Elise Lowengard, Aaron Sultan

Elise Beatrice Claster Lowengard and Aaron Sultan were married Sept. 21 in an oceanfront ceremony at the Sands Atlantic, an events space in Atlantic Beach, N.Y. Benjamin K. Lowengard, an uncle of the bride and a Universal Life minister, officiated. The couple met at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., from which they graduated. The bride,…

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Michelle Regna, Andrew Deek

Michelle Claire Regna and Dr. Andrew John Deek were married Sept. 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Knoxville, Tenn. The Rev. Tim Sullivan, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Regna Deek, 28, is a digital and social media editor for HGTV, Travel Channel, and DIY Network in Knoxville. She graduated from Ramapo…

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Alyssa Orlansky, Ross Ingber

Alyssa Beth Orlansky and Ross Benjamin Ingber were married Sept. 21 at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, N.J. Rabbi Paul Kerbel performed the ceremony. Mrs. Ingber, 26, is a recruiter at the Beacon Hill Staffing Group in New York. She graduated from the University of Hartford. She is the daughter of Lori Orlansky and Alan Orlansky…

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Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Comes Out

Jonathan Van Ness was having a late breakfast at the Empire Diner, around the corner from his one-bedroom apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Seated in a window booth, he was serving what he calls his “16th-century Jesus” look: Hollywood-starlet tresses, a mustache à la a Super Mario villain and fingernails painted with cartoon…

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‘I Would Have Been Your Best Friend Growing Up’

George Birman and Philip Alexander Gubert were married Sept. 21 at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, N.Y. Mary Burchart, Mr. Gubert’s aunt and a Universal Life minister, officiated. Mr. Birman (left), 31, is a private equity investor specializing in consumer and retail brands in the Manhattan office of Eurazeo, an investment company based in Paris.…

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27 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes

Don’t let that slow cooker languish in a cabinet. Make chicken tortellini tomato soup (above), BBQ pulled pork, white bean-Parmesan soup or any of the recipes in the collection below.

Is the New Meat Any Better Than the Old Meat?

The Impossible Whopper sold at Burger King — with the tagline “100% Whopper, 0% beef” — looks just like a juicy beef burger. It is made of 21 ingredients, according to its website, including genetically modified soy protein concentrate, coconut oil, sunflower oil and other items most people have never heard of, such as cultured…

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In a Race Against the Sun, Growers Try to Outsmart Climate Change

It was a long, hot summer, like most in the San Joaquin Valley. The pistachio trees planted in orderly rows — and the growers who nurture them — are accustomed to harsh conditions. With their deep roots and tough, gnarly branches, pistachio trees are hardy, tolerant of salty soils and brutal heat waves. Some can…

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The Future of Wine: Very, Very Dry

MITZPE RAMON, Israel — In the Negev Desert, the sun beats down on a parched landscape of brown, undulating hills. But on a parcel of land here in southern Israel, trees grow in green rows, and fat bunches of grapes dangle amid lush leaves. This is not a desert apparition. It is a research vineyard,…

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Where’s the Waste? A ‘Circular’ Food Economy Could Combat Climate Change

A gigantic steel cylinder shines in the afternoon sun outside The Plant, a 93,500-square-foot “living food laboratory” here. To the untrained eye, it looks like a space rocket. But it’s not. It’s an anaerobic digester. Bubbly Dynamics, the organization that nine years ago converted this former meatpacking facility into a hub for local food businesses,…

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