Marissa Krupen, Daniel Shlomi

Marissa Gabrielle Krupen and Daniel Shlomi are to be married June 23 at the Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena. Rabbi Stephen W. Goodman is to officiate. Ms. Krupen, 31, will take her husband’s name. She is an associate producer in marketing services at Technicolor, a provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services for the entertainment…

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Frozen sperm retains its viability in outer space conditions

Vienna, 24 June 2019: Zillionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who see the ‘colonisation’ of space as an answer to the Earth’s ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human sperm retains its complete viability within the different gravitational conditions found in outer space. In a study reported today at the 35th Annual…

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The Catskills Are Back. Again. And Again.

The Catskills have had more comebacks than Tony Bennett. The first wave came in the late 1880s when summer vacationers filled boarding houses. Decades later, Jewish families arrived by train to play shuffleboard and swim in opulent hotels. Remember Woodstock in the 1960s? That’s when the hippies showed up. Nowadays, aging Brooklyn hipsters are bringing…

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9 American Tourists Have Died in the Dominican Republic

Three more deaths among visitors to the Caribbean island have come to light. Authorities are still looking for connections. Image The Punta Cana section of the Dominican Republic, where a number of American visitors have died. CreditCreditF. Schneider/Picture-Alliance, via DPA and Associated Press June 20, 2019 Earlier this month, Amir Allen traveled to the Dominican Republic…

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A ‘Girls’ Night Out With a Twist

Sidra Saba Zaidi and Sean Michael Galvin were married June 22 at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska. Benjamin Rutkin-Becker, a friend of the couple who received temporary permission from the state of Alaska to officiate, led the ceremony. The couple met while at N.Y.U., from which each received a law degree. The bride, who is…

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The Jewish Prenuptial Gets an Artsy Update

In a Jewish marriage, the modern-day ketubah, a prenuptial agreement, is standard and unorthodox. The traditional ketubah outlined the responsibilities within a couple’s union. It was typically written in Aramaic, signed by two witnesses and geared toward Jewish heterosexual couples. But the document has evolved, just like the idea of marriage. “The ketubah in its…

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Thank Heaven for Charo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Maria Rosario Pilar Lorenza Emilia Eugenia Martinez Molina Baeza De La Osa Rasten — you know her as Charo — was walking through her home looking for her husband, singing, “Good morning, good morning,” when she found him. He had shot himself. Kjell Rasten was 78 when he died in February.…

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What Did You See on Your Run?

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. Twenty-five days and 5,9217.7 miles later, my cross-country road trip is now complete, and I’m back to writing to you from my…

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A Body Positive Outlook, but His Jeggings Had to Go

Katie Sturino and John Forkin were married June 19 at the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden in Manhattan. Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and the father of a friend of the bride, officiated. The bride, 38, writes “The 12ish,” a blog that pushes for a body-positive outlook;…

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