Rebecca Mazur, Alexander Voldman

Rebecca Mazur and Dr. Alexander Voldman were married Dec. 22 at the Village Club at Lake Success in Great Neck, N.Y. Rabbi Dmitry Goldshteyn officiated. In May, Mrs. Voldman, 24, is to receive a doctor of dental surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. In July, she is to begin a residency program…

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Kimberly Chou, Joseph Amann

Kimberly Shuo Chou and Joseph Walter Amann were married Dec. 21 at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles. Doris Y. Mori, a deputy commissioner in the clerk’s office, officiated. On Dec. 30, Iain Hollyhoke, a friend of the couple, is to lead the couple in their vows at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Los Angeles.…

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Arthur Pinto, Stephen Bohlen

Arthur Roy Pinto and Stephen John Bohlen were married Dec. 18 in the Manhattan chambers of Claire R. Kelly, a judge on the United States Court of International Trade who is also a friend of Mr. Pinto. Mr. Pinto (left), 71, is a professor emeritus at Brooklyn Law School, where he retired in August after…

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Ilyssa Meyer, Kenan Kurt

Ilyssa Robin Meyer and Kenan Kurt were married Dec. 22 at the Ryland Inn, a restaurant and events space in Whitehouse Station, N.J. Rabbi Ira J. Rothstein officiated. The bride, 27, manages public policy and policy research at Etsy, the e-commerce company in Brooklyn. She graduated from Oberlin College and received a master’s degree in…

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Nikki Dulaney, David Chan

Nicole Marie Dulaney and David Alexander Chan were married Dec. 22 at Saint Sylvester Roman Catholic Church in Medford, N.Y. The Rev. Msgr. Edward Ryan performed the ceremony. The couple, both 28, met at Cornell, from which they graduated, the bride cum laude. Mrs. Dulaney-Chan is known as Nikki. She is an earth science teacher…

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Mini-Vows: Three Dates in Three Years, Then They Clicked

Scott Keller Sanders and Peter Scott Wilson were married Dec. 17 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau in New York. Angel L. Lopez, a staff member of the New York City Clerk’s Office, officiated. Mr. Sanders (left), 55, is an interior designer with offices in New York and Palm Beach, Fla. He graduated from Wittenberg University…

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The Defiance of Mariah’s Lambs

It’s that time of year again: The lights are strung, the pines are dying indoors under the weight of shiny balls, the Starbucks mint mocha is flowing, and Mariah Carey is on heavy rotation. No matter what is happening in her career — the tribulations, the tours, the headline-grabbing performance mishaps — Ms. Carey is…

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Medical News Today: Why do we love coffee when it is so bitter?

New findings show that people may be genetically predisposed to love the taste of certain beverages. Furthermore, this biological discovery could have far-reaching health consequences. Researchers are trying to get to grips with a complex coffee-based conundrum. Evolution is thought to have favored people who were able to sense bitterness. After all, sharp and unpleasant…

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Bites: A ‘Beautiful Thing Called Masa’ Stars at a Texas Restaurant

The first thing a visitor to Suerte might notice after opening the menu is a section cheekily titled “Vitamin T” — a collection of the restaurant’s takes on a variety of regional Mexican classics: tacos, tostadas, tamales, tlacoyos. But those dishes have something in common that could have resulted in a “Vitamin M” section: masa,…

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