10 weird road rules you never knew existed…

There are many bizarre driving laws around the world. If you think getting a speeding ticket for going 1mph over the limit is a bit ‘over the top’, you’re about to discover just how crazy driving legislation can get. While some of the following laws make sense, others seem completely absurd! Logical or not, if […]

What don’t you know about your brain?

Human brain and Active receptor

There can be no questioning that you and your brain are one. If the brain dies, you are nothing. Medical advances now give us liver, lung, kidney and even heart transplant options. Replacing your lungs with a donor’s does not effect the essence of who you are. But a brain transplant – if such a […]

50 scams waiting for unwary travelers!

Nothing is going to ruin your vacation or business trip faster than a disappearing wallet or purse. Just one notch down is turning around to discover that your luggage has just been carried off into the crowd! And while we all want to believe we’re travel savvy, it pays to remember that there are many […]

Comic Explainer: How Memory Works

How memory works

Comic explainer: how memory works Why do we retain some memories better than others? Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jee Hyun Kim, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health We recall thousands of events and procedures every day, but what is memory? In this comic explainer, The Florey Institute’s Dr Jee Hyun Kim explains how […]

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

ogs are a huge part of their owners’ routines – which makes their loss even more jarring

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath – she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of […]

Vegetables That Grow Well in a Container or Pot

Container Gardening Vegetables

Vegetable gardens aren’t just for owners with wide gardens or yard. You can also grow your own produce even with a limited space with container gardens! Here’s a list of vegetables and fruits that can definitely grow in pots and other containers… Finding good and fresh vegetables in the market can be very difficult at times. […]

Trees Patiently Grown into Wonderful Pieces of Furniture and Art

Full Grown Tree Furniture

The idea isn’t exactly new but Gavin Munro, and his company Full Grown, are definitely attracting attention in the industry of furniture making. In his furniture, beauty, function and actual preservation of Mother Nature’s well-being all exist! We think it is clearly Munro’s calling. The idea of shaping trees to make furniture has gradually sprouted in […]

Glowing driveways and paths

Glowing Driveway and Paths

Want to have a different-looking driveway or path from the rest of the neighbourhood? It’s possible with glow stones! As you may have guessed, making your driveway glow in the dark is not an inexpensive project. But there are many sources for this kind of material. You can find lots of glowing stones online, that […]

El Toro Smoker — function and aesthetics in one!

El Toro Smoker Main Image

What can you expect from a man who is both a metal sculptor and a BBQ fan? Well… just the most awesome grill you will ever see! The El Toro Bravo™ Smoker is also a grill that resembles a charging bull! Owner-builder Russell Marr came up with the idea years ago while making a traditional firebox […]