Regina Escano, Mark Zappi

Regina Marie Ronquillo Escano and Mark Ryan Zappi were married March 16 at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Washington. Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth performed the ceremony. Mrs. Zappi, 30, is an associate director for audiology professional practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Rockville, Md. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College and received a clinical…

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World’s oldest semen still viable

Semen stored since 1968 in a laboratory in Sydney has been defrosted and successfully used to impregnate 34 Merino ewes, with the resulting live birth rate as high sperm frozen for just 12 months. «This demonstrates the clear viability of long-term frozen storage of semen. The results show that fertility is maintained despite 50 years…

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Sara Rhodin, Tyler Lechtenberg

Sara Sean Rhodin and Tyler Andrew Lechtenberg were married March 16 in a self-uniting Quaker service at the Arch Street Quaker Meeting House in Philadelphia. Sarada Peri, a friend of the couple, led the ceremony. Ms. Rhodin, 35, is a history teacher at Madeira School, an all-girls private school in McLean, Va. She graduated summa…

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Robyn Finkelstein, Alex Tolston

Robyn Ilana Finkelstein and Alex Jay Tolston were married March 16 at the Nobu Eden Roc, a hotel in Miami Beach. Rabbi Robert A. Davis officiated. Mrs. Tolston, 39, is the president of Chip Bakery in Miami. She graduated from the University of Florida. She is the daughter of Ronda C. Finkelstein and Ronald D.…

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Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not under control and could continue for another year, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview on Friday. “Let’s not underestimate this outbreak,” he said. His outlook was less optimistic than that of the director…

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Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

Image With TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a mechanical replacement through a…

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ELLE Editorial: Sugar Rush

Photographed by Miles Aldridge; Styled by Samuel François. The season’s sweetest styles are twice as delectable when paired with candy-coated lashes and hair. Bustier top, Rodarte. Earrings, Giorgio Armani, $2,695. Photographed by Miles Aldridge; Styled by Samuel François. Top, Kenzo, $445. Earring, ring, both, Bulgari. Beauty tip: To keep heightened hair up all night long,…

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Andy Cohen Is Tired of Being ‘Dad Shamed’ by ‘Momsplainers’

When Andy Cohen, the Bravo TV personality and “Real Housewives” maestro, became a new father last month, he did what most proud parents do: He shared photos of his newborn on Instagram. “This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen,” Mr. Cohen posted to his three million followers, along with a black-and-white photograph of his baby…

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The Battle for the One, True ‘Fire Cider’

Fire cider is an herbal concoction that steeps for weeks and emerges tangy and hot. It is a pungent brew made from apple cider vinegar, onions, garlic and horseradish, sometimes with citrus and hot peppers thrown in. Proponents claim it has beneficial properties. Lately fire cider has become known for another property: its ability to…

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St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

We have the holiday sweets you need: Irish cream poundcake (above), chocolate Guinness cake and all the recipes in the collection below.