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  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
  • Mother's Day travel getaways

    Mother's Day travel getaways
    My Mother's Day wish list is easy: I'd like a break from my duties as the scheduling czarina, the dubious title my family has bestowed upon me. If you'd like to de-stress Mom (if that's even possible), here are some favorite places to flee. They're...
  • Hotel Affinia has all the extras

    Hotel Affinia has all the extras
    Steps away from the Magnificent Mile sits the Affinia Chicago, but that's not the most attractive trait of this boutique hotel. What's impressive is that the Affinia has all the hot-button amenities you would look for in a downtown hotel — a rooftop...
  • In-Your-Face Fitness: A few dents in those cellulite theories

    In-Your-Face Fitness: A few dents in those cellulite theories
    In July 2010, there was an end-of-days-type hailstorm in Calgary, and my little Acura got hammered. Now I drive a car that looks like it has cellulite. I'm cheap, and I don't need an overpriced and rapidly depreciating midlife-crisis-mobile to boost my...
  • Tips to lose 100 calories a day

    Tips to lose 100 calories a day
    It's always those 10 final pounds that appear to be the hardest to quash. But if you cut just 100 calories a day from your diet—or burn 100 extra calories—you can lose those 10 pounds in one year. The best part: You won't have to diet or...
  • Good Form: Pilates ring adds intensity to workout

    Good Form: Pilates ring adds intensity to workout
    Props like this Pilates ring can help spice up your workout by challenging muscles in new ways. To add intensity to your obliques (side abdominal muscles) and adductors (inner thigh muscles), try this new move. Sit upright on a mat or a padded, level...
  • Building a ballerina body

    Building a ballerina body
    Women who crave muscle tone but fear bulging biceps are flocking to The Bar Method, a body-sculpting exercise system that purports to whittle dancer-type forms from nondancing bodies. Enthusiasts say the workout, which engages a ballet barre and draws...
  • Taking your workout to the back of the body

    Taking your workout to the back of the body
    Crunches, curls and sit-ups may be standard workout fare in gyms, basements and living rooms across the land. But the authors of a new book suggest people get plenty of that movement in their daily lives. They say that to get a really strong midsection,...
  • Gyms try and take the work out of workout

    Gyms try and take the work out of workout
    Go ahead and bang a drum, hang from the curtains and spin that hula hoop. Area gym instructors say it's good for you, even if you don't realize it. The unconventional workouts are part of a movement to keep the masses focused on their fitness by...
  • What is Qigong?

    What is Qigong?
    Qigong to your health. Sometimes called Chinese yoga, Qigong ("chee gong") is a mind-body practice that melds slow, graceful movements, mental focus and deep abdominal breathing to boost and balance a person's vital energy, or qi. Devotees believe...
  • More doctors going the alternative route

    More doctors going the alternative route
    After a stressful day of seeing sick and sometimes dying patients, Dr. Aaron Michelfelder doesn't reach for a beer to decompress. Instead, this family medicine doctor at Loyola University Medical Center opts for acupuncture or self-hypnosis. While...