Mini-Vows: They Learned Early On That Words Matter, and Also Location

Genevieve Anne Bentz and Samuel Jordan Lewis are to be married Feb. 17 at Bucks Fishing & Camping, a restaurant in Washington. Vincent Barbuto, a friend of the couple who was granted permission by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to officiate, is to lead the ceremony. The bride, who is 28 and…

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Can Fashion Week Not Be Garbage?

It’s fun to say something is “trash.” It’s less fun—in fact, it’s awful—to see trash, especially in the wild, or where people and animals try to live. Matty Bovan and A Sai Ta know all about it. As London natives and “Young Millennials,” the two British designers have grown up with climate change, landfills, and…

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London Fashion Week Opens With a Sperm-Print Fleece

«The penis is a powerful thing,» says designer Ashley Williams. It’s also, apparently, a part of an outerwear option, as Adwoa Aboah proved when she opened Williams’ show in a sperm-print fleece jacket and giant nun skirt. A sperm-print evening gown at Ashley Williams Getty Images The pattern came again in pants, in a strapless…

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You’re Addicted to Plastic. Can You Go Cold Turkey?

For Beth Terry, the epiphany came when she read an article about how albatross chicks are being killed by discarded plastics. It was time to banish plastic from her life. First, she focused on her kitchen and got rid of the shopping bags, microwaveable Stouffer’s macaroni and cheese, Clif energy bars and the prewashed salads…

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Encounters: Judd Apatow, an Autograph Geek, Hunts for Memorabilia

Judd Apatow has collected autographs since he was a boy. He began when he was about 9, and would write to celebrities — Jackie Gleason, Gilda Radner, Andy Kaufman — begging them to send signed photos. In high school, he cased autograph conventions. “I bought Harry Truman’s,” Mr. Apatow said. “I was very impressed with…

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9 Ways to Cut Down on Plastic

Drowning in plastic, but not sure how to set yourself free? Plastic purgers say you can drastically reduce, if not eliminate, your plastic consumption by changing a few daily habits. Here are nine steps to get you started. 1. Carry a reusable bag. This is Plastic-Free-Living 101. Take a cloth bag to the grocery store,…

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Medical News Today: Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?

Memory loss does not only occur in neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia. It also happens with age, or in relation to mental health problems, such as depression. Now, researchers have developed new compounds that could reverse this cognitive effect. Newly developed compounds may offer fresh hope for depression-related memory loss. Memory loss is not solely…

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check in: Hotel Review: Paramount House Hotel, Sydney

Rates From 225 Australian dollars (about $170 at current exchange rates). The Basics The former headquarters of Paramount Pictures Australia (a subsidiary of the fabled Paramount Pictures Corporation, the Hollywood motion-picture company) was given new life in 2013 when the Paramount Coffee Project and Golden Age Cinema & Bar opened in the 1940 Art Deco…

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