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10 bucket list cruises of a lifetime

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spanning seven seas -- and countless waterways in between -- the world's horizons stretch every which way for would-be cruisers.<p>Accordingly, navigating through the literally boatloads of cruising possibilities can feel like an insurmountable task, which is why we've narrowed down the best …

9 of the best travel cameras you can buy now

<b>(CNN) —</b> That mobile phone in your pocket takes pretty decent photos, so no need to get a separate camera for your travels, right?<p>Actually, wrong. The latest point-and-shoot cameras are still smarter than smartphones and have loads of fun options and easy-to-use settings good for amateurs and pros …

Cameras

Visiting Los Angeles? Insiders share tips

<b>(CNN) —</b> Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the Western world. But Los Angeles is also among the world's most diverse metropolitan areas and is the United States' second-most populous city, with roughly 80 interconnected neighborhoods.<p>Los Angeles County has almost 10 million residents. Or, …

50 best Chinese restaurants in the United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> Becoming a successful Chinese restaurant in the United States is tricky. You need to cater to the American palate, but still be authentic enough to be considered a reputable Chinese joint.<p>With more than 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States, it's not easy picking a top 50. But, …

Sagano Bamboo Forest -- a most enchanting grove

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Japan's Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily they collide and twist, leaves rustling.<p>The sun filters through the densely packed grove, projecting thin slashes of light onto the dozens of …

Japan

Ever wondered how your cells work? They’re like tiny factories.

Your body works thanks to cells — trillions of them — doing their jobs. Some make chemicals to fight infection. Others make tears to protect your eyes. Still others make proteins to help you grow.<p>You might ask how this happens. To understand, think of cells as microscopic factories.<p>Factories …

Weight loss can be tied to when, not just what, you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are trying to lose weight and otherwise improve your health, you may already be mindful about what you eat during the day.<p>You might skip breakfast. At lunch, you may opt for a salad with lots of veggies, no croutons and low-fat dressing -- on the side, of course.<p>Then, three o'clock …

Nutrition

Curtis Stone on Los Angeles: My recipe for a great day | CNN Travel

Women who want to outearn men should choose their college major carefully

Your college major can have a lasting impact on how much money you make over your career -- for better or worse.<p>What you major in can lead to career and pay gaps, particularly for women, according to a new report from Glassdoor.<p>"Women tend to major in subjects that lead to lower-paying roles later …

Mom shares her son's heartbreaking last days

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been two months since Ruth Scully lived every parent's nightmare. Now, she is sharing her story on Facebook in hopes that it can bring change.<p>On February 4, 2017, Scully's son Nolan lost his battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects soft tissue. In an ode to her …

Parenting

Peppermint & Eucalyptus Shower Melts

Sometimes the closest I get to some spa time is the 5-10 minutes I slip away to take a shower while the kids are napping. It’s sacred time, people! …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

5 Ways to Take a Self-Care Vacation

In the past five weeks, you’ve seen America inaugurate a president, march for women’s rights, protest an immigration order and debate a Supreme Court nominee. Even if you’ve only occasionally peeked at the news, the shock of so many updates may have left you reeling.<p>This is the moment for a …

Amalfi Coast

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

In January, I devoted every walk from my home to the train to the contemplation of work details, hoping to improve my recall of them. That was my New Year’s resolution, and so far I’ve stuck to it.<p>In every one of those walks I was also retracing a memorization technique known to the ancients and …

What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’

<b>THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR</b><br>By Gary Taubes<br>365 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95.<p>Say your child petitioned for permission to smoke a pack of cigarettes a week. Say his or her logic was that a pack a week is better than a pack a day. No dice, right?<p>O.K., now substitute sugar for cigarettes.<p>Comparing the dangers …

The 'know thyself' weight loss resolution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year at my parochial elementary school, the students were conscripted into selling chocolate bars as a fundraiser, not unlike how Girl Scouts sell cookies to raise money for their local troop.<p>The sales were meant to subsidize my cash-strapped school and fund basic supplies, books and …

Inside 3 of Hong Kong's hip boutique hotels | CNN Travel

Hong Kong (CNN) — Hong Kong has some of the glitziest hotels in the world, all offering plenty of ways to live lavishly. But if your tastes run to more understated comfort, you might want to skip the bling of the five-star classics and opt for something quieter.<p>Enter the city's many boutique hotels.<p>…

This might be why depression is rising among teen girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> There has been a significant climb in the prevalence of major depression among adolescents and young adults in recent years -- and the troubling trend may be strongest in teenage girls, according to a new study.<p>However, the number of adolescents receiving treatment does not appear to follow …

The narcissism of Donald Trump's candidacy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's statement in the final Presidential debate that he would leave the nation in suspense over whether he would accept the election result is merely the most recent example of the narcissism that has marked his candidacy. But while some might be tempted to dismiss such remarks as …

A letter to my daughter regarding Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> I am so sorry that the world I've brought you into is one in which not only is Donald Trump possible, but possibly the next President of the United States. I had hoped that by this point in history, we would be better than this. Apparently, we're not.<p>You know some of what Donald Trump has …

Stop. Just Stop.

You have to organize your paperwork. You have to scrub the tub. You have to wash the dishes. You have to fold the laundry and start a new load. You …

Mindfulness

The What, Why, and How of "Dispositional Mindfulness" | Mark's Daily Apple

October 29, 2015<p>The What, Why, and How of “Dispositional Mindfulness”<p>By Mark Sisson<p>It’s okay to do the double take—dispositional mindfulness. How’s …

How to Create a String of Success | Mark's Daily Apple

August 25, 2015<p>By Mark Sisson<p>It’s always interesting to be in this business and read the health headlines. So often, they seek to hook us with the …