Kathy Marchioro

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16 of Montreal’s Most Iconic Dishes

Montreal’s culinary scene has a number of well-known icons: dishes like smoked meat sandwiches, bagels, and poutine, the sorts of things tourists won’t leave the city without trying.<p>But alongside them are the imports, foods from different cultures (French, Haitian, Portuguese), which have all …

9 Secrets of a Productive Morning Routine | Inc.com

Productivity is a hot topic right now. We're all looking for productivity hacks to help us become more efficient with the limited time and energy we have available to us. But is there anything we can do first thing in the morning--before the workday even officially starts--to become more energetic, …

7 Easy Exercises for Better Balance

With you exercise, you may focus on how certain regimens will improve your strength, help you lose weight, or even make you more flexible. Or maybe …

New “camouflage” seeks to make you unrecognizable to facial-recognition technology

Cameras are everywhere. In London, one of the world’s most heavily monitored cities, nearly half a million of them comprise part of the “ring of steel” system that surveils much of the city.<p>Privacy advocates worry scenarios like this and advancing face-recognition technology could soon allow a …

How Liquid Chlorophyll Can Improve Skin

A couple of years ago, I was reading one of those beauty sites on which some of the world's coolest women talk at length about their lives in terms of health and beauty—the products they've grown up using, the ones they've recently discovered, the routines they've come to rely on. One particular …

Skin Care

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Goalpost Stretch<p>Meg Plotsky<p>When your shoulders are rounded, the front of your chest collapses inward. This stretch opens up those chest muscles and "re-sets" your shoulders so they're in their natural position, says Plotsky.<p><b>How-to:</b> Grab a yoga strap, jump rope, or belt, and come to a comfortable …

Yoga

Hardscaping 101: Metal Landscape Edging

Metal landscape edging is the little black dress of a garden: elegant, strong yet understated, tailored and timeless. A long-time design secret of …

A Healthy Garden With Half the Work

Gardening season is almost upon us, but if you're dreading the thought of weekends spent mowing, pruning, and weeding, we've got some ideas to help you get the most from your greenery for less work.<p>Gardening season is almost upon us, but if you're dreading the thought of weekends spent mowing, …

Gardening

I’LL NEVER GROW TOMATOES ANY OTHER WAY THAN THIS.

Dear Florida Weave, You suck. Dear Tomato Cage, You suck. Dear Weird Spiraly Wire thing, You super-suck. Dear String Method, I love you with all of …

The World's 2nd-Smartest Man Reveals The 'Brain Drugs' That He Thinks Make Him Smarter

The regimen, he says, makes his brain "work better." If you prevent age-related cognitive decline, then "that's sort of like being smarter."<p>Rosner has an IQ of 192, compared with the average IQ of 100, as ranked by intelligence tests on this list kept by the World Genius Directory.<p>The health nut …

Beyond organic at Miracle Farms in St-Anicet: Permaculture transforms an apple orchard into an oasis

When biologist Stefan Sobkowiak took over the orchard in St-Anicet in 1993, there were very few birds.<p>His commercial apple orchard in the Montérégie …

The 6 Foods You Need To Clear Brain Fog & Boost Energy

What is your go-to pick-me-up when you are feeling tired and unfocused?<p>Coffee, tea, an energy drink?<p>As it turns out, your brain may be asking not for …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Android/iOS: …

Apps

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Hardscaping 101: Tree Beds

Sometimes the neglected patch of dirt surrounding a street tree is all the dirt you have. Some city gardeners have backyards and front gardens, but …

Gardening

Can HGH Really Help You Grow Muscle, Burn Fat, and Delay Aging?

A look inside the black market of human growth hormone. Does it live up to its claims?<p>When rumors swirled last December that Peyton Manning had taken human growth hormone to recover from injury, most guys had two thoughts:<p>“Peyton, a cheater? Say it ain’t so!”<br>• “Damn, maybe I need to get some.”<p>Manning …

Here's Why Apple Is Bringing Meditation To Your Wrist

Breathe, an app coming soon to the Apple Watch, is designed to help you chill out. But so far there’s little evidence that “mindfulness” apps have health benefits.<p>Apple wants you to take a deep breath, savor the moment, and slowly let it go. Preferably while wearing an Apple Watch.<p>Last week, Apple …

8 Simple Steps You Can Take Toward a Smarter, Healthier Brain

Be choosy about what you read.<p><i>What steps should I take if I want to develop my brain to the maximum? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Diane Shatto on Quora:</b><p>Self-discipline is the key. Here …

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

<i>By Kathleen Mulpeter</i><p>If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health.<p>"We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false," says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary …

Struggling with Social Anxiety? Try Shrooms.

Tell your weird college nephew about this new study<p>Being excluded from a group of people is a universally shitty feeling.<p>So let's relive it!<p>Right now!<p>Imagine you're throwing a football around on a beach. As the ball gets lobbed back and forth around the circle, you receive fewer and fewer passes. …

The Fun Continues

Work on the front garden continues between rainstorms. I thought I'd provide an update, although I'm far from done with planting (and don't expect …

DIY naturally antibacterial all-purpose cleaner

A few years ago I started swapping out my all-purpose counter cleaners for natural ones. Then I turned into the gal hauling gallons of distilled …

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Flurries of tiny gnats can be irritating during outdoor activities, and fruit flies swarming around produce may contaminate that food. Some gnats even sting. Although insecticide sprays work, gnats and fruit flies return when the insecticide danger is gone. A longer term approach may be to make …

Cucumber Trellises for the Farm

As you all know, I am a very serious gardener, and am always interested in learning new ways to improve the productivity of the gardens at my farm. During one of my trips to Maine last year, while visiting the Rockefeller Gardens, I saw some beautiful trellises made specifically for the cucumber …

11 Recipes That Make Preserved Lemons Worth Buying

Love preserved lemons but aren't sure how to use them? Let these 11 recipes lead the way.<p><b>Preserved lemons are essential to North African kitchens</b>, where they're used to add brightness, salt, and depth to tagines and stews, dressings and sauces, and countless other dishes. But they can also inspire …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

11 apps you should use every day

There are 1.5 million apps in Apple's App Store.REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach<p>Over the last few years, the smartphone has become so much more than a device we use to call people and send text messages.<p>But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in …