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Princess Diana's family to play key roles at Royal wedding – with her sister Lady Jane Fellowes to give reading

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to honour Diana, Princess of Wales, in their wedding ceremony, saying they want to “celebrate her memory” during their big day.<p>The Prince and Ms Markle have invited all three of the late Princess’ siblings to the wedding, with Lady Jane Fellowes giving the reading.<p>…

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Want to Change a Bad Habit Forever? Here Are the 4 Proven Steps to Make the Change Stick.

Everyone has bad habits. Not everyone is successful at getting rid of them. Find out the why and the how to.<p>In a few key ways, our bad habits aren’t too different from our good ones.<p>They are both created to meet our needs, for instance. And these routine behaviors get assigned to a part of the …

Self-help

7-Day No-Cook Meal Plan

Keep your cool with this week of easy no-cook dinners. The recipes in this meal plan require just a little prep work, and no oven, stove, grill or …

The only time you are actually growing is when you're uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you're probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don't join an "easy" crowd. You won't grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they're …

A philosopher who studies life changes says our biggest decisions can never be rational

At some point, everyone reaches a crossroads in life: Do you decide to take that job and move to a new country, or stay put? Should you become a parent, or continue your life unencumbered by the needs of children?<p>Instinctively, we try to make these decisions by projecting ourselves into the future, …

Philosophy

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<p>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally …

New study shows your face can reveal if you’re rich or poor

We already know that what we wear and what we own can give away where we stand on the social ladder. But apparently there are parts of our …

Psychology

Make it Count: Smart Uses for the Space Above Your Doors

Think your apartment is totally out of storage space? Think again—and look up. You probably have at least one doorway in your home with a little …

A Foolproof Formula to Transform a Blank Wall

Blank walls are BORING. To turn that situation around, don't just stop after a coat of paint or a piece of art. Keep layering until you get a …

Living Rooms

Container Gardening: 12 Shade-Loving Plants in My Backyard

Container gardening in my Brooklyn backyard is complicated; much of my north-facing garden enjoys (I use the verb with gently gritted teeth) a lot of …

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Physics

Gardening 101: Gomphrena

Globe Amaranth, <i>Gomphrena:</i> Bachelor Button<p>Gomphrena is a cheery little clover lookalike that for centuries has graced classic cutting gardens. …

Life Hack: 10 professional secrets to make your home more modern

We would all like to have the best kept secrets of the interior decorators on hand, especially when we want to create a new look in our home. For …

Home Decorating

How to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your garden | NOLA.com

Pollinator Week is going on now, so it's a perfect time to write about the important work of bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and others. You …

Gardening

20 Beautiful Quotes That'll Make You Appreciate the World Around You

Here's your reminder to stop and smell the roses.<p>"A beautiful life begins at home" — that's our motto. Be mindful of the things, places and relationships that give you joy by contemplating these eloquent words of wisdom.

From the Rescuer to the Aggressor – understanding the 10 types of human

Why do some people chase noble dreams while others torture to stay sane? Barrister Dexter Dias’s new book draws on ‘moral cognition’ to explain FGM, the crimes of child soldiers – and why we happily pay to punish a cheat<p>Why do human beings hurt other human beings? That, says the barrister and …

What to Know About Indoor Gardening

Maybe you've tried to grow basil in your kitchen before? And maybe you were lucky to get four leaves — two of which you were actually willing to eat? …

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

A series of fortunate events: How our culture made us

<i>HOMO sapiens</i> is the only species with a history. In the mere 200,000 years of our existence, we have gone from upright apes with a few hand-axes and …

Woman Buys Old Camera In Thrift Store, Develops Its Film, And Discovers Mt. St. Helens Eruption Photos

Old cameras are a special kind of cool, a fact that Portland, Oregon photographer Kati Dimoff knows well. In fact, she makes a point to search for …

Geology

This DIY Wall Idea Is Incredibly Clever, Cheap & Chic

Everything about Aysu Sener's Dutch home is lovely. The color palette is warm and welcoming. A mix of textures adds an atmosphere of coziness. And of …

DIY: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Your Own Terrarium

Terrariums are becoming a modern trend in many homes. Compared to regular house plants that require a considerable amount of attention and care, …

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

Cannabis

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

This is how to deal with psychopaths and toxic people: 5 proven secrets

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

The 20 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Needs to Know

Etiquette expert Myka Meier outlines the manners every kid needs to master.<p>The key to lifelong manners is to start young. So young in fact that Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, thinks training can start as soon as a child starts talking.<p>"You can begin teaching etiquette to children as …

A Daily Dose Of Marijuana In Old Age Keeps Dementia Away

We all forget things sometimes, whether it's our car keys or the words to a song. As we age, changes in memory are normal, but we also become more …