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‘The Food Lover’s Garden’ is a how-to guide for inexperienced gardeners

If you like the idea of growing your own food, but haven’t the foggiest idea of where to start, then this is the book for you. The key is to start with the easiest, most forgiving crops.

Critics are furious about a study claiming saturated fats do not clog arteries

The nutritional community doesn’t like having its conventional wisdom questioned.

Patagonia’s Clean Color collection features plant-based dyes

In a radical move away from synthetic dyes, the Clean Color line features soft earth tones made from food waste, silkworm excrement, and dried beetles.

Canadian grocer Sobey’s should commit to selling ugly produce, once and for all

It makes no sense NOT to sell imperfect fruits and veggies at reduced prices. So what’s Sobey’s waiting for?

‘The Joy of Less’ is the best minimalism book I’ve read

Francine Jay’s detailed guide to decluttering is refreshingly practical, accessible, and free from idealistic philosophy.

Stop juicing. Start eating.

Juice is not the health miracle you’ve been told it is.

Buy the original IKEA tote for $1 or get a knockoff for $2,145

Luxury fashion designer Balenciaga has released a Italian leather version of IKEA’s iconic utilitarian shopping bag, leading one to assume the world has lost its mind.

Cyclist tells people NOT to ride the Trans Canada Trail

With much of the trail following the shoulders of busy highways, Edmund Aunger says the trail is dangerous and should not be promoted as a tourist attraction.

What makes Japanese kids such healthy eaters?

It’s all about the careful and conscious way in which Japanese parents teach their children about food.

The Crappy Dinner Party is my new entertaining ideal

Why spend so much time stressing about menu planning and cleaning when none of it really matters? The focus should be on having a good time with friends.