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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Medical News Today: Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works

Recent research has revealed that gut microbes can alter how a medication works in our bodies, sometimes with undesirable — or even toxic — results. Our gut bacteria can influence the effectiveness of the drugs we take. A healthy human gut microbiome is made up of over 1,000 species of bacteria that work to help…

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New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved by the F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat low sexual drive in women, the only one besides Addyi, which entered the market in 2015. The drug, to be called Vyleesi, will be sold by AMAG Pharmaceuticals and is intended to be used 45 minutes before sex, via an auto-injector pen that…

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Celebrating Summer

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ailey School on June 13 at Lincoln Center. The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention group for L.G.B.T.Q. youth, held a gala on June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. And the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in Yonkers celebrated the summer solstice on June 19.

How To Get A Wedding Ring On Your Finger

Very important: this article is not for those strong and decisive women who are used to solving all their problems on their own. It is not for those who doubt the ethical aspect of marriages of convenience. Not for feminists. And not even for the girls who believe that love is a fatal attraction, while…

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