Stephanie Bloom, Spencer Lucker

Stephanie Morgan Bloom and Spencer Frederick Lucker were married July 6 at the Garden Theater, an events space in Detroit. Rabbi Paul M. Yedwab officiated, with Rabbi Eugene H. Levy participating. Mrs. Lucker, 31, is the director of client engagement at Bloom Asset Management in Farmington Hills, Mich., of which her father is an owner.…

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Now Some Families Are Hiring Coaches to Help Them Raise Phone-Free Children

Parents around the country, alarmed by the steady patter of studies around screen time, are trying to turn back time to the era before smartphones. But it’s not easy to remember what exactly things were like before smartphones. So they’re hiring professionals. A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand.…

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We Love Peach Cobbler!

This weekend, make peach cobbler (above), Alison Roman’s spiced lamb skewers or any of the top dishes of the week. Click the collection below for more recipes.

They Both Played Their Cards Right

Emily Spears Robinson and Michael Brett Berkowitz were married July 6 at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Rabbi Andrea Frank officiated. The bride, who is 26 and works in Manhattan, is a data scientist at DataCamp, an online education company. She graduated from Rice University and received a master’s degree in management…

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His ‘Be-My-Girlfriend’ Campaign Worked

Kyra Irene Davis and David Michael Woodward were married July 4 in Hendersonville, N.C. The Rev. Michael R. Sullivan, an Episcopal priest, officiated at Willow Falls, an events space. Mrs. Woodward, 33, is the director for academic and government relations at Launchpad Central, a software developer in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of…

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Running With My Mom: First Steps Toward the New York City Marathon

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. “How’s this going to work?” my mom asked me at the start line of the Firecracker 5K in Haddon Heights, N.J., on…

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Medical News Today: New research may explain why evolution made humans ‘fat’

Scientists have compared fat samples from humans and other primates and found that changes in DNA packaging affected how the human body processes fat. Evolution made humans the ‘fat primate,’ researchers suggest. Our bodies need fat to store energy and protect vital organs. Fat also helps the body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones.…

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Trump Suggests Executive Order on Drug Prices, With a Scope That Is Unclear

Image President Trump on Friday. “Why should other nations like Canada — why should other nations pay much less than us?” he said of drug prices. CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times President Trump said Friday that the White House was writing an executive order to require pharmaceutical companies to offer the United States government among the lowest…

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Medical News Today: How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions

New research overturns the widespread notion that humans, unlike other mammals, process pain more slowly than touch. The findings may have significant implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Pain signals may travel just as quickly as touch signals in humans, new research suggests. Until now, the scientific consensus has been that in humans,…

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Gucci Goes for Gold (and Diamonds, Too)

Image Solitaire rings from Gucci’s first haute jewelry collection, in yellow and white gold with tourmalines of about 10 carats each and, in the center ring, a 14-carat garnet.CreditRoberto Frankenberg for The New York Times PARIS — Gucci’s much-touted inclusivity is not limited to community: It extends to products, too. There is little, it seems,…

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