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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Tour a Brooklyn Loft with a Seriously Epic Art Collection

“It feels like a candy shop," says owner Casey Fremont<p>At the border of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, almost directly on the East River waterfront, sits a striking brick building with a barrel-vaulted entry. It's the kind of dramatic structure that charms every passerby—even if they don't realize it's …

The Best Trees (and Big Plants) to Grow in Your Living Room

Plus, tips for keeping them alive and well for longer than one second<p>Not much can cause your shoebox of an apartment to feel like a lush, tropical paradise than a plant—specifically, a big plant. More specifically: a tree! A tree that lives and thrives right inside your living room. A few things …

Off-Grid Living Simplicity – A 608 Sq. Foot Cabin That Rocks!

All too often, off-grid living is thought of as living without. Living without comfort. Living without style. And perhaps most of all, living without …

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

Arduino

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed - DIY

<i>A DIY project for a permanent garden box to provide a raised bed for your plants and decorate your backyard.</i><p>October 2017<br>By Sara Bendrick<p><i>For those who</i> …

Landscaping

17 Vegetables for a Shady Garden

Even Shade Gardens Can Grow Food and Cut That Grocery Bill<p>Updated January 25, 2018<p>A shady yard doesn't have to dash your vegetable gardening dreams. …

Inside an impressive Eichler renovation in San Francisco

The revamp restored some original details lost in previous overhauls<p>The Bay Area craze for revamping homes built by legendary developer Joseph Eichler continues with this considerate renovation of a 1965 Eichler abode in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood.<p>The team at Michael Hennessy …

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

What are the best ways to increase sperm count?

Sperm count or total sperm count refers to the average total number of sperm present in one sample of semen. Sperm count is one of the several …

Wellness

Tip: One Easy Move to Relieve Low Back Pain

Do this for 5-10 minutes per day to ease low back tension and soreness.<p>The Static Back Position<p>The fundamental "static back" position is a bodyweight …

Yoga

Tip: Two Drills to Correct Forward Head Posture

It can wreck your training... and it makes you look weird. Try these simple drills to fix FHP.<p>It used to be called "scholar's neck" or "reading …

Alys Fowler: it’s time to prepare fig trees for winter (and for next year’s crop, too)

Pull off the remaining fruit now, so you get the same again next year<p>Since the light started to slant and summer slumber, I have been able to pick fat, juicy figs almost every day. But now the leaves are beginning to turn a buttery yellow, I must put my thoughts towards pulling off the remaining …

Embryonic

How to Grow Pineapples in Pots

Step A:<p>Cut off the crown, leaving several inches of fruit<p>Step B:<p>Leave several inches of fruit.<p>Step C:<p>Soak the crown in water for a day or two to …

Gardening

7 impressive pergola ideas to deck up your garden

The concept of Pergolas has been around since antiquity when they served as an extension to majestic villas and as a support for creepers in the …

These Prefab Studios are an Easy and Novel Way to Add Space to Your Home

Let’s say you’ve recently bought a house. Congratulations! Hopefully, you’ve found the place of your dreams and it comes with a backyard. You may not …

Lisbon: Top restaurants and wine bars

Food and wine entrepreneur, André Ribeirinho, picks his top 10 restaurants and wine bars in Lisbon...<p>Lisbon restaurants and wine bars<p><b>Taberna da Rua</b> …

European Travel

Prefab backyard studio now available as $6,800 DIY kit

It can be built in four to seven hours<p>Austin’s Sett Studio makes some pretty cool prefab backyard sheds, and now the firm is introducing a DIY option aimed at handy customers who want to tackle the project themselves—for a fraction of the cost. While Sett Studio’s designer tiny offices run between …

Chocolate Cashew Vegan Ice Cream

Makes 1 quart<p>Using soy lecithin-free chocolate is essential; the additive will cause the base to separate (we learned this the hard way). We developed this recipe using Alter Eco Dark Blackout Chocolate.<p>August 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>1 cup raw cashews<p>4 ounces vegan, soy …

The Intelligent Plant

Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora.<p>In 1973, a book claiming that plants were sentient beings that feel emotions, prefer classical music to rock and roll, and can respond to the unspoken thoughts of humans hundreds of miles away landed on the New York <i>Times</i> best-seller list for …

Hanging Garden: Fruits and Vegetables in Hanging Baskets - Quiet Corner

Gardeners who are limited when it comes to space are always experimenting with ways to grow food vertically, and using hanging pots is often one of …

All You Need to Know About Straw Bale Gardening - Quiet Corner

Straw bale gardening is the answer to any organic gardener’s prayers. If your soil is so poor that amending, or enhancing, it with compost, …

DIY Garden Tower - Container Garden and Composter - Quiet Corner

How to make your own garden tower<p>The <b>Garden Tower</b> allows you to grow up to 50 food-producing plants in 4 square feet. Here’s an innovative, …

South America's first luxury sleeper train is a traveler's dream come true

Travelers looking to explore Peru in style can now jump aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train – the Belmond Andean Explorer. The train’s …

South America

Kerns Micro House | FIELDWORK Design & Architecture

This fir clad, ground up Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) meets the City of Portland's stringent design standards without sacrificing personality and …

Grafting Fruit Trees - Organic Gardening

<i>Fuse stems with rootstocks to form fast-growing, fruit-bearing plants.</i><p><b>June/July 2017</b><p><i>An old tree can be perpetuated by grafting one of its stems onto</i> …

Organic Gardening

How to add a living wall

A vertical garden is truly a living wall. It generates oxygen while offering a visual focal point that’s arguably as stunning as, and more affordable than, a piece of fine art. While a vertical garden requires more maintenance than most other wall coverings, it brings texture, energy and life to a …

New Orleans City Guide