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HilberinkBosch Architects creates asymmetric barn using wood felled from their own land

Several century-old oak trees provided wood for the structure, cladding and shingle roof of this workshop, which HilberinkBosch Architects designed …

Woodworking

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

If there’s a rock star garden designer worthy of a biopic, then Piet Oudolf is probably the one. Revered and admired, the Dutch landscaper has become …

Landscaping

Plant Based Diet: Summer Goddess Sun Tea

Making sun tea is kind of like cheating. In the best way. It sounds fancy and tastes delicious, but requires less effort than you’d think. Our summer …

Plant-Based Diet

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Women in Tech

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

How to Give Your Home Positive Energy with Flowers & Plants

Has the season's unpredictable weather have you feeling gloomy or unmotivated lately? Does your home feel stale, uninspiring? If you've been in a rut of any kind, we're here to share one way to bring some positive energy into your home, stat―and it might be as simple as taking a trip to your local …

Plants

This paper can save exhausted bees

It’s like Red Bull, but for bees.<p>Bee populations are drastically declining and scientists can’t figure out exactly why. If it’s not infections or insecticides, it’s cell phones, pollution, and anthropogenic displacement. Exponential urbanization and industrialization, scientists suspect, may be …

Ecology

Researchers discover Europe's oldest tree — and it's still growing

Ancient pine in Pollino National Park is 1,230 years old.<p>A weather-beaten pine clinging to a rocky slope in Italy is being called the oldest tree in …

National Parks

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Drugs

Chasing the Pearl of Lao Tzu

A tale of ancient philosophers, alien abductions, murder-for-hire—and how the world’s largest pearl came to be the centerpiece of an 80-year-old hoax<p>Legend says the diver drowned retrieving the pearl. Trapped in a giant <i>Tridacna</i> clam, his body was brought to the surface by his fellow tribesmen in …

Los Angeles

New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

Pollution

Artistic rock design for fireplace - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

25 Stunning Fireplace Ideas to Steal ← Back to article<p>25 Stunning Fireplace Ideas to Steal<p>Artistic rock design for fireplacePreviousNext<p>BACK TO …

These NYC Farms Are Growing More Than Food

Urban farming programs like Green City Force's Urban Farm Corps are giving fresh, healthy foods to New Yorkers who need them most.<p>BROOKLYN, NY — Paul …

California's Trees Are Dying At A Catastrophic Rate

"Everywhere you look there are dead trees."<p>John Muir, naturalist and cofounder of the Sierra Club, wrote of the forests in the Sierra Nevada, "Going to the woods is going home." Unfortunately, since 2014 that home has seen unprecedented levels of tree mortality with as many as 129 million trees …

The Week in Good News: The Boston Marathon, Kendrick Lamar, a Honeybee Delivery

<i>(Want to get The Week in Good News by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there. This feature is meant to send you into the weekend with a smile, or at least a lighter heart.</i><p><i>Here are seven great things we</i> …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

5 Things Die-Hard Bullet Journalers Want to Teach You

I hate to invoke the "two types of people" trope, but I think it rings especially true here. There are two types of people in the world: Bullet …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

How do I know that the usual perception is right, and this is wrong?<p>In the elementary grammar of things, there is no distinction between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’<p>What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, …

Quantum Mechanics

Want more self-reliant, responsible kids? Try Selbständigkeit, the German way.

When journalist Sara Zaske moved to Berlin with her family a few years ago, she noticed something different about German parents. They don't hover. They don't follow their kids on the playground or intervene when they fight. They let them go places on their own and play with knives and matches. …

Parenting

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

Gardening

If you're only growing one type of tomato this year, it should be this

Every spring, home gardeners face the same thorny dilemma: With so many choices and so little space, what tomato should I grow?<p>We asked three garden experts — Scott Daigre of Tomatomania!, Mark Anderson of Farmer Mark certified organic farmer's markets and Yvonne Savio, retired coordinator of Los …

The Inside of This Tiny Cabin Is a Must-See

In the modern world, there are a lot of things we take for granted—like electrical and plumbing systems. You turn the tap, water comes out. You flip …

The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; …

Nutrition

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

Psychedelic Supernova

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

Roy Moore

The Old Way in Canoe Country

When we last caught up with filmmaker Dianne Whelan, she was just completing a summerlong canoe journey on the Lake Superior Water Trail, part of her …

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Quantum Physics

Could this planting scheme transform urban gardens?

As the editor of Gardens Illustrated, Lucy Bellamy is no stranger to providing gardeners with aspirational planting advice. But as someone with a small garden behind a terraced house in a Lincolnshire town, she is all too aware of the limits of a more humble plot. Her book, Brilliant and Wild: A …

Gardening