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The best recent crime novels – review roundup

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz; Low Heights by Pascal Garnier; Sleeping Beauties by Jo Spain; If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar; Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic<p>Anthony Horowitz’s 2016 novel <i>The Magpie Murders</i> offered an ingenious twist on a classic whodunnit, and his latest book, <b>The Word Is</b> …

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​The 4-3-1 Dumbbell Sumo Squat Workout​ | Men’s Health

What's the 4-3-1 mean?<p>Well, it's not an area code. It describes the tempo with which you should perform the exercise. The first number describes how long you should take to lower the weight. The second number describes how long you should pause at the midpoint or bottom of the exercise. And the …

The Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in London

London can get expensive, but not every activity has a hefty price tag.<p>England is a country filled with history and culture and perhaps no place more …

The Secret to Happiness That No One Wants to Admit

We all encounter challenges in life that can be hard to overcome.<p>However, many people have encountered the same kinds of problems in the past. That’s …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

Bosch showrunner dissects his new novel, Catalina Eddy

Daniel Pyne’s new novel <i>Catalina Eddy</i> is a crime novella told in three parts, across three decades: the 1950s, ’60s, and ’80s. Named after during the …

15 quotes from a modern day Zen Master that will change the way you live your life

Ever heard of Mooji? If not, he is one of the greatest modern day spiritual teachers that has helped countless people achieve their goals of inner …

10 Underrated Psychological Thrillers You Can Stream Now

<i>Is there any more terrifying terrain than the human mind?</i> That’s the sensibility that dominates the psychological thriller genre, and quite …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

Workouts

OMG this chocolate crepe cake needs to be the next thing you bake

When we say let them eat cake, we’re not trying to give anyone a history lesson. What we <i>are</i> referring to is this recipe for chocolate crepe cake, …

These 32 books will please everyone on your gift list

No gift beats the perfect book.<p>Joel Grayson, bookseller from Manhattan children’s bookstore Books of Wonder, sums up the joy of finding that ideal …

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings, Serpentine Gallery, London, review – Spend time with her notebooks; the paintings leave me cold

This exhibition is dedicated to Zaha Hadid, the architect, artist and designer who suddenly died too young earlier this year. It is hard to believe …

Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

13 books you absolutely HAVE to read before they become movies in 2017

Whether you are a purist or you just like to know what you are getting yourself into before you begin a film, you understand the importance of …

Best Books of 2016 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & Memoir<br>• Book …

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5 Great Books To Read In December

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

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A thriller with a fine literary pedigree: 'His Bloody Project' by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Crime fiction is always well represented on bestseller lists, but this year it's also found its way into the most exclusive chambers of literary prestige. Viet Thanh Nguyen's "The Sympathizer" won the best first novel Edgar, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and …

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The ten most overrated streets in Paris to avoid

<b>1. Boulevard Saint-Germain</b><p>No one would fault you for enjoying some upper-class window shopping along this avenue, or even overpaying for a cup of …

France

The ten Paris streets you just have to walk down

Yes, Paris is an amazing city for a stroll, but some streets simply stand out more than the others. From charming walkways to extravagant roads - …

The best gray paints, recommended by experts

This anything-but-gloomy shade continues to dominate interiors<p>Grays are so popular, they populate interiors like so many thunderclouds in a stormy sky. The color, once considered somber and gloomy, is seemingly America’s favorite neutral and, unlike those cumulonimbus rain clouds, it shows no signs …

Transcendental Meditation is taking over Wall Street — here's how it works

Over the past few years, TM has made its way into the mainstream, with celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Arianna Huffington proclaiming its benefits, and doctors around the United States recommending it to patients with anxiety and high blood pressure, given its approval by agencies like the …

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

Get your must-have widgets here.<p>With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an …

Apps

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Faster Learner

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …