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CNN health | How to ease the symptoms of sciatica
(CNN) – Often associated with low back pain, sciatica tends to be more of a pain in the butt — and sometimes also the leg. That’s because the pain travels along the sciatic nerves, the longest nerves in your body. Each sciatic nerve runs bilaterally from the base of your spine through the deep muscles of your buttocks and down the back of a leg.
In the preceding two articles in this series, I helped you understand more about the possible origins of your back pain and how to begin finding relief through exercise. Now we focus on assisting those who are suffering specifically with sciatica. –read more–
CNN health | Want to find calm but can’t sit still? Try this walking meditation
(CNN) – With summer weather and the sun shining, getting outside for some fresh air is highly appealing right now. Whether you head out in the morning to get energized for a busy day or in the evening to wind down, you can use this time to engage both body and mind.
In fact, you can easily turn the outdoors into your own meditation studio by simply focusing on aspects of nature and mindful movement while using your breath and imagination.
These meditations can help you feel more relaxed, think more clearly and even help improve concentration and decision-making, studies have found. Each meditation can be done for 60 seconds and up to 60 minutes. Repeat daily as part of your routine or whenever you get the chance. –read more–
CNN travel | Americans are flocking to Europe’s hot spots. Here’s where Europeans are going instead
Costa de la Luz, Spain: Spain’s Costa de la Luz, with the town of Cadiz pictured, offers 75 miles of Atlantic-facing coastline between Tarifa and the Guadiana River, near the border with Portugal.
(CNN) — If you’ve been thinking every American you know is in Europe this summer (or headed there this fall), you might be right.
“For most American travelers, this is the first year they are traveling unencumbered by Covid restrictions,” said Dolev Azaria, founder of New York City-based Azaria Travel, in an email.
“And with such pent-up demand, the most popular destinations in Italy, France and Greece, such as the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Tuscany, French Riviera, St. Tropez and Mykonos, are seeing record-high demand.” –read more–
CNN Opinion | Opinion: Why it’s time to stop privileging marriage in America
(CNN) – It pays to be married. According to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and reported in the Wall Street Journal, the financial gap between married couples and single people aged 25-34 has widened into a chasm, with married couples worth nearly nine times as much as singles. That’s a big jump from 2010, when marrieds were still worth four times as much as singles.
Some of this is just math: Households with two adults in them have more resources. They will be able to split the cost of rent and groceries and more easily qualify for a mortgage or save for a down payment on a house. –read more–
CNN BUSINESS | The Black homeownership rate is now lower than it was a decade ago
(CNN) – Even as home prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic, homeownership continues to grow. But the rate of home buying has not increased at the same pace for all Americans, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
More Americans own a home now than in any year following the Great Recession, with the US homeownership rate climbing to 65.5% in 2020, according to NAR. That’s up 1.3% from 2019, the largest annual increase on record.
But Black homeownership, at 43.4%, remains lower than it was a decade ago. And it is nearly 30 percentage points behind the White homeownership rate of 72.1%. Meanwhile, the Hispanic homeownership rate rose to an all-time high, reaching over 50% for the first time, and the Asian homeownership rate is 61.7%. –read more–
CNN underscored | From paper to diamonds, 36 wedding anniversary gifts to give by year
Whether it’s your first year of marriage or you’ve been by one another’s side for multiple decades, each wedding anniversary is a major milestone that deserves to be celebrated. What you may not know is that, traditionally, each anniversary year is denoted by a specific gift, beginning with simple and affordable materials — like paper for the first anniversary — and gradually increasing in significance as the years go on. –read more–
CNN BUSINESS | Apple issues emergency security alert: Update your device now
Apple issues emergency security alert: Update your device now –watch–
CNN travel | The least-visited national parks in the United States
North Cascades National Park, Washington: Glacier-capped mountains tower over this alpine landscape where there are more than 400 miles of trails.
(CNN) — There are more than 420 sites in the US National Park System, but only 63 carry the headliner — capital N, capital P — “National Park” title.
The most visited of those, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee, welcomed a record-setting 14.2 million recreation visits in 2021. Zion, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon are other top visitor draws. See full lists of the most popular National Park Service sites here.
But what about the least-visited headliners? Parks that might be especially wild or hard to reach but also uncrowded and largely undiscovered. Let’s take a peek at those.
Seven out of the 15 least-visited national parks in 2021 are in Alaska. –read more–
CNN travel | World’s 50 greatest places of 2022, according to TIME magazine
(CNN) — Get your credit card out and your favorite booking platforms at the ready: US magazine and news website TIME has just released its list of the world’s 50 greatest places of 2022.
The list was compiled by its international network of correspondents and contributors, and, says TIME in a statement, “with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.”
The 50 destinations to make the cut include both classic big-hitters and less-explored spots, but what unites them is that they are “thriving, growing and changing,” says TIME, “charting a path to economic recovery” and “investing in sustainability.” –read more–
HGTV | Our 100+ Fave Designer Living Rooms
Ready to remodel your living room? Whether you want bright colors or clean neutrals, traditional furnishings or modern pieces, a family space or a sleek place to entertain, these 100+ living rooms are sure to inspire. –view gallery–