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Umberto Eco on unread books

I haven't read a novel in ages and the internet, in its succession of increasingly short content forms, reduced my attention span to the first …

Literature

Suspended – Medium

Philip Roth, Patriot

How the writer came to embrace the contradictions of a national identity.<p>Philip Roth’s new collection of nonfiction, mostly writing about writing and about other writers, is called, with Rothian bluntness, “Why Write?” (Library of America). It’s the first nonfiction collection Roth has produced in …

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time: No 92 – The Diary of Samuel Pepys (1660)

A portrait of an extraordinary Englishman, whose scintillating first-hand accounts of Restoration England are reported alongside his rampant sexual exploits<p>One day in December 1659, a young civil servant and Cambridge graduate named Samuel Pepys went to the shop in Cornhill in the City of London, …

The five best cardio exercises to keep your engine ticking over

Why do cardio?<p>Cardio exercise is one of what I would call the three main tenets of training, alongside resistance and mobility. Without any of these, your body will naturally atrophy, decreasing in efficiency.<p>Like resistance and mobility training, cardio offers a range of benefits and should be …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

10 Of The Best Wilderness Resorts In The World

10 Of The Best Wilderness Resorts In The World<p>In "Accommodation"<p>Near the top of Western Australia sits the Ningaloo Reef. This reef is incredible, …

How to Train for a Tactical Physique

The average lifter follows a traditional gym program, which is made up of body part splits that start with chest day every Monday. This style of …

Gorgeous modern home with enviable indoor-outdoor living asks $9.5M

Yes, please!<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Cherry Hills Village, Colorado<p><b>Price:</b> $9,500,000<p>This sprawling, modern house begs to be seen, yes, …

Swimming Pools

8 Lighting Tricks Interior Designers Use to Create Atmosphere

It's all about layering.<p>When thinking about the flow of space, ambience and atmosphere in your home, lighting can be one of the most fundamental elements. Brighter lights can make you feel alert and awake, where as dimmer, softer lights can be relaxing and sleep-inducing.<p>Wayfair's Resident Style …

Home Decorating

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San …

Trains

2016's Best-Selling Games in the US Revealed

The NPD group has released its monthly US sales report for December and announced the top-selling games for the entire year.<p>This report comes with a new disclaimer, which notes it "provides both online and retail sales results for new physical video game products, as well as a subset of full-game …

10 of the best Scotch whiskies (as chosen by the experts)

We asked some whisky experts from across Scotland (and beyond) to help us pick 10 of the best Scotch whiskies which are reasonably priced.<p>10 of the …

Wine & Spirits

15 of the most beautiful places in Alaska | Photo Gallery

With mountains to climb, rivers to raft, glaciers to coo over and a bevy of bears to photograph, Alaska is the ultimate wilderness – and this year is …

The 12 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alberta, Canada

Canada’s province of Alberta might be our favorite place in the country, with jaw-dropping scenery and picture-perfect landscapes around every …

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

Workouts

4 Ways to Add 50 Pounds To Your Deadlift

Protect your back and build more strength with these tips<p>Trainers like me preach good form for good reason: It allows you to lift more weight, and also reduces your risk of injury.<p>That rule is never truer than it is with the deadlift.<p>The “golden rule” of the deadlift is to maintain a neutral spine …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to …

20 color ideas for your dream kitchen

There is a tendency to believe that for functional spaces like bathrooms, utility rooms & kitchens, the associated ware & fittings are sufficient and …

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

How to Be Creative When You're Not Naturally Creative

Creativity isn't something you're born with; it's a skill that can be learned and improved upon. Learn 11 ways to jog your creative thinking.

Creativity

9 Air-Cleaning Plants Your Home Needs

We don’t think too much about the air we breathe in our homes. Unfortunately, there can be many unwanted toxins lurking in the space we live. While …

The most luxurious eco-friendly resorts in and around India

‘Zero-carbon’, ‘low-impact’ and ‘hyperlocal sourcing’ are no longer just buzzwords. Luxury resorts and hotels are actively looking at ways to go …

Sri Lanka

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3 Unconventional Exercises That Will Make Your Shoulders Massive

Put them together for a great workout that hits your shoulders from every angle<p><b>Trainer:</b> Cory Gregory, bodybuilder and trainer at CoryGFitness.com<p><b>Benefit:</b> Using a full 180-degree range of motion in lateral and front raises creates a brand-new stimulus for your front and lateral deltoids, spurring …

The Best Hidden Features of VLC

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of …

Google swallows 11,000 novels to improve AI's conversation

As writers learn that tech giant has processed their work without permission, the Authors Guild condemns ‘blatantly commercial use of expressive authorship’<p>When the writer Rebecca Forster first heard how Google was using her work, it felt like she was trapped in a science fiction novel.<p>“Is this any …

Writing