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When It Comes to Wine Glasses, Size and Shape Matter

A spiffy new camera set-up devised by scientists in Japan indicates that glass shape–just like the wine snobs have been telling us all along–affects the flavor of wine.<p>In a recent study, Kohji Mitsubayashi and colleagues at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University topped wine-filled glasses with a …

15 Pitcher-Perfect Cocktails For Breezy Bartending Duty

Cocktails taste better when they're enjoyed with good company, but rather than craft a bunch of different beverages (I mean, who really wants to be stuck with bartending duty all party long?), make pitcher drinks like sangria, margaritas, and punch. All you have to do is make a large batch, and …

National Geographic Travel

Step Inside The 10 Best Green Buildings of 2015

A few solar panels don’t impress anyone anymore.<p>When the American Institute of Architects first started handing out annual awards for sustainable architecture 19 years ago, green buildings were still somewhat rare.<p>Now, the opposite is true: Most new architecture contains at least some sustainable …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

Breakfast

9 Smoothies That Fight Stress

This walnut, coconut, banana, pineapple, and mango concoction is so thick, you need a spoon to eat it!<p>Who needs a birthday cake when you have a walnut, carrot, avocado, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg, bee pollen, and almond milk smoothie to celebrate?<p>This walnut, banana, spinach, almond milk, …

How Working Out Might Affect Your Boobs—in a Good Way

A majority—52 percent—of the women reported experiencing breast pain. Interestingly, women with higher activity and fitness levels were actually less likely to experience it. Researchers found strong correlations between breast pain and women with larger cup sizes, older age, and lower activity …

Exercise

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Gray Gardens: A Visit to San Francisco’s Foggiest Backyard

In the years since the General Store SF opened near a surfer’s beach in San Francisco’s foggy Outer Sunset neighborhood, it has been notable for its …

5 Glasses Every Wine Lover Should Own

Minnie Dee, sommelier at NYC's first fully functioning winery City Winery, breaks down the glasses every wannabe wine connoisseur should invest in.<p><b>Bordeaux:</b> This wine calls for a broad rim glass bowl, created for a fuller bodied wine such as a Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel or Malbec. The …

How to Cultivate a Wildlife Habitat in Your Outdoor Area

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>You don't have to travel far or trek over dangerous landscapes to experience the fauna of the natural world. The …

Wildlife

National Geographic Travel

The Smallest Homes Money Can Buy

Minimalist living at its finest.<p>These minimalist houses might make you act on your dream of living with less stuff. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

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How to create a perfect vineyard: buy a GPS and cultivate your skills in 'precision viticulture'

UK winegrowers are fast becoming serious contenders in the world's sparkling wine market and are now using hi-tech gadgets to try to get an edge on their competitors and produce the perfect crop<p>It's a beautiful summer's afternoon as I arrive at the Chapel Down winery in Tenterden, Kent. Fortunately …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

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Articles about 8 tactics renovating small space on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, …

Small Spaces

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

Top Pin of the Day: An Outdoor Shower in Kenya

Today's top pin is an outdoor shower with a gorgeous view\. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In an open-air house in Kenya designed by Suzanne Kasler, more thatch overhangs the curvaceous, open-air shower-with-a-view.<p>Pin it now.<p>Tour the open-air house in Kenya.

How to Hull Strawberries, 2 Ways

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Waste not, want not -- here's how to quickly hull strawberries.</i><p>Strawberries are the prize of summer; we buy them with grand visions of sweet cakes, …

Everything You Know About Breakfast Is Wrong

Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day if you do it right. And weight loss advice has always encouraged eating breakfast for …

Holistic Medicine

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Food Systems?

About twelve thousand years ago, humans hit on a bright idea. Why not grow food in our backyards instead of having to go look for it every time our …

DIY: Gift Wrapping Supplies from a Surprising Source

We know that it’s what inside that really counts, but we can’t help ourselves: we like the outside of the gifts we give to look as pretty as the …

Object of Desire: Basket Weave Concrete Plant Pots

I have no trouble falling in love with plants—I bring so many home, like strays, that my family had to put a cap on it: five a month. But pots and …

The 16 best Christmas books for gardeners

Our gardening writers pick the best books to give to green-fingered friends and family this Christmas<p>In this world of new media, there’s still nothing that beats a book at Christmas – or any time. Our choices, for you to give with love, come from a bumper crop of gorgeous tomes. Some are out of …