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Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

The 10 best books of 2018 (so far)

Top-shelf

Brisket Recipes

Brisket can be cooked in a number of ways, from smoking the meat to slow-cooking it until it's super tender. Brisket is also delicious in hearty …

Cooking

Who are the Sikhs and what are their beliefs?

New Jersey’s first Sikh attorney general, Gurbir Singh Grewal, was a target of disparaging remarks recently. Two radio hosts commented on Grewal’s …

Religion

Brisket-and-Black Bean Chili with Cilantro-Lime Crema Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Toss spice mixture with brisket cubes until well coated.<p>Step 2<p>Heat 2 …

Cooking

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

Stuffed Queso Meatloaf

There's a spicy molten center waiting in each slice of this queso-inspired meatloaf.<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

The Best Books of 2017, According to Independent Bookstores

It’s been a banner year for books. Real Simple asked some of our favorite independent bookstores across the country to share their memorable reads of …

Books

Our Top Slow Cooker Soup Recipes of 2017

While I often rely on my slow cooker for all sorts of dishes, my absolute favorite thing to make in my slow cooker is soup. No matter the season, …

Cooking

Autumn in the UK: Pictures

England

13 Of The Best Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if …

The 10 Best Abs Exercises for Beginners

Just because you’re new to working out (and your abdominals are hiding behind a layer of fat) doesn’t mean you need to be relegated to your …

The 11 Basic Egg Recipes Everyone Needs to Know

If you ask me, eggs are one of the most perfect foods. They're budget-friendly, protein-packed, have a relatively long life in the fridge, and are …

A Few Indispensable Cooking Hacks I Picked Up in France

After my culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the International Culinary Center (formerly The French Culinary Center) in New York City, I spent some time working in the test kitchen at <i>Saveur</i> magazine and soon after became a recipe tester for Food52. I’m currently in Paris, helping an …

The 2-Minute Arm Workout to Build Strong Biceps

Having strong biceps is an advantage for athletes in a myriad of sports, including hockey, badminton, baseball, football, and more.<p>As an orthopedic …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Pork Chops

Fact: pork chops (like this sweet and sour glazed recipe) can be enticing. They're also affordable, easy-to-cook cuts of meat that can be incredibly …

Charlatans

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Cook<p><b>The explosive new thriller from New York Times-bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook.</b> <b></b><br>Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts …

Shrimp With Garlic Noodles for Two

This simple stir-fry is perfect for two, and can easily be doubled to serve four people. It's very adaptable. The shrimp can be stir-fried instead of …

Marinara Sauce

Now Playing<p>No-Churn Watermelon Ice Cream Slices 00:53<p>Cool off with a slice of this incredible treat.<p>Now Playing<p>Crispy Chicken Parm Balls 00:47<p>Learn …

Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing

4 servings<p>This colorful cold noodle salad is infinitely riffable. Check out Ramen with Steak and Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Coconut-Lime Dressing, and Soba with Tofu and Miso-Mustard Dressing for even more ideas.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter<p>¼ …

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

Ardennes 1944

• <b>Author:</b> Antony Beevor<p><b>The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day, Stalingrad, and The Battle of Arnhem reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in this riveting new account</b> <br>On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his ‘last gamble’ in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in …

13 Smashed Potato Recipes That Make a *Perf* Spring BBQ Side

Potatoes are *almost* a perfect food. They’re delicious and satisfying in every form, from mashed potatoes to fried latkes to potato soup. But when you’re looking for the quickest and easiest cooking method that doesn’t skimp on tastiness, you can’t do better than smashed potatoes — there’s zero …

The Lessons of History

• <b>Author:</b> Will Durant<p>A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, <i>The Lessons of History</i> is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.<p>With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a …

The Path Between the Seas

• <b>Author:</b> David McCullough<p>The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.<p>From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author …

How to Buy the Best Eggs Possible

By Adrienne Rose Johnson<p>What words should you look for to find the best eggs? "Natural" means nothing, and "cage-free" might as well, too.<p>Brown, white, jumbo, organic, free-range, vegetarian-fed, humane, farm-fresh: My grocery store literally has 15 types of eggs. The cheapest dozen cost $3.56 and …

Agriculture

13 Flatbread Recipes That Are Almost Better Than Pizza

We’d be lying if we said there was anything on this Earth better than pizza. But when you break it down, even the best recipes are comprised of just a few basic ingredients: bread, sauce, and toppings. On those days when you don’t feel like dealing with a complicated sauce or dough, why not try a …