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  • New Dr. Seuss book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ to debut Tuesday

    (CNN) –  The announcement of a new, original Dr. Seuss book sent a wave of nostalgic giddiness across social media, and the number of preorders for “What Pet Should I Get?” has been climbing for months. Now, its time is almost here. The first new book in 25 years by Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel, will debut July 28. In a review in verse, the New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani said the new book is “short and it’s Seuss-ish, not […]

  • Boot camps in New Orleans to help young adults prepare for careers in technology

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  • Check out the youth sports tournament & entertainment showcase in New Orleans East

    For more information, just log on to:  http://www.vaylasocial.com/

  • Art exploration pilot program benefits people with dementia

    For more information, just log on to: http://noma.org/ or http://poydrashome.com/    

  • The holy grill: A guilt-free superfood that tastes like bacon

    (CNN) — Food lovers might no longer have to choose between tastiness and healthiness. As will be familiar to anyone miserably chewing through leaf after leaf of kale in a beleaguered attempt to shed a few pounds, it’s hard to banish thoughts of cheeseburgers, pizza or — many a dieters’ Achilles’ heel — bacon. But some of those cravings, at least, might soon be banished, if researchers at Oregon State University are correct. Chris Langdon, a researcher at OSU’s Hatfield […]

  • 7 things Americans should know about travel to Cuba

    By Patrick Oppmann CNN HAVANA (CNN) — With the United States and Cuba set to restore full diplomatic relations next week, many Americans rightfully wonder what’s really changed as a result of America’s new policy with the communist-run island nation. Since we’re talking about Cuba, don’t expect everything to be perfectly clear: 1. How can Americans legally visit Cuba? U.S. citizens need approval from the Treasury Department to spend money in Cuba. Since the end of the Eisenhower administration, most […]

  • Fit Nation: Training through an injury

    By Eugene Smookler Special to CNN Editor’s note: Six CNN viewers have been selected to be part of the 2015 Fit Nation triathlon team. They’ll race alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in September. As they train, the six will share their stories about their Fit Nation experience. (CNN) — There is nothing in the world like the thrill of competition. My entire life I have played team sports –from soccer and baseball to basketball and football. […]

  • Father loses son to addiction, ends up in recovery himself and then …

    (CNN) — The summer of 2001, Kim Manlove was hopeful that his 16-year-old son David had turned a corner in his recovery from drugs and alcohol. David had been in treatment for six months at a center near their Indiana home, where he attended therapy sessions, openly acknowledged he had a problem and went to 12-step meetings. By June, he had found a job and was trying to win back his parents’ trust. But the urge to get high was […]

  • Facebook is taking on Amazon with shopping pages

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Facebook is testing a way to become a virtual shopping mall. To do this, the social network will help businesses transform their Facebook pages into e-commerce sites. A retailer, for example, could list and sell products directly through its Facebook page. People who visit the page would be able to browse, shop and pay without ever leaving Facebook’s mobile app, or Facebook.com. (This story was first reported by BuzzFeed.) This idea is appealing for companies who […]

  • Happy 60th, Disneyland! You’ve come a long way from Day One

    (CNN) – For all the attention paid to shiny new features at Florida’s Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland or the under-construction Shanghai Disneyland, there’s only one original Disney park.   On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney welcomed thousands of invited guests and gate crashers to preview the first Disneyland on a 160-acre former orange grove in Anaheim, California. On that invite-only opening day, crowds overwhelmed the park, which cost $17 million to build but was not quite ready for prime time. […]

  • Would you vacation on haunted Serpent Island?

    SENEGAL (CNN) — The name — Serpent Island — would be enough to deter even the most adventurous tourists. And while few snakes actually reside on the Senegalese island (which was named for an 18th-century French sergeant by the name of Sarpant), locals give it a wide berth. The land, you see, is rumored to be haunted. “The spirit doesn’t let anyone build here,” says Matta Diallo, a local Lebou guide. He points to the ruins of an 18th-century house […]

  • World’s newest airliner gets star treatment during international tour

    ATLANTA (CNN) — Parked inside a giant hangar on the fringes of an Atlanta airport sits an airliner that’s getting the star treatment. Sure, the Stones are touring this summer. So are Taylor Swift and One Direction. But for aviation enthusiasts in Brazil, Colombia and the United States, this tour is even better. Welcome to the “A350XWB Tour.” The Airbus A350XWB (for extra-wide body) is the world’s newest family of innovative jetliners. This one is touring the Americas, as the […]