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Mdou Moctar (front) is touring the US with his band Photograph: Cem Misirlioglu How do you even dream of making music when your family and religious leaders disapprove, when you live at the edge of the Sahara desert, and you cannot afford an instrument? It helps that the Tuareg musician Mdou Moctar, from Niger, is not […]

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IKEA has devised the “ultimate guide to bedroom satisfaction” with its own playful version of the Kåma Sutra, which proposes bedroom layouts including Lotus Flower and Doggy Style. Swapping out sex positions for interior arrangements, IKEA’s Kåma Sutra book is designed to help you “master the art of loving your bedroom” by offering a series […]

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“Modern Monetary Theory” basically posits that a government can pay its bills by printing money. What exactly is so “modern” about this I don’t know. In the third century, the Roman government started paying its bills by making coins with higher and higher denominations. I don’t think they ever made a “trillion denarii coin” but the […]

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One of the most important homes in America is a snug, three-story residence on Sumner Road in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its walls are stuffed with insulation made from recycled blue jeans. Enlarged windows and skylights mean the lights stay firmly off until dark. Two hundred eighty-five sensors are installed throughout the 94-year-old house, constantly monitoring electrical […]

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Not so long ago, the ability to receive verbal instructions from a speaker box or control your household appliances from your smartphone were fantasies created by the over-imaginative minds of Hollywood screenwriters.  But, owing to a wave of technological advances – machine-learning; inexpensive, high-speed internet; secure cloud storage; mobility solutions and low-cost devices – automated […]

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Results on February 11: Eicher Motors, Andhra Bank, Corporation Bank, Motherson Sumi Systems, Amara Raja Batteries, Power Finance Corporation, Trejhara Solutions, Centrum Capital, Skipper, Spencer’s Retail, CESC Ventures, Max Financial Services, TCI Express, Lasa Supergenerics, Mazda, Kalyani Commercials, Damodar Industries, Reliance Home Finance, Pilani Investment and Industries Corporation, The Peria Karamalai Tea & Produce Company, […]

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She may be happily settled in Singapore, but Lorraine Kelly’s daughter Rosie may well want to return home more often once she sees the amazing bedroom her mum has created for her, with a helping hand from Wayfair. The ITV presenter has shared details of the bedroom transformation, revealing the 24-year-old was hands-on in the design […]

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From the 2nd Century AD to the end of the Middle Ages, it was an accepted tenet that monkeys had the inner workings quite like those of man. This was the anatomical point of departure established by the 2nd-Century Greek physician Claudius Galenus – commonly referred to as Galen – who at the time was […]

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The former Fixer Upper star not only created swoon-worthy spaces for her many, many clients on HGTV, but she also found the time to lay out some gorgeous suites in her own Waco, Texas farmhouse, too. (She even got her five kids to enjoysharing rooms. What is that magic?) Now, the Homebody—and soon to be We Are the Gardeners—author is sharing her top-secret tips with CountryLiving.com. […]