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Here’s how Whirlpool could convince you to make your kitchen smart

Whirlpool introduced this smart refrigerator in a color called sunset bronze at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Chris Monroe/CNET It’s a risky move to buy a suite of internet-connected kitchen appliances. First, there’s the thousands of dollars you’ll need to drop. Then, you have

How Olympic mixed doubles is different from traditional curling

Some of the differences between mixed doubles curling and the traditional four-person game With only two players, one man and one woman, there are less rocks thrown but way more rocks in play than in traditional curling It’s not uncommon for the house to

Margaret Atwood: modern men need ‘etiquette books on how to behave’

Margaret Atwood has suggested that men need etiquette books to help them understand what may be expected of them “in the behaviour department”. Speaking to the BBC, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale was asked about her views on the #MeToo movement – having previously

How to become an interior designer

A design by Kelly Hoppen There is no single route to a successful career in interior design. Some of the nation’s most celebrated exponents — including Kelly Hoppen, Nina Campbell and Nicky Haslam — have no formal training. But times are changing and the

From mother’s ruin to modern tipple: how the UK rediscovered gin

Gin parties, gin menus, ginvent calendars and even a Ginstitute hotel: the UK’s renewed passion for all things gin is fast creating a whole new industry. There are 315 distilleries in Britain – more than double the number operating five years ago. According to

How to temporarily disable an account on Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can add multiple accounts to share a device with other people — that way everyone can have a personal and custom space with their own desktop, browser bookmarks, and separate files. When an account is no longer needed, using the Settings

How to design a bathroom that adds opulence to your lifestyle

People can spend a great deal of time in the bathroom. The average Brit spends three hours and nine minutes sitting on the throne every week, according to research carried out by UKactive, a non-profit organisation. That doesn’t factor in the time they spend

How gardening can make us happier and healthier

If anyone doubts gardeners are a happy bunch, just visit a garden center in May. Shoppers high with spring fever swarm greenhouses, giddy as they fill their carts with the fervor of a rabbit eating a fresh rhododendron. Claiming that gardening improves people’s lives

How Bengaluru’s National Gallery of Modern Art has become a cultural hotspot

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), the expansive white structure located on Palace Road, exudes a certain kind of warmth that not many government-owned cultural spaces do. It extends an invitation to a passer-by to come and discover its treasure trove of modern art.

How Neolithic farming sowed the seeds of modern inequality 10,000 years ago

Most people regard hierarchy in human societies as inevitable, a natural part of who we are. Yet this belief contradicts much of the 200,000-year history of Homo sapiens. In fact, our ancestors have for the most part been “fiercely egalitarian”, intolerant of any form of