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Mediterranean diet wins again, helps bones

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health benefits on your heart and waistline, but now your bones could benefit too, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>In this study, researchers examined whether diet quality affects bone health in postmenopausal …

Holistic Medicine

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you …

The Most Annoying Airline Rules and Policies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that nothing brings a bureaucrat more joy than a solidly idiotic policy, carefully crafted to infuriate the unsuspecting victims who cross its path. And there is perhaps nowhere you encounter more bureaucracies than in air travel. From booking to boarding, …

Homeland Security

22 Amazing Winter Pictures That Will Have You Wishing For Snow

Gorgeous winter scenes from across the globe.<p>Once the holidays pass, remaining winter months are often filled with daydreams of warmer …

Travel

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures, On the Road, in the U.S. and Canada

Who makes a decision to pursue a doctoral degree at Columbia University, Teachers College, as a young married woman with a two year old toddler and another baby on the way? That would be me. The next question must be "what were you thinking? " Well, I guess I was thinking that I was superwoman and …

Travel

What Islands Can Learn From Mauritius About Tourism and Entertainment

Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, <i>Mauritius Institute of Education</i><p>Tourism remains incredibly important for island destinations - and that trend shows no signs of slowing down or reversing. The tourism industry provides business opportunities and contributes to economic development on islands.<p>But research …

The Volcanoes In Bali From Above

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' CBS

<b>SERIES</b><p><b>2 Broke Girls</b> This sometimes saucy sitcom starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs hits the 100-episode mark. 8 p.m. CBS<p><b>The Mysteries of Laura</b> Stockard Channing, Jerry O'Connell and Willie Garson ("Sex and the City") guest star on a new episode of the Debra Messing cop drama. 8 p.m. NBC<p><b>American</b> …

TV

Drugs to treat Alzheimer's Disease will be available within decade, say scientists

Prof John Hardy said it was likely that drugs will be available by 2025 that will radically push back the age at which people develop dementia.<p>A treatment for Alzheimer’s disease will be available within a decade and could ultimately be prescribed like statins to prevent the onset of the illness, …

Google says it will need 'a lot of help' on the 'next stage' of its self-driving cars

"We are going to need a lot of help in the next stage of our project," he said at the annual Automotive News conference in Detroit. "We're going to be partnering more and more and more — you can count on it."<p>Google was reportedly going to sign a deal with Ford late last year, but it never …

Autonomous Cars

Southeast Asian kids are 20% more active on mobile than U.S. kids

U.K.-based startup SuperAwesome found in a survey that children ages six to 14 in Southeast Asia are 20 percent more active in mobile usage than U.S. kids.<p>The report examined markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The finding is interesting because, despite the big …

Digital Advertising

South Africa moves jailed Czech because of escape concerns

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Czech criminal who once boasted that he had a James Bond lifestyle is being held at South Africa's most secure prison because …

Crime

Refresh Your Everyday Outfit With These 8 Next-Level Staple Accessories

You’ve got all the closet basics down — desk-to-date blazer, wear-anywhere LBD, killer jeans… check, check and check. Your accessories are on point too; you regularly rock go-to standards like the right sunglasses for your face shape and classic pearl studs. But this year, consider a closet-staple …

How the New Science of Freezing Can Save Your Life

Amazing stories of animals and humans surviving extreme cold are fueling futuristic research that verges on sci-fi. We took a deep dive into the DNA of icy wood frogs, a novel approach to cardiac arrest, the potential for cryopreservation, and other shocking developments from the new science of …

Medicine

A Powerball Winner’s Grocery List

Just in case...<p>Your odds of winning this week’s record Powerball jackpot, which stands at $1.5 billion, are very, very low: one in 292 million. But …

Skype bringing free group video calling to Android, iOS and Windows Mobile

Group video calling has been available for Skype business customers for a while now, but to celebrate Skype’s tenth birthday on Tuesday, Microsoft announced it is bringing the feature to Skype mobile apps for free. The rollout doesn’t have a time line attached, but you can sign up now for a sneak …

Apps

Analysis: Obama in campaign form in final State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union speech saying he'd keep it short, in what must have seemed music to the ears …

Nikki Haley

Companies can monitor workers' private online chats, European court rules

Employees in Europe might want to think carefully about using the internet to send private messages during office hours after Europe’s top rights court ruled on Tuesday that companies could monitor workers’ online communications.<p>The case revolved around a Romanian engineer who was fired in 2007 …

Privacy

16 New Cookbooks For the Traveler Who Loves to Eat

From the Bedouin communities in the mountains of Oman to the dimly lit ryokans tucked away in the streets of Tokyo, a delicious sense of place is the …

Arabian Sea

Pinterest's 20 most-pinned places of all time: The epic travel bucket list

If you’re dreaming up your holiday vacation plans, you may want to read this first: Pinterest has just released its list of the world's 20 top-pinned places of all time, and they include a whole range of stunning spots just right for a range of interests, from exotic sightseeing to pristine …