Judi Miller

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Why are children’s authors eccentric?

The writers of Eloise, Goodnight Moon and more pushed boundaries of behaviour. Dark episodes in their pasts may have proved fruitful, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>As new parents and anyone who’s ever gone rummaging through their old childhood libraries quickly realises, much of the best literature for …

Books

Six grand ideas to fight the end of antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics has led them to becoming less and less effective to treat us when we’re sick – leaving scientists scrambling for a fix. Here are some of the best ideas to tackle one of the 21st Century's biggest challenges.<p>The world is nearing a moment when antibiotics no longer work to …

Microbiology

23 real-life settings you can visit from Game of Thrones

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S fictional continents of Westeros and Essos in Game of Thrones are so lushly, fully imagined that it takes an entire nonfictional …

11 things you need to know before going on your first safari

Before my first trip to Kenya, I’d done a little reading, but nothing could have really prepared me for what I was about to experience. When our tiny …

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

This Number Will Text You a Work of Art Based on What You Want to See

If you’re in a creative slump, then the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is here to get you back in the groove. The museum recently rolled …

5 Pilates Exercises to Ease and Prevent Back Pain

Ditch the painkillers and strengthen up your core instead, with these moves.<p>Nagging back pain can come at any age, and all too many of us are familiar with it. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of all working Americans report feeling back pain every year, and as a nation, we …

iOS 11 is finally here: Best features, how to download and more

iOS 11 is now available.<p>Nowadays, Apple releases a beta version of iOS months ahead of its official release. So, we've already been playing with iOS and compiling how-tos so you can get started, too.<p><b>Editors' note</b>: This post was originally published on June 26, 2017, and continues to be updated with …

The best cat food you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that they have a biological need for meat. Your cat may be able to digest …

The DIY Facial That Completely Transformed My Skin

It's not your basic wash, exfoliate, mask, and go.<p>I love getting facials. Even more than indulge in a relaxing massage, facial treatments are my absolute favorite thing to gift myself. Because I have two businesses and two babies, I'm rarely able to indulge in spa time. Instead, I've mastered the …

Skin Care

Alzheimer's drug study gives 'tantalising' results

<b>A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's is showing "tantalising" promise, scientists say.</b><p>Experts are cautious because the drug, aducanumab, is still in the early stages of development.<p>But a study in Nature has shown it is safe …

Fabric Collage Note Cards

Make one of a kind note cards collaged with fabric scraps, bits of paper, and anything else of interest you may have in your scrap bin! I like to use …

6 Things to Know About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – And How it Fits Into the Potter Universe

A new <i>Harry Potter</i> book? It feels like 2007 all over again!<p><i>Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling is finally releasing new material set in the original universe – …

The 11 best natural sunscreens

We like our sunscreens loaded with minerals—like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—not chemicals.<p>But according to the Environmental Working Group’s …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

How to score the cheapest airfare this summer

Looking to get away this summer, but worried about the cost of airfare? It's all in the timing. <i>When</i> you book and fly can save you a lot of money.<p>Ticket prices are already expected to be 3% cheaper this summer compared to last year, according to Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com<p>"Lower cost airlines …

Flying

The complete guide to getting Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

If you’ve been thinking about applying for any of the US government’s expedited screening programs for frequent fliers—Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and the like—don’t put it off any longer. The process is easier than you might imagine, and the benefits are as good as people say. We’ll take you …

When is the best time to buy Thanksgiving and Christmas airfares?

It's not crazy to be making winter holiday travel plans in August. Those who buy airline tickets for<p>Christmastimetravel during the week of Aug. 10 could save almost 19%, according to online travel website Skyscanner.<p>Using that same purchase window, you could save 5.5% on<p>Thanksgivingairfares and …

Urban Hotels Get In On the Beekeeping Action

Luxury hotels are buzzing about beekeeping. Rural destinations like California’s Carmel Valley Ranch and Utah’s Montage Deer Valley resort have …

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

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The Scientific Case For Cold Showers

Chilly water increases blood circulation, releases endorphins, and could make you a more productive human—if you can handle it.<p>It’s 7:30 a.m. on a wintry March morning. I’m standing in my apartment’s cramped bathroom wearing little more than a towel and a determined look on my face. The shower is …

Cats Fluffed Up Through Smudged Ink and Watercolor Paintings

Endre Penovc captures the aloofness, mystique and charm of fluffy cats in his black-and-white, watercolor and ink paintings. The artist, based in Topola, Serbia, uses this medium to create feathery fur, gleaming eyes and a sense of depth against off-white backgrounds.<p>Based on the personality Penovc …