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The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language

When Gen Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the Basque Country fought to keep it alive.<p>From my car window, I watched Spain transform. From Madrid in the country’s centre to the coastal north, empty land and grazing cows turned to misty green mountains and …

Barcelona

Mondrian: The joy of being square

Piet Mondrian’s primary coloured geometric compositions say much about modern life, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>“Before you start to think about Mondrian’s paintings,” says the Dutch artist’s biographer Hans Janssen, of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, “you have to realise that he was born, in 1872, by …

Artists

Time to give up the pot: why it’s much better to plant in the ground

We assume earthenware vessels are easier; in fact the opposite is true<p>To newbie gardeners the world of horticulture can seem a daunting place. Between the daily slog of summer waterings, the bewildering range of fertilisers and the cost of pots, potting mix and assorted paraphernalia which can soon …

Replace Your Lawn With These Superior Alternatives

Earlier this week, we suggested you stop mowing your lawn. American lawn care consumes almost a third of all U.S. domestic water use and produces 4% …

Gardening

Vertical Gardens: The Greenest House in Venice, California

After the Bricault family remodeled their prewar cottage in Venice, CA and wrapped the house in a living wall of plants a few years ago, the …

Landscaping

11 plant combos you should grow side-by-side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow<p>The concept of companion planting is to plant combinations of …

Gardening

Your Guide to Five of the World’s Most Popular Grapes

You may drink them all the time, but what do you really know about Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot? It's time to …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Apps

Three travel apps guaranteed to help you get around like a local

A gem from Google Labs, Field Trip sends alerts about historical facts, sales at shops and happy hours as you move through a city. You can also plug in preferences – outdoor art and architecture, for instance – and the app will tailor info sourced from sites like Thrillist, Zagat and Cool …

24 Pushups You Need to Try

How many of these awesome variations have you done before?<p>The <b>pushup</b> is best known as a chest exercise. However, this classic movement can train just every muscle in your body—if you mix it up with the variations shown in the video.<p>Some you’ll recognize, some are brand new, and some are just …

Love, health and the weather: 9 things medieval Londoners worried about

Here, Toni Mount, the author of <i>Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors</i> reveals nine of the most pressing concerns of …

Ancient History

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Write to Transcend Space and Time

Reading Lolita in Tehran author Azar Nafisi says the best books are "republics of imagination" erasing national and historic boundaries.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Claire Messud, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan,</b> …

How often do men really think about sex?

Do men think about sex every seven seconds? Probably not. But rather than wonder about whether this is true, Tom Stafford asks how on earth you can actually prove it or not.<p>We've all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often – every seven seconds, by some accounts. Most of us have …

Psychology

What Myths Do We Most Commonly Realize Are False in Our 20s?

<i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, former recruiter, on Quora.</i><p>Since I recently turned 30, this is a particularly timely question for me!<p>Here are the myths I’ve …

There's No Such Thing as a Slut

A new longitudinal study examined how college students slut-shame—and found that the practice is as illogical as it is damaging.<p>In 2004, two women who were long past college age settled into a dorm room at a large public university in the Midwest. Elizabeth Armstrong, a sociology professor at the …

What should women wear in public? That depends on how you ask

Researchers at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research asked people in seven Middle East countries with Muslim majorities what style of headwear is appropriate for women to don in public.<p>It turns out that those in Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey …

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes's daughter Frieda: Why I'm becoming a counsellor

<b>The painter and poet Frieda Hughes, 54, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, has decided to train as a bereavement counsellor following a series of losses - her mother killing herself, her father dying of cancer, and later, her brother Nicholas also taking his own life. How do people cope with</b> …

Literature

How To Build an Herb Spiral

Remember that herb spiral from last week’s IF post? Well, Dave and I made one, and it was so much fun that we made a second one!<p>The plants out front …

20 Years of Global Migration—in One Chart

Geographers have used census data from 150 countries to map human traffic over time.<p>It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released Friday in <i>Science</i>, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a …

Comet-chaser Rosetta's instruments come alive

<b>The Rosetta probe has started turning on its instruments.</b><p>After coming out of a near three-year, deep-space hibernation in January, the satellite now has sufficient power to check out its science payload.<p>The spacecraft is currently about 675 million km from Earth, and continues to close in on its …

Space

Colbert Now Intrigued By Colorado Pot Industry Because Capitalism Trumps Having Morals | HuffPost

What To Watch On Netflix, Part 4: Reader Recommendations

You're really going to have to clear your schedule.<p>I recently published three lists of recommendations for those who like to watch TV via Netflix streaming. Several dozen potential binge-worthy programs made my lists of Classic Shows, Pretty Good Bets and Overlooked Gems, but I'm not done …

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”: Wes Anderson’s Artistic Manifesto

Working with independent producers on relatively low budgets, Wes Anderson, never a shrinking violet when it comes to making movies on his own terms, has become a liberated filmmaker. His 2012 film “Moonrise Kingdom,” a sweet story of adolescent first love set against a background of pain and loss, …

Diane Keaton’s Golden Globes speech spotlights Allen’s complicated history with women

Does Woody Allen have a woman problem? Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow think so<p>"One hundred seventy-nine of the world's most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody Allen's films," Diane Keaton said last night while accepting the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. But …

Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One: hands-on comparison (Video)

Advertisement<p>We just showed you how the new Xperia M2 from Sony looks in comparison to HTC’s midrange One Mini, but the M2 wasn’t the only new Xperia …

LG G2 Mini vs HTC One Mini: hands-on comparison (Video)

Didn’t get enough of that sweet mid-range-on-mid-range action from our Sony Xperia M2 vs HTC One Mini comparison video? Fear not, smartphone fan, for …