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20 cruises to the world's most beautiful gardens

My mother blew her Second World War widow’s payment on a holiday to Interlaken, in Switzerland, so she could get away from bomb-blasted London to see gentians, edelweiss and alpine meadows.<p>At the age of 24 she had lost the love of her life and from that day on she found solace in the great outdoors.<p>…

European Travel

10 Easy Pieces: Garden Tuteurs

<i>Tuteur</i> is the French word for “tutor,” and in the garden, tuteurs teach plants valuable lessons. Whether you’re training night-blooming moonflowers …

Landscaping

When a pioneering German architect was shamed by the media and Parliament into leaving India

Escaping Nazi persecution, Otto Koenigsberger moved to India, where he led the nation’s first attempt at prefabricated housing, before it all went …

India

The latest blood pressure guidelines: What they mean for you

Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older people, are now diagnosed with …

Diabetes

The Walled Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat: Pure Serenity In Yangzhou, China

The Walled is a boutique retreat that opened in 2017 in Yangzhou, China. Situated just north of Yangzhou’s Slender West Lake, a tranquil national park, many Chinese and international tourists come to the area to witness the myriad of man-made lakes. Now, though, they’re coming to see more than just …

Architecture

IIFA 2018: Here’re lesser known architectural gems of Bangkok you must check out

Bangkok — the capital of Thailand and also the party, drinking and shopping destination of choice in Asia for scores of tourists. While first timers …

Thailand

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort / onion

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort has a panoramic view of Chaweng Beach on Thailand’s third largest …

Swimming Pools

Doot Doot Doot restaurant review - Melbourne, Australia

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Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italy

How L.A. is beating the heat with white-painted streets

Los Angeles is a strange place. For most first-time visitors, particularly those fleeing parts of the country where the winters are frigid and …

How to Grow Plants from Cuttings

Grow. Food. Anywhere. (Hardie Grant, 2018) <i>by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon goes through every fruit and veggie you can think of, giving you</i> …

These top architects are building the coolest cities of the future

Charles Renfro | Diller Scofidio + Renfro<p>The Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed High Line altered New York, drawing art and commerce to those formerly …

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018: All the gardens, in pictures

Michael Portillo discovers India's most beautiful train journeys – and for once feels understated in his attire

When it comes to dressing flamboyantly, it is not often that Michael Portillo feels he’s in danger of being upstaged. And yet there were times during the filming of his latest series based on train journeys – this time around India – when the man noted for his lime green jackets, pink shirts, and …

11 of the Best Designed Boutique Hotels in Paris

Ah, the boutique hotels of Paris! Housed in characterful historic buildings across the city’s most alluring neighborhoods, they are veritable design …

France

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Svart, a gorgeous hotel by Snøhetta, will meet the world's toughest energy standard

<b>PassiveHouse is for wimps; the Powerhouse standard is crazy tough. And these Norwegians do it in the dark.</b><p>The Norwegian Powerhouse energy standard …

Photo Gallery: 13 Stunning Pictures of Kathmandu in Nepal

Thamel Street Scene<p>These Kathmandu photos reveal a fascinating old city, and surrounding villages, steeped in history.<p><b>Read more about the top things</b> …

Kathmandu

The ultimate guide to Bangkok’s coolest neighborhood

Call it Bangkok’s Lower East Side. Home to Thai celebrities, VIPs, Japanese businessmen and sophisticated expats, the district has more recently …

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

Exercise

Making Sense of iCloud: A Complete Guide to Apple’s Cloud Services

I’ve been using iCloud for years and it’s become essential to how I store photos and documents, send emails, and sync and backup my devices. However, …

iCloud

London’s best garden centres and plant shops

1<p>Attractions, Garden centres and nurseries<p>Alexandra Nurseries<p>Local values, sustainability and the gentle spread of nature are the goals at the heart …

England

Two Weeks in Japan: A Detailed Itinerary

During our two weeks in Japan we experienced as much as possible of what the country has to offer. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the wooden …

Japan

The 10 Most Impressive Buildings in Tokyo

The world of Japanese architecture is fiercely competitive in every category, from the tallest to the oldest, to the most innovative to the most …

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

<i>Credit: Bored Panda</i><p>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford to holiday in one of these locations, however …

The year's most innovative architectural concepts revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> A wooden tower in Nigeria, a community food center in Hawaii and a hydroelectric canal in Boston have been named among the most innovative architectural proposals of the year.<p>They join eight other winning projects in a new prize recognizing the biggest challenges facing architects over the …

Hydroelectric Power

14 of the most beautiful public spaces in the world, according to urban designers

Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.<p><i>Chicago Mile</i><p>'It was clearly a game-changer, not only for Chicago and the real estate that surrounds the park, …

Urbanism

Happy Birthday, Fridtjof Nansen, a pioneer of Passive House

The Google doodle today celebrates the 156th birthday of Fridtjof Nansen, the Norwegian explorer who never quite made it to the North Pole, but from …