Reports of seven-figure prices commanded by Tibetan mastiff puppies have popped up before. But the mysterious nature of the high bidders suggests the ever-higher prices are actually part of shadowy commerce between the breeders themselves.
Roads & Kingdoms
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The XX Factor
This Drug for Binge-Eating Disorder May Be Shady. That Doesn’t Mean the Disease Isn't Real.
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