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Summer Escapes × Adult Style

­SUMMER ESCAPES – ADULT STYLE

FROM SUDS TO BUDS, THINGS ARE BREWING IN MENDOCINO COUNTY

TAP INTO THE REGION’S NEW CRAFT BEER TREK OR A DEEP DIVE BEHIND THE EMERALD CURTAIN

From wildflowers to hops and buds, Mendocino County is gearing up for a summer certain to swell all the senses. Long known as an outpost for rugged individualism, edge-pushing vintners and off-grid farmers, this stretch of turf just two hours north of San Francisco offers an ideal reboot, adult style. With plenty of room to roam (2.4 million acres to be exact), 24 state and national parks, new cannabis tours and beer trek on tap, the time for an urban escape is now.

GREEN LIGHT

What Napa was to wine, Mendocino is to California cannabis. Long a clandestine culture, today the region’s robust operations offer a modern, regulated slant saluting the long-time farmers who cultivated a brand based on hard work and creativity. A key player in the legendary Emerald Triangle, Mendocino County is stands ready to showcase its world-class cache. Two new tours offer an inside look at operations and a solid schooling on what makes this region’s green so spectacular. All aboard for a day of play, one toke at a time. Largely due to the region’s unique terroir blending soil, sun, topography and weather Mendocino’s cannabis and CBD products are a world-wide medicinal and recreational product. Coupled with Trinity and Humboldt counties, this Northern California outpost represents the largest cannabis-producing region in the United States. Start the day just north of Marin County in Hopland, where Northern California Cannabis Tour’s Mendocino Experience kicks off with a four+ hour guided tour.

MendoCann dispensary is the warmup, before heading deep into the Redwood Valley for a personal tour of an impressive licensed and fully operating sun-grown cannabis farm and heirloom cultivation nursery. Meet the master grower and enjoy an afternoon of bud-tasting by the koi ponds while wandering among the crops for the ultimate Instagram post. The day wraps with an optional visit to an alfresco cannabis lounge, private wine tasting or deep dive into the ancient redwood groves Mendocino is renowned for. Note: this is a guided self-drive tour; designated driver recommended; $420.00/2 people.

From Mendocino’s interior to the sharp contrast of Anderson Valley, a wine region sporting top-shelf Pinot Noir, sparkling and dry Alsatian-style wines, Emerald Farm Tours offer a different slice of nirvana. Tuck behind the green curtain for a day of exploration on the Mendocino County Cannabis Trail; starting with a luxury Mercedes Sprinter bus departing in Marin County and arriving deep in the Mendocino redwoods for a hillside weed walk with a host grower, followed by a box lunch in the forest. Next, visit a cannabis edibles manufacturer in Philo (population 349) followed by an intimate wine tasting flight at Bee Hunter Wines. The full day (6+ hour) tour concludes with a 4:20 PM Smoke Sesh before departing back to the Bay Area. Gift bag, coffee, and munchies included $420.00/per person.

Other key regional stops include the Bohemian Chemist, also in Philo, a vintage Art Deco apothecary and spa offering a bespoke line up of notions and potions. Focused on sun-grown cannabis, edibles and tinctures, this is the stop for a luxury facial and stock piling Anderson Valley Reserve Orange Burmese or Lemon Larry OG buds or the ever-popular Slurricane, an Indica-dominant cross of Dosidos and Purple Patch with a light sugar finish. Sublime!

MILES OF SMILES

From the first organic brewery in the United States to the craft-centric suds rocking palates at Anderson Valley Brewing Company, all signs point to Mendocino. Kick off a visit via scenic Highway 101 in the gateway town of Hopland. Lending to the town’s original mission, growing and drying hops for beer, this hamlet of 920 is home to Hopland Tap, set in California’s first brewpub to open following prohibition. The classic interior, with 1880s brick walls and stamped tin cladding, has a strong brew evolution from the HopVine Saloon to Hopland Brewery, originally crafting Rd Tail Ale in 1983. Pull up a chair for a robust lunch and brew in the hop-covered beer garden before heading north for the next pit stop.

Northern exposure hits a high note 13 miles north in Ukiah, home to the nation’s first organic brewery — Ukiah Brewing Company. Here, brew master Scott Jones crafts a lively list of ales and lager with a seasonal slant. Pull up for 12+ brews on tap, including the potent Boch Doppleboch Emancipator, wheaty Willits Wit or Orr Springs IPA. The restaurant offers a solid menu with a variety of venison, bison and boar burgers, wonderful charcuterie or a tasty three pigs pizza. Organic, vegan dishes and a full bar round out the romp. Nearby, Cultivo is the stop on Thursday nights for piquant wood-fired pizzas and an impressive line-up of 15 brews on tap.

Sidebar: The sleek Thatcher Hotel is the stop for guests seeking a contemporary fix backed with fire pits, a lively craft cocktail bar and swimming pool. Next door the Stock Farm Restaurant & Inn steps up with seven plush suites featuring fireplaces and balconies with vineyard views.

Highway 101 curves north, it’s a 24-mile trek to the quaint town of Willits and the new Northspur Brewing Company. Set smack on Main Street, this is the stop for seasonal ales and a super laidback vibe many travelers’ relish. Belly up for a refreshing Mendo Summer Kolsch-style ale, Havabru, Bru IPA or Hazy on the Details. The taproom and beer patio serve up a revolving menu of sausages Butifara, Dante’s Inferno, Boerewors, Jalapeno Cheddar, Garlic Ginger served with Dusseldorf mustard. For a true slice of American, try the legendary John Ford hot dog. Sidebar: California Landmark No. 980 better known as the champagne mineral baths sits just outside Ukiah. Vichy Springs Resort and Spa is a 700-acre facility boasting America’s only warm and naturally carbonated Vichy mineral baths (and Olympic-size pool. Check out the historic Blue Cottage (1852), hike to Chemisal Falls or take to the creek side baths like a lime in Perrier. Day rates available.

BEER IN BOONVILLE

Quality obsessed and relentlessly inventive Anderson Valley Brewing Company is the stop for a full immersion in all thing’s beer. From industry leading Goses to perfectly balanced IPAs and patiently barrel-aged bottlings, brew master Fal and team continue to push the palate. Set in wine-centric Anderson Valley, this solar-powered brewery is constantly reinventing. Why have a beer garden when you can lounge in a new 30-acre Beer Park (2021), paired with a renovated tap room, 9,000 sq. ft., lawn area with wi-fi, 18-hole disc golf course and table service from the tap room. Specialties include the Huge Arker, Summer Solstice and Boonville Gold brews as well as the popular Mendonesia series. As Highway 128 dips west toward the Pacific, wine country fades to ancient redwoods and the salt of the sea. Here, the next ale adventure awaits at Fort Bragg’s North Coast Brewing Company. Founded in 1988, the lively brewery has long set the standard for aspiring brew masters with such masterworks as Red Seal Ale and Thelonious Abbey Ale among other fine north coast brands. Their logo, Make the World a Better Place, One Pint at a Time, certainly seems relevant. Sustainably driven with a non-GMO ethos, the brewery steps up with seasonal brews as well as its legendary limited reserve, barrel-aged Old Rasputin and Old Stock Celler Reserve ales. Lightly battered fish and chips, a vegan black bean burger and traditional shrimp po boy, fried with Scrimshaw beer batter and served with Old No. 38 tartar sauce, round out the lunch menu.

Just over on Elm Street, Overtime Brewing focuses on small batch ales in a cozy, casual setting. On the lighter side, summer brews include Princess Oat Pale Ale, Jasmine Green Tea and Drinkin’ Beer. A move to the darker side unveils some real gems, including the Workin’ Late Milk Stout, Overkill Chocolate Raspberry Stout and new brew, 2020 Shutbrown, a smooth brown ale that is malt forward, loaded with blackberry flavors. A rich mac-and-cheese with jalapeno peppers and crumbled bacon, barbequed pork shank and signature Overtime Burger round out the pub fare. Drop into scenic Noyo Harbor for an afternoon brew and front row seat at the fire pits at Sea Pal Cove. This is as local as it gets, rustic and weathered with just the right amount of kitsch. Take in the local scenery as boats ply the estuary, bringing in the day’s haul of sea urchin backed with a selection of 18 brews on tap and killer prawns and chips. Sliding south along Highway 1, the historic village of Mendocino is flush with suds potential. Tucked on a side corner on Ukiah Street in a vintage 1893 Victorian farmhouse, Caf Beaujolais is a pilgrimage worth plummeting. Ready for its close-up, the stunning beer carte features 90+ offerings spanning the globe. From porters to barley wines, Trappist, Saisons and farmhouse ales, as well as Lambic and sour ales, the list is nothing short of mind blowing. Dive into Belgium Cantillon, Fou Foune, Lambic aged on apricots ($220/750 ml) or an esoteric Drie Fonteinen Hommage, aged in cherries and raspberries ($100/750 ml.). There’s also a Loverbeer from Italy ($33), 8 Wired from New Zealand ($24) and a California Hen House ($5) for those on a budget.

Step up for an organic, free-range, wild caught affair backed by chef Julian Lopez culinary heft. The eclectic menu includes a classic beef Bourguignon or steak frites, as well as a left turn to a zippy Oaxacan ceviche or Cubano pulled pork sandwich, a 15-hour slow cooked dream served with house-made mustard. Set in the peaceful back rose garden, the new Brickery also offers casual wood-fired pizzas. Doubling back, a sidetrip to the Point Arena Pier is always a restful stop. Located on Highway 1 just south of Point Arena Lighthouse, The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room steps up with 31 beers on tap with a perch overlooking the Pacific. Dive into a true-to-form seafood menu boasting a hearty clam chowder, beer battered scallops, rock cod tacos, linguini and clams or the signature fresh crab cakes. Sidebar: Bed down at the Noyo Harbor Inn for a quiet stay overlooking the harbor; in Mendocino village, get high in a repurposed water tower suite at JD House, Sweetwater Inn, MacCallum House or nearby Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. The award-winning Brewery Gulch Inn is the stop for ocean-front digs backed with stellar service.

Circus Circus Las Vegas illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Midwayland × Circus Circus

MIDWAYLAND DEBUTS THURSDAY AT CIRCUS CIRCUS LAS VEGAS WITH AN EXPANSION THAT INCUDES THE INDUSTRY’S NEWEST VIRTUAL REALITY AND CRANE MACHINE GAMES

Fun for All Ages, Midwayland Offers 30 of the Hottest Games in the Industry Along with a Variety of Food Options

Circus Circus Las Vegas debuts its newest entertaining attraction, Midwayland – 4,742 square feet of fun that includes the market’s latest and most in-demand crane machines and virtual reality games debuting Thursday, May 27.

Midwayland, fun for kids and adults of all ages, offers 30 of the hottest games in the industry including Beat Saber, a virtual reality game that is played to the rhythm of adrenaline-pumping music.

This latest attraction offers guests extended entertainment from the iconic and beloved Midway which has captivated guests for years with its classic arcade games, state-of-the-art video games and prizes.

Midwayland will offer dynamic food options guaranteed to keep kids and adults asking for more. 

Known as the Strip’s most family-friendly resort for more than 50 years, Circus Circus Las Vegas features iconic circus acts, the only coin-operation slot machines on the Las Vegas Strip and The Steak House, a multiple award-winning restaurant.

About Circus Circus Las Vegas

Circus Circus Las Vegas is a privately owned hotel and casino that offers dining, shopping, entertainment and more than 101,000 square feet of gaming space. A family favorite Las Vegas resort since its inception, Circus Circus provides affordable rates for its nearly 4,000 guest rooms in its lodge, tower rooms, suites and RV Park, and family-fun activities ranging from the thrills of The Adventuredome theme park to live circus acts right on the casino floor.

For information visit Circus Circus, or follow the property on social media: Facebook, Twitter and  Instagram.

Mad River illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Mad River Boat Trips

MAD RIVER BOAT TRIPS OPENS FOR THE 2021 SEASON ON JUNE 15, WILL OFFER PRIVATE BOOKING OPTIONS

Top-rated river outfitter Mad River Boat Trips opens for the 2021 season on June 15. Offering first class scenic float trips and whitewater rafting excursions on the Wild and Scenic Snake River, Mad River Boat Trips will offer private bookings this season to accommodate COVID restrictions and ensure the health and safety of guests and team members.

On Mad River’s scenic float trips, everyone—including family members as young as four years old—can enjoy a leisurely rafting excursion on a 13-mile-long, smooth-water section of the Snake River. Perfect for shutterbugs looking to capture photos of wildlife and the majestic scenery, these float trips are relaxing and spectacular for capturing wildlife—especially the numerous bird species that call the area home.

Meanwhile, Mad River’s whitewater raft trips take place on the portion of the Snake River surrounded by steep granite canyon walls, tall trees and picturesque alpine meadows abounding with wildlife. Professional, experienced river trip guides navigate rafters through the twists and turns of Snake River Canyon while pointing out all the distinctive flora, fauna, geology and aspects of the region’s history that make the area unique. Mad River Boat Trips offer runs through class II and III rapids, making them appropriate for guests ages six and older. Guests will grab their paddle and shoot the rapids with Mad River’s experienced and professional guides.

Back at the boat house, guests who opt for the early river run still have time to rent one of sister company Scenic Safaris’ street-legal, four-seater side-by-sides. These vehicles may be booked in advance or reserved on the spot, based on availability. Side-by-sides are perfect for exploring the trail heads that begin just minutes away from the boat house.  Guests can take a scenic drive through Grand Teton National Park or explore the back roads in Gros Ventre Mountains or Greys River Range. Rentals are available for two hours, four hours, eight hours and multi-day.

Private tours available from Mad River Boat Trips include:

Classic Boat 8-Mile Whitewater Rafting on Snake River
Audience: Great for families, first-time rafters or guests traveling with small children, ages 6+.
Departure Time: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Highlights: The Snake River has been classified as a Class I-III river with exciting whitewater rapids.
WOW! Moment: Incredible views, wildlife including otters, osprey and bald eagles and guides point out features that make the canyon unique.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: $92 per person, adults and children; $700 private boat, up to 16 passengers
Private tours: Available for up to eight guests. Additional passengers are $92 per person.

Small Boat Snake River Whitewater Rafting
Audience: Great for families with children aged 6+, adventure enthusiasts and small to medium-sized groups.
Departure Time: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Highlights: Eight sets of rapids including Station Creek, Double Draw, Blind Canyon, Big Kahuna, Lunchcounter, Ropes, Champagne and Cottonwoods.
WOW! Moment: Catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a grizzly or black bear.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: $105 per person, adults and children; $700 private boat, up to eight passengers

Jackson Hole Snake River Float Trip
Audience: Great for families with children aged 4+, mature travelers, wildlife enthusiasts or birders, large groups and multi-generational travelers.
Departure Time: 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Highlights: The magnificent Teton Range sets the stage for the 13-mile Jackson Hole float trip.
WOW! Moment: Spotting wildlife including beaver, cutthroat trout, cliff swallows, pelicans, osprey and bald eagles.
Menu: Lunch is included.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: $92 per person, adults and children; $700 private boat, up to ten passengers, $92 per person for additional passengers

To find out more about Mad River Boat Trips white water and scenic float trips on the Wild and Scenic Snake River, go to Mad River or call (800) 458-7238.For more information about Scenic Safaris, visit Scenic Safaris or call (888) 734-8898.

ABOUT MAD RIVER BOAT TRIPS
Mad River Boat Trips is a river outfitter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and consistent recipient of TripAdvisor’s “Excellent” rating by its customers. Offering whitewater trips and scenic floats daily during summer since 1977, Mad River offers guests extraordinary recreation on the recently designated Wild and Scenic Snake River. The Snake River begins its journey in the rugged backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and gathers water as it heads south toward Jackson Hole through Grand Teton National Park. The river exits the south end of Jackson Hole through the winding Snake River Canyon, lined with trees and steep granite walls, small alpine meadows and abundant wildlife. It’s on this section of the Snake River where guests travel down a wild and scenic river, which is a rarity in the Rocky Mountains—it’s an experience not to be missed. For more information, visit Mad River or Facebook. Mad River is a permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest/Equal Opportunity Provider.

ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world.  The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations. For more information, go to Forever Resorts or Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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Mental Health Awareness

Many people, including children and adults across diversity backgrounds, can struggle with social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral health. These challenges can be situational, present for a season of life, or be a struggle across a lifetime. The symptoms may also turn on and turn off, be persistent every day, or resolve just to pop back up again.

Even though having complications with mental or behavioral health is common, it does not necessarily mean a person is functioning at their best or the symptoms should be left unaddressed. Early intervention can be more effective, than the choice to put off addressing a mental health concern for another time.

Awareness of mental health signs and symptoms are important. The first step is recognizing when we need support. Let’s set aside labels such as depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and disorders for a moment. Instead, let’s consider observations. Below is a clustered list of commonly experienced struggles we can lookout for to monitor our mental health:

Socially

  • Noticing a pattern of withdrawing or avoiding friends, family, or activities
  • Having interpersonal conflicts with friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, or even strangers
  • Having a difficult time understanding and/or relating to others or common life scenarios
  • Feeling disconnected from others or struggling to get close to others
  • Feeling lost about knowing who you are

Emotionally

  • Experiencing sadness, despair, distress, prolonged sorrow
  • You or others noticing changes in your mood from high to low
  • Enduring excessive worry, fears, or discomfort with the unknown
  • Experiencing extreme guilt, self-blame, or negative self-talk
  • Having bouts with excessive or persistent anger

Cognitive/Thinking

  • Noticing thought patterns that are confused, conflicted, indecisive, repetitive, or forgetful
  • Having a lowered ability begin or maintain focus
  • You or others noticing a disconnect between your thoughts and the world around you
  • Feeling fearful such as paranoia
  • Having repeat unpleasant or worrisome thoughts or images
  • Hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not truly there
  • Thoughts of hurting or killing yourself or someone else

Behavioral

  • Having a reduced ability to cope or resolve daily living complications or stress
  • Struggling with adjustment to life changes
  • Experiencing problems related to alcohol, tobacco, and/or legal or illegal substances
  • Noticing changes in eating habits such as too much, too little, overly focused on eating
  • Observing patterns of overexercise
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Having episodes of violence towards others, yourself, animals, or objects
  • Challenges with impulsive decisions or risk taking

Physical

  • Seeing trends in energy level such as significant tiredness or grand amount of energy
  • Struggles falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up, or low quality of sleep
  • Having physical symptoms such as stomach pain, back pain, headaches, heart pounding, shortness of breath, or other unexplained physical symptoms
  • Experiencing medical providers do not take your symptoms seriously enough

Experiencing one or a few of these symptoms at one time may be a part of life based on the amount of lemons life just handed you. However, there may be a mental health concern worth seeking proper care for if you experience one or more of these symptoms for a short or an extended period of time. Due note, some symptoms are more serious than others, such as harm to yourself or someone else, that should not be ignored and need care immediately.

Another element we can use to monitor our mental health is awareness of how our mental health symptoms interact with our daily lives. Sometimes mental health struggles can become disruptive to daily life such as negatively impacting relationships with others, how you think or feel internally about yourself, employment, housing, finances, and/or legal issues. Other symptoms are manageable and do not cause a large disruption; however, beware some symptoms can fly under the radar, but that does not necessarily indicate all is well.

If you are unsure if you are experiencing mental health concerns and would like a better understanding, then consider completing a screener. Mental Health America provides a free, quick, screening tool that provides mental health you can use to make decisions about next steps for care. The results can also be used to start the initial discussion with a mental health provider.

There is hope! In most circumstances, symptoms can be managed, reduced in intensity, and relief increased when working with a mental health provider. There are various forms of care, and you can find the right fit for you such as talk based therapy in-person or online, activity-based therapy, and collaboration with medical providers for mediation as needed.

If you are ready to take the next step, then there are multiple resources available to help you find the right provider. In emergency situations such as thoughts of harming yourself or someone else as well as severe mental illness, then calling 9-1-1, going to a local emergency room, or contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or using live chat on Suicide Prevention Lifeline  may be the best routes.

In non-emergency situations there are options such as contacting a primary care provider for a referral, reaching out to loved ones, connecting to your religious or spiritual community, or finding a professional provider. Below is a list of resources for locating a provider in your area:

Mental health is just like it sounds….health. It can be scary or there can be a stigma to seek out care. However, removing the stigma, overcoming fear, seeking care, and taking steps to improving life takes courage. But you are worth it, and you deserve a better tomorrow.

Michelle Perepiczka, PhD, LPC (CO), LMHC (NY), RPT-S, NCC

Core Faculty

University of Phoenix

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Canna Camels

“CANNA-CAMELS,” ULTIMATE CANNABIS-AND-CAMEL-THEMED DAY TRIP FROM LAS VEGAS, NOW AVAILABLE AT CAMEL SAFARI

Adventure Includes Round-Trip Transportation, Exclusive Cannabis Discounts from Pisos Las Vegas Dispensary, Exotic Animal Encounters, Munchies

Suited for the lifestyle of cannabis enthusiasts, Camel Safari introduces Canna-Camels, the ultimate Las Vegas day trip for adults 21 and older. With roundtrip transportation included from Las Vegas, the early-morning or evening experience allows guests to enjoy an exquisite excursion surrounded by exotic animals.

This unmatched experience begins with pickup at Pisos Las Vegas dispensary (4110 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite 1) at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Additional days and times may be available for groups of six or more, based on availability. Guests are encouraged to pre-order cannabis products in advance online specifying “curbside pickup” and entering code “cannacamel” in the notes, good for 20 percent off their entire purchase or an edible for a penny; minimum purchase required.

After a scenic, 80-minute ride aboard a spacious, climate-controlled van to Camel Safari, the Canna-Camels adventure begins. It includes a safari tram ride around the 176-acre property, up-close encounters with camels and chances to view a porcupine, two-toed sloth and other exotic animals. The experience also includes time for guests to sit back and relax at the property’s picnic tables with refreshing treats. Guests will depart Camel Safari by 12:30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. for a 9:30 p.m. arrival back in Las Vegas.

“For those searching for a tranquil experience surrounded by the beauty of the desert and wildlife, Canna-Camels provides an unparalleled opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy nature in an extraordinary way,” said Allie Singer, zoologist, Camel Safari.

Unforgettable Canna-Camels experiences are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with pickup taking place at Pisos Las Vegas dispensary at 6:45 a.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, pickup is at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $169 per person and include abundant munchies such as chips, ice cream, soda and other snackables. To book online, visit Camel Safari.

For more information on how Camel Safari is keeping employees and guests safe, click here.

Pisos Dispensary reminds customers and patients that cannabis consumption is Only for Use by Adults 21 years of age and older and must be Kept Out of Reach of Children.

Although Pisos Dispensary is happy to offer certain discounts or promotions to customers of Camel Safari, Pisos Dispensary, and/or its related entities, are not affiliated with Camel Safari, its subsidiaries, or related entities, in any way.

ABOUT CAMEL SAFARI
Camel Safari offers a distinctive outdoor destination for conservation-focused animal encounters. Situated on 176 acres along the Virgin River 80 minutes north of Las Vegas, the ranch provides the perfect retreat for daytime excursions. Every Camel Safari adventure includes up-close animal encounters with the destination’s ambassador camels and the New Guinea singing dogs. The ranch’s exclusive and unforgettable location offers a picturesque desert landscape perfect for weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties and more. Camel Safari maintains accreditation as a Disney-approved vendor as well as accreditation from the Zoological Association of America. The ranch also proudly earns a consistent 5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. To learn more Camel Safari, including its private event-hosting capabilities, call (800) 836-4036 or visit Desert Ranch Experience. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Labrinth Performs Songs From ‘Euphoria’

For the first time since his Emmy nominations, Labrinth performed songs from the score and soundtrack of the hit HBO series “Euphoria.”

Presented by HBO themselves, fans of the show were treated to “forever,” “still don’t know my name,” “when I r.i.p.” and “all for us.”

Including Labrinth’s for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, “Euphoria” racked up six nominations. In her most adult-friendly role to date, Zendaya picked up a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and we can probably all guess which scene we’ll see when her name is announced as a nominee.

This video is proof that “Euphoria” isn’t leaving gorgeous colors and cinematography behind after the first season. It comes complete with everything but Labrinth wearing “Euphoria” makeup. Rich blues, purples and pinks set us up to be completely lost in the performance the way we were lost in the show.

HBO renewed “Euphoria” for a second season before the first season even ended, but because of production delays, we don’t have a release date yet.

Lovers of the show can still tune in to the 72nd Primetime Emmys on Sept. 20 to cheer for Zendaya, Labrinth and all of the other talented artists and creators responsible for “Euphoria.”

To see the entire performance, you can click right here. You can find “Euphoria” streaming now on HBO Max, and you can listen to the score right here.

Rise in Obesity-Related Cancers

A new analysis, published in the Lancet Public Health, raises the alarm that the rates of obesity-related cancers are rising in younger and younger adults. In the new study, six of twelve types of obesity-related cancers have significantly increased between 1995-2014 and the risk of these cancers is increasing in each successive younger age group. These cancers include colorectal, pancreatic, gallbladder, kidney cancer and multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer). These cancer types are particularly concerning because they are very serious and account for over 150,000 deaths in the U.S. every year.

“These numbers are worrying but not surprising; the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recently sounded the alarm that having overweight and obesity cause at least 12 types of cancer. However, the younger and younger age bracket in which we see rates increasing is even more troubling and demands a response. We cannot just watch these rates go up and ignore the factors that we know are contributing to these increases,” says Dr. Nigel Brockton, Vice President of Research at AICR.

Disturbingly, over 70% of Americans have overweight or obesity according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And AICR maintains that cancer risk increases across each higher category of Body Mass Index (BMI) as an indicator of body fatness (Healthy = 18.5-24.9, Overweight = 25-29.9, and Obesity = 30 and above).

A mere five BMI points (kg/m2) separate the three basic (healthy, overweight, obese) BMI categories. It is important to emphasize that cancer risk is not limited to the extreme category of obesity only, the risk increases for those with overweight too. For example, compared to those having healthy BMI range overweight category face an increased liver cancer risk of 30% and those having obesity of 60%.

The recent AICR Energy Balance and Body Fatness Report presented strong evidence for factors that can reduce risk of having weight gain, overweight and obesity, including walking, aerobic physical activity, food containing fiber and a “Mediterranean-type” diets rich in fruits and vegetables that reduce the risk of weight gain, overweight and obesity. Conversely, sugar-sweetened drinks, fast foods and a “Western type” diet rich in meats and energy-dense proteins are strongly linked to increased weight gain, overweight and obesity.

The Report also points to the evidence that greater screen time is a cause of weight gain, overweight and obesity in children. This is particularly relevant in light of the Lancet study that discussed the onset of cancer at an early age, since children with overweight and obesity are likely to turn into young adults in a similar status. There is enormous opportunity to prevent future cancer cases, if changes can be made to stop and reverse the current trend of increasing overweight and obesity. In addition to helping individuals learn about healthy lifestyle choices, community and national policies play a crucial role in creating living spaces more conducive to physical activity and healthier food choices.

AICR is urging Congress and federal agencies to improve funding for cancer prevention research, ensure that federal nutrition and physical activity guidelines reflect the latest research regarding cancer risk, improve nutrition labeling and improve access to lifestyle interventions.