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Announcing Our New Design Guide to Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are the unsung heroes in many a landscape. On a slope, they prevent erosion, control rainwater runoff, and create terraced levels for …

Landscaping

10 great long-distance cycle routes in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Passau, Germany, to Vienna<p>For a one-week first cycle tour, I’d recommend flying to Linz then catching the train over the German border to Passau, a beautiful city where the rivers Inn, Danube and Ils meet. Rent bikes from Matthias Drasch at Fahrrad-Klinik and pedal off along …

Cycling

Smoked Prime Rib

In my humble opinion, the only thing better than roasted prime rib is smoked prime rib. The seductive flavor of the wood smoke and spice mingles with …

Cooking

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

"This is a very quick, easy, and tasty version of the national dish of the UK! Try it once and you'll make it time and again. Serve over basmati …

Recipes

Google will soon let teachers lock student Chromebook screens during quizzes

Google today announced a series of updates for educators using its solutions, including the power to make quizzes in Google Classroom and a new lock mode feature with Google Forms that allows teachers to disable navigation away from an assignment.<p>The Classwork page on Google Classroom lets teachers …

Education Technology

The Best Sofrito to Use in Your Next Paella

There are a lot of reasons to keep a stash of sofrito on hand, but I'm going to focus on one. Having great sofrito means you're on the fast track to …

Cooking

21 Things That Will be Obsolete in 2020

By Shelly Blake-Plock<p><b>1. DESKS</b><br>The 21st century does not fit neatly into rows. Neither should your students. Allow the network-based concepts of flow, …

Pedagogy

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Archaeology

Woman's Powerful Infertility Illustrations Prove Just How Hurtful the Rest of Us Can Be Without Realizing

Christine McDonough's decision to sketch the raw emotions that have bubbled up during her infertility journey was an impulsive one.<p>"I draw what comes to me in the moment," she told POPSUGAR of the black-and-white cartoons that fill her popular Instagram account, Infertility Illustrated. "Everything …

Indoor Physical Activities for Toddlers

Toddlers are known for being an active bunch! And parents can feel like they are short on ideas when it comes to toddler activities. What’s more, …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Are you forgetting about one of your most valuable assets in life?<p>Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many …

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

Kids

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

This is the best time to put your children to bed according to their age

As wonderful and joyful parenthood is, the role can be a stealer of sleep.<p>Getting your little one to settle down for the night can often be a …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Self-improvement

9 Best Engineering & Inventors Books For Children | Fatherly

Toys that purport to teach STEM skills are all the rage, but plopping a box in front of a child is just as likely to teach them how to lose a bunch …

Books

Off-Season Road Trip Through France: What Not to Do

<i>There is a really good chance that this post contains affiliate links. If you click one of them, we may receive a small commission (for which we are</i> …

France

The 10 Best Day Trips to Take in France

There is no shortage of revelatory cultural, gastronomic, and outdoor experiences to be had throughout France—and many of them are within close proximity to some of the country’s leading destinations. From Roman-era villages to mountain-like sand dunes, here are ten of our favorite day trips.

France

33 Delicious Recipes That You Need For Your Next Trip To Trader Joe's

Why do other grocery stores even bother existing?

The Great British Baking Show's Paul Hollywood shares his Victoria Sponge recipe

Every once in a while we want to do more than just salivate while watching <i>The Great British Baking Show</i> — we want to taste those treats for real! So …

10 Ways To Raise A Kid Who Can Handle Money (And Isn't An Entitled Jerk)

In Beth Kobliner’s excellent book “Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not),” many readers are taken aback to learn that financial literacy starts as young as age three. What’s more, your child’s basic money habits are formed by age seven. <i>If only I had read this when my kids were toddlers</i> …

Personal Finance

How to raise brilliant children, according to science

Parents receive a lot of mixed messages surrounding how best to bring up their children.<p>How strict should you be? Should you be more of a friend or …

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

From three-Michelin-star tasting menus to casual wine bars<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new restaurants by talented young chefs from all over the world, plus an inventive …

France

How to raise your children to love maths even if you don’t

It’s undeniable that maths skills are useful in adult life - whether you need to calculate a percentage increase or simply need to pass a numeracy …

10 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in Life

It takes a village to raise an intelligent child.<p>There's a saying that children are the future. If you're a parent, or are considering becoming a parent sometime in the future, you should give some thought to how you would raise your offspring to become the most successful that they can.<p>With my …

hardworking

Where to Eat in Saint-Henri, Montreal's New Restaurant Row

Like many burgeoning neighborhoods, row house–lined Saint-Henri by the Lachine Canal in Montreal has long straddled the line between getting there …

Here are the Top 37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old | HelloCare

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say, and oftentimes it can lead to regret.<p>Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, and there …

Why You Should Spend Your Money, Not Just Sock It Away

At first, it seems kind of weird that a financial planner should urge you to “just spend the money,” but that’s what I like about author and …

Personal Finance

A Guide to Visiting the Hawaiian Islands

It's not just about the white sand beaches and luaus.<p>Few places on Earth more clearly embody the spirit of paradise than Hawaii, which is famous for …

New York City