- REGINA - By all accounts, Robert had a tough life that included a struggle with addictions, poverty and homelessness.But when he went to Carmichael Outreach in Regina, he knew everybody's names and took time to learn something about each person.Tyler Gray, who works at the charity, said when...
- SAN DIEGO - Wearing safety goggles and glancing at his watch, Tony Gwynn Jr. waits for the right moment to add hops to a kettle of boiling water and malted barley as he tweaks his craft beer recipe on a two-keg system dwarfed by giant tanks at AleSmith Brewing Co.Gwynn followed in the footsteps
- These blends of rare old malt and grain whiskies elevate the art of blending to new heights…Tony Sachs
- Using a combination of diesel and electric power, these yachts help save the environment…Rebekah Bell
- Menswear expert Adam Brown’s strategy for packing clothes to carry you from the beach to the bar… Phoebe Neuman
- A Boffi-outfitted teaching kitchen at the new Project Farmhouse is serving up stylish sustainability to the community…Anush Benliyan
- From recycled fossils to fantastic florals, these are some of the coolest designs on the planet… Carolyn Meers
- REYKJAVIK, Iceland - When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."The people of this rugged North Atlantic island settled by...
- A new cruise ship is bringing luxury to the Nile—and travelers back to Egypt…Tim Neville
- Jaguar and Bentley are among the marques charging ahead on all-electric cars and concepts…Compiled by Viju Mathew
- From Belize to Grand Cayman, these eco-friendly properties put the planet first…Rebekah Bell
- This pub/cafe/deli on the edge of the Brecon Beacons made a name for itself with its excellent food and laid-back charm. Now it’s added stylish accommodation ‘over the shop’ so diners can crash out after dinnerYou always want a good pub within walking distance of a holiday let. So a cottage that shares a building with a great pub/cafe/deli on the edge of the Brecon Beacons was an appealing prospect. Food writer and broadcaster Simon Wright and family took over the former Golden
- Our gardening expert Alys Fowler has the answerFor the first time in 40 years, my two pyracantha bushes have produced no berries. Is there a reason for this? Can it be corrected?
Did you prune them? A hard pruning will mean few flowers the following year, because pyracantha, aka firethorn, flower on last year’s growth. If you cut them back hard at the wrong time you can unwittingly remove all the flower buds.If you haven’t been pruning them, I can only think that
- More and more men are looking for an outfit that will stand out on their wedding day. How do you get it right?What the hell am I going to wear? It’s a question I ask myself, with varying degrees of urgency, on a daily basis. To date I’ve always managed to provide an answer. Some days, granted, with considerably more sartorial success than others, but the morning has not yet come where I have fled the house in nothing but mismatched socks.I’m starting to worry that the day may b
- Two powerful earthquakes laid waste to parts of central Italy last year, but resilient producers in fabulously foodie – and beautiful – south-east Umbria are determined to look forward, not back
‘Would you like to meet the pigs?” said Giuseppe Fausti. It seemed a strange idea, popping in on friends and relations of the animals that had just provided a wonderful lunch of chewy salami and differently flavoured summer and winter prosciuttos. But Giuseppe’s must be amon
- After the long winter, it’s time to reawaken those tastebuds with sharp, zingy salads that make the most of the new season’s bootyI’ m usually woken by the sound of my children announcing that the day has begun, but at this time of year the dawn chorus starts to get in there first. The gap between nature’s chorus and nurture’s is brief but so very blissful, though I usually hide under the duvet throughout both.This cusp between the seasons brings with it a rethinkin
- Sometimes I think I have performed a kind of miracle, being a parent to so manyWhen you wave off your child on her week away, don’t wish me a nice holiday. I’ve been planning every detail of this trip for months, with a mixture of dread and resignation. For the week, I’ll be your child’s parent. I’ll carry forms detailing what she can and can’t eat, her medical history, her travel sickness pills and her EpiPen in my backpack every minute of every day. In my he
- These scratches? Oh just Tiddles going off on one, they’ll soon heal, I think he was hungryDo you like cats? C’mon, everyone likes cats, you seem like a lovely sensitive person, I promise you’d love Tiddles. Look here’s him on my shoulder, here’s me tickling his tummy, here’s him with a dead baby bluetit, it’s a wildlife morgue, my kitchen, since Tiddles arrived, he’s a real fighter, terrorises the entire neighbourhood, look here’s
- At this time of year, heavy, musky, dirty concoctions can feel a bit obtrusive It often falls on me to choose fragrances for the husbands, fathers and sons of the women in my life, and it’s a task I relish. I’m partial to wearing a masculine scent myself, and am always mustard-keen to sniff out what’s new and interesting. I use that last word pointedly, because men’s perfume can often be a crashing bore. For at least two decades, mainstream brands seemed to peddle the sam
What links a child with a toy hand grenade, identical twins, a Jewish giant and a teenage couple? The Weekend quizFrom the Audi man to an occultist, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz1 In evolutionary terms, what was Luca?
2 Why was Gerhard Schrôder nicknamed the “Audi man”?
3 Which black comedy features the homicidal Brewster family?
4 The 1933 Blaine Act initiated the end of what?
5 Kipling’s poem Recessional was written for what occasion?
6 Whose European Cup finals record is played three, lost three?
7 The Annales school was a movement in which discipline?
8 Which occultis
- Jack Pickford, 20, on why he loves the fast-paced water sport
My twin, Peter, and I joined Watford swimming club when we were seven or eight. The water polo club used to train directly after our swimming sessions, so one day we stayed behind and joined in. It was so varied and dynamic, and I was immediately drawn to the team nature of the sport, as opposed to just repetitively swimming lengths. Ten years on, Peter has been selected for the England squad, and I’m president of the University
- When my wife and I decided to have a child that she would carry, I thought being a woman, in a same-sex couple, would help me empathise. I was wrongWatching one’s beloved go through pregnancy can be a bizarre and bewildering experience. It is also one that I assumed might be easy for me because we are the same sex.From the day we met, almost nine years ago, Bella was adamant that she wanted a child – and that she wanted to carry it. She loved the idea of pregnancy with the same vehem
- Our careers expert – and you the readers – help a shy employee make friends at work and a designer restart their publishing career
I fear this will sound trivial, but here goes. At work – usually pretty typical office jobs where my role has been independent, despite being part of a section or team – I am a different person.
I am quiet because I loathe starting small talk – it makes me anxious and shy, and it even seems rude if I don’t know the person I try to
- To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernessesCanada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes are in legendary national parks, such as the Rocky Mountains’ Banff and Jasper, the Pacific coast’s Gwaii Haanas and the remote whitewater paddling heaven of the Northwest Territories&rsqu
Family life: My parents setting off on honeymoon, April 5th by Talk Talk and Maki’s tempura udon, British styleReaders’ favourite photographs, songs and recipesThis photograph speaks to me of love and distance. It shows my parents, Arthur and Rosa Shirley, starting on the journey of their life together – leaving for their honeymoon in August 1933 from my paternal grandmother, Alice Kate’s, house in Westcliff-on-Sea (that’s her and her husband at the gate). Continue reading...
- After Helen died, writing this column helped me through my grief. In this, my final offering, I’d like to help others by sharing what I’ve learned“I open at the close,” says the message hidden in the Golden Snitch, revealed only as the threads of Harry’s story are woven together in the final Harry Potter book. Helen’s great love of these stories makes it an inspiring maxim for this, my final Widower of the Parish column.My writing has been cathartic and a
- The letter you always wanted to writeWhen you first told me, you were upset by my reaction – or rather, I think you were upset that I didn’t have a reaction, as if you expected me to process it all in an instant. How could I? You had told me something that shook the foundations of our marriage: the man I loved didn’t exist, you said, and the woman you had found inside yourself hated that man.I’m glad you figured it out, and started down this path. I have always wanted the
- Lois Howard, Lois Kowalski and Lois Kruse are all part of an exclusive club. Every year for the past 20, they meet on the last Saturday of April for their annual lunch.They are part of the Manitoba Lois Club, which literally is just that — a club for Loises. A group of women connected...
- There was a definite glint of suspicion in my wife’s eyes when she confronted me at the back door.There I was, with a spade clutched tightly in one of my hands, both of which were lightly coated in mud.“What the (bad word) have you been doing?” my wife, She Who Must Not Be
- From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Virginia Grohl knows what it’s like to be the mother of a rock star. Now she’s written a book comparing notes with other rock mothers including Pharrell Williams’ and Michael Stipe’sWhat is it like to be the mum of a rock star? Is the strongest feeling pride at seeing your child adored by a delirious crowd? Or anxiety surrounding the sex and drugs that go along with the rock’n’roll? Does renown and money in the end salve the disap
- Overcome with grief when her 19-year-old daughter died, Vanessa Nicolson sent a message to her daughter’s boyfriend that she regretted immediately. Eight years later, she invited him round to explainHow to sum up my 19-year-old daughter, Rosa? A “free spirit”, a “one-off”, “a character”, “she lit up a room”. These were the phrases most frequently used in remembering her after she drowned, following a seizure while she swam on a warm July
- He always appeared aware of how unique he was; he knew he was special and he loved itDeath, especially when compounded by shock, is a thing that forces wild reactions. There is no predicting how it will affect us, especially when it’s complicated by fame and art. At that point, mourning suddenly becomes communal, and you might find yourself crying in public, as I did when I heard about Prince’s death. It’s been one year. I miss him still.Prince was, for me, one of the
- It feels so recklessly profligate that I’m disappointed when the bill comes to only £60It is Friday evening. An estate agent has just left, having brought some people round for a second viewing, and my wife is staring out of the back window. “We should go to that garden centre tomorrow,” she says. “We need a few things.”“Gardening?” I say. “I’m not gardening.” Continue reading...
- Chinese tiger mothers get results, French parents teach manners and the Finns espouse self-reliance. British parents? We read books on how we’re going wrong …How are you parenting this month? Maybe you are following the Finns, encouraging your children to learn through joyful, unstructured play and boundless independence. That’s the advice from Helsinki-based American teacher Timothy Walker, whose book Teach Like Finland holds out the glittering prize of an eight-year-old
- We asked four writers to cook a working week’s worth of healthy breakfasts, packed lunches, snacks and dinners for the toughest of critics: their own children. Here are their verdicts ...Five days of starting the day on vegetables may be too much to ask of any child – unless it’s pumpkin waffles, says Phil Daoust Continue reading...
- Colin, 29, political adviser, meets James, 28, radio and TV presenterWhat were you hoping for?
Someone happy to order a second bottle of wine.Continue reading...
- This limited edition from the legendary distillery is destined to become a collector’s item…Dan Dunn
- Photo by Justin Mastine-Frost
HYT hands over their latest mechanical gem with fluid hour indication for us to take a closer look…Justin Mastine-Frost
- Priced from $5 million, the whole-ownership, single-family homes give owners the rare opportunity to live at Walt Disney World Resort…Rebekah Bell
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- These remote resorts are perfectly positioned for taking in the stellar views…Jennifer Ashton Ryan
- Federal regulators on Friday approved another alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Renflexis, developed by Samsung Bioepis Co. of South Korea. Its U.S.
- FAIRFAX, Va. - The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of an impossibly cute 10-year-old girl.Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was...
- TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey dairy has filed a federal copyright lawsuit against the makers of Halo Top ice cream.Newsworks.org reports (http://bit.ly/2p4gF9Z ) the Trenton-based Halo Farms filed the suit last week against California-based Eden Creamery, demanding that they stop using the Halo
- More than 100,000 motorized boards are being recalled because the rear wheel can lock up, posing a fall hazard. Other recalled consumer products this week include chairs and food dehydrators.Here's a more detailed look:MOTORIZED CASTER BOARDSDETAILS: Razor RipStik electric motorized caster
- Cuban cigar legend Montecristo turns 80 with a big party at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer in Napa this May…Richard Carleton Hacker
- We've romanticized brunch to the point that in certain cities, we will wait in a two-hour line to eat waffles with a side of French fries. But if you've served brunch at home, you know that a two-hour line can be a picnic compared to the stress of getting a full meal on a decorated table before
- TILLER, Ore. - In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it.But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale.The asking price of $3.5...
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