Δευτέρα, 28 Ιουλίου 2014
Soon to release her 10th album, the famously iconoclastic singer hasn't mellowed much. Here she talks about feminism, the sexualisation of youth and why she's still proud of Nothing Compares 2 U
Σάββατο, 26 Ιουλίου 2014
Παρασκευή, 25 Ιουλίου 2014
Motion Silhouette Interactive Book
Motion Silhouette est un livre pour enfants interactif absolument magnifique imaginé par les japonais Megumi Kajiwara & Tathuhiko Nijima. Avec la présence de silhouettes en pop-up dans le livre, cette création ravira les plus petits comme les plus grands.
Τετάρτη, 23 Ιουλίου 2014
DNA hope on schizophrenia: Research breakthrough points at over 100 genes
The largest study ever undertaken into the genetic basis of mental illnesses has found more than 100 genes that play some kind of role in the development of schizophrenia – one of the most common of the serious psychiatric disorders.
Scientists believe they are closer than they have ever been to understanding the complex interplay between genes and upbringing that can result in some people being at high risk of developing schizophrenia, which usually strikes in late adolescence or early adulthood.
Σάββατο, 19 Ιουλίου 2014
Dubai's Mall of the World will have its very own Oxford Street and Broadway. It will also have galleons, waterfalls, a giant retractable dome – and be climate-controlled
Πέμπτη, 17 Ιουλίου 2014
Cambridge beats London to be named top location where houses sell fastest in Britain
Cambridge has been revealed as having the hottest property market in the UK, even beating London to become the place where houses sell faster than anywhere else in the country, a survey has shown.
According to the property website Rightmove, homes listed on its website in the university city take just 27 days to change hands – compared with 41 days across Greater London.
Τρίτη, 15 Ιουλίου 2014
Σάββατο, 12 Ιουλίου 2014
People Still Don’t Know the Difference Between “Organic” and “Local
Organic' vs 'local', the saga continues
It’s no secret that the organic food market is ever-growing. Organic food hit $28.4 billion in sales last year, and the Nutrition Business Journal reports that organic food products will reach and estimated $35 billion in 2014. Yet despite the popularity of “local” and “organic,” Americans are still very confused about what those words mean, according to a recent study published in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.
You Do Pig Cheeks? You're Hired. Restaurants Face Labor Crunch
A labor crunch fueled by improving consumer confidence is cooking in the restaurant industry as venues from San Francisco to New York increase wages and benefits to attract cooks, servers and dishwashers.
“We had an open call for staff I posted on at least three sites at up to $80 an ad,” said Casey Thompson, executive chef at Aveline in San Francisco. “Zero people came.”
Τετάρτη, 9 Ιουλίου 2014
The History of the Bikini
On July 5, 1946, a French engineer called Louis Réard unveiled an outfit "smaller than the world's smallest swimsuit." It arrived with a bang, so named after the nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll, and remains popular to this day
The Making of Iconic American Photographs
A photographer’s contact sheet gives context to a single picture — it fills in its scene and characters, and provides the viewer with a better idea of what really happened. But it also highlights the seemingly infinite ways photos can be edited — tweaked slightly to convey different emotions. A new Magnum Photos Contact Sheet Exhibition, on display at Milk Gallery through July 13, explores the process behind the making and editing of many iconic images. There’s Elizabeth Taylor’s famous beach scene in 1959, Jackie at JFK’s funeral in 1963, Paul Fusco’s powerful pictures of Americans saluting the RFK Funeral train in 1968. The show, which puts marked-up contact sheets alongside their final selections, is a tribute to both American photography — and photo editing. Click through our slideshow (and click the images to zoom in on contact sheets) for highlights from the show.
Feeding your plants – a simple guide
If you want your container garden to thrive, it's vital to feed your plants appropriately. Here, the Vertical Veg man explains how
When I first started growing my own fruit and veg in containers, I found information about how, when and what to feed plants in containers surprisingly hard to come by. Perhaps this isn’t surprising. Crop nutrition is never going to be a sexy subject. At its best it’s a complicated and slightly smelly one. Still, if you want your plants to thrive in containers, you need to put a bit of thought into feeding them. You can dedicate a lifetime to learning about crop nutrition. But I’ve found a little knowledge can go a long way.
Παρασκευή, 4 Ιουλίου 2014
Prince Charles has every right to a voice in how the UK is run
This is his country as much as ours, and doesn't appear to be an especially successful lobbyist, so why shouldn't he air his views?
Well, what is Prince Charles supposed to do with his time as he waits for the top job? Not, apparently, play any part in day-to-day policymaking, still less to try to influence those actually elected to do it. Revelations that the heir to the throne has stuck his oar in – or had "quiet words" – with government ministers over the years on matters as diverse and weighty as climate change and grammar schools have unleashed an outcry about the proper role of a prince.