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20 Netflix original films that are actually worth watching

<b>The majority of Netflix’s original shows can be described as prestige TV, but when it comes to film, the approach seems to be quantity over …

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

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

You don't need a gym membership, 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 up. …

Exercise

Winter jobs: how to take hardwood cuttings and grow more of your best shrubs and trees

Taking cuttings is usually a high-maintenance activity. It requires quick work followed by careful nurturing to coax out new, life-sustaining roots before the cutting runs out of juice and wilts. Phew. But hardwood cuttings are not like this. This is because they are taken in winter when growth has …

Gardening

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> …

Books

25 Totally Mind-Blowing Books Skyrocketing In Popularity

Books have a strange sort of power to completely transform parts of you, even if that transformation is only temporary. You're able to live different …

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Whether you're at a complete loss for how to start working out, or your stale sessions could use a little spicing up, we've got a workout poster for …

The Workouts Top Trainers Do When They Have Only 20 Minutes to Exercise

When your schedule is jam-packed, the idea of when and how to fit in a workout often sparks an internal debate: <i>If there’s not enough time to fit it</i> …

16 science fiction and fantasy books to read this November

Military science fiction adventures, fantasy epics, and supernatural journeys<p>It’s November, which means that winter is well on its way. It’s a good time to curl up on the couch or a comfy chair and dig into some of the books that you’ve been meaning to read.<p>I recently interviewed horror author Joe …

14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

When you think of scary movies, images of monsters and unstoppable killers come to mind. But documentaries can also tell some horrific stories, …

Horror

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

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 …

The Strong Lifter's Guide to Healthy Knees

5 Steps to Pain-Free Knees and Bigger Lifts<p>5 Steps to Bulletproof Knees<p>Do your knees feel like they might explode every time you squat to parallel? …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

How to Do 16 Different Types of Push-ups

Push-ups are pretty damn hard. My high school cheerleading coach insisted that the whole squad could bang out 20 push-ups by the time summer cheer …

Workouts

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

Workouts

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

The Moves You Need For Strong, Defined Arms — No Weights Needed!

A girl can get supertoned, sculpted arms without a barbell. Here are the most effective bodyweight exercises you can (and should!) do for strong arms.<p>Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above your wrists.<br>• Take a breath in, and as you exhale, bend your elbows out to …

Workouts

The 6-week Model Body workout plan

Everyone has snapped a few shots only later to go back and delete a bunch of them. "My eyes are closed." "I'm not standing up straight." "Do my arms …

LISTEN: 11 podcasts that dive into human history

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>From Malcolm Gladwell to “The History Chicks,” these shows explore an eternal question: “How did we get here?”<p>Ma'ayan Plaut<p>July 15, 2017 1:30pm (UTC)<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 …

Malcolm Gladwell

This Electrifying Core and Cardio Energizer Will Shred You

​This combination of exercises will energize you, melt fat, and chisel those abs<p>If you want a workout that is going to energize you and make you break a sweat, this core and cardio combo, created by Andy Speer of The Anarchy Abs Workout, is for you. Because the exercises involved don't use heavy …

Workouts

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

Plants

We Asked, You Answered: The Kids’ Books You Wish More People Remembered

Atlas Obscura readers took quite the trip down memory lane this week.<p>A week ago, we asked you to tell us about the obscure books you read as a kid …