Natalia Leychenko

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Trees of life: forest bathing blossoms in Britain

The Japanese art of forest bathing has arrived in Britain’s woodlands. Now we can all dip a toe in, writes Joanne O’Connor, who tries it out in Norfolk<p>One pine tree looks very much like another. This is my first thought as I wander into the forest looking for a tree to “connect with”. When I find …

Immune System

Drink wine and 12 more tips for a sharper brain

Age-related brain plaques, which may play a role in Alzheimer's disease, can start forming in your 40s. Keep your brain buff with these tips.<p>With a blood pressure cuff, a scale and a blood draw, your doctor can tell a lot about your heart health. It’s not that easy to do a brain check: There are no …

I Always Get Compliments on My Skin—These Are the 10 Products I Use Every Day

I'm certainly not a Type A person—not by a long shot. My vintage '70s bedroom chair barely sees the light of day, consistently draped in whatever …

Want Better Skin? Here's Exactly What to Eat—And What to Avoid

In 431 BC, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food," and for thousands of years we heeded that advice. And then, we forgot. We consumed processed foods, fried foods, tons of sugar, etc. Now, it's time we get back to the roots of health: our gut. …

I Travel Every Month and Never Repeat Outfits — Here's My Secret

Whether it’s for work or leisure, I travel several times a month, which means my wardrobe is quite literally all over the place. While seeing the …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

Cooking

Why the Japanese 4-2-4 Cleansing Method Is the Secret to Clean, Healthy Skin at Home

While there are endless techniques and practices we can follow when it comes to having a proper skincare routine, it's safe to say that achieving cleansed skin is a vital step. And while there is an ever-growing variety of cleansers from oil-based to gel to balm cleansers, In Fiore’s founder Julie …

Skin Care

45 Products Trending On Amazon That Are Straight-Up Brilliant

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

Tutorials

We Asked 9 Wine Experts To Pick Out Their Favorite Bottles For $12 Or Less

When we used to think about wine experts, we imagined snobs who would turn their noses up at anything under $50. But the more we've learned about …

Starbucks

6 Classic Colognes Every Man Should Own

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: Prices and links have been updated.</i><p>The word <i>perfume</i> originates from the Latin word <i>perfumare</i>, meaning “to smoke through.” …

The 10 Recipes We've Already Bookmarked To Make In January

Although we are still in full speed ahead holiday mode, we've already started to set our sights on that January 2018 horizon — more specifically, all …

Healthy Eating

The Chocolatey Gift You Should Give Everyone This Year

<i>The holidays would benefit from a playbook, wouldn't they? We partnered with Braun Household to arm you with resources for cooking like you wrote it yourself, with a little help from their MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender.</i><p>Making meringues comes down to being a little fast and loose—and trusting your eye …

Dessert

7 nutrition trends you’ll see in 2018

Last year was all about plant protein, sprouted foods and healthy fats. My prediction is that 2018 will be focused on eating to prevent and manage health conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and boosting digestive health.<p>This year's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo was held in Chicago and …

Nutrition

Get excited for the 5 most popular sex tips of 2017

Sometimes it seems like sex advice is a little <i>too</i> readily available, but the really good between-the-sheets intel? Finding that can feel like …

Family-Style Crock Pot Beef Stew

This hearty beef stew features chunks of beef and potatoes, along with carrots, stewed tomatoes, and herbs. The stew makes a fabulous everyday family …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

I Tried It: Extra Fluffy Pancakes, Thanks to This Japanese Secret Ingredient

Recently, it came to my attention that there was a pancake trick making the rounds on Japanese Twitter. The secret to airier, fluffier, cakier pancakes? Mayo.<p>Weird, I know. But who am I to scoff? Rather, who are you to scoff? Who are any of us to scoff? So once I finished scoffing, I set out to …

Breakfast

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a tall, moist carrot cake, light in texture and lightly spiced with cinnamon and touch of nutmeg. Heavy cream whipped into the cream cheese …

The 13 best French pharmacy beauty products to try now

There seems to always be something very appealing about the French style and beauty habits to us Brits. The relaxed effortlessness of it all; if I dared to wear a Breton with a red lip, my subconscious would be yelling ‘try hard’ to me the whole journey to work. And although none of us would ever …

Skin Care

Trying to impress someone? Here’s what to cook.

Throwing a small dinner party or hosting a date? Here's a menu that is sure to impress.<p>Start with Roasted Pepper and Tomato Salad With Tuna and Black Olives. It's a simple salad that you could whip up a day before. Serve with plenty of bread and extra harissa on the side.<p>Have a nice cheese out to …

Washington D.C.

10 Lovely Low-Sugar Desserts

Redefining sweet<p>The most recent USDA dietary guidelines, released in early 2016, urge us to cut down on added sugars—not the ones naturally present …

Vegetable Noodle Soup

This vegetable noodle soup is as simple, direct, and delicious as it gets. Served extra hot and plump with pasta noodles, it's the kind of soup that …

Everything You Need to Know to Put Together a Sheet Pan Dinner

Sheet pan meals are right up there with Crock-Pots and one-pot pasta dinners, except even better. They require no recipe, and can be easily adjusted with whatever ingredients are in season or happen to be in your pantry. We also love how they’re so low maintenance. If you’re cooking for company or …

This Is the Most Popular Salmon Recipe on Pinterest

It's no secret that salmon is a favorite among many home cooks. It's healthy, it's versatile, and it's readily available. The most popular iteration …

Seafood

Thomas Heatherwick unveils massive museum carved out of a historic grain silo

Prolific architect Thomas Heatherwick just finished transforming an old grain silo in Cape Town into South Africa’s largest art museum – the Zeitz …

9 Delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.<p>Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka …

Spanish-Style White Bean, Kale and Chorizo Soup

In the early '90s, I went on a weeklong press trip to Spain. Other than learning everything there is to know about olive oil, the stated purpose of …

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Parenting