Liana Rowe, Justin Kamen

Liana Rowe and Justin Kamen were married Oct. 26 at the Pavilion at Sunken Meadow in Kings Park, N.Y. Valerie Rowe, the bride’s mother who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Mrs. Kamen, 29, is an operations manager at Tishman Speyer, the property manager for Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. She graduated from…

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11 New Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss

This weekend, make peanut butter-miso cookies (above), citrus-glazed pork chops, fluffy Cheddar biscuits or any of the new recipes in the collection below.

In Hungary, Viktor Orban Showers Money on Stadiums, Less So on Hospitals

ImageJanos Hospital in Budapest. Hungarians have suffered as the country’s health care system has decayed.Credit…Akos Stiller for The New York Times FELCSUT, Hungary — The Pancho Arena stands about 20 yards from the country home of Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister. The professional soccer stadium has a heated pitch, a museum, a spotless medical clinic…

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In the Heart of America, a Long-Distance Love

Kirsten Lynn Milliard and Jesus Armando Osete were married Oct. 26 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, Kan. The Rev. Gerard Alba, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The bride, who is 30 and taking her husband’s name, is a curatorial assistant in American art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas…

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Bonding Over Politics, Religion and a Dog Named Henry

Hannah Elizabeth Brown and Jared Michael Bond were married Oct. 26 at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. The Rev. Matthew R. Barnes, a Baptist minister, officiated. Mrs. Bond, 31, is the deputy finance director for the Indiana Republican State Committee, for which she oversees scheduling and fund-raising events for Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the…

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Medical News Today: Does sunlight change our gut microbiome?

Scientists show that ultraviolet (UV) light exposure leads to changes in the gut microbiome, but only in volunteers who were deficient in vitamin D. Share on PinterestCan sunlight affect our gut microbiomes? There is plenty of evidence that links vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, to health outcomes. Living at higher latitudes, which means less exposure…

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Real Wedding Day Looks

A traditional aso oke for a Nigerian wedding. A kimono for a Japanese tea. A red lehenga for a Hindu ceremony. The men and women featured in our wedding announcements (and other couples) wore outfits that told many stories, some of personal style and others of cultural traditions. Here is a selection of photographs from…

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Thanksgiving Getaway: Going Someplace Other Than Grandmother’s House

For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving means Dad’s famous gravy, tryptophan-fueled naps and chance encounters with former high school classmates. For others, Thanksgiving means tropical cocktails and butter-soft sand. Although there’s no place like home for the holidays, as the song goes, there’s also no place like a half-empty beach resort in shoulder season or a…

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Skip the Pumpkin Spice and Sniff One of Autumn’s Best Scents

Sugar, red and Japanese Maples: You can drive up and down America’s east coast to enjoy their fiery pyrotechnic shows each fall. Along the way, you may want to hop out of the car, take a deep breath and hope you catch a whiff of the katsura tree’s sweet scent. “I can barely smell it,…

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While California Fires Rage, the Rich Hire Private Firefighters

Don Holter is an owner of Mt. Adams Wildfire, a private contractor in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Sacramento. Most of his business comes from contracts with federal agencies, but his company is one of only five private firms in California that he knows of that work directly for homeowners. Most don’t advertise the service…

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