How China’s Zero-COVID Policy Affects Climate Goals

​​China’s policy of working to prevent every single COVID case, known as zero-COVID, has been controversial from the beginning. Observers raised questions about the possible economic impacts as well as the potential encroachment on civil liberties that might result from the surveillance necessary to enforce such a program. This week the situation boiled over as protesters in at least eight Chinese cities took to the streets in frustration with the restrictive program, a rare uprising…

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The Benefits of Using CBD For Insomnia

The Importance of Healthy Sleep As the old adage goes, “Nothing beats good night’s rest.” Unfortunately, many are not able to enjoy a good nights rest due to sleeping disorders such as insomnia, which is as “difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleeping disorder. While one night without sleep may lead to drowsiness and eye strain throughout the day, a…

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Colorful Holidays: Opalhouse designed with Jungalow

  A Very Colorful Holiday with Opalhouse Designed with Jungalow The holidays are around the bend and this year I’m so ready. I’m ready to spend some quality time with family, play games by the fire, listen to Mariah’s Christmas album, and cozy up with warm sweaters, slippers, and throws. Our new Opalhouse designed with Jungalow collection at Target is really getting me in the holiday spirit, and I’m excited to share some of my…

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Alzheimer’s drug slowed cognitive decline overall in trial, but with major side effects for some

An experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease from Eisai and Biogen slowed cognitive decline in a closely watched trial, but may carry a risk of dangerous side effects for certain patients, according to new data presented on Tuesday. The drug, lecanemab, was associated with a type of brain swelling in 12.6 per cent of trial patients, a side effect previously seen with similar drugs. Fourteen per cent of patients had microhemorrhages in the brain — a…

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India pips North America to become the biggest smartwatch market • TechCrunch

India surpassed North America to take the top global spot in the smartwatch market in the quarter that ended in September, according to a report from market research player Counterpoint. The festival sales and proliferation of affordable smartwatches helped grew the local market by 171% year-on-year. The affordable smartwatch models getting bigger displays and adding features such as Bluetooth calling were key selling factors in India during the festival sales, Hong Kong-headquartered Counterpoint said. “Indian…

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Four Showstoppers Set Run to Finale

The fans take control, bringing the Top 10 songs from from Rihanna to Chris Stapleton, Kane Brown, Billie Eilish JVKE and Foreigner — plus, one artist tests positive for Covid. The fans took control of “The Voice” this week as the Top 10 took the stage ahead of next week’s semi-finals. That meant they were in charge of introducing the artists, and picking their songs! Props to the fans, though, as they really picked some…

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Column: Can DeSantis ride the culture war to the White House?

WASHINGTON —  If you’ve been yearning for a preview of the battle for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, the place to be last weekend was Las Vegas, where the Republican Jewish Coalition held what some attendees cheekily called a “kosher cattle call” for potential candidates. Former Vice President Mike Pence was there. So were former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. Former President…

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A Holiday Gift Guide for Cannabis Enthusiasts

Now that using cannabis is finally finding its way out of the dark corners, weed-related gear is becoming more sophisticated than ever. Gone are the days when cannabis enthusiasts were stuck with primitive tools, often homemade, when dispensaries still weren’t prevalent. Today, weed-related products are now easier to find and purchase.  If you’re reading this and the holidays are looming in, take this as a heaven-sent list. Particularly now that the legalization of medical and…

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Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday suffered by her party. Voters in Taiwan overwhelmingly chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island in an election in which lingering concerns about threats from China took a backseat to more local issues. Tsai had spoken out many times about “opposing China and defending Taiwan” in the…

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The Benefits of Having a Financial Advisor for a Business

Many startups avoid the services of a financial advisor to save money in the short term, but this might be unwise. The business finances are probably the most critical aspect of the business, and you will spend more time on these instead of focusing on growing the business. Read on to find out more about why you should invest in a financial advisor in the short term.  Business Planning  Business planning might not be the…

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