Alexandra Haseotes, Richard Taussig

Alexandra Englis Haseotes and Richard Jennings Taussig were married Dec. 15 at the Boston Public Library. Elly Jackson, a justice of the peace for the Town of Brighton, Mass., officiated. Mrs. Taussig, 31, is a director of consumer innovation at Cumberland Farms, the family-owned convenient store chain throughout New England and Florida. She is based…

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Lauren Moore, Jay Shifman

Lauren Renée Moore and Jay B. Shifman were married Dec. 15 at the Center, an events space in Cincinnati. Tamaya Dennard, a Universal Life minister, officiated. The bride, 32, is the program and policy manager for the Cincinnati Preschool Promise, a nonprofit organization that aims to expand access to quality preschools. She graduated from Queens…

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Health Law Could Be Hard to Knock Down Despite Judge’s Ruling

Could a federal judge in Texas be the catalyst that finally brings down the Affordable Care Act, a law that has withstood countless assaults from Republicans in Congress and two Supreme Court challenges? On the morning after Judge Reed O’Connor’s startling ruling that struck down the landmark health law, legal scholars were doubtful. Lawyers on…

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How to Get Your Man to Do the Chores?

If you are tired of the fact that your man perceives you as a housekeeper and is not in a hurry to help you do everyday chores, you will probably find our tips useful. We have compiled a list of recommendations that will help rehabilitate the obstinate partner, and at the same time explain to…

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Field Notes: Tops on the Wedding Playlist? An Original Song by Dad

When Fred Goldring began thinking of his oldest daughter’s wedding day, he knew a simple gift wouldn’t do. Mr. Goldring, who is a former entertainment lawyer and musician in Pacific Palisades, Calif., had always dreamed of performing a song on his daughter’s wedding day. While his daughter Jenna Goldring, 28, was planning her dream wedding…

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The Octomom Has Proved Us All Wrong

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — The 9-year-olds have matching button noses; toothy grins; roaming, smiling eyes. Noah and Josiah are Nordic blond and fair, Nariyah and Maliyah olive and deeply brunette, and their four brothers — Jonah, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Makai — run the gamut. Octuplets. “Hand me the spoon,” said Maliyah, standing at the stove.…

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Times Insider: Three Months in the Advice Mines

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. I’m spending three months moonlighting as a work-life advice columnist for the Sunday Business section, writing a column called “Work Friend.” After me, someone else will dispense the advice — someone properly licensed and up-to-date on all…

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Mini-Vows: From Monkey Bars to Mountains to Marriage

Kathleen Meagher Ughetta and Andrew James Wood were married Dec. 15 at the Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Rev. John R. Yonkovig, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The bride, 26, is an oncology certified nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She was until May 2018 a…

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Shop the Apocalypse

A surfeit of dystopian apparel was evident on the men’s wear runways this year. Junya Watanabe showed nylon anoraks, wool lumberjack jackets and firefighter coats adorned with the kind of bright reflective tape usually seen on school crossing guards. Prada trotted out padded nylon vests that look like they could repel bullets and oversize rain…

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Medical News Today: How meditation impacts the way we learn

Many anecdotes and some studies suggest that meditation can be a powerful tool for mental and physical health. New research shows that it may have yet another benefit: to help us learn faster from past experiences. According to new findings, meditation alters the way in which we learn. In a new study, researchers from the…

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