Mini-Vows: A Bold Question Precedes the Proposal

Elizabeth Patricia Frei and Benjamin Franklin Duchek were married Dec. 31. The Rev. William H. Gurnee III officiated at St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, a Roman Catholic church in Washington, where he is the pastor. Mrs. Duchek, 30, is a special assistant to the assistant secretary for strategy, planning, analysis and risk at the Department…

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The Extravagant Life of Hector Xtravaganza

Famous New Yorkers usually fall into one of two categories. The largest group is people known primarily for what they do: titans of industry, artists, athletes. A smaller group is made up of people who simply are, like heiresses (often the progeny of doers) or scenesters. That’s what Hector Xtravaganza was. Despite being ubiquitous on…

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The Look: ‘When I Skate It Just Feels Free’

the look Figure Skating in Harlem helps young women of color see themselves on ice. Jan. 5, 2019 Image Figure Skating in Harlem instructs young New Yorkers in leadership, academic development and, of course, figure skating, a professional sport where women of color make up only a fraction of the field.CreditFlo Ngala for The New…

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Medical News Today: Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

Many believe that childbirth can protect women against breast cancer, but new findings suggest that this benefit may take 2 decades to make an appearance. Childbirth may initially increase breast cancer risk. The risk of developing breast cancer differs between individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that several factors come into…

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Books News: Does It Pay to Be a Writer?

Writing has never been a lucrative career choice, but a recent study by The Authors Guild, a professional organization for book writers, shows that it may not even be a livable one anymore. According to the survey results, the median pay for full-time writers was $20,300 in 2017, and that number decreased to $6,080 when…

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Wirecutter: Five Carry-On Essentials for Travelers Who Love to Pack Light

With baggage fees and flight delays on the rise, carry-on travel has become more survival tactic than lifestyle choice. Beyond saving money, flying with only a carry-on prevents bags from getting lost in handling, and gives you more flexibility in case of cancellation, as planes are frequently grounded by weather that poses no threat to…

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Medical News Today: How do our emotions affect our immune response?

New research uncovers fresh evidence to suggest that frequent exposure to negative emotions may have an important impact on the functioning of the immune system. Do you often feel sad or angry? This could affect how your body reacts, researchers warn. Many studies have shown that chronic exposure to stress, anxiety, and negative moods generally…

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F.D.A. Accuses Juul and Altria of Backing Off Plan to Stop Youth Vaping

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is accusing Juul and Altria of reneging on promises they made to the government to keep e-cigarettes away from minors. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner, is drafting letters to both companies that will criticize them for publicly pledging to remove nicotine flavor pods from store shelves, while…

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8 High-Waisted Leggings That Will Make You Feel Like a Fitfluencer

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Fabletics Seamless High-Waisted Statement Legging fabletics.com

$39.95

Co-founded by Kate Hudson, Fabletics is the spot to find flirty, printed florals, laser-cut vents, and this subtly sexy lace-ups like this pair. Buy them in bulk, because you can shop two for $24.