Happy Global Running Day

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. This Wednesday, June 5, is Global Running Day. Is it a made-up holiday? Sort of. But unlike many made-up holidays dedicated to…

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A ‘Leap of Faith’ for Two Scholars of Theology

The Rev. John Russell Stanger and Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons were married June 1 at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky. The Rev. Lauren Jones Mayfield, a United Church of Christ minister, performed the ceremony. Mr. Stanger (left), 32, is the pastor of United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, Ky., and a psychotherapist in private practice in Louisville.…

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A Conversation With the ‘Queen of Cake’

Sylvia Weinstock is known among fans as the “queen of cake,” for her ornate, colorful and realistic confectionery designs. But she didn’t start out in the baking business. “In 1975, I went skiing with my family. I don’t like to ski, so I baked instead,” she said. A former schoolteacher, she didn’t bake professionally until…

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A Golf Lesson With Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan doesn’t understand people who don’t understand the appeal of watching golf. “I don’t think it’s boring,” said Ms. Moynahan, 48, a star of the police drama “Blue Bloods,” which was just renewed for a 10th season. “I find it really relaxing.” But when it comes to playing golf, relaxing is not quite the…

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With the Blessing of a Power Ranger

Darren Garrett Davis and Daniel Wade Sene are to be married June 2 at Portland White House, a bed-and-breakfast in Portland, Ore. Alyson Sullivan, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, is to officiate. The singer Debbie Gibson, a friend of the couple, is to walk them down…

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Medical News Today: Can blueberries protect heart health?

According to a new study, consuming 1 cup of blueberries each day might improve the metabolic markers associated with cardiovascular risk. Blueberries are tasty, but are they good for our hearts? Blueberries are delicious and nutritious; if they could also lower the risk of heart disease, that would be a bonus. For that reason, the…

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What Kenan Thompson Can’t Travel Without

The actor and comedian Kenan Thompson has been a star on “Saturday Night Live” for a record-breaking 16 seasons. In July, he’ll also be a judge, along with Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy, on “Bring the Funny,” a new television series where comedians will compete in a talent show for fame and money. Next season,…

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Medical News Today: How cranberries may curb the antibiotic-resistance crisis

New research finds that cranberry molecules make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics and reveals the twofold mechanism by which they do so. Cranberries may have hidden powers when it comes to fighting bacteria. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have deemed antibiotic resistance a «global public…

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Virtual reality improves tolerance of anaesthesia procedures and reduces need for intravenous sedation by at least 50%

Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during locoregional anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to new research being presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June). The randomised trial suggests that virtual reality hypnosis…

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App helps improve pain control and reduce opiate use after surgery

Patients who underwent total knee replacement and used a smartphone app (PainCoach) at home after surgery consistently reduced opiate painkiller use and improved pain control, according to new research being presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June). The more the study participants…

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