Laura Stuart

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Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ Organic Micro-Gardener

If you’ve not already heard of Jean-Martin Fortier, allow us to introduce you to a rising star, the Canadian organic farmer whose notion of …

Farming

How to Stretch Your Lower Back

We use our lower-back muscles in almost everything we do, so keeping the lower back limber is vital to overall health. Follow the simple set of …

Yoga

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Earth Science

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

"This recipe is from my mother. It may sound strange, but these are really good and very easy to make. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a …

Brussels Sprouts

Overlooked No More: Charlotte Brontë, Novelist Known for ‘Jane Eyre’

<i>Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With</i> <i>Overlooked</i><i>, we’re adding the stories of 15 remarkable women.</i><p>Charlotte Brontë was a 20-year-old schoolteacher — impatient, dreamy, long-suffering, unpublished — when, in 1836, she sent a sample of her writing to …

Literature

Denver elementary school replaces detention with yoga

Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat ColoradoA girl rests at the end of yoga club at Doull Elementary in Denver.The lights were dimmed low in the high-ceilinged …

Yoga

Master List of All the Seated Yoga Poses We Have

Looking for seated yoga postures to add to your practice? This list includes all the seated poses we have featured, arranged in order from basic to …

The Benefits of Meditation

For some folks in the Western hemisphere, meditation is seen as a sort of “new-age hippie” fad, something that you do right before you eat granola …

Clean bill of health: the household products that won't make you ill

Which is deadlier, a bottle of shampoo or a car? Cars kill thousands through crashes (27,010 in the year ending September 2017), and their nasty emissions pollute the air. Shampoo, on the other hand, cleans and nourishes our hair. What's not to like?<p>Well, the truth may be a little more complex. …

Recyclable cups and homegrown brands: choosing a better coffee brew

Australians love coffee but the industry has a huge environmental and social impact. Our new series Life Swaps looks at how to find better caffeine options<p>The 16.3 million coffees Australians collectively gulp down on average each day have a lot to answer for. As one of the planet’s most traded …

Coffee

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may have only 10 to 20 years left before it disappears

Get a good look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm as we know it today is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took stunning photos of the Great Red Spot in July 2017 — the closest images we've ever gotten of the giant …

Astronomy

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

Work Advice: How to engage remote colleagues when asking nicely doesn’t work

<i>Reader: I work for a large employer with a very generous work-at-home program. Some employees don't have assigned office space, and we have flexible scheduling, so people aren't always available during predictable hours. That leaves phone calls, instant messaging and email.</i><p><i>As a subject matter</i> …

The Workplace

Homemade granola recipe

If I could go back in time, I’d invest in granola shares: this mix of grains, fruit and nuts often costs more per kilo than steak. Not only is it cheap and stupidly easy to make at home, but you can put exactly what you like in it, too. Not a fan of raisins? Bin them. Mad on macadamia nuts? Chuck …

Breakfast

How to give yourself a salon-style face massage for free

Beauty experts share the amazing way you can benefit your face and body - minus pricey salon prices.<p>Your face is your calling card but the best …

‘Any less than 10 hours and I feel grumpy’: meet the clean sleepers

Rest is good for you – but is a growing obsession with tracking sleep keeping us up all night?<p>Evenings are something of a rush for Megan Hobbs. The 29-year-old solicitor doesn’t finish work until 6.30pm and it takes her 45 minutes to travel home from central London to the flat she shares with her …

Immune System

How to Start Meditating and Make It Part of Your Daily Routine

This popular trend in Silicon Valley and Wall Street is also backed by science.<p><b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for</b> …

Meditation

Meditation alters stress genes: study

Meditation alters the activity of genes linked to stress and depression, a study has shown.<p>Researchers examined evidence for mind-body interventions …

Atoms

​Best Yoga Retreats Around The World | Women's Health

The 7 Best Yoga Retreats For When You Need A Little Extra Zen in Your Life<p>Time to get your om on.<p>Getty Images<p>The whole purpose of practicing yoga is to train your mind and body to become more self-aware, allowing you to achieve a higher consciousness and a deeper spiritual connection with yourself. …

Yoga

Tutorial: Reverse applique patchwork heart pillow

This Liberty patchwork heart pillow is LOVE. Amanda from A Crafty Fox shares a tutorial at Diary of a Quilter showing how to create the patchwork …

Quilting

Classic Lipstick Shades Southern Women Will Never Part With

Warning: This might trigger an emergency lipstick run.<p>Every Southern woman knows that a signature lipstick shade is about more than just finding your …

Makeup

Facial Exercises Can Make You Look Years Younger

Middle-aged women who exercised their facial muscles on a regular basis showed improved muscle tone and appeared younger to professional …

Learn Skills Not Everybody Knows

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

Coca-Cola, Criticized for Plastic Bottles, Sets Recycling Goals

Coca-Cola Co., long criticized by environmental advocates for producing billions of plastic bottles that end up in landfills and oceans, said Friday it wants to collect and recycle the equivalent of all the packaging it puts out into the world by 2030.<p>The goal is part of a sustainability initiative …

Sustainability

20 Sunday Dinner Ideas With Easy Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-and-Cheddar Biscuits<p>A chicken pot pie casserole is the most comforting dish for any night, and this recipe is topped with …

Cooking

Wedding Flowers: 35 Beautiful Bridesmaid Bouquets

These lush blooms make bridesmaids bouquets the perfect fresh accessory for your bridal party to carry down the aisle.

Weddings

10 Ways to Burn Hundreds of Extra Calories This Week

In order to lose weight, you need to burn calories. Getting in exercise is essential, but if you follow these tips, your body will burn even more calories.<p>1. Move in the Morning<p>Here's a little motivation for you: research has shown that morning exercisers tend to work out harder and longer than …

7 Things Your Hair Stylist Wishes You Knew

We know the basic salon etiquette—be on time, leave a 20 percent tip, don’t take phone calls, etc.—but what do stylists really wish we did during our …

Hair