Laura Ferrier

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Improving Photosynthesis May Be Our Best Bet To Feed More People

Our ability to keep feeding Earth’s growing population using current agricultural methods is hitting its limit. So researchers are looking to alter plants’ most basic systems.<p>Science has made huge progress in improving the productivity of plants. Through breeding to increase the edible parts of …

Farming

Inside London's New Subterranean Urban Farm

The farm, located 115 feet below a busy South London street, uses hydroponic techniques to grow pesticide-free crops.<p>London’s newest urban farm proves that with the right equipment, you can grow food just about anywhere. The 1,805-square-foot carbon-neutral project has one of the strangest …

9 Camp Lunches That Go Beyond PB & J

Camp lunch can be so much more than peanut butter sandwiches and an apple.<p><b>Packed lunch is hard.</b> With camp season upon us, we wanted to come up with recipes that were appropriate for summer, without a ton of work. While these 9 recipes are meant for kids, we'd definitely bring nearly all of them to …

Cooking

How to travel independently around Cyprus

Blessed with endless blue-sky days and miles of sandy coast, Cyprus is a tourism promoter’s dream. Lazy bucket-and-spade package holidays bring gaggles of Europeans to this Mediterranean idyll every summer. But Cyprus is more than its sand: eschew resorts to rove rural cobblestone villages and …

European Travel

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done | Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we'd get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can't bully yourself into working harder. There's no …

Time Management

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

Andy Warhol

Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

San Francisco

National Geographic Travel