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New ANA air pass with unlimited Japanese house rentals, multiple flights now taking applications

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Back in the fall, All Nippon Airways (ANA) got our wanderlust pumping when they announced a partnership with Japanese accommodation provider Address. Address offers members unlimited nights in its properties, which are refurbished homes across Japan, for a flat monthly fee, and its tie-up with ANA adds two sets of extremely affordable round-trip airplane tickets… Read

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Super Mario wooden block toys for kids

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Ever since the very first Super Mario Bros game was released in 1985, generations of fans throughout the years have grown up playing video games that starred the famous red jumpsuit-wearing plumber. Parents who grew up with these games now have an option to start their kids’ love for Super… Read

Health

What to know about the viral outbreak in China

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Health officials around the world are keeping a close watch on an outbreak of a new virus in China. In response, governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers arriving from the affected area to try to prevent the virus from spreading. Here's what you should know about the illnesses:… Read

Food

Aeon aims to start selling eco-certified sushi in time for Olympics

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Japanese supermarket chain Aeon Co Ltd, Asia's biggest retailer by sales, said it aims to start selling eco-certified sushi this year amid growing demand for sustainable seafood and in time for an expected surge in tourists during the summer Olympics. Japan is one of the world's biggest consumers of seafood,… Read

Lifestyle

Designer hopes green lingerie takes off

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In a tiny workshop in central Paris, Paloma Casile puts finishing touches on eco-friendly lingerie that she hopes will catch on at an international show a few days hence. Below her chic little shop on the Rue du Jour, the designer pieces together bits of lace, sometimes combined with lurex,… Read

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Baseball has become a prisoner of technology

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Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris. At the cutting edge with the Houston Astros, now they have been cut. Their sign-stealing system exposed, all three managers were deposed within a… Read

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Keep your lipstick and pens in place with these cute hungry animals

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Spend any amount of time shopping in Japan and you’ll discover that the country has a unique talent for coming up with all manner of knick-knacks you didn’t know you needed, and shops like Village Vanguard are perfect for when you want to be surrounded by novelty items galore. Village… Read

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Davos faces up to towering global challenges

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Global decision-makers gather in Davos starting Tuesday for their annual meeting, with challenges facing the planet -- from climate change to conflict in the Middle East -- as imposing as the Alps that surround the Swiss resort. Observers fear the annual World Economic Forum will serve only to again expose… Read

Travel

Global tourism growth slowed in 2019: UN

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Global tourism slowed in 2019 due to a cooling world economy, especially in Europe and Asia where uncertainties linked to Brexit and protests in Hong Kong also weighed, the United Nation's tourism agency said Monday. The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 4.0 percent last year to 1.5 billion,… Read

Health

Millions go hungry in wealthy Canada - and some die young as a result

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Canadians who cannot afford regular meals are more likely to die early, according to a study released on Monday, showing that people are dying from hunger even in wealthy countries. The study of more than half a million Canadian adults found that hunger was linked to raised mortality from all… Read

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