Mauna Loa summit closure due to elevated seismic activity, no eruption

The Mauna Loa summit at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed until further notice due to the volcano “experiencing heightened unrest,” according to an advisory posted by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Thursday. The volcano has a “yellow” alert level, the second lowest of four levels.  Its closure is a “precautionary measure,” according to the National … Read more

Sober October and non-alcoholic cocktail recipes

October has arrived — the month of spooky season, yes — but also “Sober October”, a trendy opportunity to give your body a rest from alcohol, should you choose to partake. Non-alcoholic options have become popular — whether you’re taking a break from drinking or simply wanting to drink less. Hilary Sheinbaum, author of “The Dry … Read more

What to know in those cases

Elaine Chan never had a choice about leaving her Holland America cruise early. She says the captain summoned her husband and her to his office while their ship was docked in Helsinki and accused them of assaulting a crew member.  “The captain gave us an envelope with tickets back to San Francisco,” remembers Chan, an … Read more

Kim Kardashian, all parents should stop filtering photos, experts say

Filtered photos fill our social media feeds regularly. A wrinkle erased, a red eye fixed, an arm slimmed down.  People are doing more than tweaks to photos – twisting and contorting their faces and bodies so that they look practically unrecognizable. All to fit an ever-changing “ideal” body shape that jumps from favoring skinny to curvy and … Read more

Sex, sexual fantasies, role-play: Porn sets unrealistic expectations

Sex, sexual fantasies, role-play: Porn sets unrealistic expectations For You News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Scandalous sexual encounter fantasies reign in pop culture and pornography. Role-playing is not problematic, sexual health professionals say, but there’s a right way to go about it. Sex requires strict consent from all parties involved. The schoolgirl … Read more

Oceania Cruises offers land programs at no cost

Want to sip wine in Chile or have dinner in the desert in the United Arab Emirates for free? Now is your chance. Oceania Cruises is offering passengers free land programs on select sailings to destinations including Africa, Australia, and the Middle East next year. The add-ons will be available on 15 sailings – both pre and post-cruise – to passengers who … Read more

What it’s like to find love on a cruise ship

Cruise ships can be so conducive to finding romance. When travelers are away from their day-to-day grind, they may feel more relaxed and open to meeting someone, one expert said. “The Real Love Boat,” a new reality dating show, will center on a group of singles looking for love as they sail on a Princess Cruises vessel. Crimson Thompson … Read more

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen hire divorce attorneys, reports say

NFL star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen have each hired divorce attorneys, according to multiple reports. Page Six was first to report the news, citing unnamed sources. CNN and People published reports later Tuesday afternoon, also citing unnamed sources. CNN reported Brady and Bündchen each have hired divorce attorneys and are “exploring their options.” The … Read more