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Yoga For Sore, Weak or Inflexible Wrists - Monthly Yoga with Abi

Mountain bikers are particularly prone to wrist injuries, which can result from crashes, excessive vibration and maintaining the same upper body …

Yoga

Duck in butter and wine sauce: Sounds fancy, but it's super easy

The duck, noting chill air and dusky sky, takes off. In arrow-sharp formation, his squadron flaps out many a message: Winter’s coming. Who needs Waze? Take that, chickens!<p>Surely the fellowship of poultry must be strained by the skill-set divide. Ducks and geese and pheasants and pigeons fly. …

20 scary books to terrify you this Halloween

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

LitMag: $1,000 for Short Stories & $250 for Poetry

LitMag, a new magazine of creative writing, is currently seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They pay $1,000 for fiction and …

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because …

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for <i>realpolitik</i>, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

Books

The Secret Life of the Real Banksy, Robin Gunningham

Friends, teammates, and people who helped create some of his artworks give The Daily Beast a rare look at the man behind the mask.<p>BRISTOL, England — …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Books

Shuttling Pikes Peak: Descending An Iconic Colorado 14er on Mountain Bikes

I once spent four years staring at Pikes Peak in Colorado. Living in Colorado Springs, not a day went by that I wasn’t aware of the mountain’s …

Writing And Editing Fiction: 7 Things To Fix In Your First Self-Edit

<i>Writing a book is a process and it can be broken down into parts.</i> <i>There’s the idea gathering and then creative outpouring of the first draft when you</i> …

The 18 Finalists for the 2015 Kirkus Prize

The winners of the 2015 Kirkus Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Readers' Literature will be announced on October 15, 2015.<p>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The 18 Finalists for the 2015 Kirkus Prize<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: …

Mayim Bialik: This Is the Book That Made Me Believe in Love Again

There are books that are wonderful and then there are books that change the way you look at books. <i>The History of Love</i> changed the way I look at books.<p>…

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | Inc.com

Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used word--especially when you're trying to …

Language

The Best Pens for Your EDC

In an era where communication is done through email, novels are written in word processors and bright ideas are dictated on your cell phone, you’d …

10 Incredible Places Across the World Where You Can Observe Animals in Their Natural Habitat

For the animal lover, seeing an animal in captivity is no way to see an animal at all. So we’re lucky to live in a time where it’s increasingly easy …

Wildlife

Keith Richards' Wildest Escapades: 19 Insane Tales From a Legendary Life

Keith Richards may have mellowed with age, but as anyone who has read his memoir can attest, the iconic Rolling Stones guitarist has raised enough …

Why dogs are a camper's best friend

Getting out into the countryside and letting your dog bound about freely (provided no sheep are nearby) is one of the best things about owning one.<p>You only need to look at the Instagram feed Camping with Dogs - packed with images of canines wrapped snugly in blankets, peering forlornly through tent …

Pets

16 of America's Most Beautiful Swimming Holes

Hiking

20 Non-Awkward Ways to Meet People While Traveling Solo

Solo travel can be invigorating, enlightening -- and terribly lonely.<p>Why not just "be friendly" and "say hi" to new people that you meet? Here's why: because introducing yourself to a total stranger in a café (or bar, or party, or at a tourist attraction, or on public transport) can feel creepy, …

The Ultimate Amsterdam Backpacking Guide

Amsterdam is a tourist-trap. This is a city famed for its legal marijuana, plentiful hookers and bar crawls. The tourist centre is loud, it’s dirty, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Building a Small Sailboat

Last fall I was walking along a Long Island Sound beach with my eight-year old son looking at driftwood. He asked me if we could collect some …

Tailgate Recipe to Try This Weekend: Brisket Tacos

Over at SB Nation, college football fanatic Dan Rubenstein sure does love a good game, but he might love food even more. Watch as he joins Kevin Bludso and Noah Galuten of LA restaurant <b>Bludso's BBQ</b> to make the ultimate tailgate feast using the duo's famous barbecue. And don't forget to check out …

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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The 5 Best Beach Camping Spots in America

<i>By: Andrew Villagomez</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/s__i</i><p>Sometimes all you really need for the perfect summer vacation is a little sun, some sand, and a pup tent. Few getaways rival a relaxing beach camping escape: roaring bonfires, gorgeous ocean sunrises (or sunsets), and the soothing sound of waves crashing on …

The Asado Burger: All the Flavors of the Argentine Grill, on Bread

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Of all the experiences I have yet to cross off my gastronomic bucket list, taking part in a true South American <i>asado</i> is right at the top. Sure, I've eaten grilled steak with chimichurri and lots of other foods, like …

Cooking