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These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!

8 Battle Rope Exercises to Develop Power and Core Strength

You've probably seen the thick coils of rope positioned around your gym, almost as if your personal trainer were turning the weight room into his own …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

This 5-Part Plank Sequence Will Make Your Abs Beg For Mercy

You may have noticed planks landing a starring role in many of your fitness classes recently. Everything from boxing to barre to yoga seems to be big …

Book clinic: recommended literary page-turners

This week, our expert suggests a selection of books to rekindle the joy of reading in even the most battle-hardened litterateur<p><b>Q: Having completed my MA in creative writing, I can’t read with pleasure any more because I am too busy analysing how the book I am reading is put together. Can you</b> …

Get Cozy With 18 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books This February

February may be the shortest month, but it’s still stuffed with awesome new scifi and fantasy book releases—filled with murders on the moon, haunted …

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I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

No Excuses! 5 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Just About Anywhere

If you've ever stubbed a toe on a camouflaged dumbbell on the carpet, or waited in line for a class only to watch it fill to capacity as you clutch your towel sadly, you're not alone. Luckily, there's a 100 percent no-equipment way to get a workout in, whenever and wherever. We're talking …

The 19 Best Poetry Books to Read in the New Year

Hieu Minh Nguyen<p><i>Listen, trying to forget is not the same</i> <i><br>as leaving—sometimes we must</i> <i><br>forget to allow forgiveness</i> <i><br>to comb the knots from our hair.</i><p>These are poems of love, forgetting, heartbreak, and desire. Some of them reflect on the difficult love between Nguyen and his mother, who scorns her gay …

This Is What It's Like to Do 100 Crunches a Day For 1 Week

We rarely ever do ab exercises in CrossFit. That's because many of the exercises we do like squats, burpees, box jumps, and pull-ups are compound movements that engage the core — we multitask! But since one of my new year's resolutions is to press into a handstand, I know I need to give my core a …

Workouts

This Workout Is Magical Because It Will Actually Change the Shape of Your Butt

You wanted the best workout for your butt, and here it is. Complete with squats and lunges, as well as dumbbells for added resistance, this workout is the hardest thing your butt will do all day. And that's a good thing because that's how you know it's working to reshape your booty. It also means …

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16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

21 Books That Every High School Needs To Teach Their Students

There's been a lot of debate in recent years over what books should be included in students' English curricula, but I think we can all agree that …

These Were the Most Read Books of 2017, According to Amazon

While Amazon sells a plethora of things these days (yep, even tiny houses), they started with books. Here's what people read the most—and the …

37 Books You'll Fall In Love With, So Cancel Your Plans

Any time of the year is a good time to get lost in a good book. While some people think reading is for winter, when they can snuggle up under a …

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

For your writing to spark fire in the minds of readers, ask these questions

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” <i>~William S. Burroughs</i><p><b>There is no greater satisfaction in writing</b> …

Creative Writing

The 50 best books of 2017

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

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10 Novels Agents Have Already Seen a Billion Times

10 Novels Agents Have Already Seen a Billion TimesLooking for inspiration? Don’t go with any of thesePhoto by Paul SablemanA s a literary agent, I …

Boo! The best ghost stories you probably haven’t heard yet.

As the March sisters of "Little Women" might have said, "It wouldn't be Halloween without any ghost stories." Below are six recent books to help you get in the holiday spirit.<p><b>The Ghost in the Corner And Other Stories</b> , by Lord Dunsany, edited by S.T. Joshi and Martin Andersson (Hippocampus Press). …

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18 books to read before they're turned into films in 2018

So you can be the one who says "well, this wasn't the same in the original..."

8 Books You Need to Read This October

<i>Each month,</i> <i>Boris Kachka</i> <i>offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible.</i><p><b>Her Body and Other Parties</b><b>, by</b> …

2017 National Book Awards

2017 National Book Award Winners<p>Highlights from the 2017 National Book Award Ceremony<p>Watch the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony<p>Watch the 2017 …

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16 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this October

Demons, space pirates, and more to add to your to-read pile<p>It seems like yesterday that I put together the September book list. Where did the month go?<p>I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction and specifically non-genre books recently. My background is in military history, so when I first saw Josh …

27 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books to Read in September

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy …

8 fantasy novels to read while you wait for the next season of Game of Thrones

More fantastic worlds to dive into<p>The latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is coming to an end this weekend, which means that you’re going to need to get your epic fantasy fix somewhere else, possibly until 2019. You could go back and re-read the entire <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, but you could also …

Hit The Beach and the Books: Summer Reading List 2017 - GeekMom

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>It’s that time of the year again. Time to stock our bags full of books to read while we travel our way through the summer. …

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I Read 50 Books by Women of Color This Year!

For the past two years, I set myself a goal of reading 50 books by people of color. I decided on the challenge after listening to a podcast with …

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