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Air Canada flyers can choose from two new destinations in the Toronto area this May. That’s when Landline, the flight-on-a-bus operator that works with the likes of American Airlines and United Airlines, will launch new “flights” connecting Hamilton and Kitchener, Ontario, to Air Canada’s hub at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).Landline will offer six daily round-trip flights for Air Canada between YYZ and both John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) in Kitchener beginning May 1. Both are new destinations for the Star Alliance airline. The airports are currently served by other airlines, including…

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Etihad Airways has launched a new premium collection of amenity packages and loungewear in collaboration with Italian design giant Giorgio Armani and luxury wellness brand Espa.The range includes stylish new amenity packages for the airline’s premium cabins, as well as economy cabins on longer flights. The beautiful new collection will be rolled out on flights from the end of February.Etihad’s award-winning partnership with Armani/Casa first launched in 2023. It also offers co-branded tableware and soft furnishings in Etihad’s business class.Related: How to earn and redeem Etihad Guest milesMeanwhile, luxury wellness brand Espa partnered with Etihad for the first time last…

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If you’re planning to check a bag with JetBlue Airways, you’ll have to dig deeper into your pockets than ever before.The New York-based airline recently updated its checked baggage fees to unprecedented levels for the airline.Effective February 1, JetBlue will now charge $35 for the first standard-sized checked bag and $50 for the second standard-sized checked bag when bags are purchased at least 24 hours before departure.Want more aviation-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free biweekly aviation newsletter.But if you check your luggage during the check-in process (i.e. within 24 hours of departure), this fee increases to $45 for the…

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Feb. 20, 2024 — Exercising is good for all of us — but women may benefit more from grabbing a pair of dumbbells or taking a sweaty walk than their male counterparts. That’s according to a major new study that found that women who spend the same amount of time on a treadmill, playing pickleball or simply going for a brisk walk get more life-saving benefits from the excercise than men. The findings suggest that the country’s current one-size-fits-all exercise recommendations could instead better reflect the benefits of exercise using sex-based guidelines. The studypublished on Monday in the Journal of…

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Citi is an advertising partner of TPGFor a limited time only, Citi cardholders can receive a 30% bonus when transferring ThankYou Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.ThankYou Rewards members typically get a 1:1 transfer ratio, meaning you typically get 1,000 Virgin Points for transferring 1,000 ThankYou Points. However, from now until March 16, you’ll get 1,300 Virgin points for every 1,000 point increment you transfer.You need to transfer increments of 1,000 Citi ThankYou points, so you’ll need to round up to the next 1,000 points when determining how many points to transfer for a reward.Transfers to Flying Club were…

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If your child suddenly has an attack of diarrhea and vomiting and complains of abdominal pain, you may think to yourself, “stomach flu.”No not really.What is often called “stomach flu” is gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines. The flu, or flu, is different. It causes sore throats, runny noses and general aches and pains. It rarely causes stomach problems.Viral infections are the usual cause of gastroenteritis. Bacteria can sometimes cause it.Without medication, the disease usually clears up in about 10 days. The first few days are usually the worst, but you can take steps to help your child…

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Breeze Airways, the not-so-new startup airline from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, is entering the next phase.The airline plans to operate all of its scheduled flights with its fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft by the end of the year, Neeleman said on Tuesday, phasing out its small fleet of second-hand Embraer E190/195 jets.Want more aviation-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free biweekly aviation newsletter.To mark the news, the airline announced a sale offering a 20% discount on all basic return fares booked directly with the airline. To apply the discount, use code ‘A220’ at checkout by Wednesday 11:59 PM Pacific Time…

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Curious about leptin? Here are the facts behind some frequently asked questions.Leptin is a hormone. These are chemical messengers that ensure that different body parts work together. Leptin sends a signal to your brain that makes you feel full and less interested in eating. You may hear it called a satiety hormone. (Satiety means that hunger is satisfied). It also plays a role in how your body converts fat into energy.You have always had leptin in your body. It is usually made by your fat cells. But your stomach releases something when you eat. It circulates in your bloodstream and…

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Whether you notice it or not, your body makes a lot of noises. The popping and cracking of your joints, or the sound it makes when you accelerate, may not alarm you. But it can feel strange to hear your stomach growling or gurgling.“We get asked this a lot,” says Ben Levy MD, a gastroenterologist at the University of Chicago Medicine. “Patients sometimes feel uncomfortable when they can hear their stomach sounds.”What is going on there? A symphony of normal digestion and hunger.When you hear sounds in your stomach after you eat, it is the sound of peristalsis, or smooth…

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When people say someone had a “good death,” they usually mean that someone was comfortable and not in pain. But what if you could help them spend their last days embracing the things they cherish, like their favorite song, who is at their bedside, even the smell of a candle in the room, to help them feel at peace.That’s why some people turn to end-of-life doulas. They are among the professionals who can help a person prepare for death and reflect on his life: his greatest joys and regrets, any fears or concerns in his mind, and how he wants…

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