Making Googly Eyes on a Rush-Hour Train

Miriam Gottfried and Trevor Williams are to be married Aug. 4 at Sound River Studios, an events space in Long Island City, Queens. Rabbi Matthew L. Green is to officiate. The bride, 36, is a business reporter covering private equity for The Wall Street Journal in Manhattan. She graduated with high honors from Wesleyan and…

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How Sound Baths Ended Up Everywhere

Image CreditIllustration by Ema Gaspar By Amitha Kalaichandran Aug 3, 2019 Sit Back, You Are in a Safe Place While you read this article, listen to Diane Mandle, who describes herself as a sound healer, and who uses Tibetan bowls to create her sounds. “Bring yourself back to your awareness,” said Sara Auster, a self-proclaimed…

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Craving Freedom, Japan’s Women Opt Out of Marriage

TOKYO — The bride wore a birthday cake of a dress, with a scalloped-edge bodice and a large hoop skirt. A veil sprouted from her black bob. Moments before the wedding began, she stood quietly on a staircase, waiting to descend to the ceremony. “Wow,” she thought. “I’m really doing this.” This was no conventional…

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Let This Recipe Change How You Cook

Risotto is one solution to summer cooking, especially if you’re on holiday. You’re making do with a wonky stove top and a skillet. You want to cook, but not too much. And, of course, you want something delicious. It’s an easy meal and versatile; just add a green salad for an elegant vacation soiree. If…

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Dean & DeLuca Sinks Further Into Debt

Dean & DeLuca, the debt-ridden global chain of luxury food shops, has defaulted on federally mandated payments to former employees and stalled payments to current employees in the United States, according to accounts from employees and documents received by The New York Times. The parent company, Pace Development in Bangkok, did not respond to repeated…

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One in 10 Older Adults Binge Drinks, Study Says

Excessive alcohol consumption is not safe for a person at any age, but it is particularly dangerous for older adults. And according to a study published this week, about one in 10 older adults is considered a binge drinker. “Binge drinking, even episodically or infrequently, may negatively affect other health conditions by exacerbating disease, interacting…

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‘Man, Oh Manischewitz’: Kosher Food Merger Opens New Chapter for Famous Name

For generations, the name Manischewitz was practically synonymous with kosher foods and wine. No Passover Seder seemed authentic without its square-shaped, ripple-faced matzo and a shot or more of the syrupy Concord grape wine that many find cloying yet nostalgic. And its slogan — “Man, oh Manischewitz” — was broadcast so ubiquitously throughout the years…

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I Had to Know if He Was Seeing Someone Else

The Palmetto Expressway, known locally as “The 826,” which bypasses the center of Miami-Dade County, is about 30 miles long. Decades ago, I was only concerned with the nearly six-mile stretch between the exits for Kendall Drive and West Flagler Street, the highway distance between my home and the home of the man who had…

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It’s the Anniversary of Everything!

By any measure, the summer of ’69 was, as the kids say today, “a lot.” June had the Stonewall riots, a landmark moment in the modern gay rights movement. July, the moon landing. August, the grisly Manson murders, followed by the endless mud of Woodstock. These events have been fodder for countless songs, movies, university…

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