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Sabotage and hatred: what have people got against cyclists?

On 14 June 2015, Alec James was taking part in the Velothon Wales, a 90-mile mass bike ride on closed roads through countryside near Cardiff. The 28-year-old press officer, a keen cyclist, had invited along some London friends and was particularly proud to show them the region where he grew up.

But …

Sabotage

Your tea addiction may actually be strengthening your bones

People drink tea for many reasons. Sometimes you need a caffeine boost, an appetite suppressor, or a reminder of being British.

A new study offers yet another compelling reason: bone health.

Tea consumption correlates to higher bone mineral density (BMD) in women, and especially premenopausal women, …

Food

Zipcy, Illustrations. I’m loving these often erotically tinged illustrations from South Korean artist Zipcy. Continue below to see more of Zipcy’s work. [[MORE]] Zipcy: Tumblr

I’m loving these often erotically tinged illustrations from South Korean artist Zipcy.

Continue below to see more of Zipcy’s work.

Zipcy: Tumblr

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7 Ways Not To Get Mosquito Bites

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Things in life that aren't fair: the American prison system, Jennifer Aniston's love life and the fact that in a backyard full of people, you seem to be the only one who gets covered in welty, gross mosquito bites. Here, seven creative ways to keep those suckers at bay -- without …

Gardening

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the High Line in New York City

A New York itinerary essential is an afternoon walking the High Line, a public park on Manhattan’s West Side built around a defunct elevated railway.

Under James Corner Field Operations, landscape architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Dutch planting designer Piet Oudolf created a dynamic and …

New York City

So, I'm not the only woman to despair about institutional sexism in tech

I have never had a more interesting discussion in a posh loo. On a voluptuous day-bed and plush armchairs, I was sitting with several formidable women, all despairing about the sexist curation of one of European technology’s most influential events.

This is the 10th Founders Forum London, something …

Entrepreneurship

Olivia Munn Wielding Swords Is Both Badass and Beautiful

Watch the actress enter ninja mode as she trains for X-Men: Apocalypse.

We love Olivia Munn. She has brains (see:our June/July 2013 profile), she has brawn (see the accompanying photo spread), she has beauty (same deal), and she's gun ho for anything. Including katana fighting.

Currently in training …

Olivia Munn

Secret-Ingredient Lemonade

You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know why you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.

Today: Add vanilla simple syrup to classic lemonade and there's no

Lemon

5 Tips to Take Less Photos of Everything and Take More Photos That Mean Something

How many photos do you have from a recent holiday, that you just haven’t had time to organize? Or, have you come back from a dream vacation and your …

Storytelling

You Can (& Should) Grill Avocados

Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.

Today: Let your avocado flag fly free.

We're all a little bit obsessed with avocados. I jump at any opportunity to add avocado to a salad; I swoon over kale that has been …

Avocado

20 colorful plants for shade gardens

A quick-change color show is what you get from this aptly named plant. Blossoms turn from purple (“yesterday”) to lavender (“today”) to white …

Gardening

Whole Foods is ripping you off (and it has been for years)

A new report reveals the upscale chain routinely overstates the weights of prepackaged goods and worse

Whole Foods, long nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” by some shoppers, has been overcharging New York City customers for pre-packed food. According to astatement released by the NYC Department of Consumer …

Whole Foods

Watch this artist make 5 paintings in 17 hours on 1 laptop

Rather than spending months working away in a studio, one renowned Japanese artist has challenged himself to sit on a plane and create an entire pop-up art exhibition in 17 hours.

Tomokazu Matsuyama, 39, now based in New York, said he found the experience "pretty intense."

The brief, issued to him by …

Art

A beginner's guide to cosplay

If you’ve never heard the term “cosplay” before, don’t worry, you’re probably not the only one. Cosplay is the act of dressing up as a fictional character from any sort of media, and is usually done at comic conventions. Imagine a fancy dress party lasting a full weekend and attended by thousands …

Cosplay

How To Grow Clematis In Containers

Posted By Andrew McIndoe @ 7:34 on June 26th 2015
Category: Blog, Climbers & Wall Shrubs, Container gardening

Growing Clematis In Containers.

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Gardening

The Best Nude Lipstick for Every Skin Tone: Shopping Summer’s Best Shades

The transformative power of the right nude lipstick is not unlike that of well-fitting underpinnings or a smartly cut bathing suit—when done well, it enhances your natural features without ever revealing how. In the lazy days of summer, what could be more desirable than looking great in next to …

Lipstick

British art dealer discovers unknown Monet pastel taped to another work

Bargains always go down well with consumers, but a British art dealer was all the more excited to discover that he had unknowingly bought three pastels by Claude Monet for the price of two.

Jonathan Green, a director of the Richard Green Gallery in London, found a radiant, completely unknown third …

Claude Monet

How to Make Grilled Pizza - Bon Appétit

June 22, 2015 /

Written by Jill Baughman

Even if you’re a bona fide master at grilling steaks, chicken, fish, and veggies, there’s something about putting raw dough on the grill that can seem a bit daunting. In order to get the tastiest grilled pizzas and flatbreads of the summer, we spoke with …

Pizza

A perfect day in Singapore: the ultimate one-day itinerary

For a country just two-thirds the size of New York City, Singapore packs punch, offering an array of entertainment, shopping and dining options up with the world’s best. Add a super-efficient (not to mention economical) transport system, and it’s possible to visit most of Singapore’s top sights and …

Singapore

Gardens: growing salad

After a three-week stretch away at the Chelsea Flower Show, which was surreal and wonderful in equal measure, I returned home to an altered reality. We had moved out of the house to make way for renovations. As the cab pulled up the hill from the station, it was clear to see that the next few …

Gardening

Amazing cave restaurants to put on your holiday bucket list

Restaurant

Photographer Captures Tiny Lightning Storms with a Mini Tesla Coil

A violet ray is an antique electrotherapy medical device invented by Nikola Tesla that’s essentially a portable tesla coil. Altdorf, Germany-based …

Electricity
Artistry

Atlantic Canada seafood chowder

From the pantry, you'll need: bacon, onion, dry white wine, bay leaf, fresh parsley, kosher salt, fresh black pepper.

Adapted from this recipe in …

Cooking (Canada)

This Backyard Studio In Seattle Was Designed For Art And Orchids

First Lamp were asked by their clients to design a small building in their backyard that could be an art studio and for taking care of orchids.

The …

Seattle

35 Beautiful Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping Ideas2014 interior Design | 2014 interior Design

Designing the front yard is very important. It gives to the house great look. You can decorate your front yard with flowers, grass, rocks and a lot …

Gardening

Artist Uses Fire to Shape Delicate Glass Sculptures Inspired by Sea Life Forms

Using fire to manipulate thin rods of glass, artist Emily Williams creates delicate sculptures of organic life forms like coral, seaweed, and jellyfish. Fragile fronds, veins, and tentacles appear to ripple when cast under light, as if each plant and creature were made of the very ocean they were …

Sculpture

It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males

Blaming "mental illness" is a cop-out -- and one that lets us avoid talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism

I get really really tired of hearing the phrase “mental illness” thrown around as a way to avoid saying other terms like “toxic masculinity,” “white supremacy,” “misogyny” or …

Racism

4 Ways To Train Your Mind For Better Photography

All your gear, including your camera, are tools you use to capture great images. That is a fact – nothing new about it. However, any of these tools …

Photographers