Marie Clare McArdle

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Rare butterfly makes a comeback after 30 years

<b>A rare butterfly species has returned to an Oxfordshire beauty spot after an absence of 30 years.</b><p>The black hairstreak was spotted on North Leigh Common where preservation work to retain blackthorn, where it lays its eggs, has been carried out.<p>Butterfly Conservation said it was last seen on the site …

Oxfordshire

A guide to exploring Amsterdam’s artsy neighbourhoods by foot

There’s something about wandering through the streets of a city that transforms an ordinary day into an intrepid adventure. From the captivating …

How to use Victorian-style animal prints in your interiors

Victorian-style animal patterns and tropical prints have become increasingly popular in the design world in recent months. From the domestic to the …

Mirrored Installations by Sarah Meyohas Create Infinite Tunnels Strewn With Dangling Flowers | Colossal

<p>In artist Sarah Meyohas‘s series Speculations, infinite tunnels are created with facing mirrors set against pastel backdrops. Smoke, flowers, and …

Art

Picasso Before Cubism, in Blue and Rose

A show at Paris’s Musée d’Orsay brings together the master’s waifs, wastrels, acrobats and clowns<p>By<p>J.S. Marcus<p>Before taking up the browns, grays and ochers of Cubism, the young Pablo Picasso spent the years 1901 to 1906 creating colorful works of enigmatic realism that started out in shades of blue …

Art

A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

No tools required DIY Pallet Cucumber Trellis • Lovely Greens

Grow cucumbers on a ready-made “Trellis”<p><i>Re-purpose a wood pallet into a quick and sturdy DIY cucumber trellis — no tools required. It gives space for</i> …

9 Summer Flowers and Their Secret Meanings

Here's why you should never gift someone white hydrangeas.

Bouquets

Southwest Airlines now allowing mini horses as service animals

An airline rule change will allow miniature horses on board if they are classified as service animals.<p>Southwest Airlines announced those trained to …

Southwest Airlines

How can I stop my horse rearing?

<b>Q: “My hot-headed mare always threatens to rear before she does. Her back tenses up, she takes a few steps backwards and then goes up. When I feel</b> …

Horse Racing

The humble Indian nightie is becoming a global fashion trend

The year was 1988. For Benny NA, it marked a watershed—it was the year he made a major contribution to popularising the nightie in Kerala. His wife Sherly Benny narrated his story. “Benny had Rs3,000 ($43) on him,” she said. “He didn’t put it in the bank like everybody else. He invested it in a …

India

The Secret Jewish History Of Robert De Niro

Actor Robert De Niro, who turns 75 years old August 17, is perhaps best known for playing the roles of Italian gangsters and assorted crazies in his …

Robert DeNiro

Next-Gen Baggies Are Transforming Legal Weed

After a recent trip to her local dispensary, my mom recalled how, when she was young, black-market cannabis was really only available by the …

Cannabis

From Sissinghurst to Chartwell - the best gardens to visit in Kent

MMGI / Marianne Majerus<p>The county of Kent is arguably most famous for its white cliffs and the string of seaside towns - Whitstable, Margate, …

Henry Viii

Creatures of the cold: the Antarctic photography exhibition – in pictures

The annual exhibition, which is part of Hobart’s Antarctica festival is back on with its chilly, majestic imagery. The winner this year is Sydney’s Sam Edmonds with his striking photo of a gentoo penguin in the snow. The show is currently being exhibited at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s …

Penguins

How to illustrate a children's book

I fell into illustrating children’s books. I was working as an animation director and a freelance illustrator for seven years, but it became so …

MacBook Pro

10 Easy Pieces: Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Rugs from Sweden

The appeal of anything plastic is that you can keep it clean by hosing it down with water. The Swedes were onto this idea back in the 1970s when …

Washing Machines

Scotland's mountain hare population is at just 1% of 1950s level

Culling by grouse moor managers is being blamed for the drastic decline of mountain hares on eastern Scottish moorlands to less than 1% of the level recorded more than 60 years ago.<p>A long-term study by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the RSPB analysed counts of the animals on moorland …

Biodiversity

The Pro-Crocs Movement Has Birthed Yet Another Extreme Shoe

The Croc heel became a bit of a phenomenon this summer. The shoe no longer only comes in its standard duckbill-capped shape, but now boasts heels of all shapes and sizes. A few weeks ago, the Internet swirled with confusion when Crocs heels titled “Cyprus V” were unearthed on Amazon.com: a modest …

Wearable Tech

Knit a Giant Bag to Hold Your Knitting Stuff

I love knit bags, and particularly love to use knit (sometimes also felted or lined) bags to hold knitting projects.The Easy Bag is a great choice …

Knitting

‘Bigger than any man she ever encountered’: the under-appreciated genius of Madonna

As we celebrate Madonna turning 60 this week, let us remember that this is a woman who has no interest in nostalgia. In a recent interview with Vogue Italia, she said she would talk only about the present, which, to me, is the key aspect of who Madonna is: resolutely forward-driving. This is why …

Music

A watercolor fantasy could be 2018’s most gorgeous game

Gris is more like an interactive animated film than anything we’ve seen<p>When Devolver Digital invited us to a game preview-slash-art gallery event earlier this month, we knew just one thing: The publisher would be showing off a game called <i>Gris</i> for the first time, teased only with a devastating …

Digital Art

The Return of West Coast Hip-Hop

YG belongs to a new generation of California rappers whose antennae are tuned to the past as well as the present.<p>To be a hip-hop fan in 2018 is to be overwhelmed by change, particularly when it comes to its restless young talent. Just when you think you have a grasp on an artist like A-Boogie Wit …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Town near Tokyo was named after Goddess Lakshmi, but there’s more that bind Hinduism and Japanese Buddhism

Japan worships a host of Hindus Gods and Goddesses although they are not always aware of their origins.

Hinduism

Michael Caine confirms what really happened at the end of Inception

It's been nearly 10 years since Christopher Nolan's <i>Inception</i> hit theaters, and the debate over the film's ending continues to rage on. Did dream …

Marion Cotillard

How to Grow Bright, Beautiful Zinnias

Save your seeds now for even better flowers next summer.<p>Among all of the extraordinary delights of the flower garden, a very familiar bloom always …

Plants

The Icelandic Horse | A Comprehensive Guide

<b>What attributes make the Icelandic horse so loved by its people? How different are Icelandic horses from other breeds? Where do you go horse riding</b> …

European Travel

5 gaits of the Icelandic horse

Impact of social media on children’s mental health is a 'real tragedy for our time', says new private schools chief

Copy of Duty of Care banner ad<p>Performing is in Shaun Fenton’s blood. He may be the new leader of Britain’s top private schools, but he is also the son of 1970s rock star Alvin Stardust, his mother was a dancer and his brother is an award-winning DJ and record producer.<p>“The advantage my dad always …

Mental Health

WWI hero bull terrier Sgt Stubby who saluted soldiers, warned of attack and caught German spies set to be star of animated film

AS the crowd assembled in Washington to honour a brave World War One soldier, the hero flinched at the whir of the camera shutters.<p>A short speech …

Washington D.C.