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  • She found love, left sugar, lost weight
    Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image.
  • Pitcher drops 162 pounds
    Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.
  • She bet she'd lose -- and won!
    Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.
  • The cancer I beat came back
    Kezia Fitzgerald knows the toll treating Hodgkin's lymphoma again will take on her body -- and her mind.
  • 5 myths about the ER, debunked
    Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.
  • Denying drugs for the dying
    The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate.
  • Weight loss about more than weight
    Sure, Mike Wilber had pounds to lose. But he also had some heavy emotions weighing him down.
  • A minute to a mile: Learning to run
    When Sia Figiel started believing in herself, she realized she could go a lot farther than she'd ever thought possible.
  • I'm Ron, and I am a food addict
    I used to fill up on stuff, not really knowing what I was eating but just going through the motions until I got my "fix." Most of the time I was left with guilt, gas and a growing stomach to accompany my gluttony.
  • New hope for migraine sufferers
    CNN's Holly Firfer takes a look at new treatments that may help prevent migraines.
  • Orangetheory fitness?
    A relatively new workout program revolves around participants' heart rates. Holly Firfer explains Orangetheory fitness.
  • Top health stories
    CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about this week's headlines: casual marijuana use, obesity and pregnant women, and diabetes.
  • Fussy toddlers watch more TV
    CNN's Carl Azuz tells us about a new study that looks at how TV viewing may be linked to a baby's fussy behavior.
  • Some moist wipes cause allergies
    CNN's Carl Azuz tells us that some wipes made for your face, fingers and fannies can cause serious allergies.
  • Top health stories
    CNN's Melisa Raney gives us the latest health news about flu drugs, sneezing, and whether procrastination is genetic.
  • High risk for eye disease?
    Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the majority aren't aware of this.
  • Some expired drugs OK to use
    Reporter Carl Azuz tells us when it's OK to use a drug that has expired and when it's not.
  • Top health stories
    Making health news: benefits of marriage, kids and cholesterol and unfilled prescriptions.
  • Extend your life through diet
    CNN's Holly Firfer tells us about a new study that finds eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help us live longer.
  • 'Old wives' tales' or not?
    CNN's Holly Firfer looks at some popular claims to find out if they are 'old wives' tales.'
  • New measles outbreak
    Measles...how do you know you have them and what can you do to protect yourself?
  • 'Healthy' foods that can backfire
    You've proudly switched your morning bacon, egg and cheese biscuit to a slice of whole-grain toast with avocado and hummus, and your vanilla latte has become a big glass of fresh-squeezed juice. You feel more energetic, but you're not losing the weight you thought would fall right off. What's up with that?
  • This is you on stress
    Obsessing about Bad Things That Could Happen can damage your body. But it's possible to retrain an anxious brain.
  • 11 myths fertility doctors hear
    For one in six couples, infertility issues are an obstacle to parenthood. But many do not understand the factors that affect fertility potential.
  • She ditched diets, lost 160 lbs
    Teena Henson's weight-loss journey began with a newspaper ad, and ended with her mother's praise.
  • Life and death ideas
    These 10 ideas are revolutionizing health care -- from the operating table to the kitchen table.
  • Their germs are now our germs
    The world is smaller and people are more mobile than ever. What's happening anywhere on the globe can harm Americans' health.
  • How to avoid digital eye strain
    Our lives have increasingly become more digital today. While some may see this as a benefit, others are finding that it can literally be a pain in the eye.
  • Here's what to do about your anxiety
    Dr. Charles Raison, CNN's mental health expert, addresses two questions from readers on anxiety.
  • Is lung cancer screening right for you?
    This week, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force issued its long-awaited guideline on lung cancer screening.
  • FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations
    The Food and Drug Administration is making another attempt at regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.
  • Veterans on secret list die waiting
    At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.
  • VA spokesman responds to CNN Investigations report
    The Phoenix VA Health Care System is committed to delivering the highest quality care to Veterans. We have conducted robust internal reviews since these allegations surfaced and welcome the results from the Office of Inspector General's review. We take these allegations seriously.
  • Ebola death toll rises again
    A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization says.
  • Can exercising at night hurt your sleep?
    For most people, exercising close to bedtime doesn't appear to adversely affect sleep quality.
  • Doctor: Teen went into 'frozen state'
    Erin Burnett talks to Dr. Armand Dorian, who treated a man who spent hours in a plane's wheel well and lived.
  • Woman tackles world's longest triathlon
    Norma Bastidas will run, bike and swim more than 3,700 miles to fight human trafficking.
  • 5 delicious low-cal meals
    Celebrity trainer Bob Harper's new book is chock full of 100 new recipes, all under 350 calories.
  • Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap?
    You can't juice all day every day and expect to stay healthy, experts say. We answer your most pressing questions about this diet trend.
  • 7 invisible ways exercise helps
    Numerous research studies have uncovered benefits to working out that aren't necessarily visible from the outside.
  • Think your thoughts are private?
    Scientists have made significant strides in being able to decode thoughts based on brain activity.
  • New brain maps released
    Two brain map studies released Wednesday in the journal Nature describe the brain in different ways.
  • PTSD from your ZIP code
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Travel

  • 6 ways to experience Punjab
    From temples so gold they'll make your eyes water, to food you'll be longing for days after it hits your lips, Punjab is India at its colorful, lively best.
  • What shocked Bourdain in Punjab
    Find out what Anthony Bourdain had to say about his recent trip to India. Tune in to Parts Unknown Sunday 9pm EST
  • 'Fantastically luxurious' in Vegas
    Truffles and caviar and foie gras! Oh my! Tony enjoys the spoils of one of the villas at Caesar's Palace. Sun. 9p ET/PT.
  • Experiencing Native America
    Modern American Indian culture is thriving in galleries, powwows, film festivals and restaurants. Here are some of the best places in the United States to experience Native America.
  • 50 states, 50 spots to visit
    The coasts get all the glory in the United States, but there's something fun to do in each and every state. Yes, every state. Check out our gallery of travel suggestions for 2014 and share your own.
  • 15 best U.S. spots for kids
    The 15 best attractions for kids all have something in common: they're fun for adults, too. The top 15 were announced Tuesday as part of Gogobot's Travelers' Favorites awards. See if your favorites were included.
  • The world's longest bridges
    No river is too wide for the incredible feats of engineering that are the world's longest bridges. Would you dare to drive or hike across these gorgeous human-made and natural bridges?
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • Blood Falls and more natural oddities
    Earth never stops surprising us. Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in junior high Earth science class. Here are some favorites.
  • Never a typical night for police
    Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.
  • A K-9 officer's duty
    TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.
  • Ireland
    Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.
  • Beaches
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
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  • Dream trips
    Imagine kicking back on a private island in the Bahamas where the staff caters to your every whim.
  • Penguins
    Hankering to see some happy feet? Antarctica is far from your only option.
  • Otherworldly places
    We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
  • Nice, France
    Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.
  • Summer trips
    We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
  • Virgin Islands
    The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.
  • Paris
    As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.
  • Autumn color
    Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
  • London landmarks
    London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.
  • Morocco

  • 8 ways Lyon outshines Paris
    Wine, food, churches, festivals -- France's second city has a sophistication that can elevate it above even the capital.
  • Nature's most spectacular shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • 10 things to know about Vegas
    Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas. It's a town whose story has been told thousands of times, but there's much more to the city than just sin.
  • Africa's most luxurious safaris
    Spotting big beasts in Africa needn't involve roughing it. At these luxury camps, hot showers and clean toilets are as easy to find as big game.
  • Travel photos we wish we'd taken
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!
  • 5 endangered sites worth saving
    Endangered cultural sites are the stars of the annual International Day for Monuments and Sites -- more commonly known as World Heritage Day -- on April 18.
  • National parks free this weekend
    Looking for something free to do this weekend? Check out a national park.
  • Loving Chicago, despite it all
    Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
  • Libraries are dying? Think again
    Temples to the printed word still draw devotees despite an increasingly digital world. Check out 27 fascinating libraries in honor of National Library Week.
  • World travelers' top 25 destinations
    A quarter of the year has flown by, and it's time to plan a vacation. TripAdvisor's list of top destinations should help.
  • 50 ways to be a daredevil
    These life-affirming activities will get that toeing-the-cliff-edge buzz shooting through your body. So will the sharks and crocs.
  • Beaches that will make you drool
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • Coolest underground wonders
    Man-made or natural, incredible underground attractions exist right beneath your feet.
  • In defense of all-inclusives
    We see your nose turning up at the notion of booking an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or Jamaica or the Bahamas. Don't rule it out so quickly.
  • 15 stunning nature shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • World's most spectacular theaters
    How do you make Shakespeare's birthday even more dramatic? Catch a performance on one of these stages.
  • Ballpark's secret to 100-year life
    Living around Wrigley Field has always felt magical to diehard Chicago Cubs fan Deb Gordils, who was born and raised in Wrigleyville, just blocks away from the famed ballpark.
  • Insane new U.S. roller coasters
    You'll flip head over heels for this summer's bumper crop of new roller coasters.
  • Obama begins Asia trip with 'the best sushi I've ever had'
    U.S. President Barack Obama dined at the world's best sushi restaurant -- Sukiyabashi Jiro. So does the Tokyo legend live up to the hype?
  • Why won't Malaysia release MH370 report?
    Families of Flight 370 passengers are taking a new step in their desperate search for information on what happened to their loved ones: turning to a U.S. company.
  • A five-star hotel ... that flies
    Is this the ultimate in luxury at 30,000 feet?
  • London Heathrow unveils airport terminal 'cathedral'
    Giant whale-like sculpture takes center stage of glossy new Heathrow hub.
  • Ballpark's secret to 100-year life
    In an age of replaceable baseball parks, how did Wrigley Field make it to its 100th birthday and still keep thriving?
  • Teen stowaway jumped airport fence before plane's takeoff
    The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the plane's wheel well is recovering in a Hawaii hospital, a state health official said.
  • On Shakespeare's birthday: World's most spectacular theaters
    How do you make Shakespeare's birthday even more dramatic? Catch a performance on one of these stages.
  • The world's 33 hottest new hotels are ...
    Posh pub and fancy fishing shack among winners as luxury vacation mag Conde Nast Traveler crowns its favorite new venues.
  • 8 irresistible indoor hotel pools
    When it comes to hotel pools, striking décor, luxury amenities and stunning settings mean many indoor swimming holes can now challenge even the most glamorous outdoor pools.
  • 9 intriguing hotel traditions
    Lots of hotels have traditions. But the rituals at the U.S. lodgings we've listed here stand out above the crowd in our book, for either their quirkiness or sheer longevity. We think you'll want to join in on the fun.
  • 15 hidden ski resorts
    The best known winter sports resorts have become that for a reason. Here are the young upstarts hoping to become the Whistlers and Aspens of tomorrow.
  • Best affordable island hotels
    These island hotels make it a breeze to indulge in a beach vacation—without blowing your travel budget.
  • 8 great Caribbean hotel perks
    The Caribbean is a big place.
  • 7 cool industrial-chic hotels
    From humble to high-design, 7 converted buildings that breathe new life into the old. These are places to check out in the new year.
  • Sleeping with the fish
    Cool Swedish-designed room has three levels of incredible views
  • 8 elegant U.S. mansion hotels
    Ever dreamed of living in a grand house with 30-foot ceilings, a fireplace in every room and a backyard so big you need a map to find your way around? For the cost of a night's stay you can.
  • Gatsby glam: 8 grand estates
    Take a heady trip back to Jazz Age opulence with a photo tour of Long Island's Gold Coast, a wealthy retreat near New York City where F. Scott Fitzgerald set "The Great Gatsby."
  • 'Downton' in America: 6 big estates
    Few of us can imagine living the opulent "Downton Abbey" lives of the fictional Crawley family at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Area 51 spy jet pilots talk
    An Area 51 spy jet mistaken for a UFO, a little-known story of historic airmanship and an inspiring flight to freedom: Check out these three aviation gems at Ohio's National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Jets born in mammoth building
    Sprawled out before us sits the world's biggest building by volume. They make airliners here. Big ones. Go behind the scenes to see what they're building.
  • Spruce Goose's bizarre story
    One of the biggest planes in the world hits a money snag. Here's the inside story of the amazingly bizarre "Spruce Goose."
  • Libraries are dying? Think again
    Temples to the printed word still draw devotees despite an increasingly digital world. Check out 27 fascinating libraries in honor of National Library Week.
  • Inside the wave: Aquatic pics
    Kenji Croman has broken bones, dislocated his shoulder and elbow, endured concussions and nearly drowned several times.
  • Loving Chicago, despite it all
    Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
  • Winter blues about to turn pink
    Our winter blues are about to turn pink! This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Washington on Thursday. The annual event attracts more than a million people from across the country and abroad. The festival is starting on the first day of spring, as always, but peak bloom is predicted to be later this season because of the brutal winter in the D.C. area.
  • Picture perfect Northern lights
    iReporter Malcolm Park captures the beauty of the northern lights in time lapse over Ontario, Canada.
  • Travel Photo of the Day
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!
  • 11 best ways to experience Hawaii
    Who doesn't imagine packing up and relocating to America's tropical wonderland? Before you flee the mainland, try to experience the islands like a true Hawaiian to see whether you have what it takes to handle all that paradise.
  • Scotland's most spectacular castles
    In the best fairy tales, there is always a castle: tall turrets, an intimidating moat and a breathtaking view. In Scotland, those imposing castles overlook deep lochs and tower over cities.
  • Harry Potter's new park
    A fire-breathing dragon, self-stirring cauldrons and dancing skeletons. These are the things Muggle dreams are made of.
  • 10 trips to change a kid's life
    Want to spot dolphins in Florida, peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon or dig for bits of history near an Irish castle? These are all trips that can change the way your child (and maybe you) see the world.
  • Amsterdam: What's legal?
    You may have noticed an interesting reaction when you tell people you're traveling to Amsterdam -- that curious look, that knowing half-smile. "Amsterdam," they say with a mischievous grin, "lucky you!"
  • Five spectacular art fair cities
    If you're of the opinion that the only thing better than viewing great art is owning it, put these destinations on your travel itinerary.
  • World's 7 most remote islands
    Leave the snorkels and beach towels at home if you dare visit these forbidding islands.
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