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Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study

The bottled water industry is estimated to be worth nearly $200 billion a year, surpassing sugary sodas as the most popular beverage in many …

Pollution

15 Fast-Growing Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Now trending on TOH<p>How to Create Succulent Art<p>More From TOH<p>How to Resurface …

The Queen declares war on plastic after David Attenborough documentary

The Queen has declared war on plastic, banning straws and bottles from the Royal estates.<p>Buckingham Palace outlined new waste plans and said there was a ‘strong desire to tackle the issue’ at the highest levels of the Royal household.<p>It is thought that the Queen became personally interested in the …

Buckingham Palace

Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Salmon

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness
Pollution

The best times to buy stuff on sale in Canada

It goes without saying that everyone loves a bargain. But often, unless a great score is made during a holiday sale event, many people attribute the …

Shopping

Social networks are creating a global crisis of democracy

Silicon Valley once promised its digital revolution would topple dictators – but now it's disrupting the free world instead. Niall Ferguson asks: What have we done?<p>"Esc!" It's the key on the top left of the keyboard that you hit frantically when your laptop crashes. Confronted by the ghastly …

Social Media

Gardening trends 2018: tough shrubs, seaweed and nematodes could be in your future

When I ask professional growers and garden centre managers about trends in the gardening world the answer is nearly always the same: depends on the weather.<p>For 2018, they could be more right than ever. For instance, a dry winter could lead to hosepipe bans. Two dry winters in a row are often enough …

Lifestyle

Exercising … Your Face

These are among the facial exercises shown to significantly reduce some of the signs of aging, according to an interesting new study of the effects of repeating specific movements on people’s appearance. To learn more, read “Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger.”<p><b>Cheek Sculpting</b><p><i>This</i> …

Makeup

Terry L. Ettinger Horticulture Consulting Services Question of the Week - Frost Cracks Aren't Cause for Concern

Question of the Week<p>Frost Cracks<p><b>Q. When I was out shoveling our sidewalk a couple of weeks ago, I was shocked to see a huge crack running up the</b> …

Weather

You’re Over 75, and You’re Healthy. Why Are You Taking a Statin?

Should a 76-year-old who doesn’t have heart disease, but does have certain risk factors for developing it, take a statin to ward off heart attacks or strokes?<p>You’d think we’d have a solid answer to this question. These widely prescribed medications lower cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular …

Medicine

Retirement expert Malcolm Hamilton explains how he prepared for his own retirement

Malcolm Hamilton was a gold medalist in Mathematics at Queen's University and a National Research Council scholar at McGill University, where he obtained his Master's degree in mathematics. He decided to become an actuary after he took the actuarial exams on a whim and got the best scores in …

Retirement

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

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Are galls pests or interesting bits of nature?

There are many different kinds of galls. They are primarily caused by wasps, flies, aphids and other small insects and usually are more of a cosmetic …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

How to Build a Hoophouse

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Mackay

Bibliographic Record<p>Title<p>Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds<p>Contents<p>The Mississippi scheme -- The south-sea bubble …

How much do you need to retire? A new type of calculator has an answer

These three calculators incorporate economic, actuarial and sophisticated financial-planning models<p>If you've ever tried to determine how much you should save for retirement, you might have turned to online calculators of the type provided by banks and investment firms. Those tools could be doing …

Retirement

Most men in the US and Europe could be infertile by 2060

Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011, according to a new study from the …

Exercises for sciatica - Live Well

Knee to chest stretch<p><b>Start position:</b> Lie on your back on a mat or the carpet. Place a small, flat cushion or book under your head. Bend your knees …

Yoga

The mystery of the lost Roman herb

Julius Caesar kept a cache of it in the government treasury and the Greeks even put it on their money. It was worth its weight in gold – but no one knows if it still exists.<p>Long ago, in the ancient city of Cyrene, there was a herb called silphium. It didn’t look like much – with stout roots, stumpy …

Profit

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $70k

1/16<p>OOD tiny house<p>Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home …

On our farm, the Rites of Spring are totally stressful

In 2004, Brent Preston and his wife, Gillian Flies, abandoned city life to grow organic vegetables near Creemore, Ontario. His new book, The New Farm: Our ten years on the front lines of the good food revolution, documents the highs, lows and humour of their early days as farmers.<p>This summer, Mr. …

This Is Why Men Meet For Sex In Public Toilets

“I was looking for some kind of acknowledgement of my existence.” Six men tell BuzzFeed News what leads them to seek sex in public toilets and how the police have cracked down on "cottaging".<p>It started with a phone call in early July. A distressed man in his mid-forties, his voice tight with …