James Murrell

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Madame Ching pays tribute to Cantonese roasts while reinterpreting familiar flavours

The latest addition to the Star Street neighbourhood, Pirata Group’s modern Chinese restaurant and roast house - Madame Ching - pays tribute to …

Hong Kong

A Zen Buddhist monk’s simple guide to clean spaces and tidy minds

You are cordially invited to <i>the</i> most important event of the season: A cleanup.<p>Tidying spaces is a great way to create order at work, at home, and in your head, and you needn’t do it alone, according to the Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto. In his self-help book, <i>A Monk’s Guide to a Clean</i> …

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

Resilience is the new happiness

Happiness is a serious business. Inspired by the positive psychology movement, corporations hold positions for “chief fun officers” and esteemed institutions like Stanford and Yale offer classes on happiness. But this infatuation with good times is only creating confusion about what it means to …

7 Ways to Harness Your Neuroplasticity

Modern neuroscience has discovered some effective ways you can remodel your brain through simple lifestyle changes. In part 1 of this blog, we …

The Brain

Your Brain's Remarkable Neuroplasticity

The 3 pounds of grey matter between your ears is the most complex system in the known universe. The field of neuroscience has gone through a …

Brainwaves

The 10 Best Poems According to a Professor Who Teaches the Best 100

The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman<p>A.E. Housman<p>If there is one poem on this list that you should memorize, it’s this one. A.E. Housman, pessimist, classicist and connoisseur of melancholy, was also one the greatest formal masters of his age. The elements he employs here are deceptively familiar: …

Literature

Watercolor Tutorial - Negative Painting in Watercolour - A 'How to' by Tim Wilmot #37

I’m rather late for this one. A little like the white rabbit but I have arrived! ‘St Ives Morning’ by Watercolour artist by Jan Dickers. Peaceful and tranquil. I like this one. https://t.co/uDmf1HYXNi

Stunning Seaside Murals by Street Artist Sean Yoro aka HULA in Hawaii

Hawaiian surfer Sean Yoro aka Hula combines his love of surfing and his artistic talent, creating hyperrealistic portraits of bathing women at …

Murals

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

Beloved princes: Boys become Buddhist novices in Thailand

MAE HONG SON, Thailand (Reuters) - Golden umbrellas draped in beads and flowers provide shade for boys as young as seven riding on their fathers' shoulders in a procession through the mountain town of Mae Hong Son on Thailand's northern border.<p>Dressed in clothes dominated by neon pinks and greens …

5 Watercolor Techniques You Can Learn from Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, J.M.W. Turner and Other Famous Watercolor Artists

Learn the watercolor techniques—for composition, design elements and focal point—of five famous watercolor artists: Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, …

The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

YouTubers turn car into the world's biggest mouse

A YouTuber turned a small car into a massive mouse, and now we want to use it to play all the games.<p>The car is “Cheese Louise,” a canary-yellow Comuta-Car — an electric car from the 80s which looks like a sentient, upside-down garbage skip. Louise is owned by Simone Giertz, who you might remember …

Electric Vehicles

The Beautiful, Forgotten Color Language Of 19th-Century Naturalists

Veinous Blood Red. Broccoli Brown. Smoke Grey.<p>Color swatches seem like a modern invention. Pantone, for instance, is tied up with the emerging post-World War II economy that needed to standardize colors in products and print media around the world. Paint companies, using carefully standardized …

These War Veterans Have the Sweetest 25-Year-Long Love Story

When Gerard "Jerry" Nadeau, 72, and John Banvard, 100, moved into a veterans' home in Chula Vista, California, back in 2010, people there were curious about what kind of relationship they had. They shared their story in a segment on NPR's Morning Edition as part of StoryCorps, which allows people …

Unseen 1960s Photos of London’s East End

A hidden archive of glorious Kodachrome, rediscovered.<p>We don’t know a whole lot about the life of the amateur photographer David Granick.<p>We know he …

Blockchain Consensus Requires Evolutionary Change

Blockchain has long been resonating beyond the walls of the software industry. Every day, messages circulate about the development of the Bitcoin price index, while startups are competing to create the next earth-shattering business model based on this technology.<p>Yet what do we really understand …

Price Index

What happened when 100 cameras were handed out to homeless people in London

According to Shelter, 170,000 people in London are homeless right now.<p><i>170,000</i>. It’s absurd, isn’t it? It’s baffling that we call ourselves a decent …

England

Wim Wenders on his Polaroids – and why photography is now over

Vigils for John Lennon, road trips with Annie Leibovitz, portraits of Dennis Hopper … Wim Wenders took thousands of Polaroids while making his classic films. He shares the stories behind them<p>Wim Wenders reckons he took more than 12,000 Polaroids between 1973 and 1983, when his career as a …

6 essential libraries for every Python developer

Python has seen wide adoption across industries and disciplines by dint of being easy to work with. But it has also been aided by a wealth of …

How banks are coping with New York’s cybersecurity rules

Theodore Tomita has plenty to say about the New York State Department of Financial Services’ new cybersecurity rule, which began to take effect last …

Authentication

South African Grilled Cheese (Braaibroodjie)

In Cape Town, summer means braai—the unifying tradition of good, old-fashioned, gather-round-the-fire barbecue<p>Prepare a grill or grill pan to …

The South African Art of Braai

In Cape Town, summer means braai—the unifying tradition of good, old-fashioned, gather-round-the-fire barbecue<p>First a coincidence: 1.8 million years …

South Africa

Brine of the Times

Pickles make us human. That may sound a little overzealous, but we're not ashamed. We're totally obsessed with all things pickle. And we're not …

9 Things All Great Cooks Do in the Kitchen

Becoming a professional chef takes years of learning and refining techniques, and for those who love to cook as a hobby, your skills improve with …

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters

Practice accepting anxiety rather than suppressing it.<p>What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping …