Deidre Grieves

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4 Weird Side Effects of Extreme Weight Loss

There are countless benefits to dropping pounds if you’re overweight or obese. You’ll have more energy. You’ll look and feel better in clothes. You’ll slash your risk of developing diabetes, depression, sleep apnea, impotence, back pain, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. But every so often, losing a large amount of weight comes with some strange side effects, too, says Tricia Leahey, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School.

Hotel Concierges Take a Personal Approach

Whether it’s chartering a private helicopter to Niagara Falls, renting out a city’s hottest nightclub, or shipping puppies to Abu Dhabi, hotel concierges are tasked with fulfilling some pretty crazy demands. “When guests come with outlandish requests, we need to remain unflappable,” says Jay Baldridge, chef concierge at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. “We have to understand what the purpose of the request is and figure out a way we can translate it into something that can be

Auberge's Culinary Program Bridges Traveler Age Gap

At Auberge Resorts, a luxury hotel company that owns and operates nine boutique resorts located in the western United States and Mexico, the baby-boomer generation makes up the majority of the brand’s business. But according to John Washko, vice president of operations, millennials are slowly starting to account for a larger share. “Although the baby-boomer generation still represents 60 percent of our clientele, the millennials are a fast growing demographic,” he says. “The millennials are get

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Hotel

Last spring, three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning after staying at the Blue Ridge Plaza Best Western Hotel in Boone, N.C. The victims—elderly couple Daryl and Shirley Jenkins and 11-year-old Jeffrey Williams—visited the property seven weeks apart and all stayed in room 225. Though the initial investigation following the Jenkins’ deaths was inconclusive, toxicology reports eventually revealed that the deadly gas was to blame for the tragedies. The pool heater’s exhaust pipe, which ran
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