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Behind on retirement savings? Here are 3 ways to catch up

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:19
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Wellness Travel Is on the Rise

Lifestyles - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:18
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(NewsUSA) - Studies show that a yearly vacation is invaluable for health, with benefits varying from lower stress levels to cardiovascular improvements. Adding to these benefits, many travelers are now combining traditional vacations with wellness-geared getaways.

A panel of experts at the annual International Travel Mart in Cannes, France, predicted that, by 2040, 90 percent of luxury tourism will include some aspect of health and wellness.

The global market size of the wellness tourism industry is growing rapidly -- faster than travel in general -- and is predicted to account for $678.5 billion by 2017, compared with $438.6 billion in 2012, according to Statistica Inc.

Much of this growth can be attributed to the maturation of the baby boomer generation, which is more health-conscious than preceding generations. These travelers look for a vacation that integrates their daily healthful routine with traditional aspects of travel. But it's not just baby boomers who are looking to travel in good health -- the active family travel market is burgeoning and is expected to continue to grow as well.

So, what is wellness travel? The trend covers all aspects of health, including nutritious menu options, spa offerings and fitness activities. Across the globe, tourism professionals are responding to growing demands by introducing whole food, vegetarian and vegan menus, spa packages and active excursions. Hiking, cycling, paddle boarding and kayaking continue to gain popularity.

Tall ship cruise specialist Star Clippers is one travel company that offers a complete wellness experience. Shoreside the cruise line features complimentary water sports and adventurous shore excursions that include mountain biking and kayaking in some of the most beautiful destinations in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Onboard, guests are invited to participate in yoga on deck under billowing sails on select yoga-themed sailings, and most cruises afford the opportunity to climb the mast for an exhilarating workout. Massages are available on each ship, and flagship Royal Clipper features a full-service spa. Healthy gourmet meal options are available on all three ships in the fleet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information, visit www.starclippers.com.

Bonds are much riskier than you think

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:15
Investors have been on a bond buying bonanza for the past few years. The main reason? U.S. Treasury debt is thought to be among the safest investments in the world.

U.S. could be energy independent within four years

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:15
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Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution

Health - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:13
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Living inside a landfill

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:10
About 100 families live inside the Boragaon landfill in Guwahati, India. Every day, they search the area for treasure — a tiny scrap of metal, a bit of plastic, maybe a bone. They use large hooks to sort through the garbage, which sometimes reaches two or three stories high. But photographer Timothy Bouldry says the people who live at the landfill are actually "content. They are not jaded by modern civilization."
Categories: International News

Look at me! 27 selfies of the week

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:54
Categories: International News

U.S.: ISIS loses quarter of territory in Iraq

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:53
The Pentagon released a map this week showing coalition forces have taken back 25-30% of Iraqi territory seized by ISIS.
Categories: International News

Three weeks of Saudi strikes in Yemen, no peace in sight

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:52
Thursday will mark three weeks since Saudi Arabia began airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen. But there is as yet little sign that the rebels are being driven back, that the fighting in Yemen is dying down or that lives there are being saved.
Categories: International News

'Yarmouk is my soul:' Defiant survivors stuck between ISIS and Syrian bombs

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:52
Even in the horror of Syria's civil war, there are few places that showcase the scale of the destruction -- and the senselessness of the loss of life -- more than the Yarmouk camp on the outskirts of Damascus.
Categories: International News

Faces of a stolen generation

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:48
Their eyes reflect childhoods marked by tragedy. Their faces show wrinkles made deeper by pain and the passage of time.
Categories: International News

Campaign ads get negative right away

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:41
Is this a preview of how bruising the 2016 campaign will be?

Google under siege: Europe wants blood

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:16
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Put your tax refund to work: How to invest $1,000

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:12
So your tax refund arrived (or is on its way). How will you spend it?

This app has helped millennials save $25 million

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:08
Investors -- and millennials -- are nuts about Acorns.

ECB President Mario Draghi attacked by protester

Business News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:00
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was attacked by a protester Wednesday during a briefing for journalists in Frankfurt.
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