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If you’re looking for a warm-weather destination in the final weeks of winter or planning a spring break trip, you might want to check your stock of JetBlue TrueBlue points.JetBlue is offering some pretty intriguing deals for late winter and early spring to places like Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.In some cases, you can find a one-way flight to a destination like Cancun, Mexico or Aruba for as little as 4,000 TrueBlue points.You may need to act quickly: some of the best award availability – at least at this price point – will fall in the coming weeks.Even better,…

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To understand whether Wegovy should be used as part of the solution to childhood obesity, you must first understand the problem. Megan Kelsey, MD That’s not always easy, even for a doctor, says Megan Kelsey, MD, medical director of lifestyle medicine and bariatric surgery for adolescents at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Kelsey admits that early in her career she did not fully understand the complexities of childhood obesity and attributed it to personal choices that could be reversed with willpower and exercise. It took time to understand how genetic, physiological, socioeconomic and environmental factors contribute to childhood obesity and how misconceptions…

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United Airlines will resume Israeli service early next month.The Chicago-based airline announced Wednesday that it would become the first U.S. airline to resume flights to Tel Aviv following the suspension of service due to the war between Israel and Hamas.United, historically the largest U.S. airline serving Israel, has canceled all its flights to Tel Aviv in the wake of Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7.Want more aviation-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free biweekly aviation newsletter.American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, the two other U.S. airlines serving Israel, also stopped flying to the country after the attacks.Following these suspensions,…

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There are many ways to use top credit cards to unlock a variety of rewards, including “free” flights, hotel rooms, or even cold, hard cash back in your pocket. However, there’s an important strategy that travelers often overlook when earning rewards: using business credit cards.And before you click away, know that you may not have to own a large, super formal business to qualify for a business card.Whether you run a full-fledged business or have a side hustle, we want to not only help you demystify the business credit card landscape, but also learn how to earn and use these…

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Feb. 22, 2024 — Injectable weight loss medications like Wegovy, Saxenda and Zepbound are getting all the glory lately, but they’re not for everyone. If you want to lose a few pounds or avoid obesity, research suggests there’s another way. It may not produce as dramatic results as regular injections, but you can get everything you need at the grocery store for a lot less money — and this approach has the potential to improve your health in countless ways. In theory, all you need to do is give your gut microbiome a boost.“There are many different factors naturally involved…

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You’ve probably heard of a credit card balance transfer. But how does one proceed? And how can a balance transfer save you money on your next credit card bill?These are the types of questions we receive from people new to the world of credit cards, and we have answers. So keep reading to find out how balance transfers work, including the associated fees and how long a typical balance transfer takes.What is a balance transfer?A balance transfer is a transaction that moves debt from one credit card account to another. The idea is to save money on interest by transferring…

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Hospital food isn’t known for tasting good or even being that good for you. But some U.S. hospitals are working with farms to change that.You probably think of hospital food as ready-made, prepackaged, bland, and colorless — except for the Jell-O, of course. Maybe you brought a friend or family member soup or a sandwich to their hospital room because the place where you most expect a healthy meal is one of the places you’re least likely to get it.So you might be surprised to know that some hospitals are partnering with local farms to offer healthier, tastier foods. Some…

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The party doesn’t end on the beach. When travelers visit a Caribbean island, they are usually charmed by the blue water and warm rays of sunshine. But to truly experience the fullness of the culture, you have to leave your resort and see the sights.One of the best ways to do this is through one of the region’s most celebrated exports: music. From pioneers like Bob Marley to contemporary acts ranging from Sean Paul to Popcaan, the islands’ music has gathered fans from far and wide.If you can’t see some of your favorite acts in the United States, seeing them…

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Startup carrier Avelo Airlines said Thursday it was profitable in the fourth quarter of 2023, a key milestone as the fledgling airline continues to grow and looks toward the next phase.Avelo managed to achieve pre-tax profit for the quarter despite higher-than-expected fuel prices, the airline said, crediting its low-cost business model and cost structures.Want more aviation-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free biweekly aviation newsletter.While the airline still operated at a loss for the year — typical for new companies launching and expanding their scale — the airline said it generated $265 million in revenue this year, a 74% increase…

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Isn’t life wonderful? Sometimes, at least for me, it’s hard to believe that we’re all just here on this beautiful planet full of wonders like the Grand Canyon, giraffes and the dazzling phenomenon we call the Northern Lights.I was lucky enough to see the first two of those wonders, but the Northern Lights have eluded me until now. Probably because I’ve never been to the Arctic regions, where the ethereal green, yellow and sometimes red lights are usually spotted dancing in the sky.Sooner or later I would like to make that trip happen. But luckily, many of my colleagues here…

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