Mini-Vows: Finally, Intentionally in the Same Place

Sharan Kaur Bal and Robert Hertz Friedman are to be married Sept. 2. Rabbi Edward Schecter is to officiate at Stone Tavern Farm, an events space in Roxbury, N.Y. On Sept. 1, the couple had a traditional Sikh ceremony at the same location. Ms. Bal, 31, is a partner in the Ready, an organizational design…

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Vows: Son, Placed for Adoption, Leads Birth Parents to Altar 36 Years Later

But as the couple’s love grew, their families grew close again, too. (Mr. Lindgren’s mother, Edna, said of Ms. Newman’s mother, Kay: “She was one of the first people I met when we bought the farm.” Mr. Schmidt was the first grandchild for both of them. “You can’t forget that,” she said.) The couple moved…

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Bites: Geneva + Peru + Japan = Deliciousness

Advertisement Bites Kampai, the Peruvian chef Cecilia Zapata’s new restaurant in the Swiss city, celebrates Nikkei cuisine, the juncture of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines, to great effect. Image The tuna wasabi ceviche at Kampai in Geneva blends Japanese and Peruvian ingredients, the essence of Nikkei cuisine.CreditCreditCorinne Sporrer/Simple Plus By Sylvie Bigar Sept. 1, 2018 When…

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Governor Cuomo Says Cynthia Nixon Saved a Teahouse. Huh?

The debate on Wednesday between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his primary challenger Cynthia Nixon contained several moments of drama. Ms. Nixon called Mr. Cuomo “corrupt” and hammered him over his handling of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which she said he used “like an A.T.M.” Mr. Cuomo implored her to stop interrupting him. “I let…

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Where’s That Jumpsuit From? It’s a Long Story

Advertisement Amah Ayivi, a designer and clothing dealer in Paris, has spun secondhand garments into a stylish business. By Allyn Gaestel Sept. 1, 2018 Image Amah Ayivi, a designer and clothing dealer in Paris, procures most of his wares for his label, Marché Noir, from secondhand clothing markets in Lomé, Togo.CreditAndrew Esiebo for The New…

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How to stop or speed up your period

When your period comes at an inconvenient time, it can get in the way of your plans. Are there ways to speed up your period or make it stop once it has started? The research on controlling periods in this way is limited, but certain methods may work for some people. People can also use…

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What to know about Foley bulb induction

A Foley bulb induction is when a doctor inserts a small balloon into the cervix to help it dilate faster. This procedure is one of several ways to induce labor. An estimated 23.3 percent of women in the United States had an induced labor in 2012. In this article, we discuss how a Foley bulb…

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What causes itchy nipples while breastfeeding?

Many women complain of itchy nipples while breastfeeding. It may be a sign of minor infection or just a transitional symptom as the body adjusts to breastfeeding. A lactation consultant or doctor who is knowledgeable about breastfeeding can help, but home treatments are often effective. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples…

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What days can you get pregnant?

When trying to conceive, it can be helpful to know when ovulation occurs and when a person is most fertile. Some people may wish to track their fertile window to avoid pregnancy. Females are most fertile within a day or two of ovulation, which is when the ovaries release an egg. But, it is possible…

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What does the LH surge mean for pregnancy?

When the body’s levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) rise, it triggers the start of ovulation, and the most fertile period of the menstrual cycle occurs. Tracking the surge in luteinizing hormone levels can help people to plan intercourse and increase the chances of becoming pregnant. Understanding what LH is, when levels of the hormone rise,…

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