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Skyscraper, a movie review

 Skyscraper, a combination of “Die Hard” and “Towering Inferno.”, is the latest action film featuring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and it includes all the breathtaking, heart-pounding action of a typical “Rock” movie while also loaded up with a healthy dose of movie clichés. In Skyscraper, the biggest (fictional) free-standing building in the world catches fire at its structural midpoint, and Dwayne “The Rock” ...

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Study: Eating Dinner Early Might Reduce Cancer Risk

Dinner food on table

  by Gabrielle Okun Researchers found that eating dinner early might reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer. A study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) discovered eating dinner at least two hours before bedtime can lower the risk of cancer. The researchers studied the relationship between the timing of eating food and sleep to possible cancer risks, according to the report, ...

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Study: To Avoid Alzheimer’s, Pay Attention To Your Blood Pressure

  by Evie Fordham New research on the link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease stresses the importance of managing heart health in order to maintain brain health. More than 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia that causes memory loss and mental impairment, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Scientists have not pinned down what risk factors ...

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Hotel Transylvania and Ant-Man take top spots at U.S. box office

Movie Theaters

Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” took the number one spot at the U.S. and Global box offices while Ant-man came in second in the United States and third globally. “Sony’s family-friendly animated hit film ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ had fans showing up in big numbers earning a solid $46.4 million from 48% of international markets pushing the film to a $100.2 million global ...

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Consumers Watch More Than Two Hours of Alternative Video on a Computer Each Week

New video research out today reveals U.S. broadband households watch an average of two hours of alternative content on a computer each week from sources including Facebook, SnapChat, YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion. 360 Deep Dive: Alternative Content Consumption, a report from Parks Associates, examines alternative content such as livestreaming, user-generated content, short-form videos, and web video series that are available via social ...

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Millennials Most Likely To Post Deceptive Vacation Photos To Make Social Media Followers Jealous

More than one third (36 percent) of Millennials (ages 18-34) have aimed to deceive their followers by posting social media vacation images that make trips look better than they are, according to the 10th annual 2018 Vacation Confidence Index*, released by Allianz Global Assistance. The study found that 15 percent of Gen X’ers (ages 35 – 54) and five percent of Baby ...

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Reviews: Top 10 U.S. Burger joints

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the top burger restaurants in the U.S. based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners. From coast to coast (and a lot of beef in between), these beloved burger joints are sure to delight travelers and locals alike with their delicious meat creations. “We have leveraged the feedback from ...

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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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Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park series and is the darkest, scariest, suspenseful and most breathtaking one yet with constant action in cliff hanging sequences from beginning to end. Just when you think our heroes are out of danger, they aren’t. Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen (Chris ...

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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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Veteran talks Texas pride and needs of vets during ‘Walk of America’

Wounded Warrior Project-Walk-of-America

When Larry Hinkle talks about Texas, the pride the U.S. Marine Corps veteran has in the Lone Star state is evident. “I’m a fifth-generation Texan,” Larry said, beaming about his home. He is one of three American warriors selected to join three British veterans to walk 1,000 miles around the United States. Walk of America is designed to increase awareness of the needs of ...

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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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