Lisa Bosner

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What We're Reading This Summer

A collection of books recommended by The Atlantic’s editors and writers<p><i>Our Little Racket</i> by Angelica Baker<p>I read all 512 pages of Angelica Baker’s debut novel greedily, in one dizzying weekend, unable to put it down. Which is fitting, in a way: <i>Our Little Racket</i> follows the sudden downfall of a …

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A Guide to Regain Your Flexibility

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I still have a long way to go when it comes to developing my own flexibility. <b>I’ve spent a</b> …

Exercise

Building a booty: 7 things a personal trainer wants you to know

Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like sculpting a firm bum.<p>But …

Exercise

5 Cold, Quick Noodle Salads for the Hungry, Hurried & Hot

If I could, I'd eat a bowl of cold noodle salad every noon and night till the fall winds cometh.<p>Noodles are <b>the softest, squiggliest landing pads for a variety of summer vegetables</b> (not to mention all sorts of cubed cheeses and salty fridge accessories, like capers, olives, and anchovies). Add a …

This New York Love Story Subverts Its ‘Happily Ever After’

<b>THE CHANGELING</b><br>By Victor LaValle<br>431 pp. Spiegel & Grau. $28.<p>“I think I hate those fairy tales,” an evil old man declares in Victor LaValle’s strange and wonderful new novel, “The Changeling.” “Not really the tales, but how they end. Three words that ruin everything. ‘Happily ever after.’” …

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This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Cooking

Instant Pot Watermelon Rinds Are the Snack of the Summer

Instant Pot

LISTEN: 11 podcasts that dive into human history

From Malcolm Gladwell to “The History Chicks,” these shows explore an eternal question: “How did we get here?”<p>To understand where humanity is heading next, it helps to understand where we've been. There's nothing dry or dusty about the 11 history shows in this collection: they go deep into US and …

Self-improvement

These Roasted Chickpea Recipes Are A Dream Come True

Make these roasted chickpeas 4 ways for a tasty, high-protein snack<p>View this post on Facebook

Extreme Sports

'White Fur' Is A Fable Of Love, Class, Money And Death

It begins the way all great stories should: with a boy, a girl, a shotgun and a cheap motel room. 300 lightning bolt pages later, it ends the same way — a girl, a boy and a gun.<p>And in between <i>White Fur</i>, the new novel from Jardine Libaire, is ... I don't know what it is. Not so much a story as a …

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These Are the Best Books You'll Read in May

It's starting to get nice out. Here are some good-ass books you can bring outside.<p>The Dinner Party<p>Joshua Ferris | Short Stories<p><i>The Dinner Party</i> is a collection of stories about quiet, domestic chaos. It’s mostly unhappy white people acting like assholes. I love it.<p>The titular story finds a couple …

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11 New Books Worth Reading in May

You know what I love about the Spring and Summer seasons? It's suddenly socially appropriate to break out the chick lit (a term I use endearingly). Fall and Winter are for heavy books; when I head to the admittedly shady part of the beach, I like to bring a fun, easy novel with me. Maybe I got it …

The International Church of Cannabis Has an Incredible Rainbow Mural

Spanish muralist Okuda San Miguel and Kenny Scharf brought their signature panache to Denver's new weed church.<p>On 4/20, a group of devoted Denverites opened The Church of Cannabis, a sacred space for smoking the state's 100% legal weed. In a bid to make the most pleasant and spiritually activating …

Cannabis

And Here We Are: Best Contemporary Dystopian Fiction - Signature Reads

Best-selling author and McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers stunned us all in 2000 with his searingly honest memoir <i>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</i>, and he hasn’t slowed down since. In 2013 he published his tenth work of fiction, <i>The Circle</i>, a dark, fast-paced novel that addresses such …

Already regretting assigning J.G. Ballard to cover the Fyre Festival

<i>(Note to proofreader: I just received this copy and figure it should just go up verbatim. Next time they do something like this remind me to send</i> …

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The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Leg Hip Bridge<p><b>Core Focus:</b> <i>Glutes, Adductors</i><p>Lie faceup with knees bent, feet planted on floor near butt, arms out to sides on floor with palms …

The 7 Most Dreaded Exercises on the Planet ... and Why They're Good for You

Be honest. There’s probably at least one exercise that makes you cringe and groan. You know the one that makes you want to quit your workout and run …

6 Incredible Dumbbell Exercises For Your Butt

What's the one piece of equipment that's guaranteed to be at every gym in every city? Dumbbells. Sure the weights are basic, and expected, but …

Workouts

5 Variations On The Everyday Squat To Spice Up Your Workouts

Squatting sucks. But if we’re being honest, it’s one hell of a move that can work your entire body, particularly your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, …

Workouts

Is Neuroscience Rediscovering The Soul?

The idea that neuroscience is rediscovering the soul is, to most scientists and philosophers, nothing short of outrageous. Of course it is not.<p>But the widespread, adverse, knee-jerk attitude presupposes the old-fashioned definition of the soul — the ethereal, immaterial entity that somehow …

Singularity

The 25 Best Exercises to Tone Your Abs (and None of Them Are Crunches)

Let's be honest: crunches aren't the most exciting of exercises. And they're not always the most effective way to tone your abs anyway. If you're bored with your sit-up routine, here are 25 fun and effective moves to mix up your workout and tone your midsection!<p><i>— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb</i> …

Workouts

A Trainer's Take on How Many Days Each Week You Should Strength Train

Cardio definitely burns calories, but in order to lose weight more effectively, building muscle through strength training is a must. Confused about how often you need to hit those weights and bodyweight exercises?<p>If you're just looking to get strong and tone up, fitness instructor John Kersbergen …

Exercise

How to Use Supersets for Better Workouts

In the early days of strength training, the typical approach was to pick an exercise, pick up a set of weights and did and exercise for 10 or more …

'Virgin and Other Stories' Is a Brilliant Book About Sex and God in the South

We caught up with debut author April Ayers Lawson to talk about her beautifully disturbing new collection of stories.<p>I first met April Ayers Lawson in 2012. She was kind enough to write me about a story of mine that she had liked. This was especially flattering, considering that her own story, …

Books

14 Books to Read If You Love 'The Girl on the Train'

The movie adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s <i>The Girl on the Train</i> hits theaters this weekend, starring Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson. If you’re a fan of …

20 New Books You'll Need For Your Shelf In Fall 2016

Books ― in the fall. Who knew? We did. Have a read.<p><b>The Story of a Brief Marriage</b> <b>by Anuk Arudpragasam</b><p>When we discuss the difficulties of marriage, we take for granted that many American relationships at least have the benefit of a solid foundation of basic needs: shelter, food and, to an extent, …

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The 11 Best Books for September 2016

Epic historical novels, intimate memoirs, meditations on love: September has you covered.<p>What are you in the mood to read? An epic historical novel, perhaps? What about a heartrending memoir about a disintegrating marriage, or an experimental meditation on love? September promises all that and more.

Ten books you should read this September

A new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, a new Kafka translation and a panoramic history of time travel all feature in this month’s round-up of books to look out for.

Ancient Greece's restored Tower of Winds keeps its secrets

ATHENS (Reuters) - It is said to be the world's first weather station, to date back more than 2,000 years, and to have been used by merchants to tell the time - even in darkness.<p>The Tower of the Winds, still standing on a slope on Athens's ancient Acropolis hill despite attempts by Lord Elgin to …

Archaeology

13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading

Good morning, class. Raise your hand if you actually read your summer assignments, <i>Great Expectations</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>. Yes, raise your hand if you <i>did</i> read those books. <i>Did</i> read, yes. What’s that you say? An extension, you say? Too hot outside to focus? Well. I don’t know if I ― OK. But just …

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