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Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …


Healing Herbs: A Modern Apothecary Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Her name is synonymous with herbs though Jekka McVicar usually talks about and sells them. At this year’s Chelsea Flower Show in London, Jekka’s …


'Historic gardens being damaged by visitors using them as parks'

Some of Britain’s finest gardens are suffering serious damage at the hands of visitors who use them as a “family recreation park” instead of appreciating the beauty of their lawns, plants, trees and flowers.<p>One of Britain’s leading gardeners has criticised the National Trust (NT) for encouraging …

World's top herbicide in you, me, and our pee

Glyphosate. Yeah, it's from Monsanto. It's in those bottles of Roundup you've seen in your neighbor's garage.<p>So perhaps it will be no surprise that …