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Generation Pickleball: Welcome to Florida’s Political Tomorrowland

Republicans’ political future looks a lot like this vibrant, fast-growing, Trump-friendly retirement community outside of Orlando.<p>The Villages is America’s largest retirement community, a carefully planned, meticulously groomed dreamscape of gated subdivisions, wall-to-wall golf courses, adult-only …

Sanctuary Cities

Electric Ancient Egyptians

• <b>Author:</b> James Ernest Brown<p>The first of three volumes that are a radical re-visioning of ancient Egyptian art and symbolism. James E Brow . He is a practical thinker and at each step along the way of the journey of research that led to the Electric Ancient Egyptians he insisted that the evidence he …

Starting Kettlebells at 60

Strength training only gets more important as you get older. For most people, starting a kettlebell routine at 60 will be more challenging than it …

Exercise

For Bloomsday, read the bizarrely fascinating story of a Joyce scholar who went missing

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related topics.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of June 10, 2018.<p>The Paris Review Daily has launched a …

Literature

Book clinic: what are the best contemporary Russian novels?

<b>Q: I am about to travel to Russia for the World Cup. Leaving the classics to one side, what are the best contemporary Russian novels?</b><br>Sean Golding, 27, marketing consultant, London<p><b>A:</b> <b>Phoebe Taplin</b><b>, journalist and author of four seasonal walking guides to Moscow, where she lived for five years</b><br>Russian …

Books

7 British Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

In recent years, Netflix has become a haven of self-produced, original, and fantastic content. From <i>Stranger Things</i> to <i>Ozark, Mindhunter</i> to <i>Making a</i> …

TV

12 Facts About James Joyce

June 16, 1904 is the day that James Joyce, the Irish author of Modernist masterpieces like <i>Dubliners</i> and <i>A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man</i>, and …

Literature

These 8 lettuce-free salads are the antidote to summer greens burnout

During the warmer months, a big ol’ bowl of colorful, chilled salad is often <i>the</i> go-to healthy meal—whether you’re tossing together your latest …

Healthy Eating

Wisdom From Joan Didion on How to Live

“I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I’m just telling you to live …

Literature

It Was Sheridan's Fault Not Custer's: LTG Sheridan’s Campaign Plans Against the Plain Indians

• <b>Author:</b> Major Hubert L. Stephens<p>Martin van Creveld, a noted theorist, contends that the concept of operational art did not take off in the U.S. until after the Vietnam War. Conversely, James Schneider, a prominent military theorist, asserts that operational art began in the American Civil War. This …

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

• <b>Author:</b> Elisabeth Tova Bailey<p>In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a <i>Neohelix albolabris</i>—a common woodland snail. <br>While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild …

A Ramble About Books About Walking

“[W]RITING IN A ROOM by myself is practically my whole life.” That’s Philip Roth speaking in a 1974 conversation with Joyce Carol Oates that first …

Literature

The 13 most anticipated summer reads of 2018, according to Goodreads

It's time to unwind and relax in the sun — and what better way to do that than with a captivating book?<p>Goodreads shared their list of the most anticipated books for summer 2018. Packed with riveting choices from different genres — fiction, nonfiction, thriller, romance and fantasy — all of the …

Books

If your iPhone does this, get it fixed ASAP

Today we’re having a peek at a little-known sign of an error in a number of iPhones purchased over the past several years. The error appears in the …

Mobile Technology

7 Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

Foam roller stretches and hip flexor stretches can help to relieve tightness in the hips.<p>1. Foam roller stretch<p>You can use a foam roller to loosen up …

Pain

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.<p>The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.<p>Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of …

Research

6 baseball books for mid-season reading

From a book about baseball-loving presidents to one about a largely forgotten .400 hitter, these releases should provide a good selection for summer …

William Howard Taft

This workout is turning fat cops back into New York’s Finest

When NYPD Officer Mike Counihan began posting shirtless selfies of his ripped chest and monstrous biceps to his Instagram back in 2015, it wasn’t …

Fitness

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

5 Literary Mysteries That Have Never Been Solved But Are Seriously Fascinating

Unexplained disappearances, strange and otherworldly manuscripts, deaths with no known cause — these are the mysteriesthat have been staples of …

Literature

5 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements You Should Try This Week To Burn Fat Quicker

Let’s be honest: we all get stressed, lose sleep, indulge in processed foods and skip workouts. That’s just life and no one is perfect. But it does …

Wellness

Oxford to Publish Previously Uncollected Correspondence of James Joyce

<b>Released on May 6, 2013</b><p>Oxford University Press announces plans to publish a three-volume edition of the unpublished correspondence of James Joyce in …

Oxford University Press

Nazi Germany’s Biggest D-Day Mistakes

While the Allies' D-Day invasion didn't exactly go as planned, it went even worse for Nazi Germany.<i>While the Allies' D-Day invasion didn't exactly go</i> …

U.S. Army

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including the latest from Preston & Child

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. The Pharaoh Key</b> by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central, fiction, on sale June 12)<p><b>What it’s about:</b> In this fifth and final novel in a best-selling series, Gideon Crew — with only months to live — searches for …

Books

17 Packable Lunch Ideas That'll Actually Fill You Up

From pasta salads, to above-average sandwiches, to Buddha bowls.

Healthy Eating

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors

An introduction to the writer’s library.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at</i> …

Writing

Summer non-fiction: the best new biographies, history, science and politics books

Stuck for holiday reading? Whether you’re looking for memoirs, historical biographies or cutting-edge science, our critics have the answer<p>History<p>Arnhem by Antony Beevor<p>Beevor’s account of the Arnhem campaign, that ill-judged and deeply unlucky northward leap by the Allies into occupied Holland in …

Books

Prisoner of the Vatican

• <b>Author:</b> David I. Kertzer<p><b>A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “fascinating” account of the political battles that led to the end of the Papal States (Entertainment Weekly).</b><p>From a National Book Award–nominated author, this absorbing history chronicles the birth of modern Italy and the clandestine politics …

9 Page-Turning Spy Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Beach Chair

Marked by an exhilarating pace, plenty of dramatic twists and turns, and richly drawn, complex protagonists, spa novels are about as riveting as it …

Books

The Quest for the Enchanted Writing Tip

Many writers spend their whole careers chasing that enchanted writing tip that will make them extraordinary, and there’s certainly no shortage of …

Creative Writing