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One of the most magical aspects of summer changing into fall is the vibrant colors as the leaves change. The beautiful fall foliage and the crisp and comfortable weather is the perfect combination for getting outside to hike, bike and walk. While fall across the U.S. is beautiful, there are just as many breathtaking destinations around the world boasting picture-perfect…

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On our next stop on our healthy days world tour, we’re visiting the famously historic city of Berlin. A little over two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this German city continues to repair itself, rebuilding a culture that had largely withered as a result of political strife during the mid-20th century, as well as its dark past…

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When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, there are tons of valuable lessons to be learned from cultures around the world. While there is no single country that has the healthy eating thing totally down pat (although a recent study showed some countries, such as the Netherlands, are definitely on the right track), there are certain habits we can…

This Friday, we look to Europe. With the dollar trading strongly against the Euro, this would appear to be a great summer to vacation in Europe. But not so fast – USA Today’s Kitty Bean Yancey reports that Europe isn’t quite the bargain you might think it is. Travel industry insiders tell her that while the dollar may travel further…

If you are planning your next international trip, it will likely be a 2012 event. In anticipation, National Geographic Traveler magazine has tapped twenty destinations as Best of the World 2012. There’s something for everyone, and they all hold promise for improving mind, body and spirit for those who make the trip. You can visit the picture gallery online to…

Scientists continue to work to identify the source of the new deadly strain of E. coli bacteria that has infected over 2,200 people in 12 European countries. "This is a unique strain that has never been isolated from patients before," Hilde Kruse, a food safety expert at WHO, told The Associated Press. The new strain has "various characteristics Is into…

An unusually toxic version of the “Montezuma’s revenge” bacteria known as enterohemorrhagic E. coli, or EHEC, is sweeping Europe this week and is now thought to be responsible for at least 17 deaths and over 1,500 cases of severe illness known as “hemolytic uremic syndrome.” The World Health Organization (WHO) said cases of the E. coli illness have been reported…

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