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16 science fiction and fantasy books to read this September

Robots, magicians, and the making of Blade Runner<p>I took a short vacation to Maine recently, and ended up blowing through Deliliah S. Dawson’s new <i>Star Wars</i> novel <i>Phasma</i>. It’s one of a few recent books exploring the darker side of the franchise, along with <i>Battlefront II: Inferno Squad</i> and <i>Thrawn</i>. Given …

Breaking Down the Turkish Get-Up

<i>For some people seeing the words “Turkish Get-Up” in the title of an article elicits a gag reflex or makes them want to jump into a live volcano.</i><i>Even</i> …

Faceted Classification

5 Neck Stretches That Reduce Soreness

Peter Ardito<p>Head Pull<p>While seated, turn your head slightly to the left and look down toward your left knee. With your left hand, gently pull your …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

The Best 5-Minute Warm-Up to Do Before a Strength Workout

When life is crazy and you're insanely busy (so like, all day every day), it's tempting to jump right into your workout to maximize the time you've …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

1 of 88<p>Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani<p>Chief book critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the …

This Is What Happened When I Did a NAVY SEAL's Workout for a Week | Inc.com

Many successful people feel health and fitness aren't a luxury; they feel health and fitness actually play a major role in their success. The physical benefits are clear, but the mental advantages -- perseverance, resilience, determination, and mental toughness -- are just as important.<p>This is the …

Workouts

How to Assess Your Full-Body Flexibility

In my recent articles I’ve discussed the importance of functional flexibility for performance and some of the common stretching pitfalls we all make.</b> …

Workouts

iBooks Bestsellers: 'Game of Thrones' Dominates

George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Game of Thrones</i> enjoyed a sales boost to #1 in the Apple iBooks store this week amid the season seven premiere of HBO’s …

13 Dystopian Books That Will Make You Want To Revisit The Genre

It's the rare bibliophile who did not go through a dystopian book phase at one point in their reading life. For most of us, the post-apocalyptic …

11 Brand New Books You Should Read This July

We’re all for trying out this summer’s hottest trends (spiced rosé lattes and <i>Baywatch</i>-inspired swimsuits are definitely all over our Pinterest boards), but we’re also super excited to sit back and relax with some classic summertime reading too. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already read …

Forget about France - here's the 28 most beautiful bike rides in Britain

As the Tour de France begins, thousands of Brits will be getting on their bikes - but you don't need to cross the channel to find glorious, scenic rides. Mark Bailey introduces our guide to the country's most memorable routes for two-wheeled adventure<p>Today's Tour de France Grand Départ marks the …

Hiking

The 30 greatest yoga holidays on the planet

For yoga in enchanting locations<p>1. Silver Island, Greece<p>I could quite happily live on this delightful, 60-acre private island strewn with rough flower-filled tracks, which has an ancient church, a romantic lighthouse and more than 2,500 olive trees. Come for week-long holidays with yoga sessions …

Yoga

Why Mastering the Handstand Will Give You Stronger Abs

Handstands might look like they belong to gymnasts and superfit athletes, but we have good news: Any reasonably fit, able-bodied person can do one. …

Workouts

18 Twisty Thrillers You’ll Want to Reread Immediately

Have you ever finished a fantastic thriller only to think to yourself, “I need to read that again”? Maybe the plot was particularly complex, or the …

Books

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

5 books that will completely change the way you think about technology

In fact, there is a family video somewhere of my dad and his two brothers sitting down in front of their brand new laptop, and one of them saying, "Pretty soon, we're just going to hit a button, and the picture is going to go <i>sheeeewwmmm</i>, and then it'll appear on your laptop."<p>Then they all laugh, …

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10 UK summer adventures you can do for under £100

Make the most of the (hopefully) good weather with these low-cost adventures.<p>Summer is just around the corner. We can practically smell the coconut …

12 Boxing-Inspired Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

You might find it surprising that boxing is one of the most complete, full-body workouts you can do. Your aerobic, anaerobic, and nervous system have …

Workouts

The Only 6 Moves You Need to Cool Down After Your Workout

It's easy to brush off a cool-down. After you crush a workout (which is an accomplishment in and of itself), the last thing you feel like doing is …

10 incredibly awkward exercises that build tons of muscle

You should never feel humiliated in the gym. You should work out in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. That being said, …

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …