Jonathan Schofield

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Airbnb introduces 90-day annual limit for London hosts

A quarter of London homes listed on Airbnb were rented for more than 90 days last year, many illegally and in breach of an act intended to stop landlords turning badly needed housing into unofficial hotels. The booming homesharing website admitted on Thursday that 4,938 of its “entire home” London …

Housing

The Other Ag Sector Problem That Big Data Can Solve

The average city-poke thinks about farm labor as the last of a dying breed of worker — replaced by $700,000 combines and all sorts of fancy technology that enables a farmer to do more than granddad imagined, and with little dust or manure involved. Things have changed.<p>What has not changed is the …

Farming

Japan’s SoftBank leads whopping $1B funding into U.S. fintech startup SoFi

SoFi, a U.S.-based student loans marketplace for lenders and borrowers, announced on Wednesday that it has secured a further $1 billion in funds led by Japan’s SoftBank. It’s calling it the “largest single financing round in the fintech space to date.”<p>Surprisingly, SoFi is still not as well-known …

I stumbled on this awesome weight loss app for your phone that's doing something very sneaky

I've been a huge fan of Weight Watchers for years. Of the 65 or so pounds I've lost over the last 5 years, I can credit the program for helping me shed at least 40 of that (the rest is thanks to P90X).<p>No surprise that it's incredibly popular.<p>The idea is that you get an allotment of daily "points" …

Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

Makes 16 Servings<p>“These are really peanut buttery and not too sweet, so the strawberry jam on top is a perfect complement.” —Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 …

Dessert

Cocoa Brownies

Makes 16 Servings<p>The best—and easiest—brownies you'll ever make. This recipe belongs in your repertoire. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>…

Dessert

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

<b>100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Language</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post was first published in 2012, and is in the process of being</i> …

Language Learning

The History of the English Language, Animated

The history of language, that peculiar human faculty that Darwin believed was half art and half instinct, is intricately intertwined with the evolution of our species, our capacity for invention, our understanding of human biology, and even the progress of our gender politics. From the fine folks …

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William Shakespeare's 450th birthday: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare. Your plays are still the pinnacle, your poetry among the finest and many phrases you coined are still in …

How to Install WhatsApp for Mac Using BlueStacks

How to install WhatsApp for Mac OS X using the Bluestacks Android emulator.<p>To install WhatsApp on Mac OS X, you first need to install the Android …

Away from home? Here's how to access your Mac remotely

There will undoubtedly be times when you are away from your Mac but need to access a file or two on it. While the advent of services like iCloud …

Review: Take Control Of Your Lifestyle With The Wearable Fitbit Flex

<b>Company</b>: Fitbit <b>Product</b>: Flex <b>Price</b>: $107.49 <b>Compatibility</b>: iPhone 4s and above, iPad 3 and above, iPad mini and above <b>Website</b>: www.fitbit.com, …

Make better use of your site's favicon with Favicon.js

Just a quick heads up to Favico.js, a fantastic JS library that lets you do all sorts of awesome stuff with your site’s favicon.<p>You may have noticed a number of popular web services like Gmail and Facebook have this already to notify you of new messages and such. Now you can add it your site too …

Shopper’s Diary: Today’s Special in Japan

We could easily see ourselves get lost in this perfectly set up (seems to be an ongoing pattern in Japan) Nordic-influenced garden and home shop in …

Apple Is Making Badass New Mac Pros

Today during the WWDC keynote, we got our first look at what Apple is thinking in terms of the future of Mac Pros. Everyone who said the Mac Pro is …

With iOS 7, Apple Is Allowing Bluetooth Devices To Do A Lot More

One of the most important features in iOS 7 is also one that has been least reported on. Apple appears to have completely rewritten the Core …

Apple Finally Adds Zoom To Video Recording In The iOS 7 Camera App

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>While Apple gave precious keynote time to some of iOS 7's …

In iOS 7, iTunes Gift Cards Can Be Redeemed With An iPhone's Camera

Back when iTunes 11 launched last year, one new feature added to the desktop software was the ability to scan iTunes Gift Cards using a Mac's iSight …

Apps In iOS 7 Want To Make Sure It's Okay To Access ... Your Microphone?

Just as apps have been asking our permission to access our Location, Photos, and Contacts (just to name a few), a new prompt has been popping up in …

Apple Launches Developer-Only iWork For iCloud Beta

Moments ago, Apple sent an email out to registered developers announcing that iWork for iCloud beta is now available to access online. Apple's new …

A Jewel for the Rose Garden - Plant Talk

Posted in Programs and Events on June 12 2013, by Matt Newman<p>If you’re looking out from the landing of its curling stairway, the Peggy Rockefeller …

Are mail-order bees a good idea?

Mail-order bees may not offer the benefits for the environment or for pollination in your garden you expect.<p>One of the joys of living in a modern capitalist economy is that you can buy almost anything. Of course you can buy bees. £70 will buy you a cardboard box containing a young colony of the …

Planting tips for a vibrant, weedless pond

The best way to stop weeds from choking up your garden pond is plants, plants and more plants.<p>Last Sunday we went on a picnic by a lake in a bosky glade that a farmer friend owns. The water was sparklingly clear and a simple plank bridge led you to a mown clearing. It was idyllic, natural and …

Neonicotinoids harm birds and soil

Pesticides banned by the EU for harming the bee population could also be killing birds and mammals and organisms in the soil, a new study has found.<p>Certain neonicotinoids were banned by the European Commission earlier this year, despite resistance by the UK Government, because of fears the …

Ecology

Towering 22ft garden hedge causes bitter feud

A man has vowed to "fight to the bitter end" after his towering 22ft garden hedge caused a bitter feud with his neighbour.<p>The front garden hedge runs along the front fence of the home of Dr Michael Pelling and blocks out all natural light from the home of his neighbour, Dr Christine Hodgson.<p>Dr …