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Tearful Niehaus admits fraud

He has been entrusted by the ANC with the strategic job of spokesperson. But Carl Niehaus has left a broad trail of bad debt and broken promises …

Theresa May slaps down demands by the EU that the Brexit negotiations are conducted in French

• EU leaders gang up on Theresa May<br>• Donald Tusk: I want Britain to stay in EU<br>• May to hold talks with Jean-Claude Juncker<br>• David Davis: The UK is the 'vital union' for Scotland<p>Theresa May has slapped down demands by the EU that the Brexit negotiations are conducted in French, as she rebuked European …

United Kingdom

11 Tiny Gestures Anyone Can Do to Make Their Partner Feel Appreciated

It really is the little things.<p>While a piece of jewelry or a bouquet are always awesome, sometimes it's the little things—like snacks and backrubs—that can make all the difference in your relationship. That's why we put together this foolproof list of simple stuff anyone can do to make their …

Relationships

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Which Solar Panels Will Save You The Most Money?

Very often, when we consider the changes in our homes, we wonder why we should get solar panels. Perhaps this is not the right question, perhaps the …

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

TED Talks

What Size Battery Would You Need to Power Your House?

It seems like Tesla might be making a battery for your house. Would that be cool? I think so. But why would you need a house battery? I can think of …

Clean Energy

Pie dream: A star pizza chef's tips for making awesome cheese pizza at home

Is there a more irresistible snack — or lunch, or dinner — than a piping-hot cheese pizza? Luckily it doesn’t take a boatload of inventive ingredients to make an excellent cheese pie — especially when it's made with perfect (and perfectly simple) ingredients.<p>For tips on how to make the best-ever …

Make Your Own Solar Power Generator

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using Photovoltaic’s (PV), or indirectly using Concentrated Solar Power …

Infographics

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Lake Michigan

How to Make Bread

It is the simplest thing you can eat, and yet the complexity of the biochemical reactions in rising dough is astonishing. Andrew Sean Greer bakes with his mother, a professor of food chemistry, and Chad Robertson, a famous baker, to discover how bread—chewy, crusty, warm, miraculous bread—works.<p><b>1</b> …

Baking

Seven Important Lessons from World Religions Everyone Should Know

It doesn't matter if you're an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there's wisdom to be learned from the …

A Beginner's Guide to the Chakras

1.6K<p>SHARES<p>Channel more confidence, creativity, and joy in your life with a basic understanding of your body's energy centers. (Psst: Did you know …

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha

Luminita Saviuc, <i>Purpose Fairy</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha</i><p>There are so …

Healing & Releasing the Past. ~ Lockey Maisonneuve

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.<p>~ Nelson Mandela<p>Stop looking at the past for answers.<p>Like many, I …

Could home fermenting catch on?

In this homogenous age of refrigeration, pasteurisation and conservative best-before dates, the slimy, gassy, murky process of fermentation is as alien to most western kitchens as the slaughter of animals. So far removed from the processing of our foods are we that the notion of ingredients …

Kale and red-chilli flatbreads with ricotta and lemon recipe

Replace your pizzas with these delicious kale flatbreads<p><i>Serves 6</i><p>An alternative to pizza. Crisping the kale under the grill at the end completely transforms its flavour.<p>7g dried yeast<p>4 tbsp lukewarm water<p>500g strong white flour<p>A good pinch of sea salt, plus extra for topping<p>225ml cool water<p>2 tbsp …

5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

Fighting with a partner is one of those unpleasant parts of a relationship that we wish wouldn't happen. But what if it was also life-threatening? A Brigham Young University study, tracing couples over two decades, found that more arguments correlated with poorer health and concluded that couples …

Can’t Find The Windows 8.1 Update? Here’s How To Get It

Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 8.1, the successor to its controversial Windows 8 operating system. From what I can tell, most folks appear to be having a fine time updating. Not everyone, mind you, but that’s frankly to be expected.<p>However, some folks are having a hard time actually …

How to make Zero Fat Salad Dressing | Jamie Oliver

5 Unique Ways to Forgive and Let Go

<i>“The past has no power over the present moment.”<br>―Eckhart Tolle</i><p>There is great value in every act of forgiveness. You can forgive yourself, you can …

How to make the perfect tomato sauce

A good tomato sauce is one of the first things that any cook should learn to make – it is almost infinitely useful, keeps pretty well, and the ready-made version is outrageously overpriced. Indeed, Marcella Hazan writes in The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: "No other preparation is more …

The startling sense of smell found all over your body

Bemused biologists have found the machinery that helps us identify smells and tastes crops up everywhere – from our kidneys to sperm. After many years they think they might know why, as Veronique Greenwood reports.<p>Sometimes the results of science experiments are just too weird to believe. In 2005 …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Mindful Movement

It’s week three of the mindfulness-based stress reduction courses I’m currently teaching, and that means our main work is mindful movement. It’s an …

Can Our Vibrations Heal Damaged Body Cells?

<b>We know that the energy our body vibrates influences our relationships, our well-being and even the type of day we’re going to have.</b><p>But can we …

Why Mindfulness at Work? Three Simple Ideas for Your Office

Did you know that one-quarter of American businesses currently utilize some form of stress-reduction initiative, such as mindfulness or meditation practices? Why? Because it is one of the least expensive ways to influence a company's bottom line. So, yes, it is becoming more and more mainstream …

12 Meditative Mantras to Cleanse Your Chakras Energy

<b>For those new to meditation, or even those who are no strangers to sinking into this transformative silence, mantras can really deepen your practice</b> …