Stacy Kramer, Joshua Kuckley

Stacy Michelle Kramer and Joshua Reuven Kuckley were married Nov. 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington. Rabbi Michael Safra officiated. The bride, 33, works in Manhattan as the director of business development for Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization in Hanover, N.Y., that focuses on global health in sub-Saharan Africa. She graduated from Northwestern…

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Timothy McDevitt, Cameron Bartell

Timothy Joseph McDevitt and Cameron Thomas Bartell were married Nov. 16 at the Stirling Mansion in Reading, Pa. Anita Vasan, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Mr. McDevitt (left), 33, is a classically trained baritone who is based in New York. He graduated from Juilliard, where…

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Ejieme Eromosele, Derek Borchardt

Ejieme Eromosele and Derek Adam Borchardt were married in a traditional Nigerian ceremony Nov. 15 in Irrua, Nigeria. Alhaji W.O. Momodu II, a justice of the peace and the highest royal authority for the Esanland region, led the ceremony at the Royal Palace. Ms. Eromosele, 36, is a vice president of customer success at Snaps,…

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Help! Renting a Vehicle Through Europcar Drove Me Crazy!

When we first solicited reader stories of travel disasters, we immediately received four individual emails concerning Europcar, the rental car company that operates in 140 countries. Although anyone renting a car from any rental company on Earth might find themselves in the situations below, we felt that strength in numbers might be valuable here, so…

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Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find

The findings of a large federal study on bypass surgeries and stents call into question the medical care provided to tens of thousands of heart disease patients with blocked coronary arteries, scientists reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association on Saturday. The new study found that patients who received drug therapy alone…

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Elizabeth Warren’s Backup Backup Health Plan

ImageA president can do a lot through executive authority. Elizabeth Warren has offered a peek at what health care policy might look like in a Warren administration.Credit…Elizabeth Frantz for The New York Times The Democratic presidential candidates have been fighting over whether they should try to replace the health insurance system with a single government-run…

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They Love Trash

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Soph Nielsen was sewing garbage onto her black T-shirt (a chicken wing, a crushed Bud Light can, a plastic fork) and struggling to attach a snarl of crusty pad thai. “This is to get people to see the trash,” she said, her fingers slick with grease. “We don’t want to be…

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Medical News Today: The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall…

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Medical News Today: Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation

Are omega-3 supplements as beneficial as researchers once believed? Not when it comes to inflammation, a new study suggests. Share on PinterestOmega-3 supplements are not as beneficial for health as people once thought. Recent studies show that taking supplements to increase vitamin D and omega-3 levels may not reduce systemic inflammation. The new research, which…

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