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Youthful American Couple have put in $155K in three years on doctor's visit expenses for their pet puppy
Kate and Ben Stern from Brooklyn have spent $155,000 worth of medical
treatment over the past three years on a French Bulldog they adopted in
2013 and named Jones. They love him so much he played the very important
role of ring bearer at their wedding. Things however turned sour few
months after his adoption when he began vomiting and later choked on his
own vomit and got pneumonia. The couple went all out in a bid to save
the life of their beloved pet.
Ben, a software developer at Dropbox, said: 'Your pet's life shouldn't
have to be a financial decision.'
Jones's first visit to the vet following the initial vomiting saw him being put on the ventilator, which cost $10,000.
With a 30 percent chance of survival, he was moved to a pet hospital where his five-day stay cost $50,000.
Since his initial visit, Jones has been put on a ventilator three times
as he suffered from chronic lung and esophagus problems. The couple's
medical bills have come out to around $155,000, much of which has been
covered by pet insurer Trupanion.
Kate, a manager at Uber, said: 'Our savings has taken a pretty big hit,
but it's worth it to keep Jones with us.'
Jones takes nine pills a day and his condition is improving.
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Want to be able to connect all of your peripherals to
your shiny new laptop with a single cable? Today, Dell is selling a USB
Type-C laptop dock for 35% off the list price. And when you buy now,
you’ll get a $50 gift card to boot.
• USB Type-C Dell Dock for $129.99 with a $50 eGift card (Coupon code: DEAL35 — List price: $199.99)
In terms of connectivity, this box features a USB Type-C port, two USB
2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, a speaker output, a combo audio port,
gigabit ethernet, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, and a VGA port. Connect
your laptop to this dock, and you can easily connect to two 1080p
displays or a single 4K display (limited to 30Hz).
With the Dell
Dock, you largely get the best of both worlds. You get to keep your
thin, lightweight laptop for travel, but you’ll have full access to your
entire setup when you’re at your desk. And since it all funnels through
a single cable, conne…
The first time it has offered a language other than English
In the 20 plus years since it launched, Amazon.com has been available in just one language: English. But over the next few weeks, the US site is rolling out the option to switch everything, including listings, into Spanish.
Changing from English is simply a matter of accessing the language drop-down menu near the “Accounts & Lists” option. As noted by CNET, it’s a feature that's likely to be appreciated by many in the US – the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world – which at last count had 41 million native Spanish speakers and 11.6 million bilingual Spanish speakers.
"Customers will be able to shop, browse and search for millions of products, view their shopping cart, and place orders in Spanish on Amazon.com and through the Amazon Mobile Shopping app," a spokeswoman said in a statement.
There are localized versions of Amazon in many countries around the world, including Spanish-speaking are…