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This is how your world could end

In an extract from his book Ends of the World, Peter Brannen examines mass extinction events and the catastrophic outcome of rising temperatures for all the world’s population<p>Many of us share some dim apprehension that the world is flying out of control, that the centre cannot hold. Raging …

Climate Change

How to Make a Straw Bale Garden

It seems like more and more people are giving straw bale gardening a try. What is straw bale gardening you ask? Well it is a unique way of gardening …

Gardening

All About Growing Fruit Trees - Organic Gardening

<i>(For details on growing many other vegetables and fruits, visit our</i> Crop at a Glance <i>collection page</i><i>.)</i><p>No plants give sweeter returns than fruit trees. …

Gardening

How To Compost Quickly From Start To Finish in Just 30 Days

<b>With the heat of summer upon us</b>, most of us are thinking about picking beans, roasting corn and canning tomatoes. It’s been really wet in parts of …

How To Lay a Stone Path

Create a simple stone path to enhance your yard and set a distinctive walkway.<p>Photo: gardendesignlife.com<p>A stepping stone path is easier to create …

Growing Up Free: Inspiring a Love of Nature - Nature and Environment

By today’s standards, some aspects of my upbringing would be considered parental negligence.<p>Those were the best parts of my childhood.<p>I grew up less …

Grass Alternatives - Keep Off the Grass

Ready to turn your resource-stealing suburban savannah into a low-maintenance oasis? Don't miss these five grass alternatives!<p>Photo: …

Gardening

23 Delicious Ways To Carb-Load While You Watch The Olympics

All that athleticism really works up an appetite.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow us at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out our new kitchen and home shop, Provisions!

Onions

31 Delicious New Ways To Cook Butternut Squash

If you're thinking that a squash with "butter" in its name is probably a cool squash, you're right.

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

Interior Design

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect White Paint

Interior designer Thomas Pheasant shares his secrets on how to choose the just-right white.<p>Photo: Durston Saylor<p>With associations that veer towards the pure and simple, it's incredible how complicated choosing white paint can be. When you step into the perfect white room, the space feels balanced. …

The 10 best films of 2013 – readers' choice

Readers have been voting for their films of the year. Here's a countdown of the top 10<p>• Show us your favourite films of 2013 using our Movie Mashup interactive<p>Last week we asked readers to send nominations for their favourite films of the year. We've received close to 1,000 votes, with a clear …

Homemade Bath Crayons - For A Fun and Natural Bath Time

<b>Splish splash, I was takin’ a bath…</b><p>But I was bored and wanted something to draw with. So I dripped water all over the floor and reached for the …

28 Insanely Easy Christmas Decorations To Make In A Pinch

For the festive procrastinator, add holiday cheer with very little effort.

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

How to Choose the Right Color Palette for your Home

Nothing is as personal as color. Choosing a color palette is both the most important part and yet the most daunting part for many when it comes to …

31 Ingenious Products That Will Make Parenting So Much Easier

How did our parents even raise us without this stuff?

17 Wonderfully Warm And Cozy Mulled Drinks

Mull the wine! Mull the cider! MULL IT ALL.

This Powerful Love Story About Two High School Sweethearts Will Move You To Tears

With a few months left to live, Leslie had only one wish: to marry Daniel.

20 DIY Projects That Will Bring Your Child's Senses To Life

Let them explore the world through their most essential powers.

7 Charming DIY Home Change-Ups on The Cheap

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Now trending on TOH<p>Starting a Bathroom Renovation<p>More From TOH<p>Easy Kitchen …

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

Woodworking

My child is crying because …

Now and then, every parent realises that if the world were watching us interact with our offspring through an invisible camera, it would be humbled by the sheer brilliance of our child-rearing skill.<p>Greg Pembroke, 33, of Rochester, New York, was aware of such a picture-perfect moment as he and his …

5 Of The World's Most Remote Destinations Require Crazy Travel But Are Totally Worth It

Planes, trains, automobiles and… a cargo ship? That’s what it might take to get to Madagascar’s most remote national park. For other spots like it, the haul is even longer.<p>Hoard your frequent flier miles and buy a <i>lot</i> of reading material if you plan to visit one of these hard-to-reach</b> …

24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Fall Movie Preview 2013

All isn't lost. It's fall, when undumb movies push through the din of summer idiocy, when excitement is human instead of digital, when topping the …

Movies

21 Cleaning Basics You Probably Don't Know

It's not passive-aggressive to copy and paste this on your roommate's Facebook wall, I promise.

5 Amazing Facts About Babies