When She Hears a Crying Bride, ‘It’s All Over’

Earlier this spring, Teresa Clayton’s husband got nervous every time the phone rang. “He said, ‘The second you hear a crying bride, it’s all over,’” said Ms. Clayton, an owner, along with her husband Steve, of Glencliff Manor, a 50-acre wedding venue in Rustburg, Va. “And he’s right.” Ms. Clayton’s weakness for brides’ stories about…

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Finding Treasure in the Attic

When John Weiss, 38, left New York City in March to ride out the coronavirus at his childhood home in Stamford, Conn., he knew it would be an opportunity for some quality family time. His father, Steven, a 76-year-old real estate lawyer, saw it as a way to finally get some help cleaning out the…

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Airlines Say Everybody Onboard Must Wear a Mask. So Why Aren’t They?

As airlines try to convince Americans to fly again, they have touted their policies for keeping passengers safe, including the requirement that everyone onboard a plane wear a mask. But travelers on recent flights said the rules are not being enforced. And flight attendants said they have been told not to confront passengers who opt…

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How to Hug During a Pandemic

A Canadian woman was so desperate to hug her mother during quarantine that she created a “hug glove” using a clear tarp with sleeves so the women could hug through the plastic. A video of two young cousins in Kentucky hugging and weeping after weeks apart in quarantine was shared thousands of times. “We did…

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‘His Body Doesn’t Belong to Me’

When my boyfriend walks through the door of our apartment every night, he strips. While I’m still on a Google Hangout with my colleagues, there he is — all of him — in our kitchen, hanging out. It would be pretty funny, or pretty sexy, if it weren’t 2020, and if he weren’t a new…

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This Is Not the End of Fashion

Image History and human nature prove we will dress up again. What that looks like is the real question. June 4, 2020 Top, from left: the Dior New Look from 1947; hemlines and cloches from the flapper era. Bottom: the Yves Saint Laurent Ballets Russes collection of 1976.Credit…Getty Images; Shutterstock It is a truth that…

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3D facial scans could speed diagnoses for children with rare genetic diseases

p>Most children with rare genetic diseases spend years undergoing medical tests and waiting for a diagnosis — a long, exhausting process that takes its toll on children and their families. Almost half of these children never get a definitive diagnosis. Now an international team led by scientists and clinicians from the University of Colorado, University…

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Understanding a gene’s role in inflammatory bowel disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A protein-coding gene associated with autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively referred to as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, will be the focus of new research in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. The work is made possible by a National Institutes of Health…

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