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Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

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11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …

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Gardening 101: Arugula

Arugula, <i>Eruca sativa:</i> “The Rocket”<p>Arugula is a bright, crunchy green that began its march across civilizations when the Romans realized it piqued …

Keep on working into old age for the good of your health says top doctor

Older people should consider working until their 70s for the good of their health, the chief medical officer will pronounce today in new advice to today’s baby boomers.<p>Prof Dame Sally Davies will tell those aged 50 to 70 that they are better off staying in work, or else taking up new hobbies to …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Hotel Review: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

After dreaming of staying at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht for years, my wish finally came true!<p>Ever since I heard that Hyatt was opening an …

Here's what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

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Why filmmaker David Lynch says Transcendental Meditation is the secret to success

David Lynch says he hasn't missed a day of Transcendental Meditation since he started practicing it 43 years ago.<p>The director and writer behind the cult TV series "Twin Peaks" and movies including "Mulholland Drive" was in Los Angeles recently to lend support to Georgetown University School of …

What We’re Reading with Our Kids This Summer

I read to our twins at breakfast, which has the advantage of the “Time for school!” hard out. (Bedtime is a boggy netherworld of “Just one more!” special pleading.) Now that the twins are nearly ten, we’re assaying “Johnny Tremaine,” by Esther Forbes—a book I loved as a kid. It’s even better than I …

The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

An epic adventure awaits.<p>If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue …

How To Write A Novel (And Actually Get It Published)

Got an idea for a book?<p>Google 'how to write a novel' and there are 237 million results to choose from: factual 'how to' manuals; rose-tinted …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

There’s a misogynist aspect of Buddhism that nobody talks about

Hinduism is patriarchal. No doubt about it. So are Christianity and Islam, Sikhism and Shinto, Jainism and Judaism. But Buddhism? It is not the first religion that comes to mind when we talk about misogyny.<p>The assumption is that Buddhism is rational, modern, agnostic, and liberal in matters of …