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Soil fertility - can you afford to ignore it?

This statement often draws bright comments, but when margins are tight everything must be questioned. Usually, fertiliser and meal prices crop up in …

Want Your Child to Be a High Achiever? This 47-Year Study Reveals 7 Things You Can Do

Who doesn't want to raise talented, developed children? Highly-seasoned help has arrived.<p>There's no shortage of advice on raising successful kids or how to coach kids. Or even how to be a kid, for that matter. But when findings from a 47-year study from noted experts on child development surface, I …

Johns Hopkins University

How Car Design Works Part 2: Types of Projects

<i>This article was originally published on Automotive Designer Matteo Licata's blog, Roadster - Life.</i><p>In my time, I've been part of many projects and …

UX Design

The future of design

When the first-generation iPod was released in 2001, design geeks around the world rushed to point out that it would look startlingly familiar to …

Product Design

Pine cone-inspired sunshades open and close without electricity

Retractable sunshades have long been used to adjust the amount of sunlight an area gets during the day, but these are usually driven by motors. …

Environmentally Friendly

'We thought our bills would be significantly lower': Family disgusted after their solar panel bills increase by 400 per cent thanks to a law change

A semi-retired couple are disgusted after their electricity bills increased by 400 per cent and it is all down to a minor change in the law.<p>Last year …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

British air stewardess who fell off cruise ship says yoga and singing helped her survive 10 hours in sea

A British air stewardess who fell from the back of a cruise ship has said her yoga fitness and singing helped her to survive 10 hours in the sea.<p>Kay Longstaff, 46, was pulled from the Adriatic Sea on Sunday morning, having plunged from the Norwegian Star as it sailed 60 miles off the Croatian coast …

Danny Boyle

Hedonism holds the secret to a happier life, but not for the reasons you think

As a former Type A person, I firmly believe that most Type A types are failing at life. They’ve opted for an utterly miserable existence, working in unrewarding jobs that make them unhappy and stressed and take them away from their loved ones. A Type A life is largely without leisurely novels, …

Happiness

Where Swedes holiday in Sweden: five locals’ favourites

<b>Gotland</b><p>The island of Gotland occupies a special place in the hearts of many Swedes (and its location, in the middle of the Baltic Sea, means that both Nato and Russia consider it “strategically important”, too).<p>Not that you can tell; stepping off the ferry in the medieval port town of Visby, it …

European Travel

Is tourism killing Skye? We visited during the busiest month of the year to find out

Skye is full. At least you'd be forgiven for thinking that if you have been following the news in recent years.<p>Barely a month goes by without another overtourism story emerging from the Inner Hebridean island. Last year a news story emerged that the local police were warning people not to come if …

One of the Largest Aquifers in the World Is Disappearing Because of Farmers

Without conservation efforts, a critical water source will soon go dry.<p>Every summer the US Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into …

Farming

Live expert Q&A: Are gap years worthwhile – and where should you go?

Now the dust has settled on A-Level results day, students across the country are weighing up the pros and cons of a gap year. Are they an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the world (and yourself) – or a waste of time and money?<p>Perhaps you or someone you know is planning a gap year. So …

LiveChat

Agtech's Misguided Obsession With Disruption

The agtech sector is booming. Through the first six months of this year, companies in this newly dubbed agricultural space have continued to attract capital at the same torrid pace as last year when they attracted about $2.6 billion through private equity investments, including acquisitions. …

Innovation

Here's the dirt on a rammed-earth renovation in Australia

<b>Add heritage preservation, passive house design and a butterfly roof and it pushes a lot of buttons around here.</b><p>Victoria may be the smallest state in …

House Design

24 palazzo hotels that will make you feel like a member of the Italian nobility

Hundred of years ago, Italy's palazzos were home to members of the Italian nobility; today, more and more of these impressive palatial buildings have been transformed into romantic hotels that certainly make for an atmospheric place to bed down.<p>Many have preserved original features and decorations …

66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddos years and years after you've said them, so we should …

Happiness

How to holiday in the Seychelles on a shoestring budget

Wandering along a winding path, I got my first tantalizing glimpse of Georgette. Up close it was even more dazzling – blinding white sand so …

Travel

Work Should Be More Like a Hackathon and Less Like the #Random Slack Channel

Can you all shut up so we can get some actual work done?<p>Much of the innovation that’s happened within the workplace, even if it’s in the form of …

Harvard Business School

How soil scientists can do a better job of making their research useful

Soil is a vital part of the natural environment. It supports the growth of plants, is a habitat for many different organisms and is at the heart of …

Farming

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

7 Tactics to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Shine (That You Wouldn't Use on a Resume)

Seven smart strategies that will work on LinkedIn, but not on a resume.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned/digital resume, you're doing it all wrong. Although it's tempting to create a profile by copying and pasting your resume quickly, you're missing …

Employment

The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory.<p>Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and …

Self-improvement

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

Designer’s Guide Shows Freelancers How To Calculate Their Rates More Efficiently

Chris Do—business designer and brand strategist who founded The Futur and sits as CEO of studio Blind—returns with more career advice for …

Logo Design

Inside Belkin, Part 1: A Slideshow of Their Facilities, an Industrial Designer's Playground

A lot of us industrial designers have worked freelance or for smaller consultancies, where we have to send our designs out to subcontractors and wait …

Industrial Designer

Designing Effective Infographics

<b>Summary:</b> Information graphics translate data into a visual medium that is easy to understand and engaging. Integrated visuals with text and pictures …

Infographics

Have you ever seen these cool futuristic bulb houses in Den Bosch?

Have you ever seen these bulb houses in Den Bosch?<p>Nope, neither have I. But for the residents of the North of Den Bosch, it’s been part of the …

Living Rooms

The Characteristics of 12 Architectural Styles From Antiquity to the Present Day

History has often been taught in a linear way. This way of teaching has often left out grand historical narratives, and focused primarily on the …

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Why roaming the roof of Scotland is so rewarding during summer

On the morning of day five, we ducked into a bothy. I’d half-expected to be doing that in June in the Cairngorms, where snow can fall in any month and driving rain and gales are common even in summer. What I hadn’t expected was that we’d be seeking respite from the blazing sun.<p>For the past few days …