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8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

How do I become … a gardener

On sunny summer days, many a jaded office worker fantasises about earning a living from the soil. Tony Woods, however, nursed his horticultural …

The perfect plant for... the shady side of a fence

Honeysuckles like to have their feet in shade and climb up towards the light.<p>Climbers and twiners are useful garden plants because most rise up vertically, taking up little ground space. Honeysuckles are one of the best options and there are 180 species in all. Most like to have their feet in shade …

Lawn of the year: is your lawn a winner?

From a tribute to the Queen to the owner’s initials: entries have been flying in for our lawn of the year competition.<p>Entries for the Telegraph’s lawn of the year competition, with Allett’s lawnmowers, have been flying in, and have coincided with a period of fantastic hot weather. Combined with …

Lawn Mowing

What to do in the garden this week: cut back vines and perennials

Your gardening checklist for the week ahead. This week: trim vines and remove perennials' first spires.<p><b>Blackfly be gone</b><p>Curled and disfigured new shoots of viburnums and other early summer shrubs may indicate blackfly infestation. Prune out the shoot tips.<p><b>Vine time</b><p>Excessive growth on ornamental and …

Demystifying Sunscreen: 5 Things You Need to Know

When it comes to sunscreen, I admit to being a little bit cranky. First there’s the way it makes me feel: sticky and grimy–and that’s before I’ve …

Instant Taps for Your Raised Garden Beds

Here’s a solution to the ongoing problem of having to drag hoses and sprinklers around your garden beds: Aquacorner, an instant tap for your raised …

When Do You Need to Drink More Water?

Your body contains more water than anything else, about 60 percent of your total body weight. Water helps regulate your body temperature, transports …

I'll Take the Lumpectomy, a Small Dose of Chemo and a Side of Acupuncture, Please

No one chooses cancer. It comes out of left field and forcefully throws you into battle, whether you're "prepared" or not. It comes at a hyper-fast speed and leaves you stuck in a world of life choices. You quickly realize that the consequences of these choices are going to define your new life, …

What to Drink for Proper Hydration During Exercise

Staying hydrated is essential for everyone, but athletes have an even greater need to drink and replace fluids during exercise. Water is the most …

56 Healthier Burger Recipes for Grilling Season

Summertime means grilling time, and we all know what that means: burger season. We love a good juicy burger just like the rest of 'em, but we'll be …

Cooking

US kids missing out on HPV vaccine, CDC and doctors say

The HPV vaccine, which protects against a range of cancers as well as genital warts, is safe and works very well, but just half of US girls have received it, health officials said Thursday.<p>And many are missing the shots even as they get other vaccinations during doctor visits, the Centers for …

Infectious Diseases - Symptoms, Treatment, and More

Does Sunscreen Really Prevent Skin Aging?

Sunscreens are designed to protect your skin in the sun, filtering out harmful ultraviolet radiation. They are still the first and best line of …

Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

Remember the battle over trans fats? Yeah, the fats that did our hearts no favors.<p>As we've reported, the push to get these cholesterol-raising fats out of the food supply has been pretty successful. And now most packaged snacks are labeled as having zero grams of trans fat.<p>So what are food …

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …

Why Mosquitoes Love Me, And Other Mysteries Revealed

Come summertime, some of us here at Shots are reminded, as we lounge on decks and venture into overgrown gardens, that we are irresistible to mosquitoes. As we gripe about our itchy, pocked limbs, we can't help but wonder just why they unfailingly devour us and pass over our friends and loved ones. …

The Top 10 Must-Haves for Any Hiker

Want to start doing bigger hikes? This gear got one hiker through a rim-to-rim trek of the Grand Canyon<p>Hiking is an awesome way to get a solid workout and a hefty dose of Vitamin N at the same time. Jenna Lee, FOX News Channel anchor of <i>Happening Now</i>, knows that well: She recently rocked a demanding …

Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 And HTC One Now Available, Will Start Shipping By July 9

Despite plenty of rumors that attested to the contrary, Google didn’t show off any new Nexus phones at its I/O developer conference. Instead it trotted out a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that ran a largely untouched version of Android 4.2, and Google SVP Sundar Pichai followed up with an …

My little future iPad addicts

This new generation masters screen-swiping years before butt-wiping. So why am I still insisting on rules?<p>A friend of mine recently texted her baby sitter to confirm a 7 p.m. arrival. She received a quick “yep” right back. But there was something else in the text, too: the sitter’s personal tag …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …

Microsoft reverses course on Internet connection and used game policies of Xbox One

Microsoft has reversed its position on the always-on Internet connection and used game policies of the Xbox One in an updated post on its site today. A note at the top of the Xbox policy page notes that some details of the current Q&A page are inaccurate, and it has provided a new link to updated …

Must-have tech for families heading back to school

When the kids head back to school this fall, you want to be ready. And I don’t just mean that they’ve got cool new backpacks and killer sneakers to …

Breaking Down The Inertia Around Android And iOS Innovation

As Android closes in on 1 billion activations, the companies grouped around Mozilla’s Firefox OS are asking how, and over what period of time, can we break down the Google/Apple OS duopoly?<p>I got talking earlier this week to Dan Appelquist, of Spanish carrier Telefonica, a keen supporter of Firefox …