A Good Combo for This Jazz Musician

Chaya Yvonne Crowder and Braxton Earl Cook were married Sept. 21 at the River Mill in French Camp, Calif. The Rev. Kevin K. Ross, the senior minister of Unity of Sacramento, officiated. The bride, 27, is a doctoral candidate in American politics at Princeton, from which she received a master’s degree in political science. She…

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Melania Trump’s Say-Nothing State Dinner Dress

On Friday night, as the co-host of her second state dinner since becoming first lady and thus a figurehead of the nation, as well as a symbol of her husband’s administration (whether she likes it or not; that’s the job), Melania Trump clothed herself in her now-signature aplomb and ambivalence. As fashion statements at major…

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Gabrielle Bernstein Loves a Routine

On a typical morning, the self-help author Gabrielle Bernstein, 39, is up by 7 a.m. with her 9-month-old son, Oliver. Her husband Zach Rocklin, 42, an artist and the chief operating officer of his wife’s company, is in charge of feeding him. That’s when Ms. Bernstein heads upstairs to her “meditation loft” (also known as…

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The Grandest of Watches Encroach on the Football Field

ImageWatch out! Odell Beckham Jr. plays on Sept 8.CreditRon Schwane/Associated Press When Odell Beckham Jr. of the Cleveland Browns took the field wearing a $190,000 Richard Millewristwatch during a blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 8, the question was: Was he violating league rules, or just the rules of common sense? His decision…

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Medical News Today: How different kinds of fiber affect the microbiome

Scientists studying an array of fiber sources show which fiber molecules benefit a group of gut bacteria in a mouse model. Which sources of fiber are best for the microbiome? Western diets are typically high in saturated fats and sugar and low in fiber. But there is plenty of evidence that our way of eating…

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Nurses in Four States Strike to Push for Better Patient Care

Thousands of nurses across the country went on strike Friday morning, pushing for better patient care by demanding improved work conditions and higher pay. About 6,500 National Nurses United members at 12 Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California, Arizona and Florida organized a 24-hour strike, which began at 7 a.m., to protest current nurse-to-patient ratios that…

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Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes as Vaping Concerns Mount

Walmart said on Friday that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores in the United States, dealing a new blow to the vaping industry as concerns mount over the health risks of the products and their soaring popularity among teenagers. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we…

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Suzanne Whang, Former Host of ‘House Hunters,’ Dies at 56

Suzanne Whang, an actress, comedian and former host of HGTV’s “House Hunters,” died Tuesday after a long battle with breast cancer, her longtime agent, Eddie Culbertson, said Friday. She was 56. “For thirteen years she confronted cancer with courage, humor, determination and optimism,” her partner, Jeff Vezain, wrote in a message on her website. “She…

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Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate

As wireless technology changes how and where people do their jobs, giving many the freedom to work remotely at least part of the time, so too is it changing their thinking about real estate. Remote workers still represent a minority of the work force. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of last year…

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Keke Palmer Breaks Out Her Hip-Hop Dance Moves

“Whenever I dance, I’m always thinking about attitude,” said Keke Palmer, the newly announced host of the third hour of “Good Morning America” and a star of the movie “Hustlers.” “I’m always thinking about being confident.” On a foggy morning in late summer, Ms. Palmer, wearing an oversize gray T-shirt and black bike shorts, was…

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