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3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

Gardening

You Don't Need a Gym to Lose Fat and Build Muscle — Try These 11 Equipment-Free Moves

The gym isn't the only place where you can lose body fat and build muscle. Weightlifting will allow to you achieve both goals simultaneously, but it isn't your only option if you want to get stronger. Using your body as a weight can and will help you turn excess body fat into lean muscle. …

Workouts

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together first 3 ingredients; spread in a single layer in a foil- lined pan. Bake 10 minutes or until …

The Dreamiest Castles & Palaces To Visit Will Give You Major Princess Vibes

So many of us are looking for that happily ever after. All of those fairy tales we read growing up have given us some serious expectations when it …

European Travel

Even Non-Skiers Can Find Bliss in the Austrian Alps

When you think of the Austrian Alps you likely imagine snowy avalanches dotted with downhill skiers, but that’s just one angle to the perfect Austrian jaunt. In Tyrol, a cluster of tiny towns 300-some miles from Vienna, activities vary from the culinary to creative arts and wellness, with thermal …

Skiing

Madrid Sightseeing: 4 Things to do in Madrid for Free

Visiting a city that is rich in culture and history like Madrid can be costly, but as tourists we want to soak up as much of the culture and vibrancy …

The Well-Kept Woodpile: 10 Tips to Stack and Care for Firewood Outdoors

In publishing, books on firewood and building fires have been huge hits over the past year or two. Last Christmas it was Lars Mytting’s <i>Norwegian Wood</i> …

Landscape Ideas: Blazing Color with Red Twig Dogwood, 5 Ways

In summertime red twig dogwoods can look like space fillers, adding nothing but a bit of structure and not very interesting flowers. It could be that …

Hardscaping 101: Solar Lighting

Artful lighting can beautify almost any outdoor space. And these days it’s much easier to achieve, because you can buy solar-powered lights for …

Hardscaping 101: Rain Chains

Rain chains, a feature of Japanese architecture, are a pleasant alternative to downspouts. The Japanese translation is <i>kusari doi</i>, and for centuries …

How to find cheap flight deals: 5 expert tips

Book early with Asian airlines for Christmas and ‘peak-east’ flights<p>Most airlines – especially east Asian ones – get their business from local passengers. This means prices are set according to national holidays and in Asia this means that flights around western holidays, such as Christmas and …

Flying

20 Essential Meat Dishes to Try in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has always had a slew of fantastic dishes, from the mid-century and early 20th century institutions that served hulking pieces of meat to the new classic eateries that have redefined cuisine as it is today. Throw in the variety of ethnic cuisines that showcase the best flavors of their …

Los Angeles

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need<p>You can never have too many options for working your core. Why? “A strong …

Workouts

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

7 Flipboard Magazines from Around the World for Holiday Inspiration

Looking for some new ideas this holiday season? Want to go beyond the “deck the halls” and glazed ham? Check out the international editions of our Holiday Central magazine, curated by our editors around the world, to find festive food ideas, home decor tips, gift guides, craft suggestions, and …

Decorations

Six of the best birthday cake recipes

<b>Grandma Ptak’s red velvet cake (main picture)</b><p>Prep: 30 min<br>Cook: 1 hr<br>Serves: 8-10<p>For the sponge<b><br>600g caster sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp fine salt</b><b><br>5 eggs</b><b><br>250g vegetable oil</b><b><br>5 tbsp red food colouring</b> <b><br>2 tsp vanilla extract</b><b><br>50g cocoa powder</b><b><br>560g plain flour</b><b><br>100g cornflour</b><b><br>500g buttermilk</b> or plain yoghurt<b><br>2 tsp bicarbonate of soda</b> <b><br>2</b> …

Dessert

20 Essential Downtown Los Angeles Restaurants

Eater examines the heart of the Downtown, the bustling heart of LA’s business, culture, sports, and arts scene. From massive restaurants that work for business dinners to small pop-ups and fried chicken spots, there’s a little bit of everything. Here now, the essential guide to Downtown LA …

Los Angeles

Wakanda is where every urbanist wants to live

The Marvel film spurred conversation among architecture and cities buffs on Twitter<p>The highly anticipated debut of the film <i>Black Panther</i> busted box office records over the weekend. And it’s fueled a larger conversation about what a city designed by black residents for black residents could be.<p>No …

How Seattle Is Winning the War on the Car Commute

Despite massive job growth, just 25 percent of workers drove themselves in 2017.<p>Seattle is among the fastest growing cities in the U.S., thanks largely to Amazon’s addition of 35,000 employees since 2010. For all the economic benefits that come with growth, it has also created a variety of civic …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Doctors Swear By To Get Flat Abs Fast

Inflammation is one of the leading causes of weight gain, and it’s something that affects so many people without them ever realizing it! “When your …

Wellness

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

The Beautiful, Forgotten Color Language Of 19th-Century Naturalists

Veinous Blood Red. Broccoli Brown. Smoke Grey.<p>Color swatches seem like a modern invention. Pantone, for instance, is tied up with the emerging post-World War II economy that needed to standardize colors in products and print media around the world. Paint companies, using carefully standardized …

Indian Ocean

How to donate time or money for a good cause in Italy this Christmas

For many of us, Christmas is a time of the year to indulge and treat ourselves, spending extra time with friends and family and tucking in to plenty …

Rome will have beaches by the Tiber next summer

Rome will turn its riverside into an artificial beach for summer 2018, the capital's mayor has announced.

What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

Perhaps hardest of all is finding someone to look after your beloved pet when you go away.<p>And let's face it, living abroad often means frequent …

An expat's introduction to Italian healthcare

Something that shouldn't be an adventure is figuring out the Italian healthcare system. You have enough on your plate (and we don't mean spaghetti) …

The coolest way to serve coffee at dinner’s end

I can put together a decent dinner party. But when it comes to the end of the meal, I have never been at ease with making a cuppa for my coffee-drinking guests, because I only do tea.<p>My new plan is to serve this whiz-bang-simple dessert, which offers all the coffee flavor with precious little …

Coffee

Seven Ways to Reduce Stress in Anxious Times

Wine. Chocolate. Binge-watching “The Crown.”<p>How are your coping strategies working for you these days?<p>Therapists have, for months, been reporting a significant increase in clients who are stressed and saddened by current events—hurricanes, fires, the threat of nuclear war. In some cases, they say, …