Gillian Munro

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Dark Spots Were a Big Problem for Me Before I Tried These

For the past few years, dark spots have been my biggest skin ailment. <i>It's been such a crucial problem and a huge insecurity that I'm sick of talking</i> …

The best castle hotels in Wales

An expert guide to the best castle hotels in Wales, including the top places to stay for medieval character, historic interiors, Gothic and Tudor-style décor, panoramic sea views, four-poster beds, chic champagne bars and stone courtyards, in locations including Anglesey, Cardigan, Roch, …

Mind-Blowing Hacks That Actually Work

When life presents a problem, dilemma or obstacle that can't be solved or overcome through simple means the uncreative are stumped, flummoxed or …

Hacking

Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her …

Autism

Dr Rangan Chatterjee's 4 Pillar Plan: Eat yourself slim, healthy and happy

<i>Forget fads or quick fixes – in the second stage of my 4 Pillar Plan , I share the simple tips that will transform your diet for good (with fats and carbs included)</i><p>Many of us, especially those over the age of 30, have grown up being told that we should eat a low-fat diet. It’s only recently become …

Nutrition

Esther Nagle is teaching me to breathe by Skype. If you breathe properly, filling your lungs from the belly to the throat, it will improve everything: skin, sleep, digestion, even impending Christmas stress. First, you must concentrate. “It’s not meditation – that has a precise meaning. We call it …

Sitting

A Knitter’s Weekend: London

Susan Cropper, proprietor of Loop, leads us on a fiber-lover's tour of London. Tea and cakes included.The post A Knitter’s Weekend: London appeared …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Lisbon

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Lisbon for less than £115 in low season, including the best for stylish rooms, river views, rooftop bars and swimming pools, in areas including Lisbon city centre, the Alfama, Bairro Alto and Avenida Liberdade.<p>All prices below are rates for double …

Africa's most insanely overloaded vehicles

15+ Cats That Don’t Care About Your Personal Space

These cats don't care about your personal space. While some owners resort to shaming, in their heart of hearts, they know it's ineffective and will …

15+ Of The Funniest Bar & Cafe Chalkboard Signs Ever

Besides serving as an important source of employment for broke art students, clever chalkboard sidewalk signs like these are also great for …

Café

25 Secret Kitchen Cures for Common Ailments

You already know that what you eat and drink directly affects your long-term wellness. But did you know that certain items in your refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, and spice rack can treat everyday health concerns such as colds, occasional stomach upset, skin blemishes, and tension headaches? "For …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

Skin Care

Cross a Kangaroo, Koala, Sloth, Monkey, and Bear and This Is What You Get

Changing Planet<p>“When you’re a kid and you think of a very magical place, this is it,” says Lisa Dabek, picturing the lush Papua New Guinea cloud forest. Even the wildlife sounds like something out of a children’s book. “It’s kind of a hybrid of a kangaroo, a koala, a sloth, and a monkey. And a …

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

Cleaning

Ditch the crowds: Cuba’s top five alternative beach stays

Beautiful beaches are as iconic as cocktails in the Caribbean, but in Cuba only a handful of coastal destinations are well known. If crowded resort-lounging in Varadero isn’t your thing, there are plenty of equally stunning, secluded sandy strands for independent travelers. Often, these …

The Dukan Diet Everyone (Including Kate Middleton) is Obsessing Over

Wanna know how French women—and one very famous Brit—stay looking so slim and smoking hot without becoming slaves to the gym or tasteless meals? By following these four steps...<p>When rumors started swirling that the new princess and her mother were trying a new weight loss plan called the Dukan …

Photo by @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // A #leopard enjoys nap time in the arid hills of Samburu National Wildlife Reserve in Northern #Kenya. #Leopards will often store food in trees for protection and on occasion, hunt from the elevated vantage. #wildlife #conservation #bigcat #threatened #nature #predator #lewa #elephantcamp @thephotosociety

20+ Of The Best Examples Of Cat Logic

Cats have their own strange and special way of looking at the world that people don't always get. It can be hard to tell what your cat is thinking …

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

Heartwarming Video of a Lioness Excitedly Hugging the Man Who Rescued Her

On a recent visit to the Modisa Wildlife Project near Maun, Botswana, traveller John Hawkins captured this heartwarming footage that shows the incredible bond between a lioness and her rescuer. In the video, Sirga can be seen eagerly pacing back and forth behind a fence as the man, Valentin …

Bargain high street fashion in London

London's high streets are packed with fantastic shops where you can get the latest fashions without a designer price tag.<p><b>Primark</b><p>This low-budget brand …

Top shopping destinations in London

London has several distinct shopping areas and shopping streets, many of which have their own themes or specialities. Shopping in London is exciting …

How London's Terminal Stations Got Their Names

Blackfriars<p>Following its recent revamp, Blackfriars has become the only station to span the Thames, with entrances on both banks. It's named for a …

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Tim Cook

19 Things You're Doing Wrong

You didn't know you were going through life making things so much more difficult for yourself. But you are.<p><b>1. Wearing bobby pins.</b> The wavy side goes down for maximum hold.<p>So you can enjoy beautiful hairstyles like this all day long:<p><b>2. Shining patent leather shoes.</b> Instead of buying shoe polish and …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

You have a red wine stain on your shirt. Now what?<p><b>1. Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b> If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each wear.<p><b>2. Toss your jeans in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer</b> …

16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

How do I love thee, tree? Let me count the ways; you change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, you sequester carbon, and you provide shelter …