Tai Chi

11 of the Best Activities to Do on Active Recovery Days

For me, exercise is like meditation. When I step into the weight room or start up the treadmill, I know that for the next 30 to 60 minutes, my only …

Wellness

Cross country: trail running the coast-to-coast route

The 192-mile route over the Lake District and Pennines is usually plodded by hikers but our writer zips across on a new guided running trip Plus: 5 more running breaks<p>Burning with exertion, I shuffle up the hillside, a sweaty mess. Beside me, the heather is also dripping – with morning drizzle. A …

Travel

Anxiety pushes US to turn hostile to China

China's foreign ministry and defense ministry Saturday strongly responded to the latest US naval operation involving the <i>USS Hopper</i> missile destroyer …

South China Sea

Too good to be true? Experts clash on whether hitting the gym helps the brain

The study came with impeccable pedigree — published in a peer-reviewed journal, using the most rigorous approach — and it seemed to prove what …

Research

Off the edge: Tackling work woes

<b>I completed my chemical engineering degree in 2016. I worked as a trainee in ITC-PSPD paper industry for over a year. Now I am looking for a new job.</b> …

Careers

The Latest Cruise Trend Is All About Wellness

Get ready for morning yoga sessions.<p>Earlier this month, I watched the sun rise upside-down over the pink-tinged cliffs of Isla Espíritu Santo, off the east coast of Baja California Sur. I wasn’t seeing some strange celestial happening, however. I was just in downward-facing dog, in the middle of an …

Cruise Ships

Health hit list target natural therapies

A HIT list of natural therapies including naturopathy, yoga and Pilates will be excluded from private health cover next year unless they are offered …

Health Care

College Town gets a new tenant; Zak's Avenue to close in South Wedge

The former <b>Corner Bakery</b> spot at College Town is now filled. <b>Tai Chi Bubble Tea</b> officially opened Thursday in the mixed-used development on Mt. Hope …

Meditation alters stress genes: study

Meditation alters the activity of genes linked to stress and depression, a study has shown.<p>Researchers examined evidence for mind-body interventions …

Yoga

John Wick 3 to be directed by Chad Stahelski and feature new and old characters

John Wick is back to complete his action-packed trilogy with returning characters, some new ones and a bad-ass villain from Japan. The action genre …

Entertainment

Crime, Love, And Consequences: Montana Noir Delivers

"There are a lot of different kinds of outsiders in Montana. There are a lot of white outsiders who are setting themselves apart, whether by living …

Montana

Foreigners share etiquette in the tech era and maneuvering online connections in China

Users who are unfamiliar with Chinese social media should make sure they create a consistent image using the norms of the platform. Photo: IC<p>Like the …

Social Media

Could Star Wars-style lightsaber duelling be fitness fans' new hope?

A short time ago in a fitness studio not that far away...<p><i>It is a dark time for health and fitness. The days are short and the weather is cold. A lone reporter has been dispatched to north London in the hope of finding the fitness class that could save the galaxy…</i><p>“Your butt’s sticking out,” says my …

Community calendar, from Jan. 15

Monday, Jan. 15<p>King Day Rally at the Dome: 10 a.m. at the South Carolina State House, 1100 Gervais St. Together we will break apart the walls of …

HBCUs

A Trump executive order aims to bring down veteran suicides. Will it help?

<i>The campus of the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.; Credit: Nancy Pastor for NPR</i>Libby DenkmannAbout 20 veterans kill themselves every day in the …

Veterans

12 Living Room Workouts the Experts Love

It’s a universal truth: The fewer stumbling blocks on the way to a workout (it’s raining; the class is booked; I’m just a beginner), the more likely …

Yoga

How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

Even as they face criticism, Chinese government-run educational institutes have continued their forward march on college campuses across the United States.<p>Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the …

Latino News

Hidden Hanoi: Map creators share city's secret spots

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pick up one of Nancy Chandler 's vibrant Thailand maps and you'll be astounded by the depth of detail, eye-catching designs, quirky annotations and original recommendations.<p>That's exactly how expats Isabelle Der Hagopian and Julie Torreton felt when they encountered the popular Bangkok map …

Vietnam

Librarians despise censorship. How can prison librarians handle that? It’s complicated.

Last week, officials at the American Civil Liberties Union made public a letter they had written to the New Jersey Department of Corrections, accusing the department of violating inmates’ rights: Several prisons were refusing to allow inmates access to the book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration …

Prison

Best Corrective Tech: Top Innovations To Eradicate Health And Cosmetic Imperfections

As the healthcare industry transforms at an exponential rate thanks to advancements in tech, we are being given more control over our health than ever before.<p>Fresh, powerful innovations are delivering revolutionary corrective methods that are much less invasive, giving us the confidence to fix any …

Harsh response to Shulkin's decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSD

WASHINGTON — Despite pleas from congressmen, veterans and the country’s largest veterans service organization asking for research into medical …

Cannabis

Former Evolution Studios devs join forces to make Wushu Studios, sci-fi IP

Credit: Wushu Studios<p>Former developers from Evolution Studios, PlayStation, and more have come together to start Wushu Studios in Liverpool and begin …

Unreal Engine

U.S. Speedskating, Under Armour on track after 2014 debacle

The Olympics mark a critical redemption opportunity, for both one of the United States’ traditionally strongest Winter Olympic sports and a …

Baltimore

14 Morning Rituals Successful Executives Swear By

People who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of bed and what they do in their first waking minutes.<p>How you start your day sets the tone for the rest it. It's why people who consistently achieve the most in life are intentional about when they get out of …

Psychology

Wise, Butler able to avoid rookie wall as sack numbers pile up

FOXBORO -- When Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler celebrated a sack back in Week 16, their celebration gave away their age. They went back to back, …

New England Patriots

This Scary-Accurate Test Can Tell You the Best Workout for Your Personality

<i>Welcome to our 2018 Wellness Guide, a series of stories we're running this January to help you own your health and happiness this year—all curated</i> …

Fitness

Suffering from arthritis pain? Here are five natural ways to get relief

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system — that normally protects its health by attacking foreign …

Pain

Seasonal affective disorder: 8 ways to boost your energy this winter

The weather is cold, days are short and you’re definitely lacking energy.<p>Jan. 15 — “Blue Monday” — is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. …

Wellness

If you only take one holiday this year, make it this one | Marie Claire

We’ve blagged an amazing Thailand holiday offer. Who’s in?<p>There aren’t many problems that a week of beach yoga, dolphin watching and Thai massage …

Thailand

How to Maximize the 40,000 Bonus Points on the Hyatt Visa Credit Card

As a sign-up bonus, the co-branded Chase Hyatt Visa credit card used to offer two free Hyatt nights once you reached the minimum spending …

Hotels