Decorating a garden can take your space to the next level—from lush, but plain, backyard paradise to an extension of your home, with all the personalized style that comes with interior design. But these exterior design projects won’t break the bank: They use up-cycled secondhand furniture and other home goods to create each fun and fulfilling project.
Living in the city and feeling anxious? One solution might be to find a wooded area nearby and spend some time there. A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers’ homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for […]
For the broccoli growers of the world, researchers has good news about your next crop. It turns out that broccoli may help promote a healthy gut and also protect against both liver cancer and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. In one study at Penn State, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better […]
Pollinators are the busybodies that keep the vibrant world of flora in your garden growing. Without pollinators, plants populations would dwindle and die. While the occasional hummingbird or bat will visit your garden, the most common pollinators are insects: bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and flies all pollinate plants.
Who else would love to put one of these wonderful tiny homes in the back yard near the garden? Or maybe just move out into the country and live in it? We found these amazing little tiny houses available for sale on Amazon! It seems you really can buy just about anything there. Here are […]
Cuisines around the world use coriander and cilantro, but the distinction between the two can be confusing. In the U.S., cilantro is a plant with leaves used as an herb. Coriander refers to the seeds of the cilantro, which are dried and used as a spice. Coriander seeds have a warm, spicy citrus flavor, and […]
With the advent of modern agricultural practices, it is easier than ever to get the produce you want—when you want it. But there are downsides to eating store-bought produce. Early harvesting, transportation, and refrigeration can cause significant nutrient loss in fruits and vegetables. The produce we buy in stores now has lower vitamin and mineral […]
Although buying dried herbs and spices can be convenient, the flavor is not as intense as fresh herbs, which can affect the flavor of your meals. Store-bought spices can also be costly, and they only last for a year at most. Replacing spices is necessary for the best-tasting food, but it can be difficult to […]
The next time you walk down the produce aisle of your grocery store, you may want to reach for red onions if you are looking to fight off cancer. In the first study to examine how effective Ontario-grown onions are at killing cancer cells, U of G researchers have found that not all onions are […]
Bananas and avocados — foods that are rich in potassium — may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification, also known as hardening of the arteries. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model, as compared with normal-potassium-fed mice. Such […]
There’s nothing worse than heading out to your garden and realizing that pests have taken over—or even destroyed all of your hard work. Gardeners have to deal with all kinds of pests, from insects to rabbits to deer, depending on their area of the country. It can be challenging to deal with these unwelcome guests, […]
A global sampling of honey finds 75 percent of it to be contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides according to a new research study. The good news is that the concentrations detected are below the amount authorized by the European Union for human consumption and safe to consume. But for the bees themselves, situation is more bleak. […]