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David Dao Settles With United Airlines

The passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight April 9 officially reached a settlement with the company, his lawyers reported Thursday. David Dao’s attorneys, of Chicago-based Corboy & Demetrio, called the agreement “amicable. “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” one of Dao’s lawyers, Thomas Demetrio, said […]

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Giant Bunny Dies on United Airlines Flight

Just when things couldn’t get any worse for United Airlines, a potentially world-record-breaking bunny rabbit has died on one of the U.S. airline’s flights. Simon, a 35-inch long giant bunny, was found dead in the hold of a United Airlines flight that arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare airport from London Heathrow, according to British newspaper The […]

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For restaurants looking to boost profits, it’s often about everything but the food

By Frank T. McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, Knox College. Lighting, layout and music can determine whether you’ll be grabbing a quick bite or staying a while. ‘Diners’ via www.shutterstock.com Staying one step ahead of the competition in the hypercompetitive restaurant industry requires more than simply tinkering with the menu. Serving tasty food […]

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An Arab asked to use my sunscreen

Rebecca Zeff Today at the beach, an Arab asked me if he could use my sunscreen, after a couple of Israeli girls denied him and his friends their sunscreen “because…you are Arabs.” But that was after he and his friends denied the girls some of their vodka (to go with the girls’ energy drinks) “because…you […]

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The many selves within oneself

By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — We are all composed of a variety of selves. For instance, we can be a parent self, a child self, a spouse self, a worker self, a friend self, etc. In each of these selves, there can be angry ones, compassionate ones, competitive, frightened, self-assured, and shy […]

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Orthodox Jewish man holds up flight for more than an hour over the plane’s TV screens

A flight from Kiev to Israel Thursday was delayed for over an hour while an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man complained about a movie that was being shown on the plane’s TV screens and refused to take his seat until the screens were shut off. “Our departure from Kiev tonight was delayed by an hour when an […]

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New research on eyeballs just might lead to a jet lag cure

But these eyedrops are a long way off pexels Your biological clock is probably the most reliable machinery in your body: it runs 24-7 to regulate vital functions from sleep to metabolism and remains stubbornly steadfast when you fly across time zones. Scientists still don’t know exactly how this this internal clock works. But now […]

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Visiting Jerusalem during Passover, Easter

By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal EN ROUTE TO SAN DIEGO — I am writing this onboard a Swissair flight to Los Angeles. After we arrive at LAX we will pick up a rental car and drive to San Diego. (I understand why it is more economical to fly out of LAX, but it is nevertheless frustrating.) Every […]

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Where does cruise ship waste go?

Behind the scenes of the life aquatic Illustration by Lucy Engelman Port of sprawl. Cruise ships are entire cities set to sea—the largest ones can carry thousands of people. To function far from shore, floating burgs like these rely on washing machines that swallow hundreds of pounds of sheets, ­water-filtration systems that serve both fresh- […]

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Hiker missing in Judean Desert found after massive search

Dozens of volunteers joined police, IDF in looking for 22-year-old Jerusalem yeshiva student who got lost on Wadi Og trail By Times of Israel staff Police coordinate search and rescue efforts for a hiker who went missing in Wadi Og on April 19, 2017. (Nitai Reich) Volunteer search and rescue teams on Thursday morning found […]

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Utah Legalizes Lemonade Stands and Other Businesses Run by Kids

Lemonade stands have always been a classic example of youngsters exercising their entrepreneurial spirit – and now, thanks to a new piece of legislations, kids in Utah will no longer have to worry about their operations being shut down by the cops. SB 81, a law that was signed by the Gov. Gary Herbert on […]

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Poor editing undercuts Israeli cuisine film

In Search of Israeli Cuisine, a film by Roger Sherman, Menemsha Films, 2016; opening April 21 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema, 4061 Adams Ave, San Diego. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Good reporting can be sabotaged by haphazard editing, and that, sadly, is what happened to this film in which host Michael Solomonov, owner of […]

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Are ultra-long airplane flights bad for your health?

Flying comes with a few health risks—but the biggest one might not be felt by passengers Flickr user Travis Wise Commercial flights are getting longer and longer. Currently, the world’s longest commercial flight takes seventeen and a half hours. It connects Auckland, New Zealand to Doha, Qatar, and was only introduced in February. It probably […]

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Cuba to boost tourism with bigger ships

HAVANA – Cuba’s tourism industry, now its most dynamic economic sector, is looking to boost visitor numbers by attracting larger cruise ships. International cruise operators, such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line, have regularly sailed into Cuban ports. The plan is to expand the ports’ infrastructure to accommodate larger passenger ships. Jose Manuel […]

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