Staying on Guard Against Skin Cancer

“If you see something, say something,” a catchy warning from the Department of Homeland Security about possible terrorist threats, applies as well to skin lesions that, if ignored, could become fatal. Susan Manber, now a 55-year-old from Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., knows this well. She credits her astute daughter with having saved her life nearly six…

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E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of F.D.A. Inaction

In 2009, not long after Dr. Margaret Hamburg became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a package arrived at her home. Inside was a clunky device called an e-cigarette. “It was my first exposure to this emerging, new technology,” Dr. Hamburg recalled. The package was sent by an antismoking activist as a warning about…

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47 Arrested in Drag Races That Can Reach 100 M.P.H.

During a typical weekend night at a McDonald’s parking lot in New Haven, Conn., car engines rev, spectators scream and amateur drivers tear into the street for late-night drag races. But on Saturday, the raucous races came to an abrupt halt. Police car lights flooded the staging ground, and officers shut down the illegal sporting…

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Bruce LeFavour, ‘a Good Cook,’ Dies at 84

Bruce LeFavour, an eclectic, self-taught American cook who, on nothing more than three years in Europe and an innate appreciation of perfect ingredients, helped craft the early California cuisine movement, died on Oct. 4 at his home in Port Townsend, Wash. He was 84. His death was confirmed by his daughter Cree LeFavour, who said…

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Your Paycheck May Impact Your Heart Health

Fluctuations in earnings may affect your heart health. Previous research has found that higher income is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Now a new study reports that changes in income also have a significant effect. The report, in JAMA Cardiology, prospectively followed 8,989 people, recording changes in income between two interviews that were…

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WeWork Planned a Residential Utopia. It Hasn’t Turned Out That Way.

After first pledging to upend the way people worked, WeWork vowed to change how they lived: WeLive, a sleek dormitory for working professionals with free beer, arcade games in the laundry room and catered Sunday dinners, would spread around the world. It has not quite turned out that way. WeLive has not expanded beyond its…

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Barbara Zack, Norman Rubin

Barbara Newman Zack and Norman Joel Rubin are to be married Oct. 13 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Mich. Rabbi Aaron Starr is to officiate, with Hazzan David Propis to take part. The bride, 72, retired as a substitute social studies teacher at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich. She was previously a…

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Kimberly Harris, Gilbert Campbell III

Kimberly Aylin Harris and Gilbert Godfrey Campbell III are to be married Oct. 13 at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. The Rev. Dr. Gilbert G. Campbell Jr., a Baptist minister and father of the groom, is to officiate. The bride, 37, works in Washington as a regional president of Compass Real…

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