Pia Cincotti, Michael Herzenberg

Pia Serena Cincotti and Michael Herzenberg were married Nov. 23 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Mario Biaggi Jr., a friend of the couple who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the event, officiated. The bride, 39, is a musical theater writer who wrote “How Deep Is the Ocean?” The show was…

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Ann O’Connell, Joseph Heaney

Ann Christina O’Connell and Joseph Patrick Heaney were married Nov. 23 at the Union League Club in New York. Mariana Sanchez de Ovando, a minister with American Marriage Ministries and a friend of the couple, officiated. Mrs. Heaney, 52, works in New York as a senior account executive in the wellness division of the insurance…

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Paige Esterkin, Jonathan Bronitsky

Paige Jessica Esterkin and Jonathan Bronitsky were married Nov. 23 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. Rabbi Edwin Farber officiated. Mrs. Bronitsky, 29, is the senior adviser for policy development and research at United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington. She graduated from George Washington University, and received a law…

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Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers

SAN FRANCISCO — In the face of mounting investigations, subpoenas and lawsuits, Juul Labs has insisted that it never marketed or knowingly sold its trendy e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine pods to teenagers. As youth vaping soared and “juuling” became a high school craze, the company’s top executives have stood firm in their assertion that Juul’s…

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Medical News Today: Anal cancer mortality rates have more than doubled in the US

According to recent data, incidence rates for anal cancer have seen a steep growth in the United States, and mortality rates for this form of cancer have more than doubled. Share on PinterestAnal cancer mortality has been on the rise in the U.S. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is perhaps the most commonsexually transmitted infection. Although…

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How to Rebrand a Country

Twenty years ago, an opinion writer for The New York Times described Colombia as a country dominated by “drug killings, paramilitary massacres, guerrilla kidnappings, death squad murders and street crime.” Five years before that, a 1994 Washington Post article grappled with the question of whether people would want to visit war-torn Croatia. “Only the more…

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Celebrating the Modern Ballroom Scene

ImageContestants at Rashaad Newsome’s Champion Art Ball in PhiladelphiaCredit…Christopher Lee for The New York Times PHILADELPHIA — “Tonight you are in a blended world,” said M.C. Jack Mizrahi, a ballroom veteran and historian, at the Champion Art Ball. “We’re going to take art, we’re going to take vogue, we’re going to take ballroom, and we’re…

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A Do-Anywhere Full-Body Workout

How can anybody fit in a simple, quick, full-body workout, anywhere? “Two words: Jump rope,” said Dr. Michael Joyner, an avid exerciser and physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In his usage, the phrase is both object and action. “I have a beautiful leather boxers’ jump rope my mother gave me when I…

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Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Pie and More

Pumpkin pie, apple pie (above), pecan pie, sweet potato pie. We have all the classic Thanksgiving pies, but, if you’re looking for something a little different, may we suggest brandied pumpkin pie, apple ombré pie, chocolate pecan pie or sweet potato casserole pie. Or if tradition be damned in your house this year, make a…

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Roger Federer, Sneakerhead?

If you run into Roger Federer on your way to board a plane, do not be surprised if he looks you up and down, or mostly down. That’s because Mr. Federer has something of a sneaker fixation. The Swiss tennis champion is not an “obsessive,” he said (slightly hard to believe about someone who has…

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