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Books In Bed: 10 Novels to Read During Your Holiday Break

<b>* Curl up with a good book this holiday</b> <b><br>* Check out thrillers by bestselling authors like John Grisham and Dan Brown</b> <b><br>* Ring in the New Year with a new</b> …

The Belly-Fat Inferno

Rev your metabolism, build lean muscle, and boost your total-body power and endurance<p>Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 9• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 3• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 22• <b><br>Best For</b>: Mobility, Fat Loss, Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Total body<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS:</b><p>Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells or dumbbells for this …

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

The Workout I’ll Do for Life

Today is not a legs day, a chest day, or an arms-and-back day. And it’s definitely not an abs day. In fact, it’s never an abs day. Today, like every …

Workouts

How to Build a Home Gym - Mark Rippetoe

A serviceable home gym for barbell training need not be a gigantic investment, and in fact should be very simple. A bar, some plates, a rack of some …

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

31 Best Restaurants in New York City

If you can make it here (as a restaurant), you can make it anywhere.<p>New York, New York brings tourists in droves for its world-class museums, monuments, and theater. But have you taken a good look at our food scene lately? From fast-casual fried chicken to refined seafood temples and Caribbean from …

The complete guide to exercising in winter

This week in London, the sun sets at 3.50pm. We’re waking up in the dark, leaving work in the dark, and spending a good proportion of the intervening time underground or desk-bound. Hearty meals and firesides seem more attractive than the chilly outdoors, or a busy gym. (If you live in the global …

Fitness

Starting Out at 40: A Plan for Greater Health and Fitness

Like at the start of any new year, at my gym we have had a few new faces turn up at our door looking for help getting into shape. <b>Over the years my</b> …

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 …

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …

Books

13 Tips For Becoming A Faster Runner

Tips and workouts that'll turn you into a speed(ier) demon.<p>For lots of newish runners, the step right after "start running regularly" is "try running faster." And it's actually not as complicated as you might think.<p>To explain how everyday runners can do this safely and effectively, BuzzFeed Health …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Literature

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Going Paleo

Here's what foods are allowed on the paleo diet—plus the most common mistakes people make when going paleo.<p>Contrary to conventional wisdom, the most common mistake people make when going paleo isn't missing the early morning Crossfit class (ha, ha!). But paleo is no joke: It may be a fad diet, but …

How to Make Pan-Fried Vegetable Dumplings

I grew up eating one type of dumpling—the ones my mom made. They were juicy, with the perfect combination of lean and fatty pork, and just the right amount of napa cabbage and shiitake mushrooms. I had no desire to try any other types of dumplings because these were <i>it</i>. Why try to seek perfection …

Sides Can Be Stars, Too: 18 Grilled Vegetable Recipes for Memorial Day

Burgers, steaks, and chicken are all well and good, but it's probably not a great idea to just serve meat on Memorial Day; throwing some veggies into the mix will round out the meal and keep things a little healthier. And even if meat is your focus, the vegetables shouldn't be an afterthought. …

Cooking

Life-Changing 6 Ingredient Spaghetti Carbonara

For many years — really since we met — Matt and I have cooked together. Not really for each other but with each other. But since we’ve added three …

How Giving Up Meat For A Month Improved My Productivity

Eating plant-based whole foods for a month affected my work in unexpected ways.<p>Food occupies so much of my mental space. Throughout the day, when I’m at meetings or writing stories, my mind often drifts to what I’ll be eating for lunch. On a good day, I’ll spend time plotting how to get myself a …

Nutrition

10 Simple Natural Hacks To Help You Lose Weight Fast

Losing weight is not actually a big deal. But many people find it a demanding task. With some dedication and practice you can easily achieve your …

Greek Chicken Mason Jar Salad

<i>Get instant access to my mason jar salad recipe e-cookbook here! I share 19 of my best mason jar salads along with tips, tricks, and tutorial.</i><p>I can’t …

Five Books For Your Nerd-Ass Friend Who Still Likes Reading Like A Nerd

Useful as they are for keeping tables level, impressing visitors, and the like, books—actual, physical books—are even better as gifts. While a lousy …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

9 Gripping Debuts

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Gripping Debuts<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature