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Electric scooters are often bad. They should be part of a city's overall transit plan. It is that they have been dumped on the streets for profit, with not a care about the obvious consequences. And in this day when every other person is a borderline...

The only rice pudding to top all rice puddings is the majestically simple one you make with black glutinous rice (boiled with some pandan leaves or vanilla, palm sugar added at the end and served with a swirl of thick coconut milk, slightly salted) A...

The problem is that humans crave - desperately crave - emotionally reassuring narratives. Simple stories of good vs evil. Heroes and villains. Oppressors and oppressed. A model of the world that tells us that We are responsible for the good things in...

Hugely sad and a great loss. His enthusiasm and love for his job shone through the radio show just a minute. He could have easily retired years ago but the fact that he kept going was a testament to his huge talent and dedication to the BBC He made everything...

There's heavy snow on the ground here and it will be months before the first hint of spring, so I'm forcing some hyacinth bulbs inside in anticipation. Plants are so remarkable. By the second day the tips had turned green and they had sprouted an amazing...

We all make judgement calls. We judge people and situations. That is part of being human and trying to make the right decisions/avoiding unpleasant people and situations. There is no need to agonise about it.

If you have got a skill with propagating plants, a modicum of 'soil', plenty of light and water, then the world is yours to create your flowers in your garden to your heart's content. Start small and grow!

There is some evidence that ingestion of sugar may, may influence the ratio of types of cholesterol produced, but, cholesterol is produced by all animal cells, not just by the liver. Cholesterol is not an evil compound.. it’s found in every cell, the...

There is nothing more soul destroying that someone who carries out one sided conversations. If they are a colleague, there are techniques you can use to make them share air space,or at least pretend to listen, because the relative formality of the workplace...

Cat thefts Round our way there have been several instances recently of cats mysteriously vanishing, sparking disputes and recriminations between neighbours. However, police now have reason to believe that the pets are being spirited away concealed in...

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