Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem

Nir Eyal does not for a second regret writing Silicon Valley’s tech engagement how-to, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” even as he now has a new book out on how to free ourselves of that same addiction. In his original manual for building enthralling smartphone apps, Mr. Eyal laid out the tricks “to subtly…

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Medical News Today: Too much exercise may affect our ability to make decisions

A new study finds that exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but could also affect the brain. The authors conclude that overexercising might reduce our capacity to make decisions. A recent study concludes that intensive exercise may affect cognitive abilities. Researchers at Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris, France, have found that overtraining syndrome may…

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‘Slop It On!’: Unicorn Spit Beguiles the Etsy Crowd

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — “There’s no such thing as perfect,” said Michelle Nicole, wearing a light-up unicorn headband and standing behind a white table with rainbow-colored balloons arching above her. On a balmy morning not long ago, in an art studio about 10 minutes outside Kansas City, 120 attendees from as far away as Canada…

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The Phones Are Alive, With the Sounds of Katie Couric

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Beyond a thicket of dahlias, Katie Couric climbed through a tangle of vines to pick a squat little eggplant. Each week during the summer in this beach hamlet, she takes inventory of her vegetable garden, and on a mid-September Saturday, the patch of soil was s bursting with shishitos, jalapeños, and…

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Rebecca Tanenbaum, William Lacey IV

Rebecca Jonas Tanenbaum and William Henry Lacey IV were married Oct. 5 at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C. Judge Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York officiated. Mrs. Lacey, 37, is the founder and owner of Mise En Place Public Relations, a communications…

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Johanna Paine, Andrew Buchan

Johanna Adams Paine and Dr. Andrew John Buchan were married Oct. 5. Maureen Abi Ghanem, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life Minister for the occasion, officiated at the home of the groom’s parents in Sharon, Conn. The bride, 32, is the mission effectiveness coordinator in Little Rock, Ark., at Heifer International,…

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Tony Frouge, Brian Streater

Tony Michael Frouge and Brian Douglas Streater were married Oct. 5 at the Hoxton, Williamsburg, a hotel in Brooklyn. Judge Deborah A. Batts of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York officiated. Mr. Frouge (left), 42, is a director and a senior enforcement counsel in Manhattan at New York Stock…

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Katherine Cunningham, Mark Rutledge

Katherine Marie Cunningham and Mark Anthony Rutledge were married Oct. 4 at the Garrison, an events space in Garrison, N.Y. The Rev. David F. Telfort, a Presbyterian minister, officiated. Dr. Cunningham, 33, is the chief academic officer for the Columbia, Conn., school district and a senior consultant with Teaching Matters, an education consulting group based…

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Melanie DeFiore, Jeremy Gibbs

Melanie Elise DeFiore and Jeremy Cramer Gibbs were married Oct. 5 at Second, an events space in Manhattan. Cantor Nancy Bach officiated. Ms. DeFiore, 29, is an associate of the Bortstein Legal Group, a law firm in Manhattan. She graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and received a law degree from the Benjamin…

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Hannah Ferenchick, Rohan Policherla

Dr. Hannah Ruth Baker Ferenchick and Dr. Rohan Krishna Policherla were married Oct. 5 at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit. Richard C. Preston, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Later that day, at the hotel, the couple took part in a ceremony incorporating Hindu wedding traditions, led by Purohit Achary, a Hindu priest. The…

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