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Tom Watson: how I lost seven stone and reversed my type 2 diabetes

Earlier this year, one of Tom Watson’s local Labour party members emptied out his wardrobe and donated a load of clothes to the deputy leader so he would have something to wear for prime minister’s questions the following week. The keen-eyed member had noticed that Watson, who at his heaviest …

Diabetes

22 things to do in your garden in September

August was hot and muggy. September is usually roasting hot, sometimes with a thunderstorm or two. With water usage likely to be at peak demand this month, manage garden irrigation carefully. Here are 22 other gardening tasks to attend to this month:<p><b>1.</b> Water ornamental plants deeply; run the water …

Gardening

What Makes A Human Brain Unique? A Newly Discovered Neuron May Be A Clue

Scientists have taken another step toward understanding what makes the human brain unique.<p>An international team has identified a kind of brain cell that exists in people but not mice, the team reported Monday in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience.</i><p>"This particular type of cell had properties that had …

Mental Disorders

Fast-growing plants for screens

If you need to create privacy from neighbours, mask an ugly view, create natural divisions in your garden, or create a feeling of enclosure around a …

New revolutionary tool to help children with autism

A Perth based company has developed a revolutionary tool for children with autism to improve their social interaction.<p>Mente Autism, which is powered …

The One Tea You Should Have With Breakfast If You Want To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink, for both health and weight loss benefits. While it’s true that most teas pack in an …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Genius Garden Ideas: 10 Landscapes with Olive Trees

If you live in a climate warm enough to make an olive tree happy, consider your landscape dilemma solved. One olive tree, dramatically situated, is …

Pret a Porto: Portugal’s second city is ready for the limelight

Something odd is happening in Porto’s most famous bookshop. We arrive in the middle of the morning, after a leisurely breakfast of coffee and custard-filled pastéis de nata. The queue to get inside runs around the next block. At the ticket office, where access to the bookshop can be achieved by …

Portugal

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

10 Seriously Useful Gardening Tips Every Beginner Needs to Know

Gardening is more rewarding when your efforts meet with success. These gardening tips will help make that happen.<p>This is another way of saying don’t …

Why your earliest memory may be a lie, according to scientists

Your earliest memory may be a lie, scientists have concluded, after finding nearly 40 per cent of people recall events that they could not possible remember.<p>Academics at City, University of London have carried out one of the largest surveys of early memories ever conducted and discovered a large …

Trial shows hope for possible autism drug suramin

The CDC estimates that one in 68 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum and there are currently no FDA-approved treatments.<p>Some of …

Gardening 101: Olive Tree

Olive Tree, <i>Olea europaea:</i> “The Beauty of Age”<p>By planting an olive tree on top of a hill in ancient Greece, the goddess Athena got a city named after …

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

6 gardening tips you'll wish you'd known all along

When the weather gets warm, we all want to flock outside and enjoy our outdoor spaces. If your garden is more weeds than flowers, or you feel cursed with a black thumb, hope is not all lost.<p>This is gardening week, and we're tackling everything you need to know about planting, watering, maintaining …

Gardening

4 ways to get your plants to water themselves

Keep your plants healthy while you're away with these methods.

How to grow a mini herb garden (and save money)

Adding pops of flavor to your food is all about using fresh herbs. And what better way to add fresh flavor to dishes (and save money) than with your own herb garden?<p>It's not as hard as it sounds. All you need are the right pots, materials and a plan. So whether you're a home cook or a serious …

11 ways to support a mum whose child has autism

Autism is not rare - around one in a hundred children in the UK are diagnosed each year (one in 68 boys in the US). So the chances are that you will …

Dr. Temple Grandin on how minds work

Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed as brain-damaged at age two. Her mother Anna steadfastly pursued ways to understand her daughter’s condition and …

Everything You Need to Know About Composting

Composting is good for lots of reasons. Many gardeners believe that utilizing compost is an integral part of creating a healthier garden ecosystem.

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Houseplants

Scientists Just Found a Fundamental Part of What Makes Your Brain Cells So 'Plastic'

"If something goes up, something must go down."<p>It's no secret that our brains are exceptionally flexible and can adapt to new situations. Whether …

Why do some people with autism have restricted interests and repetitive movements?

As a society, we’ve come a long way in our understanding of the challenges people with autism face with social communication. But there is a large …

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

All of these pantry ingredients help your garden grow.<p><b>Make flowers bloom like crazy with baking soda</b><p>If there were an award for most versatile of …

Scientists narrow down the startling risk factors that can cause autism

Amidst the media hubbub of the new presidential administration, autism was back in the news. Well-known vaccine skeptic Andrew Wakefield attended one …

What Is the Difference Between the Keto Diet and the Atkins Diet? - Chowhound

Now that grilling season has kicked off, the idea of eating an unlimited amount of barbecue sounds like a dream. I mean, who wouldn’t want to pile up …

Plants and Tips to Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

What Should I Plant to Attract Bees?<p>The first step is to choose plants for your garden that attract bees and plant them in a sunny spot. There are so …

Off the Beaten Track: Foz do Duoro, Porto

People go to Foz to relax. It's all about the beach and the beach bars.' Twenty minutes outside Porto, Foz do Douro is the chilled-out beach town …

European Travel