Tammy Campoverde

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Why Your Compost May Seem Like a Mess

By now, many of us have clicked on that composting is a huge green plus for our list of good global deeds and environmental righteousness. Not only …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

9to5Rewards: Twelve South Action Sleeve for Apple Watch [Giveaway]

This week’s 9to5Rewards comes from Twelve South, who is partnering with us to give away two of its new ActionSleeve Armbands for Apple Watch.<p>Twelve South’s unique ActionSleeve Armband moves your Apple Watch off the wrist to your bicep, while still enabling all of the same fitness tracking features. …

Next level poke cake

Points to remember:<p>Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.<br>• Whisk together <b>150ml vegetable oil</b>, <b>200g golden caster sugar</b>, <b>3 eggs</b>, <b>200g self-raising flour</b>, <b>½ tsp</b> …

Use Your Grill for Smoky Pineapple, Never Look Back

All you need is some indirect heat.<p>“Well, why not?” That’s what chef <b>Carrie Blease</b> says when I ask her how whole smoked pineapple ended up on the menu at Lord Stanley, the veggie-centric San Francisco restaurant she runs with her husband and co-chef <b>Rupert Blease</b>.<p>Once they got their hands on a Big …

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Finding ants in your compost is not always a bad thing. Ants are beneficial to the composting process because they bring fungi and other organisms into the pile and can make the compost rich in phosphorus and potassium. However, while they do help the compost along, a pile that is overrun by ants …

Composting

Here's What's Really Holding Virtual Reality Back

Virtual reality has much potential, but it has to overcome a few crucial challenges to go mainstream.<p>The virtual reality (VR) market, which is …

10 Perennials That Thrive in Full Sun

If you have dry, sunny areas on your property and wish to grow plants there, you need to select full-sun plants that are known for their …

Ground Covers that Replace Grass and Take Foot Traffic

Grass is a great ground cover. Yet, grass replacements are widely sought for a number of reasons—not least among them the fact that some low-growing …

Lawn Mowing

The 21-Day Kettlebell Challenge: Day 12

Every day I am posting the challenge and adding general training tips and motivational advice. If you're just learning about the challenge, you can …

Transform Angel Food Cake With Toasted Sugar

Last week, I got to attend the James Beard Foundation Media Awards as a guest. I'd been nominated for an article about my favorite thing in the universe: toasted sugar. If you're not familiar with my technique, it's a way to make granulated caramel, which can be used as a replacement for white …

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

Correct your ugly, injury-causing push-up technique with this drill.<p>Ugly Push-Ups = Future Shoulder Issues<p>Push-ups are commonplace yet most people …

UX Design Specialisation

In many countries, yesterday marked International Workers‘ Day – a day when we celebrate workers, what they do, and what they bring to the economy …

Friday Labs unveils new minimalist & easy-to-install smart lock w/ HomeKit support

As HomeKit continues to expand in popularity, a pair of new smart locks have been introduced that both embrace the platform. Friday Labs has introduced the new Friday Lock, while Danalock has unveiled a new V3 smart lock.<p>First, the Friday Lock claims to be the “world’s smallest smart lock” with the …

Home Automation

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

No gym membership? That’s no excuse to swerve a workout. After all, if the Ancient Greeks taught us anything, it’s that an Adonis physique came long …

Workouts

Dark Patterns: The Devil in Mobile UI UX Design? – Muzli -Design Inspiration

<b>What exactly are Dark Patterns then?</b><p>Dark patterns are one of the way where UI Designers attempt to confuse the user by making a certain actions as …

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Drywall is a common material for interior walls and ceilings in buildings and homes. While you can dress the material with a variety of textures and finishes, it is susceptible to dings, dents and scratches and even peeling tape covering the joints. Just painting over an improperly-patched blemish …

Home Improvement

How to Make Kokedama: Small Space Hanging Gardens

If you've never seen a kokedama—a Japanese moss ball—let me introduce you to the ultimate small-space garden. Floating in midair, these plants don't …

Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home

Rain, rain, stow away.<p>Whoever said money doesn’t fall from the sky hadn’t mastered the art of harvesting precipitation. A carefully ­coordinated system can render drizzles and downpours safe to use in all your indoor-plumbing fixtures and water-hogging appliances—and ­augment your home’s reliance …

Water

9 secrets to container gardening

Pots make gardening seem easy, but there's still plenty that can go wrong. Certified organic grower Tom Yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring.<p>After a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted of the nutrients needed to keep …

Gardening

Perfect your plank: The move to banish back pain

Planks are God's gift to people with low back pain, but if you don't do them right they can actually hurt. Here's a better way.<p>Planks are God’s gift to people with low back pain, which is the third most expensive medical condition in the United States. More than $57 billion a year is spent on low …

These incredibly lifelike succulent cakes will blow your mind

Pastry chef Iven Kawi takes the term “succulent” to a whole new level. Kawi creates incredibly lifelike terrarium cakes that look every bit as …

Dessert

Gardening 101: Senecio Succulents

Senecio, <i>Kleinia:</i> “Creeping Succulents”<p>Senecio means “old man” in Latin, but I think the opposite of old when I use them in the gardens I design for …

7 DIY plant supports your roses, climbers and vegetables need this summer

They look rather impressive too<p>"Get ahead" is a phrase that Jane Lovett uses often. As a food writer she specialises in easy recipes that can be …

A robot can print this $64,000 house in as few as 8 hours — take a look inside

A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot that can print parts for tiny houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of PassivDom's 410-square-foot model in about eight hours. The windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems are then added by a …

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Japanese immigrants brought the art of bonsai to California in the early 20th century, but it was not widely practiced until after World War II. Oak is not traditionally used for bonsai in Japan, but its use began in California in the 1950s. The large trunks and small leaves of the oak create …

6 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Undergoing a Redesign

Create an irresistible momentum by removing any friction.<p><i>By Shirin Oreizy, founder of Next Step.</i><p>Maybe you're launching a new product. Or maybe your outdated site is starting to turn away business. There are several good (and even urgent) reasons to overhaul your company's site, design and …

UX Design

This Challenging TRX Workout Will Revamp Your Boring Gym Routine

You’re going to feel this one for days.<p>The gym is filled with tons of complex machines, all designed to tighten and tone various areas of your body. …

This gadget lets you grow plants five times faster than an ordinary garden

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Cultivating your green thumb this spring has many perks. In addition to having delicious spices and vegetables a few steps away, …

Gardening

This Bodyweight Workout Keeps Burning Calories Long After You Stop Moving

The cool thing about exercise is that there's actually science behind it, so if your goal is to get the most out of every minute of your workout, …