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Five Easy Yoga Poses That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks

Tired of halfhearted toe-touches? Try these movements instead.<p>The fundamental problem with stretching is that it is as critical to good health and injury prevention as it is painfully boring to actually <i>do</i>. Especially for those who are short on time, the banality of it all—a few halfhearted toe …

Yoga

16 spectacular salvias to grow

Salvias really earn their keep in the garden. The great range of colours and forms makes them indispensable border plants, while the nectar-rich …

Hardy

Plants for a north-facing border

North-facing borders are in shade for much of the day, providing the ideal conditions for a variety of shade-loving plants.<p>Advertisement<p>With the …

Gardening

Quasi-dorms for adults gain popularity as an affordable option in booming cities

Let’s play a game of “would you rather.” You can’t afford to rent an apartment in the booming city where you work. Would you rather sacrifice urban …

In California, Momentum Builds for Radical Action on Housing

The origins of and potential solutions to California’s housing crisis, explained.<p>Cities around the world are dealing with severe housing shortages and inflated housing costs. But nowhere is housing such a potent political issue as in California, whose unique geography, state policies, and activist …

Housing

Seeding success: here are 10 tips to get your garden going

If I had a euro for every time I’ve been asked to share the secrets of raising plants from seed, I’d be. . ...

Ferns | Magical shade loving ancients

There is something truly magical about the thought that the plant for this week’s column was around when the dinosaurs were. In fact, the oldest fern …

Gardening
Gardening

The crane mutiny: how Sydney's apartment boom spun out of control

Building apartments along transport routes in Sydney was meant to create a more sustainable city. But only developers seem happy with the results<p>Across the road, a giant crane has been working on a new block of apartments on the site of a former service station. Another is going up down the road, …

Urban Design

Four Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Kids In 2018

Permission given by Deposit Photos<p>Cooking Together can be Great Fun<p>It can be hard as a busy parent to find slots for some quality time with the kids, …

Kids

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea

<i>Fight off the viruses with this Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea! Freshly brewed cup of turmeric tea will help you stay healthy during cold winter months.</i><p>…

Alternative Medicine

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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Classics Mega Mix. X

Our best-ever Christmas dinner menus: traditional

There’s a reason the classic Christmas dinner has stood the test of time all these years – it’s damn tasty. Make this year’s feast the best yet with …

Meera Sodha's Mum's Chicken Curry Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> "I left Lincolnshire at the age of 18 to go to university in London. Secretly …

10 Low Maintenance Houseplants for Black-Thumb Gardeners - Quiet Corner

Don’t worry, gardening doesn’t come easy to everyone. If you’ve managed to kill every plant that has crossed your path, this post is for …

8 Braising Recipes to Heat Up Your House This Weekend

When temperatures are in the 20s and below, it's time to break out the Dutch oven for low-and-slow cooking.<p>Even though my Le Creuset Dutch oven takes up permanent residence on top of my stove, I don't start braising until it gets frigid outside. And with highs in the 30s this weekend, the time is …

Cooking

It’s time for an autumn reshuffle in your borders

Why cyclamen are the best choice for winter colour

Lamb Biryani Recipe - Great British Chefs

Colin McGurran serves up a stunning lamb biryani recipe – a celebratory Indian dish that makes the most of an aromatic host of spices. As it's such a …

Want your child to learn STEM skills? Check out these robot kits for kids

You say you’re a parent or teacher investigating robot kits for children? And you don’t want a simple solution with a single purpose: you want the …

Lego

Faster Growth Begins With a Land Tax in U.S. Cities

This would lower land costs, encouraging affordable housing and more density.<p>Lots of progressives are starting to focus on the problem of expensive cities. Lack of affordable housing is crowding poor and working-class Americans out of the country’s most productive metropolitan areas, a phenomenon …

To This Day

Sweet potato mash with bacon lardons, fried egg and parsley pesto recipe

Team mashed sweet potato with home-made parsley and walnut pesto - topped with a fried egg<p>SERVES<p><i>2</i><p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 large sweet potatoes (or 4 smaller ones)<br>• 75-100g (2¾-3½oz) bacon lardons<br>• 15g (½oz) butter<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• a little olive oil for frying the eggs<p><b>For the pesto:</b><p>40g (1½oz) flat-leaf parsley leaves …

ADHOC's la géode in montreal includes a courtyard for housing optimization and fluidness

<b>ADHOC architects is proud to present the recently completed project ‘la géode’, realized in collaboration with the young promoters of knightsbridge.</b> …

Here Are the 8 Things You Should Seek Out During Berlin Art Week 2017

Art Guides<p>From Chris Dercon's season opening at the Volksbühne to a Harun Farocki retrospective, Berlin's fall art season has a lot to offer.<p>,<p>The …

Germany

Berlin's closed, creepy and amazing airport

Once one of the largest buildings in the world, the terminal at Berlin's former Tempelhof Airport played many roles in history, from symbol of Nazi power to vital link in the Berlin Airlift.<p>With two currently serving the city and another forever under construction, Berlin is not short on airports. …

Germany