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Running Away From Your Problems Is a Race You'll Never Win

How To Grow Calla Lillies

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Bringing some of the benefits of electrical power to our off-grid home has been a hit-or-miss affair. Over the years we’ve tried some very simple …

Letters to a Beekeeper: linking bees, plants and people - video

Gardening columnist Alys Fowler and London roof-top beekeeper Steve Benbow exchanged letters to each other over a year exploring the relationship between insect pollinators, plants and people. They're crowd-publishing a book with Unbound. Here, from Alys's verdant garden and Steve's rooftop hives …

Gardening 101: How to Plant a Bulb

October is the month to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Which end goes up and how deep should you plant a tulip? We explain the basics:<p>Photography by …

How to make your garden look glorious in autumn

Airy grasses, tall spikes and vivid hues make excellent seasonal planting.<p>A sunny autumn border makes this time of year much more enjoyable than a garden full of prematurely “tidy” brown soil. Rather than an early bedtime, think of this season as a planting opportunity to be grabbed with both …

How to Draw a Pig

This tutorial will teach you how to draw a realistic pig and a cute cartoon pig.<p>Method 1<p>Drawing A Realistic Pig<p>to Draw a Pig<p>1<p><b>Draw an oval for the</b> …

5 Winter Plants You Should Put in Now

For a little color during the drab days of winter, consider planting these hardy growers.<p>For a little color during the drab days of winter, consider planting these hardy growers. Check out your hardiness zone using this map from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

How to Make a Battery Powered, Gadget Charging Go Bag

Here's What The Marketing Organization Of The Future Should Look Like

2020 isn’t the future; the future is now. Every day, the look and feel and function of marketing is transforming radically—and so the means to keep up must be transforming too. Marketing organizations that aren’t restructuring to meet the demands of 2020—of today, for that matter—will be left by …

How to Improve Your Email Etiquette

Opening your email inbox can be like opening a Pandora’s box of inadequate grammar, poor spelling, and bad taste. Consider what impressions your …

30sec Tip: Do it Well or Not at All

When a task is once begun never leave it till it's done. Be the labor, great or small, do it well or not at all.

Daily Quote: You Have to Accept Whatever Comes

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.<p>Starting a …

How to Pick the Perfect Color for Any Purpose

According to research carried out by the Institute for Color Research, between 62% and 90% of the subconscious judgments we make about a person, …

Coconut Dishes: The Taste of Paradise

Dorothy's Coconut Cake Recipe from Alex Hitz

It took some work to re-create the dessert he remembered from his childhood, but the result does both his mothers proud. Get the recipe for this homemade dessert, and let us know what you think in the comments!<p>I had two mothers: Caroline and Dorothy. Caroline gave birth to me, and Dorothy helped …