Couples and Wedding Planners Seek New Sites During California Wildfires

It was 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, and Hilary Wagner was getting choked up. She and her fiancé, Tyler Train, were driving to Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, Calif., where they’d be scouting the oceanside resort for their upcoming nuptials. Ms. Wagner’s tears might have been happy ones if she and Mr.…

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Medical News Today: Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?

Almonds and almond milk may provide several health benefits for people with diabetes. As these nuts are high in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates, they may increase satiety and aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects how the body regulates blood sugar levels. Although…

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Dressing Michelle Obama, Then and Now

On Tuesday evening, when Michelle Obama appeared on stage at the United Center in Chicago for the beginning of her 10-city, 11-stadium rock concert — oops, sorry, book tour, in an off-the-shoulder white sequined shirt that echoed the shirt in her cover photograph, plus high-waist white pants (both by Sally LaPointe), the reaction was unfettered…

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Everything on Amazon Is Amazon!

In 1618, an aspiring alchemist in Constantinople named Avedis created his first copper alloy cymbals. In 2018, a few hundred products from his brand, Zildjian, one of the oldest companies in the world, are eligible for Amazon Prime shipping, just like Hanes underwear or Xerox copiers or Bounty paper towels or Chanel perfume or an…

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Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made

PUTIAN, China — Chen Deliang, wearing an orange tunic, a gold watch and fluffy bedroom slippers decorated with snowflakes and the word “Love,” stood proudly in the 130,000-square-foot temple he had built. He had filled it with pagodas, Buddhas and a towering statue of a local goddess. There were several wings, with bedrooms and an…

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Rites of Passage: Combing My Hair and Finding Myself

I should have been at summer camp. Instead, I was sitting in a hair salon with my mom, grandmother and a hairdresser named James Brown (the perfect name for a hairdresser who tapped into the soul of his clients). As happy campers go, I was not one of them. “Can’t I just stay home?” I…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Denver

In the last seven years, Denver’s population has grown by more than 100,000, a boom many new residents credit to the sunny weather, proximity to the Rocky Mountains and density of cultural attractions. With that growth has come not only construction cranes, but also improved transit systems, including a convenient new light rail line linking…

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Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety

Last year, right before the winter holidays, the nurse practitioner palpating my breast paused and returned to a certain spot. It was just below the port embedded in my chest that has been used for years of ovarian cancer treatment and above the scar from a previous lumpectomy. The terror that must overwhelm countless women…

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Former Cowboys Linebacker Jeff Rohrer Is to Marry Partner

Jeff Rohrer was sitting at a crowded tequila bar in West Hollywood, Calif., three years ago when Joshua Ross walked in and joined a conversation already in progress. “This guy starts bragging about playing college football, and how he would have made it to the N.F.L. if he hadn’t been injured, same old boring war…

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