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Syrian government takes full control of Aleppo after 4 years

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took full control of Aleppo on Thursday for the first time in four years after the last opposition fighters and …

Middle East

Innovators and entrepreneurs will unlock Africa’s agribusiness promise

The World Bank projects that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow to be a US$1 trillion industry in Africa by 2030. To promote this outcome, the continent must review its incentive structures.<p>Agriculture averages 24% of GDP across the continent. With post-harvest activities taken into …

Economic Development

12 Ways You Have A Lot More Control Over Your Own Happiness Than You Think

Having a bad day? A rough week? A not-your-year?<p>Past lessons teach us that we are surprisingly capable at weathering challenges that might at first seem overwhelming. We can't control our circumstances—but we can control their effect on our well-being.<p>Experts attribute about 50% of a person's …

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

I want to fund retirement with buy-to-lets. Is this still viable?

I was planning to use buy-to-let properties to fund my retirement, instead of a traditional pension pot, but the Chancellor is reducing tax relief …

Finance

How Regenerative Agriculture Can Go Large-Scale

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Poultry is a staple of most peoples' diet. It's one of the least expensive meats around, and a good source of high quality animal …

This Golden Milk Is Your New Healing Elixir

Turmeric is just about everywhere. This magical spice can transform any dish, offer up serious anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, and boost …

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The Day My Food World Turned Upside Down

You might think you've reached the pinnacle of healthy, sustainable eating when you have your own small herd of goats. For 26 years, I'd paid close attention to what I was feeding myself and my family, on a mission to ensure that the people I loved the most had the best nutrition and healthiest …

How to Enrich Your Soil Naturally Without Fertilizer - One Green Planet

When it comes to growing plants, one of the first mistakes modern systems make is mistreating the soil. The second mistake is that they do it again …

Making cheese naturally on the farm in Agassiz, B.C.

Debra Amrein-Boyes grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, absorbing knowledge about crops and animals while developing a love for rural life and respect for people who put food on the table. Decades later, she has children and grandchildren of her own and, with her husband, George, owns and operates …

A better future for farming

Author and former Wall Street banker Sonia Faruqi investigated corporate greed and cruel practices on farms<p><i>This article was originally posted on July</i> …

The most important rule about dividend investing

As a dividend investor, my main goal is to attain financial independence when dividend income exceeds expenses by an adequate margin of safety. I am …

Investing

How to become a successful dividend investor

There are several guidelines about becoming a successful dividend investor. They are centered around several key points I am going to be discussing …

Building the Ark - small scale farming in Poland for a green future

Poland is the front line for Europe's small scale family farming, writes Julian Rose, under assault from the EU regulations, corporate agribusiness, …

Sustainability

Top 10 mountain bike rides in the Alps

With high-altitude blasts, epic rocky descents and hidden singletracks, mountain biking in the Alps is a fun and fast-paced assault on the senses. Here, the author of a new guidebook, Alps Mountain Biking, picks his pedal-pushing highlights<p>Saint-Luc, Switzerland<p>High in the giddy, vertical world of …

Skiing

Airplane Camping: Fly to Camp, Camp to Fly

Summer is upon us and so is the best flying season for most. While flying to a nice resort with all the creature comforts you could dream of is by …

Habitats

Indoor Farming: Future Takes Root In Abandoned Buildings, Warehouses, Empty Lots & High Rises

In a 90,000-square-foot warehouse not far from Chicago’s Midway Airport, the future of urban farming has taken root. Long shelves thick with fresh …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

How to Grow Kale

While kale is generally thought of as a cold weather crop, it is fairly resilient and can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 °F (−7 °C) and as high …

Where Somalia is king of the world; sheep and goats are working miracles in war-torn country

THE Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) have released a report that says that in 2014 Somalia exported a record 5 million livestock to markets …

WATCH: Time-lapse of Cape Town during load shedding

Cape Town - We're all rather familiar with load shedding by now, keeping candles, matches lights and torches close by for the inevitable event.<p>Yes, …

Cape Town

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

<b>Hydrate</b><br>Research shows that dieters who guzzle plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don't. Keep things interesting with these 25 slimming sassy water recipes.<p><b>Split Your Food</b><br>Divide your normal portion by two and save the rest for later. You're likely to feel full on less food than you</b> …

Rent A Rugged Teardrop Trailer For Your Next Camping Trip

Off The Grid Rentals<p>Posted in Rides<p>Who doesn’t want to hit the backcountry in a teardrop trailer? Problem is, most of us don’t have an extra $20,000 …

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

Patient trading - Woodford Investment Management Ltd

Another illiquid stock example, is 4d Pharma, where we have been able to build a meaningful position by being patient. The Equity Income Fund now …

Investing

3 Lessons on Financial Inclusion and the Sharing Economy

Why is it that despite new technologies and widespread innovation, today's financial sector provides such ill-fitting products and services to so many people and leaves so many more entirely unserved? We are missing a huge opportunity for business, policy and society alike - a missed opportunity …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel