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The Best Summer Reads of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

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9 Page-Turning Spy Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Beach Chair

Marked by an exhilarating pace, plenty of dramatic twists and turns, and richly drawn, complex protagonists, spa novels are about as riveting as it …

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Useful Knots That Everyone Should Know How to Tie

Scott Wadsworth of Essential Craftsman talks about and demonstrates the usefulness of five essential knots that everyone should know how to tie and …

The Most Quintessential Kentucky Things Ever

Today is Kentucky’s 226th birthday, and to celebrate, I came up with a list of 22.6 things that are quintessentially Kentuckian. I’m talking about …

Red River

Intermediate Marathon Training Schedule

So you've already run at least one marathon (26.2 miles), and now you're moving on to your next goal: improving your time. Use this 18-week training …

Marathons

Advanced Beginner Half Marathon Training Schedule

You've already run at least one half marathon (13.1 miles) road race, or you've done a 5K or a 10K and you're ready to race a half marathon. If the …

Marathons

22 New Books to Read This Summer

Wherever your chosen reading locale — beach, park bench, airplane, air-conditioned living room — make sure you’re curling up with the best books of …

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The 15 Most-Anticipated Thrillers & Mysteries Of Summer 2018, According To Goodreads

Looking for something to spice up your summer reading list? I've got a list for you. The 15 mysteries and thrillers below are getting major hype on …

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The perfect crimes: why thrillers are leaving other books for dead

For years, crime fiction titles have topped the bestseller lists and library lending tables. That sales of the genre have now overtaken general fiction, as revealed at the London Book Fair last week, comes as no surprise to its readers, practitioners, critics and industry professionals.<p>We’ve always …

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Get in the pit: the best hardcore albums of all time

Splintering off from punk-rock in the 1980s, hardcore took the toughest edges of punk and fashioned them into a bludgeoning device. Now, nearly forty …

Black Lives Matter

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

<b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF website io9. It’s 2144 and in a hi-tech, down-at-heel US – a hybrid of <i>Blade Runner</i> and William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy – “Jack” Chen manufactures illegal drugs for the poor. She also …

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Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

Plants

20 Shockingly Useful Amazon Items Under $20

Some of them WAY under.<p>Amidst all the knockoff smartwatches and suspiciously cheap bulk batches of condoms, there are some seriously great deals on …

Shopping

Murders and mysteries, yes, but these five books are far from being your average crime novel

For those who want more than a whodunit in their crime fiction.<p>What can be frustrating about reading crime fiction is that after a certain number of …

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The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade

After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but …

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Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds, Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft, Spring Tide by Chris Beckett, The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander, The Feed by Nick Clark Windo<p>Alastair Reynolds excels at world building – his impressive backlist attests to that – but he’s also a master at …

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You’ll need cork bark, moss, nylon fishing line and a little manual dexterity: the results will be thrilling<p>A few months ago I began experimenting with a traditional southeast Asian technique for mounting living plants on slabs of timber to be hung like pictures on a wall. A novel way to display …

Plants

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

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Save your money and your data by preparing your phone for travel

Make sure you're secure before leaving the house.<p>When you're traveling, you rely on your trusty smartphone to navigate, translate, and stay in touch with friends. But on the road, you may face challenges like insecure or nonexistent Wi-Fi and a scarcity of places to charge your device. Before you …

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Forget the hipster bottle gardens of Instagram; follow the Victorians’ advice and your terrarium will thrive<p>You know things are bad when you recognise the trends all the cool kids are doing from the last time round. Back in the 1980s I pored over Dr DG Hessayon’s <i>The House Plant Expert</i>. It was my …

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Nordic Noir 101: 11 Best Books to Get to Know the Genre

A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series<p>David Lagercrantz<p>In the fifth installment of the <i>Millennium Series</i>, brilliant hacker and troubled outsider Lisbeth Salander is as close as she’s ever been to unraveling the mysteries of her traumatic childhood. In order to finally …

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The Homemade Nutrition Bars That Power My Climbs

As a professional athlete, my career depends on a diet of nutritious, whole ingredients. When I do need to satisfy my sweet tooth, though, I opt for non-processed treats, like homemade cookies, made up of ingredients I already have in my pantry. I also need food that’s calorically dense: when I’m …

21 Books Goodreads Users Are Damn Excited To Read This Fall

The books everyone's going to be talking about this season.<p>Each title on the list below has a 4.0-star or higher rating, so you know they've gotta be good.

A plagiarist in a kitchen and a horse walking into a bar; Dublin crimes and Washington misdemeanours; relationships, revolutions and relaxations ... leading writers reveal their summer recommendations<p>A book I absolutely loved was <b>Margo Jefferson</b>’s <i>Negroland</i>(Granta), a memoir of her life as part of …

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The Worst Freelance Gig in History Was Being the Village Sin Eater

Sin eaters risked their souls to soak up the misdeeds of the dead.<p>When a loved one died in parts of England, Scotland, or Wales in the 18th and 19th …

Cancer: The Final Frontier

Landmark breakthroughs in cancer treatment and a policy structure where those advances can flourish have given fuel to the ambitious “Moonshot” to cure the disease. But is it really possible?<p>Condense, if you will, the 50,000 years of cancer’s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. …