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24 Incredible Books To Add To Your Shelf This Summer

The season’s new reads include smart thrillers and sprawling family dramas.<p>A wrestler sets his sights on the NCAA championship; a man goes on a statewide search for his missing son. A trends forecaster learns to cope with the market’s return to IRL experiences; an ex-musician reflects on his glory …

Books

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

Books

Tip: Why You Need Sled Work

Drag it. Push it. Sprint with it. Load it ridiculously heavy. Doesn't matter, just do it. Here's why.<p>Sled work is actually a great form of single-leg …

Exercise

The 23 hottest books of the summer, according to readers

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>I turn to Goodreads for reading recommendations whenever I'm looking for a new book.<p>The website's recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion …

Books

The Best Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

A common thread among our favorite fiction of 2017 (so far) is a sense of the surreal, from the comical, empathetic ghosts in George Saunders’s</i> …

Books

Only 2 of 15 All-Americans are returning to school next season

Of the 15 players named to the Associated Press All-American teams for the 2016-17 season, only two will be returning for another campaign in college.<p>…

College Basketball

Martha Gellhorn’s Greatest Novel Is Essential Reading for Today

If Martha Gellhorn had been alive to see the release of “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” the 2012 HBO film about the writer’s brief and tumultuous romance with Ernest Hemingway while the two were reporting from the world’s hot spots in the 1930s and ’40s, it’s safe to say she would have had a few choice …

Literature

A Hemingway Tell-All Bares His Tall Tales

<b>ERNEST HEMINGWAY</b> <b><br>A Biography</b><br>By Mary V. Dearborn<br>Illustrated. 738 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $35.<p>Ernest Hemingway began his career blessed lavishly by the gods. As a rugged young journalist, with a radiant, adoring wife, he dazzled the expatriate and artistic community of Paris in 1922 with his exuberance, …

Literature

Paul VI’s Brandon Slater commits to play basketball for Villanova

Paul VI junior Brandon Slater, one of the top wing scorers in the class of 2018, announced Wednesday night that he has committed to Villanova.<p>“It felt like the right school,” he said. “Villanova felt like the college version of my high school, Paul VI. I’m a family guy and a relationship guy and …

College Basketball

Hamidou Diallo passes on the NBA Draft to return to Kentucky; Wildcats are top-10

The dynamic athlete and electric SG will be one of the biggest names in college hoops next season<p>The last high-profile player to publicly decide whether he would return to college or stay in the NBA Draft was the only college player who has never played a college game.<p>Fortunately for UK fans, …

College Basketball

The 15 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Noir Films

Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a …

Science Fiction

NBA Draft 2017: Latest Mock Draft and Teams with Most to Lose on June 22

The NBA draft is the most important time of year for many rebuilding teams. With the future of their franchises in doubt, they need to do their homework on all the top prospects so they don't end up with a bust.<p>Some squads in this year's lottery are in especially tough spots. If they don't draft …

NBA

NBA Draft rumors: Lakers looking at De’Aaron Fox at No. 2 overall

Lonzo Ball could be fitted for his Lakers jersey before too long, but the team is still going to do some due diligence on other options.<p>Tuesday …

Basketball

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer.

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …

Books

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough)

By following these five accessible habits, it is possible to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.<p>"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another …

Longevity

Boost your gym session with these gadgets

While most activity trackers count steps, distance and calories, a limited few have been designed to make your gym workouts more effective. Doing a …

Exercise

How Fit Are You Really? Take These 4 Simple Tests To Find Out

No mile-long run required.<p>Remember that sit-and-reach test from grade school? Or the timed mile? All kinds of dread! But you don't have to relive your childhood PE class to get a read on your current state of fitness. Our quick (and far more accurate) assessments will show you where you're truly at …

Workouts

What Causes Fatigue In High-Intensity Endurance Sports?

General Patton once said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” It also kills performance. <b>For endurance athletes, fatigue is perhaps the single most</b> …

Exercise

7 amazing benefits of interval workouts, backed by science

Serious athletes have long known about the benefits of high-intensity interval training—alternating periods of short, intense anaerobic exercise with …

Exercise

Tracking your Vo2 Max with wearables. Why is it important?

In the past only the preserve of high-end sports watches, VO2 Max has made its way to a number of popular 24/7 activity trackers.<p>So what exactly is …

Tip: Designer Drop Sets for Bigger Gains

Do drop sets that are targeted towards your muscle-fiber makeup. Here's how.<p>What's Your Twitch Type?<p>Strength coaches and exercise physiologists don't …

How you can build big shoulders without weights

Ripped abs and bulging biceps are great T-shirt muscles, but they won’t turn any heads when you’re bundled up this fall and winter. Broad shoulders, …

Workouts

9 of the best British films you've never seen

Fair warning: when I started this list I wasn't planning to fill it solely with dark and depressing films, but that's definitely what's ended up happening.<p>It might be that I've always been drawn to films with challenging subject matters, or it might be that British directors are just really damn …

Horror Movies

Iowa State Lands Princeton Grad Transfer F Hans Brase

Iowa State has picked up a graduate transfer forward.<p>Princeton forward Hans Brase is heading to Iowa State to play his final year of college …

Who's still here? Meet the 22.4 PPG worth of players returning to Duke

Nine players have waived goodbye to Duke this offseason, and gone with them are the 58.4 points per game they combined to score on average.<p>Jayson …

College Basketball

Michigan State Is The New 2018 NCAA Tournament Favorite

We have months before the tip-off of the 2017-18 college basketball season, but after draft declarations and some late recruit commitments, we have a …

College Basketball

NBA Combine Results 2017: Friday Measurements, Highlights and Top Prospects

The televised portion of the 2017 NBA Draft Combine reached its conclusion Friday with another day of athletic testing and on-court work. The event will continue through Sunday ahead of the draft lottery, which is scheduled for Tuesday night.<p>Most of the class' top prospects opted against …

College Basketball

2017 NBA Draft: Frank Jackson is leaving Duke early as a surprising one-and-done

Jackson was a solid piece for Duke, and is taking a gamble by leaving early<p>Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson has decided to sign with an agent, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Friday.<p>The Vertical first reported the news.<p>Jackson's departure was not seen as the likely scenario as recently as a …

College Basketball

Massive cyberattack targeting 99 countries causes sweeping havoc

Hospitals, major companies and government offices have been hit by a massive wave of cyberattacks across the globe that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom.<p>Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries, making it one of the …

Cybersecurity

The Science Behind Optimizing Injury Recovery

Suffering an injury as a result of training or sports practice can spell the end of an athlete's career as they know it.<p>It can be an incredibly …