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It's flu vaccine time and seniors need revved-up shots

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Doctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans: Don’t skip your flu shot this fall -- and seniors, ask for a special extra-strength kind. After flu hit historically low levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be poised for a comeback. The main clue: A nasty flu season just ended in… Read

Travel

Four Seasons to launch fleet of luxury yachts

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Four Seasons has partnered with Nadim Ashi and Philip Levine to launch Four Seasons Yachts. The first of what will become a fleet of Four Seasons Yachts over the next five years is currently being designed in Trieste, Italy by leading shipbuilders Fincantieri. The first yacht is scheduled for delivery… Read

New Products

Casio to release mid-size G-SHOCK

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Casio Computer Co Ltd has announced the release of the latest addition to its G-SHOCK line of shock-resistant watches. The GM-S110 is a digital-analog combination timepiece with a mid-size design featuring a luxe metal bezel and a dimensional dial. The new watch will be available in four models. With their… Read

Environment

Swiss glaciers melting away at record rate

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Switzerland's glaciers lost six percent of their total volume this year due to a dry winter and repeated summer heatwaves, shattering previous ice melt records, according to a new study. The study by the Cryospheric Commission (CC) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences laid bare the drastic scale of glacial… Read

Opinions

Five years on: How #MeToo shook the world

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By forcing the world to wake up to the daily sexual abuse suffered by women, the #MeToo movement became a social revolution of historic importance. Its legacy is still being determined. It began with a tweet: on October 15, 2017, U.S. actor Alyssa Milano invited women to share their experiences… Read

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How to get away with torture, insurrection, you name it: The techniques of denial and distraction

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The U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan 6, 2021 insurrection intends to hold another public hearing, likely the last before it releases its official report. The hearing had been scheduled for Sept 28, but was postponed because of Hurricane Ian. Through earlier hearings this past summer, the committee has… Read

Travel

CDC drops traveler health notices for individual countries

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The U.S. federal government is scrapping another of its responses to the pandemic. On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its country-by-country COVID-19 travel health notices that it began issuing early in the pandemic. The reason: Fewer countries are testing for the virus or reporting the… Read

Environment

Egypt: About 90 heads of state confirmed for COP27 climate summit

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About 90 heads of state have confirmed attendance at November's COP27 climate negotiations in Egypt where they will address issues including energy transition and food security at opening sessions, a senior Egyptian official said this week. "We've received a large number of confirmations from around the world, I think the… Read

New Products

Individually wrapped potato chips now on store shelves

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"Even though they're potato chips, they're individually wrapped!" The fact that Japanese chips brand Koikeya puts this phrase at the top of their press release for their new 濃いじゃが koijaga (literally "dense potato") anchovy and olive flavored chips indicates that they consider this an attention-grabbing and appealing feature. However, while some readers may raise… Read

Health

Long COVID remains a mystery, though theories are emerging

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Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long COVID yet little remains known about the condition -- though research has recently proposed several theories for its cause. Between 10 to 20 percent of people who contract coronavirus are estimated to have long COVID symptoms -- most… Read

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