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A quick guide to solar panels and home batteries in the UK

With prices endlessly spiraling upwards and the majority of the UK’s energy still produced by burning fossil fuels, solar panels offer homeowners the …

How to Throw a Barbecue Like Argentinian Grill Master Francis Mallmann

The Chef's Table star tells us how to grill like a pro, even with a Weber.<p>There’s a reason people refer to entertaining as an "art." We do not throw slop into a bucket for our houseguests to feed on—there’s more finesse to hosting than that. (And a lot more work involved.) While you don’t have to …

Ribeye

I tried to track down all the friends I grew up with in care – here’s what I found

Fifteen years after leaving the care system, almost everyone I knew then was reluctant to talk. Why had so many of them struggled or fallen off the map?<p>When Lucy and I meet in the food court at the Arndale Centre in Manchester, it is the first time I have seen her for 15 years. But we were close …

The sharpest dressed men at the Royal Wedding

It’s undoubtedly the most talked about wedding of the year (let’s face it there’s not been this much hype around nuptials since Wills tied the knot). …

Weddings

‘IDEA’ Is A Real-Life IKEA Parody Stocking Items The Store Would Never Think Of

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images by Roberto Giacomucci for Niklas Jacob and featured with permission<p><b>Flatpack furniture</b> used to be a …

Industrial Designer

CH Omakase 2017: Herman Miller Color Consultation and Living Office Furniture

We relish any opportunity to work with the Herman Miller brand. We use their products on a daily basis at CH HQ. As editors, our relationship began as curious consumers and evolved to frequent interviewers and explorers of the tremendous history. When approaching the Herman Miller team about …

Fried Leek Greens Are Excellent on Scrambled Eggs

The green parts of the leek doesn’t get enough love. Almost every leek-containing recipe tells you that you don’t need them, that they’re too tough, …

Breakfast

Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

<b>A little-known scientific process is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and prolong life.</b><p>Autophagy is a natural regeneration process that occurs at a cellular level in the body, reducing the likelihood of contracting some diseases as well as prolonging lifespan.<p>In 2016, …

Nobel Prize

Point of View | Educating physicians won’t solve burnout

26th April 2018<p><b>Special Guest Blogger</b><p>The United States of Health Blog welcomes the voices of those in health and medicine to share their …

6 simple, science-backed ways to get rid of belly fat

• <b>Having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.</b>• <b><br>Excess sugar and carb consumption may be the primary drivers of excess fat in the belly and liver.</b>• <b><br>Eating plenty of protein can boost your metabolism and reduce hunger levels, making it a</b> …

Weight Loss

7 fruit and veg that are almost impossible to kill in an allotment

Plus, when to choose seeds or seedlings and when to plant them<p>Nothing quite beats home-grown veg, bursting with flavour and nutrients, but the …

Do Hardvark's 'anti-crease' and 'odourless' shirts stand up to the test?

I’m not the most fastidious shirt-wearer. The prim and proper, tucked-in, freshly ironed and crisply starched look doesn’t appeal – perhaps because I can’t be bothered to iron and starch my shirts. I’ll make exceptions for weddings or funerals, but honestly a few creases really don't bother me. For …

Bill Gates Says This Book Is 'One of the Most Important' He's Ever Read

Millions of people have tuned in for Swedish physician and statistician Hans Rosling’s TED Talks over the years, and the videos caught the attention …

A flying start in Florence: Where to enjoy an angling safari in Tuscany

All manner of wildlife, from Sardinian warblers to glossy ibis and blue catfish, abounds on The Prof’s avifauna and angling safari in Tuscany.<p>It is a …

Italy

A hospital charged $1,877 to pierce a 5-year-old’s ears — and it shows why health care costs so much

<i><br>This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog.</i><p>Two years ago, Margaret O'Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children's Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, literally called being "tongue-tied," made …

Forget old batteries. Here comes the energy storage revolution

Energy demands from developing countries are going to grow by about 10 per cent between now and 2040, according to the US Energy Information …

Here’s The Actual Dresscode For Working From Home

Workers are investing more in a home-office experience, whether it’s for a day at the back end of the week, or a wholesale abandonment of the …

Dress Codes

6 After-Dinner Drinks That Will Trick Your Guests Into Thinking You're Classy

Italian amaro is quickly becoming America's favorite post-dinner drink…and pre-dinner drink…and whenever-you-want drink. Here are our favorites, plus three non-Italian (but still-delicious) options.<p>Those bottles of amaro you're seeing behind the bar more and more—with their beautiful Italian labels …

East Village

Water Garden Fish Tank

No one enjoys cleaning out their fish's tank. With the Water Garden Fish Tank, you'll never have to worry with that again. It leverages aquaponics — …

Simon Hopkinson’s lamb cutlet recipe: Good enough for a Last Meal

Simon Hopkinson says that lamb cutlets would be his last meal. And here's how he'd like them cooked, thank you very much.<p>When having been asked …

Dermatofibroma: Causes, images, and treatment

Dermatofibromas are small, harmless growths that appear on the skin. These growths, called nodules, can grow anywhere on the body, but are most …

Blood Vessels

Make: a small-apartment-sized storage table from Ikea magazine boxes

Jules Yap takes to Ikeahackers to describe how you can use four Knuff magazine boxes to form a storage-top for a small-apartment-sized coffee table, …

City Guide: Hobart, Tasmania

Whether you're visiting Tasmania for Dark MOFO (on at the time of publish) or simply to see what life's like at the end of the world, there's a lot to do on this tiny Australian island. Hobart, the capital, has a rich history despite a sometimes forgotten past and an inaccurate perception that the …

Change Your Passwords: 560 Million Email Credentials Have Been Leaked

You know by now that you should be changing your passwords regularly— every day there seems to be another cyber security crisis. If you haven’t …

Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients

After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they …

Cancer

How To Rock Flannel Without Looking Like A Dodgy Uncle

At the back of every man's wardrobe sits a flannel shirt, in all its musty, moth-holed glory. It’s been worn to concerts, band rehearsals, and enough …

Forgotten IKEA Drawers Get a Vintage-Inspired Makeover

Our good pal Claire took an old IKEA standby, unfinished drawers, and turned them into a bright and charming accent piece. Drawing inspiration from …

5 Modern Menswear Trends for 2017

<b>2016 was a year of big shocks,</b> wasn’t it? This includes the surprising male fashion trends too. Don’t get us wrong; not all of the fashions men …

Wrap Gifts Without Any Tape or Ribbon Using This Japanese Method

There’s something a little inelegant about covering your gifts with odd bits of tape. It’s quite literally the rough duct tape solution to wrapping …

Crafting