Veronika Matysiak

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13 Books From 2015 That You Should Read ASAP

Fiction, memoir and books that blur the lines between both.<p>Before the welcome downpour of anticipated fall books rolls in (a new Jonathan Franzen novel? The conclusion to Elena Ferrante's tear-jerking series? We'll be spending the latter half of 2015 huddled up inside, thankyouverymuch), we …

Books

The World's Most Intense Fitness Program

I was a multisport burnout, searching for a new challenge, when a Web trawl served up a fitness program I’d never heard of: Kokoro Camp, a civilian version of the infamous Hell Week that the Navy uses as a grueling test of the men who hope to serve as SEALs. Kokoro is run by coaches working for a …

Understanding Kim Jong Un...

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

The Honor of Senator Joni Ernst

When most people hear "combat veteran," they think firefights with the enemy. But the military defines combat veteran differently -- as soldiers who served in a combat area.<p>Which brings us to Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), one of the GOP's most recent stars. It was Sen. Ernst who was selected to give …

Military