High-altitude adventures in La Paz

A visit to La Paz, Bolivia, is a great adventure from the moment you touch down on the runway at El Alto International Airport. ‘El Alto’ means ‘The Tall One’ – it’s the highest international airport in the world. So high, in fact, that planes can’t just land (or take off) as usual. The air…

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Will ‘the female Viagra’ really help women?

Later today, a committee of advisors to the Food and Drug Administration will vote on whether or not the agency should approve flibanserin – the much-hyped yet controversial “female Viagra.” However, the drug has already been rejected twice previously by the organization, who cite safety concerns. In the wake of those decisions, battle lines have…

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Dual-Lens Camera Revealed in Leaked Note8 Images

Photos posted to Twitter show the next Samsung Note phone will have a dual lens camera. When it rains etc. pic.twitter.com/D0lFR5Wn1B— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2017 Evan Blass, a reporter for VentureBeat, posted a photo of the front of a black Note8 to Twitter on Monday. On Tuesday, he added front and back images of gold…

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Medicare Will Pay for Obesity Counseling

Medicare will cover costs for obesity screenings and behavioral counseling for those with BMI levels of 30 or more. Medicare will pick up the tab for obesity screening and intensive behavioral counseling, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced late Tuesday. CMS, which first floated the obesity coverage plan last September, said it expects more than 30% of…

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Walking the history of Gdańsk

Port cities are always interesting. Their architecture is a legacy of trading prosperity, and their cultures are influenced by a cosmopolitan past of merchants and sailors. Poland’s Baltic city Gdańsk has all that and more, with a tumultuous history that’s left its mark and added character. The best way to experience this vibrant place is…

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Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlightening

Bodhi Linux 4.3.1’s implementation of theEnlightenment desktop, released late last month, continues this distro’s tradition of providing an awesome desktop computing platform for office or home. When I reviewed Bodhi Linux early last year, I was attracted to the relatively new and still developing desktop environment. When the backup computer that hosted that earlier version of Bodhi…

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Is It Hunger or Stress?

Stress can make you feel as though you’re hungry when what you really need to do is find a non-food solution to the problem facing you. Try these zero-calorie stress busters to ease your emotions. Have you ever noticed that when you get stressed about work or family, you find yourself reaching for the nearest…

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