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Gardening 101: Gardenia

Gardenia, <i>Gardenia jasminoides</i>: “Heaven Scent”<p>You know how certain smells can take you back to a specific (and I hope good) time and place? Gardenias …

Seven utilities to make your Windows PC more powerful

Microsoft is building some of these features right into Windows 10<p>Last week on Processor we covered a bunch of utilities for the Mac and, as promised, here’s the Windows 10 side of things. As with the last piece, I wanted to focus in on <i>utilities</i> instead of apps — little tools that improve how you …

Sliding Door Security

Lock up your sliding glass door and make it look good<p>I used to secure my patio door by putting a wooden stick in the track, but it wasn’t very …

Lawn Care 101: How to spot and treat common turf issues before spring arrives | NOLA.com

Late February into early March is not the best time to assess the condition of your lawn. Lawns are dormant or semi-dormant now and certainly don't …

Gardening

All You Wanted to Know About Soil pH

Most people who begin gardening come to the project with some awareness that the pH (potential of hydrogen) of the soil is somehow important. But, …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Liquor

What’s the Best Beard Trimmer?

For perfecting the office-appropriate five o’clock shadow.<p>Like many city guys with office jobs, I have the kind of stubble that’s not quite a beard — …

Shopping

How to Build a Home Bar

Every home bar has its own style. You can have a wet bar built for between $2,000 and $12,000, or you can build your bar and have features added for …

Woodworking

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 …

Give your photos an expert touch with this bundle

Adobe has set the bar high for photo editing and so much more with Photoshop. You can take your work to the next level by learning to use this …

Records to Die For 2018

What's your favorite record? It's a simple enough question, but one that dedicated music consumers never tire of asking each other. And so, every …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

The escapist history of tiki bars — and why this cocktail trend will never go away

Tiki bars can conjure up the image of plastic palm fronds, kitschy decor and sugary slushies. But the retro cocktail trend, which took off in the …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” | Backchannel

<b>On November 5, 2013,</b> a rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble. Only 40 percent …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

This Artist Gave Colorful Parrots Elegant Legs, Because Why Not?

Nives Widauer's watercolors are full of irreverent surprises.<p>Dancing with awkward-limbed jigs and posing about in balletic positions, a company of parrots strive to find balance between their lovely, chromatic plumage and augmented, bipedal faculties. The shock of a parrot sprouting legs below his …

Ginger + Turmeric Latte | Goop

Both ginger and turmeric have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which means this soothing and delicious latte is also really good for you.<p>1 …

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV 4, which came out last fall, is one of the most advanced media streamers on the market.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>You can tell if you have the latest …

Why you’re wrong to think that your house will finance your retirement

According to English writer Virginia Woolf, a woman in Victorian England needed money and a room of her own in order to write. In the modern world, …

30 Awesome Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Everyday

By Helen West<p>Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen staple that has several impressive health benefits.<p>Interestingly, it also has a ton of different …

Consuming 1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar on a Daily Basis Will Experience the Following Benefits

<b>The health benefits of apple cider vinegar</b><p>Several studies have been conducted to determine the effect of apple vinegar on human health. This is what …

23 Hearty Vegetarian Dinners

When I first started getting a CSA box, I was overwhelmed by all the vegetables I was getting every week. There seemed to only be so many ways to …

Brain Food: Eat Your Way to a Sharper Mind

Are you making the smartest decisions about food? We’re not talking about calories.<p>We’re talking about foods that actually help improve brain function. If you ever find yourself being forgetful or sluggish, add these foods to your diet, now!<p>Fish<p>Because the body cannot produce Omega-3 fats, they …

Scientists have discovered exactly 237 reasons people have sex

Psychologists Cindy Messon and David Buss didn't think that was very realistic.<p>So they gathered 444 people between 17 and 52 years old and asked them to list as many reasons they could think of why they or people they knew had chosen to have sex.<p>Then Messon and Buss went through the 715 responses, …

20 heavenly golden elixirs made with turmeric

Teas and smoothies and cocktails, oh my! Turmeric gives these drinks a tasty, nutritious boost.

8 Easy Sangria Recipes to Break Out at Your Next Summer Party

That will have them coming back for seconds (and thirds)...<p>When you're looking to serve up a refreshing sweet drink this summer, zero in on the crowd-pleasing effects of a chilled pitcher of sangria. Eight super simple recipes, right this way...

Recipes

Attenborough at 90: his greatest journeys and how to do them

The debate about the most recognisable voice on television is, frankly, a short one. David Attenborough’s gentle tones have been a soothing element of the British tapestry for more than six decades, bringing insight and authority to a near-endless array of BBC documentaries on the natural world and …

All Of The Kentucky Derby Whiskey Cocktail Recipes You'll Need

As the days draw closer to the running of the Kentucky Derby, it is also the time of year when our inbox fills with Kentucky Derby whiskey cocktail …

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

Woodworking