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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

Marshman: Tiny houses, Take 2 in San Jose — and yes, we need these for the homeless

A rendering of a tiny homes plan for the homeless in San Jose. (Courtesy of Gensler/City of San Jose) By BARBARA MARSHMAN | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 10, 2017 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: December 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm When the idea of “tiny homes” burst

Here’s how much you need to earn to rent a 2-bedroom apartment in 15 of America’s biggest cities

View Slideshow» Anton_Ivanov/Shutterstock … One-third of Americans overpay for housing, and renters have it the worst .In fact, almost half spend over 30% of their incomes on rent, exceeding the standard measure of affordability, according to the 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing report, published by the Joint

Kitchen extensions: All the inspiration and advice you need

Make large, open-plan spaces work by using colour to define different functions. Try white, handleless cabinetry for a practical, easy-to-maintain cooking and food preparation area. Introduce a contrast shade on a breakfast bar island to signpost the change of function, but keep the worktop white to indicate

Orchids: 3 trends you need to know about this winter

Orchids can be relished all year round due to its wide variety in shades, shapes and sizes, and this winter, they are the perfect centrepiece for your home. An orchid instantly adds atmosphere to your interior, and thanks to more than 25,000 varieties, there

The beginner’s guide to buying a drone: everything you need to know

If you’ve decided it’s time to get involved in the drone revolution but you’re not sure where to start then we’re here to help – here’s everything you need to know about the drones currently on the market and how you can spend your