Geoffrey Ikpeama

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Dreaming in Color: 10 Sexy Monochrome Bedrooms

Do you dream of a colorful bedroom? Thanks to architect Jess Thomas we do. Her Brooklyn townhouse is filled with a lot of good ideas—see our recent …

This guy visited every country in the world before turning 40

In 2008, Gunnar Garfors had visited 85 countries.<p>It was then that he decided to make it his mission to travel to every single country in the world — …

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

National Parks

A beginner's guide to growing fruit

Creating a fruit-lover’s utopia in your garden or allotment is easier than you’d think. Head gardener Lucy Chamberlain explains how<p>Read parts one and two of this series.<p>Many people’s response to the thought of growing fruit in their garden is “I haven’t got room”, “the birds will eat it before I …

Gardening

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

Emotional Intelligence

Cover Story: Carter Goodrich’s “Forest for the Trees”

“Back in the days when there was still magic” is how Carter Goodrich remembers the preparations for the holidays when he was a child. “My old man was also an artist, and he got the seven of us—my three brothers and my sister, plus he and my mom—to sit around the table with this huge stack of …

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

What's the best work schedule for your age?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The moment you may have been dreading is here. Lazy summer days have come to an end, and more structured back-to-work or back-to-school schedules have commenced.<p>But will your new daily schedule be the healthiest for your brain and body?<p>Scientists have long known that you have an internal …

Teens

'I was frozen': Czech tourist missing for a month in New Zealand recalls ordeal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Czech couple knew they were in trouble.<p>As heavy snow continued to fall, making the hiking trail they were walking on New Zealand's south island slippery and treacherous, they decided to make for a small warden's hut nearby.<p>That was when tragedy struck. Ondrej Petr, 27, fell down a steep …

Mountaineering

Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

<b>The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman</b> …

Urban agriculture may be inefficient, but it’s a model for a sustainable future

<i>This piece is part of a Globe and Mail/</i>OCAD University <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i> <i>Previously: There's no innovation agenda without design thinking</i><p><i>Ian Clarke is an artist, brain-cancer stem-cell scientist, urban farmer and biomimicry design researcher. He is</i> …

15 Ways to Cut Hundreds Of (Empty) Calories a Day

Because when you’re trying to get lean, every calorie counts<p>Five hundred calories from Little Debbie Swiss Rolls affect your body much differently than the same number in the form of roasted chicken with a side of kale.<p>In fact, when people added 500 calories of peanuts a day to their diet for 8 …

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

How to Bake the Best Bread With and Without a Bread Machine

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Nothing beats the comfort, taste and smell of fresh-baked bread. Unfortunately, making bread can be labor …

Baking

10 Brilliant Home Decor DIY Ideas for $10 or Less

Decorating your home with stylish accessories can be quite costly and you can still feel the lack of originality. Crafting cute little decor items, …

21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

9 Creative Kits That Will Instantly Turn You into a Foodie

If learning a new skill or cooking more often was your to-do list this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a whole bunch of kits in the B+C Shop that are guaranteed to get those creative juices flowing and make you super skilled in the kitchen, from rolling your own sushi rolls to …

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Not Into DIY Projects? 10 Tips For Decorating Your Home On A Budget

You don’t have to be crafty to decorate your home inexpensively. Here are other ways to stretch your design dollars.<p>By: Laura Gaskill, Houzz …

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

Meet Yuzu Kosho, the Secret Weapon Condiment Chefs Are Putting On Everything

Chefs confess their undying love (and ways to use) the acidic and spicy all-purpose condiment, yuzu kosho.<p>If you finish every dish, night after night, with a dash of salt and pepper, or red pepper flakes for flare—it's time you met yuzu kosho. The Japanese paste easily made from combining yuzu, …

Asia

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Washington, D.C., is full of memorials and museums to visit, many of which are free to explore. But dig a little deeper, and you'll find even more activities and sites that don't cost a thing. Here are some ideas to get you started.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>The <b>National Building Museum,</b> …

Museums

The 15 Best Veggie Bowls to Keep You Nourished

When you feel cold in the winter, reach for a veggie bowl because they are hot! Veggie bowls are all the rage and it’s easy to see why. Your whole …

Recipes

5 Clever Built-Ins Starring IKEA Shelves

These genius furniture hacks have us rethinking our living room storage.<p>If you've ever watched an episode of <i>House Hunters</i>, you know how built-ins can make a first-time home buyer squeal (on a scale of one to walk-in closets, they're probably about a seven). And we completely understand how one …

Portraits of L.A.’s Homeless Influence City’s Strategy to Help Them

For the past three months, photographer Martin Schoeller—known for his tight portraits of President Barack Obama, Jay-Z, and anyone else you’ve heard of—has been posting pictures of homeless Los Angeles residents to his Instagram account. Each photo is captioned with a short interview or a quote …

Spicy Kimchi Tofu Stew

6 Servings<p>Consider this fiery Korean kimchi jjigae-inspired tofu stew recipe a weekend detox. It’s spicy, clean, and capable of reversing any damage the previous night may have caused.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 16-oz. package silken tofu, cut into 1” pieces<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>4 …