Christine Maguth Nezu

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The beach life is the best life on Roatan Island in Honduras

"Ba-na-na dough-nut! Ba-na-na dough-nut!" Every afternoon, Milton's singsong call drifted down the beach and started me drooling.<p>A tub of warm, sugar-sprinkled banana doughnuts, freshly made from scratch, was tucked under an arm of this genial man with a Santa Claus beard and funky tropical …

How the Mind Helps Heal the Body

In the last few weeks, I’ve been fascinated to read several interviews with medical writer Jo Marchant. For her new book, <i>Cure: A Journey Into The</i> …

Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

A new study reveals the neurobiological effects of the practice.<p>Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can have a positive impact on a huge range of health conditions, including cancer, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The practice has even been found to slow HIV progression …

A Scientist Explains How Meditation And Prayer Rewire Your Brain

Here's what's behind the amazing physical and mental health benefits of the practice.<p>Whether you see meditation or prayer as the gateway to enlightenment or just a way to stay more focused at work, one thing that's certain is that the practice comes with a whole host of physical and mental health …

5 Great Resorts for Couples

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>You're planning a romantic getaway for you and your significant other and you know two things going into it: you don't want to see kids splashing around while you're enjoying a moment of bliss in the pool nor do you want to saunter into the hotel's bar …

The Most Romantic Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

When it comes to romantic getaways, there's something infinitely appealing about the isolation and untouched beauty of an island. Whether you want a luxury resort for your honeymoon or a pristine beach for a last-minute Valentine's Day escape, you can't go wrong with these 20 destinations, voted …

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu in February

<b>(CNN) —</b> Love is in the air in February, so grab a loved one and cuddle up with some streaming options.<p>Whether you Netflix and chill or Amazon Prime and commit, there is plenty debuting on those sites as well as on Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV.<p>Click through the gallery above for some of what's …

Entertainment

This Stunning Visual Tour Of Angkor Wat Will Leave You Eager To Book A Trip

I visited Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2006. While there, I ate weed-covered pizza and fried spiders, then gambled with locals on a strange game of chance (in which you spun a wheel and it landed on an American pop singer’s face).<p>My most memorable Siem Reap moment came when I rented a bike, woke up at 5 …

How to choose an island in the Bahamas

Travel anywhere in the Bahamas and you'll find pristine beaches with crystal-clear water lapping at their shores. While gorgeous strips of sand ring every island of this 700-island archipelago, the destination is a multifaceted one that offers a variety of distinctly Bahamian experiences for every …

7 Things You Need to Know About Fear

5. The more scared you feel, the scarier things will seem.<p>Fear can be uncomfortable and crippling. But eliminating it would be the equivalent of …

Share This With Anyone Who Doesn't Understand Depression

Let's beat the stigma together.<p>Nearly 10 percent of U.S. adults struggle with depression, but so many more of us have a hard time understanding the disease. As the TED-Ed video above points out, depression is much harder to see, and thus to understand, than a case of obesity or a broken leg, for …

Depression: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness, yet at the same time also one of the most poorly understood. Most people have felt …

Psychiatry

Why Everyone Wants to Move to Melbourne

Before I traveled to <b>Melbourne</b>, I pressed friends who lived there for suggestions and advice. “You’re going to want to move here,” one warned. “Just be aware.”<p>Melbourne’s status as a supremely livable city is well-documented, as is its outstanding café culture.<p>And though the coffee tasted great no …

Australia

Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Can Help You Heal

By Therese Wade, MSc, Wake Up World where this was originally featured.<p>“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These …

Where to go on holiday in 2016

<b>Australia’s reefs</b><p><b>To the Barrier … and beyond</b><br>With Sir David Attenborough espousing its delights in his latest BBC documentary series, the Great Barrier Reef – made up of the 1,400-mile string of islands, coral reefs and sand cays off the Queensland coast – is ready for the rush. One of …

Travel

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: where to dive, snorkel and stay

The Unesco world heritage-listed natural wonder is a ribbon of blinding blues and greens, a constellation of islands and reefs, running parallel with the Queensland shoreline from the tip of Cape York in the north 1,600 miles south to Bundaberg. At the reef’s southernmost end are Lady Elliot and …

Australia

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

How to Meditate & Be Mindful in 2016: Advice From 8 Experts

Meditators have been claiming many benefits of their practice for millennia and in recent years scientists have been finding strong evidence to back …

Meditation

How Gratitude Literally Saved My Life

I remember being told in church during the midst of my depression that ingratitude was the greatest of all sins, and that God expected me to be happy and to praise Him every day of my life. Perhaps there was some real love behind these messages, but I certainly didn't feel it at the time. It felt …

World's Best Boutique Hotels 2015

Le Sirenuse is another winner that used to be a family home—and that family still runs the place. The former villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast has …

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

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37 Science-Backed Tips For Better Sleep Tonight

We know we're supposed to get enough sleep, and we really try.<p>But we also know it's often easier said than done.<p>Luckily, there are a handful of helpful tips and tricks experts swear by, to combat sleep problems both big and small. Whether they'll help you get into bed more relaxed or get out of bed …

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …

TV

The 20 Best Islands for Dream Getaways: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

A palm-fringed island of perfect snorkeling and shady hammocks may seem like a dream, but it's a fantasy found in many destinations around the world. Whether your passion is for wildlife, wild waves, or simply wild cocktail recipes, these 20 islands should be at the top of your list.<p>Raja Ampat …

Dedicated new mom takes college exam while in labor

Despite a grueling 20 hours of labor, Tommitrise Collins from Macon, Georgia was determined to complete her psychology test on Thursday while she was …

Motherhood

Here's Proof Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life

Think of it as a workout for your mind.<p>The term "mindfulness" can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.<p>The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you …

If You Only Have Three Days in Tokyo

If you only have 3 days to explore, spend a few days in Tokyo proper checking out the various markets (including Tsukiji, Japan’s–and the …

Here's Why Now's the Time to See the Northern Lights From These 5 Luxury Hotels

Don't let 2016 come and go before checking off this bucket-list item in serious style.<p>If you’ve always wanted to see the magical northern lights …

Northern Lights