Molly Sammon, Jeffrey Berryman

Molly Therese Sammon and Jeffrey Michael Berryman were married Nov. 24 at the Journeyman Distillery, a whiskey maker and events space in Three Oaks, Mich. Michael C. Hathaway, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The couple met at the University of Notre Dame, from which both…

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Maya Popa, Sam Nester

Maya Catherine Popa and Sam Matthew Nester were married Nov. 23 at the Explorers Club, a professional society based in New York that promotes scientific exploration, where they are members. The Rev. Charlene Powell, a Presbyterian minister, officiated. Ms. Popa, 29, is an English teacher and the director of the creative writing program at the…

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An Author and Investigator Find Comfort in Each Other

Naomi Wolf and Brian William O’Shea were married Nov. 23 at the Boylston Rooms, a converted industrial space in Easthampton, Mass. Rabbi Judith Goleman, the maternal aunt of the bride, officiated. Dr. Wolf, 56, is the chief executive of DailyClout, a technology company in New York that makes digital tools to help people understand, change…

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Times Insider: I Am a Vegetarian and I Spent a Week With Elk Hunters

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. WALLOWA COUNTY, Ore. — When you’re lying face down for 20 minutes in a steaming pile of elk droppings, having to remain breathlessly still because the herd may have just spotted your hunting party, you find odd…

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Trending: On Your Next Cruise, Put Down That Cocktail and Head to Class

Supplementing the cooking classes, yoga sessions and naturalist briefings common on most cruise ships, a new wave of shipboard stimuli are focusing on more intellectual fare. Professorial lectures, book clubs and TED Talk screenings aim to add scholarly diversions to sailings on the high seas. Enrichment programs have long been a part of small ship…

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Medical News Today: Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects many people across the world. Due to symptoms such as abdominal pain, this disorder can have a big impact on life quality. New research, however, reveals that hypnotherapy can improve life for those with the condition. Can hypnotherapy truly relieve IBS symptoms?. People with irritable bowel…

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Q&A: A Memory From Out of the Blue

Image CreditVictoria Roberts Q. Why does a memory come seemingly out of nowhere? A. This kind of involuntary recall usually involves words, phrases or names, rather than events. Generally, there does not seem to be any immediate trigger or reminder. The phenomenon was given a name, mind-popping, by one of the few researchers to study…

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A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder

PORTLAND, Ore. — Columbia Sportswear has spent years designing ski jackets and hiking boots to withstand the elements: wind, rain, snow and, increasingly, tariffs. Located on a sprawling campus adorned with hanging canoes, the 80-year-old retailer has long protected its outdoor gear from the whims of Washington by engaging in what the company calls “tariff…

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Medical News Today: What are the most common causes of pelvic pain in men?

Pelvic pain occurs between the navel and groin. It may result from a urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted infection, or prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate. These issues are relatively common. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) estimate that chronic pelvic pain syndrome affects 10–15 percent of the male…

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Medical News Today: Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia

Passionflower is a variety of exotic vine flower with curly purple or blue tentacle-like petals. One variety of passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, may help treat anxiety, insomnia, and pain. In this article, learn about the possible benefits of passionflower supplements, as well as what the research says about its effectiveness. What is passionflower? Passionflower supplements are…

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