Kiran Guruswamy

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Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Study Skills

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

India’s Best Palace Hotels

Overlooking mirror-like lakes and sun-drenched sand dunes, India’s palace hotels will make even the most humble traveler feel like a sultan. From …

Taj Mahal

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

Our most read today - brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes: http://gu.com/p/3j4dg/tw Don McPhee for the Guardian

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

Interior Design

Start schooling later than age five, say experts

Formal schooling should be delayed until the age of six or seven because early education is causing “profound damage” to children, an influential lobby of almost 130 experts warns.<p>Traditional lessons should be put on hold for up to two years amid fears that successive governments have promoted a …

Pocket money tales: 'My son called me a disgrace for giving him only £5,000 on his 18th birthday'

Sarah, 42, and her husband, 47, work in the public sector and have a household income of £75,000. They have a nine-year-old daughter<p>We started giving our daughter 50p a week in pocket money two years ago when she was seven years old, because we found out all her classmates were getting an …

Your Iceland Photos

World's best outdoor swimming pools – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/jul/25/worlds-best-outdoor-pools-in-pictures<p>720<p>Our feature on 10 of the world's best swimming pools, …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

How two Iranian brothers created one of the world's first travel documentaries

Travel writer Kevin Rushby on the Omidvar brothers' significance<p>It would take a brave soul to set out today on a 10-year journey around the world on …