Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel

A federal panel will decide on Friday whether to recommend approval of a controversial but potentially promising Alzheimers drug, which would be the first to come to market in nearly two decades. The drug, aducanumab, would not stop or reverse dementia, but some evidence suggests it can slow the progression of memory and thinking problems…

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He Knew About the Cloud, Then Showed Her the Stars

When a mutual friend told Krishna Kant that Anne Kim needed help understanding cloud infrastructure, she was actually being sly. “Our mutual friend knew that if she tried to set me up with anyone, I would have simply not gone along with it,” said Mr. Kant, 45, a senior network engineer in Los Angeles for…

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All the Feelings on a Brooklyn Stoop

Timah Kabba had to brace herself on her first date with Gaby Núñez Santiago at Lord Hobo, a restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., in May 2018. “I don’t really catch feelings,” she said. “Definitely not in the beginning. But the light in there was really good, and when we sat down across from each other I…

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Sometimes the First Sweater Could be the Right One

Andrew Todd Eddins walked into an L.G.B.T.Q. tennis party in November 2003 in the Bronx near Yankee Stadium, with some trepidation, or as he put it: “I was like a deer in headlights in tennis gear.” A week earlier a friend had called him out of the blue saying he had signed them up for…

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A Love Fostered by Poetry and Travel

On a July day in 2011, Lacey Marie Cunningham was sitting in Harbor Perk Coffee Shop in Ashtabula, Ohio, when she noticed a new barista. Ms. Cunningham was a regular at Harbor Perk, where she would often read and study. She had recently graduated from Warren Wilson College outside of Asheville, N.C., and was back…

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A Kiss in 1998. A Date in 2007. A Wedding in 2020.

After seeing Jennifer Miles in a bikini in 1998 while mowing her father’s lawn on Lake Wawasee in Indiana, 15-year-old Nate Goldenberg was confident enough to ask her on a date. “I was 100 percent in love,” said Mr. Goldenberg, now 37, and the general manager of Grand Design RV in Elkhart County, Ind. “Her…

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A Long-Distance Romance Comes Full Circle

When Mitchel Aaron Scott and Evelyn Ruth Danforth were first introduced in January 2011 at a dorm party their junior year at Stanford, the sparks didn’t exactly fly. A few weeks before the start of their senior year, the pair, who were casual acquaintances, found themselves on an abandoned campus training together to be residential…

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There Was No Deleting His Dating Profile

When Cleo Samuel came across Tony Ryals’s profile on eHarmony in September 2018, she liked it so much that she sent him a smile emoji and a couple of winks. Ms. Samuel did not know that by the time she began flirting with Mr. Ryals, he had already pulled the plug, albeit temporarily, on his…

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When Turning 13 Is Not the Typical Rite of Passage

I forgot it was so soon. I forgot how old he’d be. I forgot to mention it to him. I had yet to get him anything. Some weeks ago, my son, Finn, was turning 13, an age that marks the onset of puberty and the distancing of childhood, a real milestone. Anne Frank was 13…

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