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5 yoga poses for better sleep

If your goal is sounder sleep, it’s a good idea to try tiring yourself out during the day. Any exercise can do this, of course. But yoga may be the …

Jordan's Desert Dome Camp offers you “The Martian” Experience

Jordan’s Desert Dome Camp offers you “The Martian” Experience<p>Home » Travel » Jordan’s Desert Dome Camp offers you “The Martian” Experience<p>If you …

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p><i>Originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>No more waiting for your annual …

The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

You'll either love this map or hate it.<p>If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?<p>U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound …

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed …

Puerto Rico

San Francisco's Best Dumplings

Is there any food more perfect than the dumpling? It satisfies on many levels: the tender chew of the wrapper, the soft, juicy meat on the inside, and the bracing salt from most dipping sauces. Almost every culture has its version (China's xiao long bao, Japan's gyoza, Korea's mandoo, etc.), and …

LA finds itself a contender in an Olympic lottery most cities want to lose

With Rome all but out of the bidding for the 2024 Games, Los Angeles is one of the few places in the world that could easily host an Olympics<p>So now that another city has all but dropped out of the running for the 2024 Olympics it is becoming more likely the Games will come back to Los Angeles …

Meet the Most Heroic Dogs of 2016

The American Humane Association recently held their annual Hero Dog Awards to honor eight amazing pups

Pets
Gymnastics

Five things to know: Lots of records at the Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio Paralympics have hit the midpoint, with its Brazilian hosts overcoming budget issues to stage what has been a successful games so far, with higher-than-expected attendance and scores of records.<p>For those who are just tuning in, here are some eye-catching things to know …

Into the spotlight: media coverage of the Paralympic Games has come a long way

As the Rio Paralympics unfolds, an online petition is urging the Australian Paralympic broadcaster, Channel 7, to “improve coverage of The Paralympic …

Paralympic Games

Para sport & Paralympic News - Official Source | IPC

Olympics

Glory of Olympics, Paralympics equal in eyes of NBC's Lewis Johnson

The Paralympic Games, which is the world’s largest sports event for athletes with physical disabilities, and is now underway in Rio de Janeiro, …

Gymnastics

Putin against hackers' release of Olympians medical files

Fancy Bears group published files from 11 more athletes who participated in Rio<p>President Vladimir Putin said Russia disapproves of the hack of …

Nastia Liukin’s Father Has Just Been Named USA Gymnastics’ New Women’s Coach

Valeri Liukin is also a two-time Olympic champion himself.<p>USA Gymnastics didn't look far for to find Martha Karolyi's successor as the leader of its powerhouse women's program.<p>Valeri Liukin, a four-time Olympic medalist and father of 2008 Olympic champion Nastia Liukin, was chosen the successor to …

Gymnastics

4 Paralympic Athletes Just Ran the 1500m Faster Than the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist. They're Also Partially Blind.

If numbers never lie, then Abdellatif Baka is truly the fastest 1,500-meter runner at the 2016 Olympics.<p>Baka, a partially blind runner from Algeria, …

Singapore Debates Whether Paralympic and Olympic Gold Medalists Should Receive the Same Rewards

Paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu won two gold medals in Rio. Photo from Yip Pin Xiu's Facebook pageSingaporean swimmer Yip Pin Xiu, who was born with a …

Gymnastics

Could NHL Players Bolt for the 2018 Olympics?

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin said he will play for Russia in the 2018 Winter Olympics.<p><b>If the ongoing World Cup of Hockey proves to be a</b> …

Ice Hockey

U.S. finishes fourth in Rio Paralympics medal standings

The U.S. earned 115 medals at the Rio Paralympics — its first time cracking 100 medals since 2000 — and finished fourth in the total medal standings, …

Gymnastics

Paralympics Medallists Eligible For Khel Ratna Same As Olympic Winners, Says Vijay Goel

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel has announced that all Paralympics medallists and winners in the Rio 2016 Olympics would be treated as eligible for …

India

Paralympic goalball team brings Turkey first Olympic team gold

ISTANBUL<p>AA photo<p>Turkey, not a regular contender in many Olympic branches, as was seen in Rio this summer, won its first Olympic gold medal in a team …

Turkey

Rio de Janeiro hosts Brazil's first Dog Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Man's best friends and their owners have embraced the Olympic spirit by taking part in Brazil's first Dog Olympic Games.<p>Dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes competed for medals in diving, jumping, swimming and running at Toto's Park Club in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of …

A Day in the Life of... an Olympic Swimmer

Five-time Olympian, Dara Torres, talks food, fitness, and family fun.<p>With 12 Olympic medals, Dara Torres is by no means your average athlete. She’s …

Nick Elson Breaks Longstanding Teton Grand Traverse Record

Nick Elson was running in the footsteps of legends. On August 16, he set out to run/climb/scramble the Teton Grand Traverse, which crosses 10 major …

Rio Paralympics reaches 20 percent of tickets sold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of the tickets for next month's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remain unsold, but sales have increased sharply since the end of the Olympics, organizers said on Wednesday.<p>On Tuesday, 133,000 tickets were sold, a new daily record for the Rio Paralympics, …

Brazil

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Gaza runner sets sights on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Inas Nofal, 15, dreams to represent Palestine internationally.

Israel

Why Is Hope Solo's Punishment Far Worse Than Ryan Lochte's?

The latest on Olympic scandals.<p>At the Rio Olympics, the U.S. women's soccer team fell in a quarterfinals heartbreaker to Sweden. After the U.S. lost a penalty shoot-out — forfeiting an Olympic medal for the first time — goalkeeper Hope Solo called the Swedish players "a bunch of cowards" for their …

Ryan Lochte

Kenya sacks Olympics organising committee with athletes still stranded in Rio days after end of Games

The Kenyan government has disbanded the country’s Olympics organising committee and ordered an urgent probe into its shambolic handling of Rio …