Mini-Vows: No Tall Tales, But Little White Lies

Madeleine Laurelle Evans and Charles Raymond Donner were married May 11 at Lafayette, a restaurant in New York. James L. Donner, a brother of the groom who was ordained by the American Marriage Ministries, officiated. Mrs. Donner, 27, is a manager on the commercial team at the International Well Building Institute, a New York company…

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Medical News Today: Exploring spider venom’s dual attack

Spider venom research has so far focused on a relatively narrow area. Now, a group of scientists in Switzerland has dug a little deeper to find out exactly how deadly it is. Could the secrets of spider venom help design new drugs? Animal venom has long been used in medicine. While the industry used to…

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Medical News Today: Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

Many experts consider exercise to be an effective treatment for depression. However, new research casts doubt on this theory by showing that not everyone may benefit. A new study looks at whether exercise can relieve depressive symptoms in men and women equally. Depression is the number one cause of disability across the globe, according to…

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Carry on: What Esperanza Spalding Can’t Travel Without

The composer, musician and vocalist Esperanza Spalding has won four Grammy Awards, teaches songwriting at Harvard and is currently working on an opera with the composer Wayne Shorter. An expanded edition of her album “12 Little Spells,” named one of the best albums of 2018 by The Times, will be released May 10. Based in…

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Michel Roux, Whose Vodka Success Was Absolut, Is Dead at 78

Michel Roux, a French-born liquor executive who used a distinctive and witty advertising campaign to turn Absolut, a little-known Swedish brand, into the top imported vodka in the United States, died on April 30 at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 78. His death was confirmed by Jen Dillon, a family spokeswoman, who…

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Tyler Mitchell Wants to Make You Feel Good

Image Tyler Mitchell looking at color prints he made by hand from photographs taken during a trip to Cuba.CreditJoshua Aronson for The New York Times Please sign up here to have the Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox. It didn’t take long for the young photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell to make a name…

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The School Photo Industry Is a Master Class in Drama

DALLAS — Chris Wunder, who has spent the better part of the last four decades photographing schoolchildren or managing those who do, used to tell kids they could bring a “personal prop” for spring portrait day. When he forgot to qualify the invitation, some, especially in rural areas, would arrive with shotguns, venomous snakes and,…

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Says Goodbye to Network Television

The Victoria’s Secret fashion show, an annual spectacle of glitter, cleavage and pop music, will no longer air on network television after a nearly two-decade run. The announcement was made in a Friday memo to the chain’s associates from Leslie Wexner, the chief executive of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands. Mr. Wexner said that…

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Hundreds of Bodies, One Nurse: German Serial Killer Leaves as Many Questions as Victims

OLDENBURG, Germany — The new nurse arrived at the intensive-care unit of Delmenhorst hospital with a solid letter of reference, describing him as someone who worked “independently and conscientiously.” In a crisis, it said, he reacted “with consideration” and was “technically correct.” It gave no indication that officials at his former hospital in Oldenburg, Germany,…

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