laura and the angry itch: recent experiences with both sides of the medical divide

As my Facebook friends know all too well, I have been struggling with severe urticaria -- hives -- for two months. I have been going out of my mind with unrelenting itching. My skin is on fire.For six weeks, I had no idea what had caused the urticaria, and nothing known to me relieved the itching.At the end of a day of itching and burning, Aveeno soothing baths and a thick eczema balm help calm things down.* Ice packs offer some relief.  Antihistamines do nothing, although I continue to take the...
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SoftBank Vision Fund 2 leads $100 million Series C in digital therapeutics company Biofourmis

Biofourmis, which combines AI-based data analytics and biosensors to monitor the progress of medical treatments, has raised funding from one of the world’s most high-profile investors. The digital therapeutics company, which launched in Singapore and is now headquartered in Boston, announced today it closed a $100 million Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from returning investors Openspace Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Sequoia Capital and EDBI. The company’s last fundin...
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Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month: Three Hours In Paris By Cara Black

I am thrilled to have Three Hours In Paris by Cara Black as the book selection for September. Cara is a marvelous and imaginative storyteller who has written a much beloved and popular series of crime novels based in Paris. Her heroine is Aimee LeDuc and Cara Black brilliantly follows Aimee to murder scenes in almost every arrondissement of Paris. Her books in the Aimee LeDuc series include Murder on the Left Bank, Murder in Pigalle, Murder in Palais Royale, and many more in the series.   ...
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H-3 tunnel coronavirus testing commences despite feds saying no, vets gather for 75th WWII anniversary, UH students investigated for recreating George Floyd death, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cars line up for coronavirus testing Sept. 1, 2020 PC:Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Hawaii Ignores Feds, Uses H-3 For COVID-19 Testing Anyway. Federal highway officials cited safety concerns and the military’s access between Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay for their denial but the state is proceeding regardless. Civil Beat.Feds spurn COVID-19 testing held on H-3 freeway. Hawaii officials acknowledged facing the potential loss of federal transportation funding after the Federal Hig...
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KFC Devil Cooked Chicken Rice

KFC rice is a recipe that has popular this year as people around the world go into lockdown (for the first or second time!). It involves cooking rice and leftover KFC in a rice cooker. The chicken becomes soft enough for you to pull the chicken apart with two forks!
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Revel in la dolce vita on the Amalfi Coast

Well-known for scenery, history, cuisine and style, the famous stretch of coastline along the Amalfi Coast is blessed with warm sunshine, fascinating culture and beautiful beaches. Tracing the shoreline of this UNESCO heritage site by yacht allows full appreciation of this extraordinary destination. Not only will the views be even more spectacular, but a yacht […] The post Revel in la dolce vita on the Amalfi Coast appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Is an active tour for you?

There are many ways to see the world. Each mode of transportation has pros and cons. On a cruise, you’ll enjoy the humbling experience of having the infinite ocean laid out before you and not having to move from hotel to hotel, but you won’t experience much more of the country past the commercialized ports […] The post Is an active tour for you? appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Oil drops 1.5%, reversing course as U.S. gasoline demand slumps - Reuters

Oil drops 1.5%, reversing course as U.S. gasoline demand slumps - Reuters:Oil fell more than 1.5% on Wednesday, reversing course as gasoline demand fell in the United States in the latest week, an indication that economic recovery from the pandemic may be slower than expected.Futures prices turned negative after weekly government data from the U.S. showed lower gasoline demand from a week earlier, shrugging off bullish crude inventory data.“The market is trying to dismiss the number as a storm-r...
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Hospitality International Names Chris Guimbellot as President and CEO

Tucker, GA 9/2/2020 — Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, today announced Chris Guimbellot as the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
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The Ultimate Travel Songs Playlist to Inspire Wanderlust

The Ulitmate Travel Song Play List is growing and you still have time to add your favorite song that inspires travel, a song that is about a destination or just makes you want to hop in your car and hit the road.On August 9th, we are holding a draw for all the people that entered our Ultimate Travel Song Contest and giving away a $25 Itunes Gift Certificate. We have had such an awesome response that we have decided to add a second part to the contest after our August 9th Draw. We are giving away...
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the old oak (41/100)

I imagine lots of couples have exchanged vows under this amazing tree.
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U.S. crude stocks drop nine million bbls, record fall in output amid hurricane - EIA - Reuters

U.S. crude stocks drop nine million bbls, record fall in output amid hurricane - EIA - Reuters:U.S. crude oil and fuel stockpiles fell sharply last week as Hurricane Laura shut offshore production and refining facilities, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.Crude inventories fell by 9.4 million barrels in week to Aug. 28 to 498.4 million barrels, according to data, compared with analysts’ expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.9 million-barrel drop.That was driven by a record...
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Adventure in California: Top 60 Adventures you Have to Try at Least Once

Looking for adventure? California is the best state to find it in. Enjoy perfect beaches, fiery national parks, majestic woods and much more. You can read the original article here: Adventure in California: Top 60 Adventures you Have to Try at Least Once. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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The 30 Best Small Towns in America

I love my city life. But one of the things I love best about cities is finding the neighborhoods–each with it’s own character and ‘main street.’ Essentially it’s like I like to find the ‘small towns’ inside cities. So I love finding actual small towns that still have their own town center feel with local … The post The 30 Best Small Towns in America appeared first on LL World Tour.
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Adnoc CEO Discusses #AbuDhabi Property Deal With Apollo - Bloomberg

Adnoc CEO Discusses Abu Dhabi Property Deal With Apollo - Bloomberg:Sultan Al Jaber, chief executive officer of United Arab Emirates' state-owned energy producer Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., or Adnoc, discusses its deal with Apollo Global Management. The private equity giant is investing $2.7 billion in Abu Dhabi’s property market along with a group of pension and insurance funds, in one of the largest real estate deals in the Middle East. The Apollo-led consortium will buy 49% of a property-leas...
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Apollo’s Zelter on #AbuDhabi Property Deal With Adnoc - Bloomberg

Apollo’s Zelter on Abu Dhabi Property Deal With Adnoc - Bloomberg:Apollo Global Management Co-President Jim Zelter discusses the private equity giant's decision to invest $2.7 billion in Abu Dhabi’s property market along with a group of pension and insurance funds, in one of the largest real estate deals in the Middle East. The Apollo-led consortium will buy 49% of a property leasing unit established by United Arab Emirates' state-owned energy producer Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., or Adnoc, Zelte...
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Dana Gas in talks with IPR Energy on Egypt assets sale as sukuk loom - sources - Reuters

Dana Gas in talks with IPR Energy on Egypt assets sale as sukuk loom - sources - Reuters:United Arab Emirates’ Dana Gas is negotiating details of a sale of its Egyptian assets with Texas-headquartered IPR Energy, three sources familiar with the matter said, ahead of a repayment of some $300 million in debt in October.The energy producer - whose main assets are in Egypt and in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - was hoping to raise over $500 million from the sale, but it will likely yield significantl...
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#Saudi Aramco Slows Diversification Plans Amid Industry Downturn - WSJ

Saudi Aramco Slows Diversification Plans Amid Industry Downturn - WSJ:Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant is reviewing plans to expand at home and abroad in the face of sharply lower oil prices and a heavy dividend burden it assumed as part of its recent initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.Saudi Aramco is now slowing down and reviewing a $6.6 billion plan to add petrochemical output at its Motiva refinery in Texas, these people said. It is also reviewing a big natura...
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Natwest Markets, Banco Santander sell #Saudi British Bank shares -term sheet | ZAWYA MENA Edition

:Natwest Markets and Banco Santander are selling around 25 million shares in Saudi British Bank (SABB), or about 1.25% of the company, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.SABB last traded at 26.85 riyals on Wednesday, valuing the shares at 670 million Saudi riyals ($178.64 million).The shares may be sold to institutional investors inside and outside the Saudi Arabia, including to institutional investors outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act...
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UPDATE 3-Returning to public debt markets after six years, #Dubai gets $2 billion - Reuters

UPDATE 3-Returning to public debt markets after six years, Dubai gets $2 billion - Reuters:The government of Dubai sold $2 billion in dual-tranche bonds on Wednesday, its first sale in public debt markets in six years, as it seeks to boost finances hit by the coronavirus crisis.Dubai sold $1 billion in 10-year sukuk, or Islamic bonds, at 210 basis points (bps) over mid-swaps and $1 billion in 30-year conventional bonds at 4%, according to a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal an...
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Mideast Stocks: #Saudi leads Gulf gains as financials boost; Egypt eases | ZAWYA MENA Edition

:Saudi Arabian shares ended higher on Wednesday, outperforming other Gulf peers, buoyed by gains in banking shares, while Egypt's blue-chip index extended losses.The kingdom's benchmark index advanced 1.5%, boosted by a 2.1% gain in oil giant Saudi Aramco and a 1.7% rise in Al Rajhi Bank.In August, the total value of shares traded on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul) amounted to 150.41 billion riyals ($40.10 billion), a 35.02% increase compared to the previous month.The biggest gainer on the be...
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Companies Face Brand Reckoning as COVID-19 Drives Shift in Brand Preferences for Nearly 1 in 2 Americans

As Americans continue to cope with the uncertainty of health risks, economic downturn and restrictions in day-to-day living caused by COVID-19 and intensified by flashpoint events highlighting systemic racism in the United States, nearly half (45%) say their brand preferences have changed. Close to three quarters (74%) said the recent protests against racial injustice have made it more important to support businesses that improve diversity and inclusion, according to new research by globa...
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United Airlines will furlough 16,370 employees as government assistance runs out and air travel shows no sign of recovery

United Airlines announced it will furlough over 16,000 employees as air travel hasn't meaningfully recovered from the impacts of the coronavirus. Reuters United Airlines announced it will furlough 16,370 employees as the industry prepares for reckoning on October 1 when CARES Act assistance expires. Pilots and flight attendants are among the most affected groups at United with 2,850 and 6,920 employees, respectively, set to be furloughed. United expects to reduce its workforce by 36,00...
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Brownie tout simple

En cette rentrée quelque peu compliquée, j’ai eu envie de partager avec vous quelque chose de tout simple et de totalement démagogique : un brownie détourné en remplaçant la tonne de beurre et de sucre classiquement en vigueur par des ingrédients nutritifsLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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‘The Mandalorian’ launches its second season on Oct. 30

“The Mandalorian” is returning to Disney+ with new episodes starting on October 30. The Star Wars spinoff series (created by Jon Favreau) was the biggest original offering when Disney+ launched in November of last year. With its story of a mysterious bounty hunter (played by Pedro Pascal) and his adorable alien ward, the first season turned “Baby Yoda” into a pop culture phenomenon and is currently nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. Disney+ even released a whole se...
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View from the top: A guide to NYC's best observation decks, from the Empire State Building to the Top of the Rock

The view of Manhattan and the Hudson River from Edge at Hudson Yards. Courtesy of Related-Oxford After temporary coronavirus closures, New York City's observation decks have reopened to visitors. The most popular observatories are at the top of iconic skyscrapers including the Empire State Building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and One World Trade Center.Ticket prices for adults range from $36 to $72.The highest outdoor observatory is Edge at Hudson Yards, which reopened on September 2. But the ta...
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Prefabricated, luxury eco-pod sits high in the Swiss Alps

With sweeping views of the Rhône Valley just south of Lake Geneva, the Zen Suite is the latest addition to the Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel. Designed by Montalba Architects, the minimalist-meets-luxurious pod immerses guests in the Dents-du-Midi mountain range of Switzerland. A creative combination of natural materials and sustainable construction, the hotel’s series of pods is aimed at creating spiritual harmony with the surrounding alpine ecosystem. The architects minimized environmental impact ...
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Award-Winning Hospitality Industry Leader Launches Multifaceted Consulting Agency For Full- And Limited-service Hotel Properties

Award-winning thought leader, speaker and consultant in the hospitality space, Ashley Ewing Parrott announced today the launch of Ashley Ewing Parrott Consulting, a full-service consulting agency for full- and limited-service hotel properties worldwide. With nearly a decade of hospitality industry experience, Parrott most recently served as Director of Brand Management for Marriott International's newest family of independent hotels, Tribute Portfolio, where she applied a consistent creat...
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Accor And Amadeus Announce Strategic Partnership Around Business Intelligence

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt travel around the globe, hoteliers face many challenges in running their business and planning for the future. The historical references and past data they once relied on to build their revenue strategies no longer aligns with current market trends, making it more critical than ever to have access to powerful business intelligence tools.
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Does It Matter How You Refer To Your Customers? | By Shep Hyken

What do you call your customers? Do you call them "customers"? Maybe you call them clients, members, guests, patients, residents… the list can go on and on.
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