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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: Plant of the Year revealed

For many years it was always the show gardens that hit the headlines at the Chelsea Flower Show but they came with an uneasy question: How relevant are the show gardens to what we can expect to achieve in our own back gardens across the country?<p>When it comes the plants, the story is very different. …

Welcome to Hillstone, America's Favorite Restaurant

It’s never going to win a James Beard Award. Or try to wow you with its foam experiments or ingredients you’ve never heard of. But it is the best-run, most-loved, relentlessly respected restaurant in America. And, oh yeah, Danny Meyer, David Chang, and Shaq all agree. Welcome to Hillstone.<p>Thanks, …

The 10 best bodyweight exercises for legs

Caitlin CarlsonIf you're looking for a workout that builds muscle and torches fat at the same time, look no further than a well-programmed legs …

Exercise

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

Happiness

The 16 Best Workout Moves To Burn Fat

These moves will absolutely torch your fat.<p>If you're asking around your gym about the best way to work out to burn fat, someone will inevitably point you to an open corner and tell you to do one single move until you drop (and can't jump back up again): Burpees.<p>The full-body exercise might just be …

6 Ways To Keep Your Kitty Pretty

<b>Cameron Diaz</b> recently opened up about her strong feelings about pubic hair. The 41-year-old actress made it perfectly clear that she prefers to keep it <i>au naturel,</i> and doesn't believe in "fads" laser hair removal. She even called her pubic hair a "pretty draping" which adds mystery to her sexual …

Cameron Diaz

Pierre Cardin selling this 'Bubble Palace' for $456 million

Legendary designer Pierre Cardin is selling one of his most unusual fashion statements, his singular home on the French Riviera, Le Palais Bulles …

Answer These Few Questions, Win A Vintage Rolex Explorer

Every now and then, we at HODINKEE take a second to stop, think about where we are as a business, and for whom we work. The last part of that …

The 5 Best Travel Hacks You've Never Heard Before

There are bunches of articles out there about travel hacking with a variety of focuses from saving money to saving space when you pack. While they are all incredibly helpful, I'm not looking to recreate the wheel. I will be the first to admit that, the older I get, the more concerned I become with …

Tesla agrees to buy lithium from Mexican mine for its Gigafactory

Tesla has entered into an agreement to buy lithium from a soon-to-be-built mine in Northern Mexico to supply a key ingredient in the batteries that …

If You Sit at a Computer All Day This Mobility Exercise Will Change Your Life in 30 Seconds

If you're like me, you probably spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.<p>In fact, you probably spend a lot of time in a hunched over position. Whether it's sitting at a desk, in a car, or on the couch, the default position for many people is shoulders forward, hips flexed, back slightly …

Hips

Revealed: the world's most amazing cheese shops - Telegraph

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Red Cross

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

World heritage sites attacked in Yemen's Sanaa

UNESCO has condemned an apparent attack on the Yemeni capital's old quarter that killed five people and destroyed homes in the centuries-old heritage site described as a "jewel" of Islamic culture.<p>Footage of Friday's incident showed crowds gathering the iconic structures in Sanaa's old city, which …

Fitness Truths: the five biggest fitness myths debunked

With so many conflicting ideas about the best way to get fit, lose fat and be strong and healthy, it can be difficult to separate the wood from the trees. To help you in the right direction, here are the five biggest fitness myths debunked.<p><b>1. Eat less to lose weight:</b> This is one of the most hotly …

Listen While You Work: 12 Best Audiobooks & Pandora Stations To Make Housework Fun(ish)

If you're going to devote a bunch of time to Cures, cleaning, clearing clutter, and reorganizing, you might as well be entertained, right? Here are a …

The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America

<i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jeremy</i><p>We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we're the melting pot of …

Florida

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

Hiking

Articles about lovely nyc abodes will give you apartment envy on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>The global coworking movement proves that going to work can be inspiring.<p>Skip Sedona and forget the Grand Canyon? Architect Will Bruder leads us on a journey through slow food …

The Pursuit of Happiness

The tendency to be happy or not is an inherited trait, but the good news is that this is less than half the story. According to a 2012 study of identical and fraternal twins conducted by a team of scientists from top universities around the world, only about a third of our happiness level is …

25 Hotel Hacks From Professional Travelers

There's nobody better than a professional traveler to know how to get great hotel rates, free upgrades, and tweak their rooms to make their stay as …

The Incredible 26-Year Road Trip of German Adventurer Gunther Holtorf

Earlier this year, 76-year-old German adventurer Gunther Holtorf completed a 26-year, 550,000-mile road trip that took him to 179 countries. Holtorf …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

How to Live an Unconventional Life of Travel: Tips to Getting Started

<b>Recently we've received a lot of emails asking us how we financially supported our travels since we decided to take the plunge to live an</b> …

South-east Asia

How Travel Taught Me to Live With Less

In America, we're taught to be consumers. We <i>need</i> new toys, more clothes, extra electronic devices, flashier cars, and bigger TVs.<p>Bigger. Faster. More.<p>We collect and build up this mountain of stuff that consumes our lives. This stuff that we worked so hard to attain eventually becomes burdens in our …

Minimalism

Samsung Gear S Comes With A Curved Display And 3G Connectivity

It’s not just the LG G Watch R which will hit the retail shelves in the coming months, Samsung has introduced another smartwatch dubbed as the Gear …