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At Last, Weight-Loss Drugs That Actually Work. They Could Be the Blockbusters of the Decade.

This is not a typical weight-loss story. After all of the diet, supplement, and workout fads we’ve endured, we’re about to have drugs that are safe and effective. They’re our best hope yet for stemming the obesity epidemic that threatens the lives of 100 million Americans and half a billion people worldwide. No one has …

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The top 10 cities desperate homebuyers are eyeing in search of cheaper housing

New user data from Redfin reveals that a record share of users were looking to move from one city to another in July, many in search of cheaper housing. Home prices and mortgage rates have gone up so much that people are now increasingly looking to move to more affordable areas, according to a new …

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MLB Prospect Watch: Adley Rutschman is helping the surging Orioles and living up to the hype

Here’s a question that would’ve been silly to pose in early July: can Adley Rutschman surpass Julio Rodríguez for the American League Rookie of the Year Award?  At the time, Rutschman was a month into his big-league career and scuffling. He had exited June batting .220/.287/.407 with three home runs in 32 games. Rodríguez, conversely, …

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These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related …

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NYC visitor’s center goes to war with hot-dog vendor: ‘Why do you have to put it right in my face?’

This island isn’t big enough for the two of them. A hot dog cart vendor and the visitor’s center kiosk on Roosevelt Island have been jousting in a turf war all summer long over who should be allowed to sell cold drinks by the tramway station to day-tripping tourists. Now, with a heat wave causing …

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In Colorado mountain towns, where affordable housing is scarce, “even living out of your car is gentrified”

SALIDA — Blocked from sleeping in vehicles parked within municipal boundaries, workers in profit-minded Colorado mountain towns now must seek “safe outdoor space” — in Walmart lots, forests or newly designated areas with Wi-Fi and access to bathrooms. But homeowners oppose these SOS zones in Salida and Breckenridge as “band-aids” encouraging vehicle-based living. And workers …

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I quit van life after gas prices soared. Now I’m making $4,000 a month living in my car while I wait for a new Tesla.

Billie Webb is a TikToker who filmed herself taking part in van life last year. Now she has raffled off her van to live in a 2015 Mazda, blaming soaring gas prices.  Webb, who makes about $4,000 a month from brand deals, has ordered a Tesla Model 3 to live in. Loading Something is loading. …

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We’re Living in a Triple-A Video Game “Drought” and It’s Just Fine

For gamers, the first few months of 2022 were like a blockbuster boss rush. Even before they’d finished digesting the feast of fall titles from 2021, more massive courses were served, at a time of year that typically brings a post-holiday drought. Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Rainbow Six: Extraction in January. Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden …

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An Ancient Creature Who Could See in The Dark Lies Hidden in The Eyes of Whales

The first mammals to return to the sea, more than 35 million years ago, had eyes for the deep. According to new research, the visual systems of modern whales, dolphins, and porpoises – collectively known as cetaceans – all derive from a common ancestor with powerful underwater vision.   Both whales and hippos are thought …

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NYC restaurant maven expands eatery empire to Tribeca with Smyth Tavern

A veteran restaurateur behind some of the city’s trendiest eateries is betting that diners are still willing to dig deep into their wallets amid the economic belt-tightening. John McDonald, who launched his first hit, MercBar, in Soho in 1993, is opening Smyth Tavern this week in Tribeca — his third new restaurant since the 2020 …

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