Susan Vaughan-Schiele

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The 12 European cities you should take your child to before they're 18

City breaks are the perfect family bonding experience – they’re a great low-stress option for half-term - and Europe is full of child-friendly restaurants, hotels and activities. Here are our favourite cities for children of all ages.<p>1. London<p>With playgrounds and glorious parks in every …

European Travel

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Microbiology

Curry-Poached Chicken with Rice and Scallions

4 servings<p>The chicken method shouldn’t vary, but you can change up the curry to fit your mood. We went with an Indian curry here, but a Japanese or Thai curry would also work well. See two more ways to poach chicken here.<p>May 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 scallions (about 1 bunch), divided<p>4 skinless, …

Curries

6 Do’s and 2 Don’ts of Cooking Ribs

Gone are the days that men ruled the grill and women, the kitchen. It’s the 21st century, and ladies can be grill masters *just* as much as guys can. Yes, that even goes for the always intimidating rack of ribs. With the proper grilling tools and an arsenal of tips and hacks, you’ll be teaching …

BBQ

Does fasting on alternate days work? A new study weighs in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you watch what you eat by counting your daily calories or practicing intermittent fasting, either approach can be effective for weight loss, a new obesity study suggests.<p>Intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires routinely alternating between eating little or no food and then …

Holistic Medicine

House among the Olive Grove / Henkin Irit & Shavit Zohar

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Kidron village consists of large agricultural estates, is situated on a plain turf in which the size of …

Design

25 Things to Get Rid of When You're Bored at Home

We may think we're constantly running on empty with no time to exercise, cook, or see our friends—but that's not entirely true. Even the busiest of …

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

17 Asparagus-Centric Dinner Recipes to Spring Into

In case you didn’t notice, winter is long AF. At this point of the year, we are <i>more</i> than ready to leap into spring. We’re sure that we’ve all been collectively dreaming about which grilled skewers or juicy burgers to throw on the barbecue for dinner, and which refreshing summer cocktails to whip up …

Cooking

Make This Complete Chicken Dinner In Your Slow Cooker

Dust off that cooker and get started.<p>Servings: 5<p>1½ pounds red potatoes, halved<p>1 medium white onion, quartered<p>½ cup butter, softened<p>2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped<p>1 teaspoon thyme, chopped<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>3 cloves garlic, minced<p>3½- to 4-pound whole chicken<p>1 wedge lemon<p>1 sprig thyme<p>1 sprig …

24 Self-Care Tips For Anyone Living With Chronic Pain

Ditch the "I'm okay" face.<p>FYI: These aren’t meant to be a substitute for medical advice; they’re tactics that have worked for others and might work for you, too. Be sure to check with your doctor before trying anything new for your chronic pain.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or</i> …

Aegean Concrete: 8 Greek Homes Rethinking the Vernacular

Greek architecture is born from context. Grounded in a legacy of order and proportion, modern Greek projects form new spatial approaches amidst current socio-economic conditions. Novel ideas on environment, view and form have emerged to reinterpret history and express modernity. Illustrating this …

Athens

10 Slow Cooker French Toast Recipes Your Brunch Crew Will LOVE

Waking up to the smell of French toast might be the *ultimate* fantasy, but turns out, it’s actually <i>quite</i> easy to make it a reality. You just need a slow cooker! Break out the brioche: Here are 10 of our absolute FAVORITE slow cooker French toast recipes.<p>1. Crock Pot Creamy Banana French Toast: …

Breakfast

13 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Eggs and veggies in the morning are a delicious way to jump-start your metabolism and fuel your whole day. Check out this roundup of nutritious …

Breakfast

Simply the Best Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes We've Ever Seen

Let's get right to the good news: After sorting through piles of ideas, we uncovered the best healthy chicken breast recipes ever. Yes, they're …

Helen Yemm: top tips for patio tomatoes

<b>Pots or bags?</b><p><i>I am planning to grow three tomato plants on my patio. What should I grow them in? The choice is either three 10in (25cm) pots (each 8in/20cm deep), providing 25 litres of root space, or a standard 30-litre growbag. Anthony Boyd, via email</i><p>Patio tomato prowess depends not just on …

Salmon, Greek yogurt, more: 5 foods to blast dangerous belly fat

Belly fat can lead to heart disease, but TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer reveals ways to blast it back as she continues her “Healthy Heart” series. She says salmon is loaded with vitamin D, which is involved with signaling belly fat cells to burn off. More on this story here.

Nutrition

Virtually untouched midcentury overlooking the San Diego Bay will ask $2.5M

That view and location don’t come cheap<p>Lit like a Philip-Lorca diCorcia photograph, these listing photos for a 1952-built home in San Diego enhance its frozen-in-time quality and imbue it with an eeriness that’s nonetheless bewitching.<p>Details are slim, but the seemingly untouched-for-years abode …

Before & After: Smart Choices for a Small Kitchen

One of the biggest challenges of living in a tiny apartment is the tiny kitchen. After purchasing her studio apartment in Brooklyn, Kelly was …

Small Spaces

Midcentury hilltop jewel box with lake views asks $800K

The Weston, CT home was designed by Edward Lloyd Flood<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Weston, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $799,999<p>This all-white …

Mid-Century modern

A Wabi-Sabi Surf Shack Made from Humble Materials

Commissioned to design a house for a young family—a couple who like to surf every morning before getting down to work—architect Takaya Tsuchida and …

Next-Level Additions to the Modern Home

Renovation projects don't just restructure the home—they can overhaul a lifestyle. From offices to guest rooms, additions speak to our modern propensity to adapt to changing needs. These examples inspire us to roll up our sleeves and renovate..

Lifestyle

The Story Behind The Classic Beauty Of Ginger Jars

Ginger jars are very appreciated by porcelain collectors who cherish them for their beautiful and intricate designs. But ginger jars weren’t always …

Designer Visit: A Garden Inspired by Japan, in Westchester County, New York

When Peter Blum and his wife, Rita, had a modern house built in Irvington, New York, they hired a landscape architect to turn the existing grounds …

Living room

Living room<p>Rice Lake, WI<p>The living room features enough space for a large sofa. A large window makes the space seem large and affords natural light …

Neighbourhood: Athens

At first glance, Athens may not seem the prettiest European capital. Its centre is small and scruffy, its traffic chaotic and its short-lived …

Coming soon to an apartment near you: Smart locks with built-in cameras

The Latch M-Series smart lock is a mortise-style deadbolt designed for apartments and businesses, and it's got a built-in camera to keep an eye on who's coming and going.<p>Smart locks aren't just for smart houses -- they're made for smart businesses, too. Case in point: the M-Series Smart Lock from …

Home Automation

Bread Baking 101 for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

My bread-baking hobby all started with a Netflix documentary. <i>Cooked</i>, based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name, explores the origins of food in …

Bread

At Home in the Modern World