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The cases for and against 1984 as essential reading for 2017

Welcome to Vox’s weekly roundup of the best writing online about books and related subjects. Herewith is the best the internet has to offer for the week of January 23, 2017:<p>In the same week that the chair of the House Science Committee told the nation that Donald Trump is the sole reliable source …

Looping, Twisting 'Number 11' May Be The Perfect Book For Our Time

So here's something I did not know when I picked up Jonathan Coe's newest novel, <i>Number 11</i>. That phrase, "Number 11," is a kind of shorthand, a phrase that instantly means (to any British person, or people more worldly than me) the home of the chancellor of the exchequer. Something else I didn't …

These are the 20 best-selling books of the year

A great place to look if you want to read the next "Kane and Abel" or "Bossypants" is to check out which books made it onto Amazon's best-seller list.<p>…

Books

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

I hesitate to say it, but the one word that characterizes my best books of 2016 list is "serious." These books aren't grim and they're certainly not dull, but collectively they're serious about tackling big, sometimes difficult subjects — and they're also distinguished by seriously good writing. …

Underground Railroad

The List Of 2016's Best-Selling Books Features Historic First

As Christmas hurtles towards us like an oncoming train, we're sure that you're on the lookout for something to give that proves you've read a book …

8 Innovative Books to Get You Out of Your Reading Rut

By Erica Nelson | Off the Shelf<p>Every once in a while, I need a shake-up in my reading list--something that's exciting and energizing, and simply unlike anything I've read before. That's when I turn to storytellers who are challenging the way we all read. They're tossing out the conventional …

These Are the Best Books of 2016

The five novels you need to read this year, plus recommendations from the authors.<p><i>Version Control</i> by Dexter Palmer<p><b>Okay, why should I read Version Control?</b> <i><br>Version Control</i> is work of speculative fiction—basically science fiction set in the near future. There are self-driving cars and nanobots, but</i> …

Time Travel

The Books You Should Read in July

The best sci-fi, thrillers, nonfiction, and more out this month.<p><i>Dark Matter,</i> by Blake Crouch<p>In physics, “dark matter” is a hypothetical form of matter, which we are pretty sure exists even though we can’t prove it. This works as a good metaphor for a thriller based on paranoia and conspiracies. Or …

Black Mirror

Fat Burning Strength and Cardio Circuit

This intermediate/advanced fat burning workout takes you through a variety of cardio and strength training exercises to maximize your calorie burn. …

Workouts

You Asked: Can I Exercise After Drinking Alcohol?

It happens at least once a week: you’re intent on exercising after work, and you’ve reserved your space at the studio. But then your colleagues …

The 5-Minute Morning Routine to Feel Better All Day

You might not be able to do anything about the 10 hours per day you spend hunched over a laptop. But spending just five minutes every morning with …

Yoga

This 30 Second Exercise Can Prevent Shin Splints

Toe taps are one of the easiest shin-splint prevention exercises and it only takes a couple of minutes. Stand up straight and evenly distribute your …

5 Crazy-Effective Crunch Variations

<i>By Tiffany Ayuda for Life by Daily Burn</i><p><i>Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn</i><p>When it comes to the ultimate ab exercises, crunches top the list. From runners to yogis to CrossFit buffs, athletes favor this simple, no-equipment move to strengthen the abdominals, obliques and hips. But the basic move can …

Workouts

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

4 Indicators That You're Doing Too Much Cardio

Here are four indicators that suggest you may be doing just that, as well as one simple solution that will get you back on the right track:<p>You need to exercise more.<p>That's the message you likely hear on nearly a daily basis. With an increasingly scary obesity epidemic on our hands, encouraging …

Weight Loss

'Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing' -- A Book Review

I've long despised five-point listicles and other obvious clickbait. For instance, google "5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book" and you won't exactly stump the world's largest search engine. Many books these days intentionally contain numbers in their titles for marketing reasons.<p>Posts and books …

Strength Training for Runners

It's easy to overlook strength training for runners. The notion that strength-focused exercises will bulk you up and slow you down or take time away …

Beginner Plyometric Workout to Burn Fat and Improve Athleticism

Are you looking for fun, quick, and challenging exercises that will increase the intensity of your workouts? Plyometrics might just be the answer.<p><i>By Mark Jellison, CSCS, SFG</i><p>Are you looking for fun, quick, and challenging exercises that will increase the intensity of your workouts? Plyometrics might …

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet …

Running Five to Ten

Any miler and marathoner will tell you: running their distance, coming from a half mile or half marathon, is not as easy as simply doubling everything. Some aspects of the training and preparation are exponential and that rings true for those ratcheting up from a 5k to a 10k.<p>Yes, a 10k is twice as …

Nailing Post-Workout Recovery

Training hard is addictive. You know the benefits — better mood, better sleep, plus you get stronger and faster — but once in a while, you have to …

Yoga for Runners

5 Poses Every Runner Can Use By: Aly Raymer | February 25, 2016<p>The benefits of yoga practice are endless. Seriously, it creates a heightened sense of …

Yoga

What's the Difference Between Circuits, Supersets, and Intervals?

Just when you think you’ve nailed down the names of all the different exercises in your new workout program (and are ready to give it a whirl), it …

Weight Loss

Start here: four weeks to get fit

Heptathlete Louise Hazel’s workouts will get you back in action – starting with just 10 minutes a day. (Step one: get off the sofa)<p>How long has it been since you did some exercise? A few weeks, months, more? As with any change in life, the first step is the hardest, but it really doesn’t take much …

Here's What Happened When I Slept For An Extra Hour Each Night

You're supposed to get eight hours of nightly rest. I tried that out for a week.<p><i>This story is part of a 10-piece series for which HuffPost staffers agreed to experiment with improving their health and decreasing their stress on the job. It’s also part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative</i> …

Apple has lost $52 billion in market value in 2016

Apple Inc.’s investors are spooked.<p>The shares ended the day below $100 for the first time Thursday since October 2014 amid concerns that demand is waning for iPhones, the most critical piece of the company’s business. The stock’s steady drop in recent weeks coincides with analyst and media reports …

The best smart gadgets that stole the show at CES 2016

LAS VEGAS –- After a few years of showing off less-than-impressive smart gadgets at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, companies stepped it up …

Segway and Intel announce a hoverboard butler

Sure, you like that new hoverboard you got for Christmas, but let me ask you: can it answer your front door? No? I'm sorry, then.<p>Tonight at its CES keynote, Intel has unveiled a "personal transporter" (aka hoverboard) that can also transform into a robot. Created in partnership with Xiaomi …

Stepping on Polar’s new smart scale

Pro tip: Take your clothes off first<p>Performance device maker Polar is the latest company to join the party of connected scales with the new, $99 Polar Balance. At first look the Polar Balance seems to be just like the connected scales from Fitbit, Withings, and Under Armour: you weigh in and it …