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These are the biggest bathroom trends of 2018 so far

Get the lowdown on the most popular modern bathroom design features of the moment.<p><b>When it comes to decorating your home, the bathroom should never be overlooked – it's important that it performs its functional duties whilst maintaining a feeling of comfort.</b><p>The team at online bathroom retailer, …

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Plants that won't perish in the intense summer heat

Andrew Montgomery<p>Growing plants in an area fully exposed to the hot sun can be challenging unless you choose perennials that simply prefer the heat. …

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Crimea Isn't the End of Russia's Black Sea Ambitions

With NATO on the defensive in Eastern Europe, Putin wants to flex naval might to the south.<p>Russia forces just wrapped up their highly publicized Zapad military exercise, their largest since the end of the Cold War. It involved more than 100,000 troops, front-line offensive tank and armored …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Provence

For most of us, Provence is a dreamy holiday location. But for gardeners in any arid climate that mimics the dry earth and sun-baked summers of the …

8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes

Grow these in your garden or plant them in a pot to keep the bugs away.<p><i>Originally appeared on Real Simple</i>

How to deal with bindweed | Alys Fowler

If left unchecked, it will weaken even large shrubs and small trees within a season<p>I am reuniting myself with bindweed. Or, put another way, bindweed has been reuniting itself with my garden. I’ve always had a bit; it comes under the fence from the neighbour’s plot and pops up to say hi when I …

9 lessons in growing the perfect peonies

<b>Claire Austin is an award-winning plantswoman, a specialist in herbaceous peonies, irises and perennials, and the current Chair of the Peony Society.</b> …

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Plant propagation made easy

As much as I love shopping for plants in the nursery, I also love to “make” my own plants. Many common garden plants are not difficult to propagate, …

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Gardening quick fixes for summer

Even if your garden is in a state, it’s not too late to get it spruced up for summer<p>It’s that time of year again: to swing open the back door, feel the sun against your skin… and promptly burst into tears at the sight of your garden. Monty Don’s Longmeadow this isn’t. Unloved, neglected, with a …

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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% …

10 ways to help maintain your beautiful garden

<b>How many hours do you spend when it comes to gardening?</b><p>Gardening is a much-loved activity but unfortunately, due to our busy lifestyles, we don't all …

Gardening

This common garden weed can be incredibly harmful to our dogs, experts warn

<b>Two things that never fail to bring bundles of joy into most of our lives are our gardens and our pets.</b><p>And while we try our best to look after both …

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How to Grow Ranunculus Flowers

If flowering bulbs are one of nature’s mysteries, watching the claw-like tuber of a ranunculus produce three dozen rosette-shaped flowers must be one …

Gardening

Booze, bison and babushkas – 25 things you didn’t know about Belarus

To mark 25 years since an independent Belarus was formally recognised, here are some remarkable facts about it.<p>1. They love a drink<p>Belarus is the world’s most sozzled state. The average citizen consumes the equivalent of 17.5 litres of pure alcohol annually, according to the World Health …

37 Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Renovation Photos

Whether you’re making small upgrades or going for a full overhaul, a bathroom renovation can make a big difference in the feel of your home (and its future resale value). So it’s no wonder that along with the kitchen, this practical space often takes top priority when it comes time to remodel. But …

Curb Appeal: 11 Front Garden Ideas to Steal from Brooklyn

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens is the jigsaw piece that fits between Cobble Hill to the north, the great, green, greasy Gowanus Canal …

Five of the best small hotels in Paris

(c) Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais<p>There are endless accommodation options in Paris - so many that it's hard to know where to start when looking for a hotel. Here, The Good Hotel Guide selects their top five from their collection of hotels in Paris: all are independently owned, offer great value for …

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<i>Written by Victoria Bailey; Updated April 07, 2018</i><p>Before you started gardening, you thought squirrels were adorable little clowns with fluffy tails. Now you know better. Squirrels are clever garden thieves, quick to pick your crops at the peak of ripeness and able to get around virtually any trick …

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Top destinations for a European holiday that ain’t Paris, London or Rome | travel

Planning a Europe summer vacation? Editors at Lonely Planet have come up with a list of the best European destinations this year that doesn’t include …

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The 10 Most Toxic Items at the Garden Center

Read this before your next trip to the nursery.<p>Toxic chemicals are showing up in the most unlikely gardening supplies. Here are 10 items you might want to consider replacing with safer alternatives.

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What to eat in the world's top foodie cities

Ever feel like you're wasting time in a world-class city by waiting in line at tourist traps or wandering streets you know nothing about? Sometimes the best way to get to know a city is through your stomach.<p>You'll have to eat either way, and walking food tours, booming brewery scenes, and tasting …

4 Home Decor Trends To Try This Season

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>As winter comes to an end, it's time to ditch your outdated decor and give your home a refresh. From switching out those old curtains to swapping out pillows, there are plenty of ways to update your home, but how do you know which decor styles are …

Three Californians, 1,500 miles, one rented VW: A long and winding road trip through central France

A road trip through France is highly advised.<p>Landing after midnight to start that road trip, in a country where you’ve never driven, don’t speak the language and can’t get yourself out of Charles de Gaulle Airport, however, is less advised.<p>Yet that’s how two friends and I embarked on our week-long …

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Epiphany in pictures: Orthodox Christians across Europe take an icy plunge - Telegraph

A Telling Confrontation Between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

The two Cuban American senators confronted one another on immigration, revealing where they differ and what it might mean moving forward.<p>For the last couple of Republican presidential debates, Cuban American Senator Marco Rubio has tiptoed around immigration the few times the issue was raised—but …

41 Budget Ways To Make Your Thanksgiving Look 100 Times Better

Christmas is still over a month away, so before you skip to the twinkly lights and cheery red ribbons, grab the chance to cover your home in acorns, pine cones, and turkeys! The coziest holiday is right around the corner, so before your Thanksgiving guests arrive, make your holiday house 100 time …