NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) – Cruise lines see smooth
sailings and increased bookings in 2012, despite the tragic
sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy earlier
this year, which travel experts feared would take a toll on the
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said on
Wednesday that more than half of travel agents it polled have
reported selling more cruises this year compared to last.
One-quarter said by midyear the numbers were similar to 2011.
NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) – With 24 restaurants around the
world, 11 Michelin stars, numerous cookbooks, and TV shows,
Gordon Ramsay is the top earning chef in the United States, with
an estimated global income of $38 million, according to a new
list by Forbes.com.
Scottish-born Ramsey, known to U.S. television audiences for
his acerbic comments on “Master Chef” and “Hell’s Kitchen”,
surpassed Rachael Ray, who earned an estimated $25 million for
the year ending June 2012 from her TV show, magazine and
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Want to drop those extra pounds without starving yourself? Keeping a food journal, not skipping meals and eating out less often, particularly for lunch, will help, according to new research released on Friday.
Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in a study that looked at the impact of various self-monitoring techniques in older overweight and obese women, showed that simple changes in behavior can make a difference on the scales.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 60 Hebrew, Arabic and Latin medieval manuscripts from England’s Bodleian Library in Oxford will be displayed, most for the first time in the United States, in a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum this fall.
The show, “Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries,” includes the Kennicott Bible, which was created in Spain in 1476 and is thought to be one of the most extensively illustrated medieval manuscripts in existence.
NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) – Tough economic times are
boosting sales of beauty products and designer jeans as women
put more emphasis on looking good and attracting a partner,
according to a university study.
Researchers in Texas found that a downturn in the economy
has a positive impact on the beauty industry, in what has been
dubbed the “lipstick effect” and that price is not an issue.
NEW YORK, July 2 (Reuters) – Nearly 30 percent of U.S.
teenagers are sexting, sending nude photos via email or text,
according to a study that shows the behavior is more common than
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch also
found that more than half of teens have been asked to send a
nude photo of themselves to someone, and 31 percent had
requested a naked picture to be sent to them.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With their balmy weather, sandy beaches and aging population southern U.S. cities, particularly in Florida, are among the vainest in the country, according to a new ranking.
Tampa topped the list and Miami, St. Petersburg and Orlando were among the top 20 cities most concerned about appearance in a report in Men’s Health magazine that studied what people are willing to do to look their best.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Genetics may be the best predictor of longevity, but lifestyle choices, including staying connected with family and friends, are key components to reaching the age of 100, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.
More than 80 percent of 100 men and women who have already hit the milestone said being socially active had helped them get there, and a similar number of baby boomers believe it will help them reach their 100th birthday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Multiethnic neighborhoods have increased in the United States in recent decades but not many white and black families are moving into them, according to new study published on Thursday.
Researchers who analyzed the mobility trends of more than 100,000 families in metropolitan areas over nearly three decades found that the majority of blacks and whites continue to live in neighborhoods with high concentrations of residents of their own race.
NEW YORK, May 31 (Reuters) – Multiethnic neighborhoods have
increased in the United States in recent decades but not many
white and black families are moving into them, according to new
study published on Thursday.
Researchers who analyzed the mobility trends of more than
100,000 families in metropolitan areas over nearly three decades
found that the majority of blacks and whites continue to live in
neighborhoods with high concentrations of residents of their own