guilty when you …

10 Flowers To Grow With Vegetables

Companion Planting: How To Deter Pests and Encourage Beneficial Insects<p>Flowers among the vegetables are more than just a colourful addition. They …

Gardening

23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Whether you've got two green thumbs or you're an avowed plant-murderer, you need these tips.

Artist Uses Only Nails to Create Astonishing Array of Creative Sculptures

Nearly 30 years ago, sculptor John Bisbee was exploring an abandoned house, scavenging for items he could incorporate into found-object sculptures, when he accidentally kicked over a bucket filled with rusty, old nails. To the college student's surprise, the nails that fell out had fused into a …

Sculpture

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Nature Photography

Inventions that Didn't Change the World

For every groundbreaking new idea that changes the world as we know it, there are thousands (if not more) that are entirely useless—whether or not they were inspired, clever or even ingenious at their moment of inception. In "Inventions that Didn't Change the World," author Julie Halls of the …

Inventions