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Hanna is the entertainment and lifestyle editor for CDN. Fan of great movies, legendary music, outdoor activities and cool stuff in general, her opinions, as expressed in her articles, are her own and not necessarily shared by anyone .. anywhere .. ever. Follow Hanna on Twitter: @Hanna_CDN

12 Tips to Ease Stress for Your Summer Vacation

The summer travel season is one of the busiest for U.S. airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration, which is expected to screen 28.3 million Fourth of July travelers through July 9 and millions of others through the end of Labor Day weekend.  Smart planning and preparation is the key for travelers who want an easy start to their vacation, without the ...

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Carowinds Offering Free Admission To United States Military

Carowinds is paying tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering free park admission June 30-July 8, 2018 to any active, inactive or retired member of the United States military with valid military I.D., including discharge papers. Our military community may also purchase discounted tickets online for their family and friends at carowinds.com. Carowinds will illuminate the skies above the state ...

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Jurassic World and Incredibles 2 top the box office

Movie Theaters

Sequels hold the top three spots in both the United States and Global box office rankings this week. Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom crowns the list with Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8 taking second and third respectively. “Some 25 years after the original ‘Jurassic Park’ thrilled summer movie audiences, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened number one at the North American box office with $150 million while topping the ...

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Traveling Outside the U.S. this Summer? Here are 12 Tips for a Safe Summer Vacation

Vacation Travel

Summer is one of the most popular times of year for people in the United States to take a trip that involves international travel. If you are planning a trip which involves driving across a border, sailing to a coastline, or flying halfway around the world, the American Red Cross has some steps you can take to stay safe. Download the first ...

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Adventure travel on the rise

Adventure travel is not just for the under 40 set nor the exclusive domain of experienced adventure enthusiasts anymore – and the majority of those booking adventure travel are spending significant money on one-week or longer trips, according to newly released survey results. The recently concluded survey was conducted by Travel Leaders Group, one of the country’s largest travel agency companies, ...

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Record 47 million American may travel this Fourth of July – Here’s where traffic will be the worst

CA dems re-think cap and trade

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel ...

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A diabetes diagnosis later in life may signal early pancreatic cancer

Diabetes

Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes with a long list of potential complications: high blood pressure, nerve damage, kidney disease, stroke, glaucoma and more. But for African Americans and Latinos, a diagnosis of diabetes after age 50 may also come with a more ...

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Disney Smashes Records at box office with ‘Incredibles 2’

Movie Theaters

Incredibles 2 topped the U.S. and Global box office receipts while  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took second worldwide and Ocean’s 8 came in #2 in the United States. “Disney had an incredible weekend with Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ smashing records and pleasing audiences around the world with highest animation debut of all time with $180 million in North America as it added another $51.5 million in 25 territories for ...

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Warriors Encouraged by Fellow Veterans on Wind Cave Trail Hike

WWP Usery Mountain Hike

MESA, Ariz. — Injured veterans and their guests empowered each other as they hit a rough hiking trail near Usery Mountain’s Wind Cave during a recent Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event. “I needed to get out and spend time with other veterans,” said Army veteran Ruben Rojo. “It was a tough hike, but very worth it.” Isolation is one of the most significant struggles ...

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Dumbo soars in Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the Disney classic [trailer]

“Dumbo,” directed by Tim Burton and loosely inspired by the 1941 animated film, stars Danny DeVito as the owner of a struggling circus. He enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. The live-action version of the Disney ...

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A different take on the loaded baked potato

Loaded baked potatoes

I’m not a great cook, but enjoy trying. So Youtuber ‘You Suck At Cooking” has been one of my favorite subscriptions for quite awhile. This week, he tackled the loaded baked potato. Granted, baked potatoes aren’t hard to cook. I typically do them in the microwave, but after watching this video, will have to give his version a try. The ...

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How is HIPEC Chemotherapy Helping Mesothelioma Sufferers?

Talk about mesothelioma and you automatically think of a cancer that’s guaranteed to kill fast. Sadly, this has been the reality for most people who have been diagnosed with it. You may even know someone close to you who is one of the 3,000 people diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. But Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a new type of ...

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The Bumblebee spin-off trailer is out and it’s … not terrible

Bumblebee trailer

If you had to pick an Autobot to base a Transformers spin-off movie upon, Bumblebee might be the best choice. His steadfast loyalty, inner strength and vulnerable personality make for a loveable hero and this trailer shows off those traits – especially when lead actress Hailee Steinfeld Rickrolls him… yeah, that happened. Bumblebee is directed by Travis Knight and stars ...

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Jurassic World tops global box office while Ocean’s 8 takes #1 in U.S.

Movie Theaters

Solo: A Star Wars Story continued its drop globally while holding on to #2 in U.S. ticket sales, but Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reigned supreme this weekend as it pulled in $151.1 million globally. Ocean;’s 8 took second place in the global listings with $53.7 million. At home, Ocean’s 8 took the top spot with $41.5 million in ticket sales, Solo took second ...

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