Mark Kruger

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The geopolitics of the afterlife get messy in the new sci-fi spy novel Summerland

Summerland hits bookstores on June 26th<p>After earning considerable acclaim for his <i>Jean Le Flambeur</i> sci-fi trilogy (<i>The Quantum Thief, The Fractal Prince</i>, and T<i>he Causal Angel</i>), author Hannu Rajaniemi returns this month with his new novel, <i>Summerland</i><i>.</i> In it, he trades the far future of his previous …

First Aid

The Best Abs Workouts: GQ’s Definitive Guide to Getting a Ripped Stomach

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite ways to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single sitting. …

Workouts

10 Easy Chicken Recipes to Make in a Cast Iron Skillet

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't …

Cooking

Laird Hamilton's age-busting 10-point plan to supercharge your body

Laird Hamilton found fame and fortune surfing the world’s biggest breakers. But, as he tells Tim Lewis, his daredevil streak could easily have led him down more dangerous paths as a young man. Plus, he reveals his life secrets for staying ahead of the curve<p>Laird Hamilton has ridden many of the …

Standup Paddleboarding

If You Hate Cardio, This Trainer's Quick Ab Workout Is Just For You

Cardio that targets your abs? Yes, please. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a quick workout that only requires a bench. Her three moves are guaranteed to fire up your core, but they'll also work your entire body in the process. And if you're not a fan of straight-up cardio …

Exercise

Grandma's Banana Bread Recipe Is the Only Recipe You Will Ever Need

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350˚F.<p>Step 2<p>Soften 1/4 cup of butter, but try not to melt it all the way! I do this by microwaving the half stick of butter, …

Breakfast

The 15-Minute Fat Burning Workout for Busy Guys

A middle-aged guy takes his shirt off and looks in the mirror. What does he see?<p>That’s not the beginning of a joke, although what he sees might be …

Middle Age

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

Workouts

​Why You Should Pour Flour in Your Sink

Are you one of those who, after completing a cleaning task, look back at the job to admire how spotless everything looks? I do.

Acquainted

The 15-minute Bodyweight Workout for Busy Guys

The best thing about building your fitness around a bodyweight workout: the more you weight you lose and the leaner you become, the easier they …

Exercise

Amazon is producing a way cheaper version of Le Creuset’s enameled Dutch oven

The Le Creuset enameled Dutch oven is a culty piece of kitchen gear. It weighs more than 10 pounds, costs more than $300, and when you see one on the stove, it announces the presence of someone who takes braises and stews seriously, and can afford to indulge that obsession.<p>It’s also the latest …

Macy's

Daddy Eddie's Roast Pork (Pernil), Puerto Rican-Style Recipe

"Pernil is roasted pork shoulder, seasoned to the max. It is served with rice and beans, salad, or sweet plantains."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>3 …

Pork

Stuffed Brownie and Peanut Butter Frosting

This stuffed brownie and peanut butter frosting recipe are so chocolatey, rich and creamy! Plus, the preparation method is so easy and simple. …

Dessert

Pasta e Olio Recipe

"This is a quick recipe. Good, too! The main ingredients are oil and butter,the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes enhance the …

Italian Food

Super Quick Pecan Pie Recipe

This pecan pie is a delicious and healthy recipe that can be a perfect choice for sweet dessert for your kids and family. This pecan pie recipe …

Dessert

Six-Week 5K Training Schedule

This six-week 5K training program is designed for beginner run/walkers who want to build up to running a 5K (3.1 miles) road race. This training …

Exercise

5 Essential Tips for Making Better Tacos This Summer

Aarón Sánchez reveals the meat, salsa, and marinade that will upgrade your taco game.<p>Tacos are the perfect summer food: Not only are they light …

Cooking

Wheels Up: These Are the Best Areas to Stay in Paris

Late spring or early summer is the perfect time to visit Paris. The trees are blooming, the light is magical, and the weather is idyllic. People are …

France

I tried pasta made from chickpeas that has half the carbs of regular wheat noodles — and this stuff is the real deal

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Banza Instagram<p>Have you ever heard someone pose the question, "If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?" and heard the …

Healthy Eating

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.<p>The city of Mystras, the historic place where the last Byzantine …

Ancient History

These Chicken Meatloaf Muffins Are Meal Prep Marvels — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Aztec Temples, Lucha Libre, and Street Tacos: The 4-day Weekend in Mexico City

Rum, Cigars and a Private Beach. St. Barts Is Calling.

Spring. It's finally, truly, no-kidding here.<p>Just in time for you to go someplace warmer.<p>Someplace like Manapany Hotel, a new 43-room beachside …

The Best Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii

1 of 10<p>Halekulani, Oahu<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Four Seasons Ko‘olina, Oahu<p>3 of 10<p>Travaasa Hana, Maui<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Montage Kapalua Bay, …

A Trainer Tells Us How You Can Build Your Own At-Home HIIT Workout to Burn Major Calories

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are all the rage right now, and for good reason. HIIT cardio is said to be one of the best ways to burn fat and lose weight. We spoke to Andrew Schuth, a trainer and HIIT expert at Burn60, a performance-driven fitness studio that offers full-body …

Exercise

Ten percent of the world's best beaches are in Italy

A record number of Italian beaches now boast the prestigious Blue Flag certificate of cleanliness and safety.

The Injury-proof Shoulder Workout

<b>THE MAINSTAY</b> of an upper body workout is the shoulder press. It’s also, according to an increasing number of orthopedic surgeons, one of the most …

In a city of superlatives, Bar 54, Manhattan's highest rooftop bar, strives to stand above the rest in more ways than one. Opened in February 2014 on …

This Plank Variation Will Set Your Abs on Fire

<b>WE HAVE NOTHING BAD</b> to say about the standard plank. It helps develop strength through your hips, glutes, and core. And it’s a challenging move.<p>What …

This Coconut Cauliflower Curry Is a 30-Minute Miracle

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …