A Lighting Designer on Lighting Hotels

Brian Orter has always understood the importance of setting the mood and the power of lighting to transform a space or a moment. As a child, he would put colored bulbs into his lamps and read books with a variety of colored lights. “When I would read ‘101 Dalmatians,’ when Cruella de Vil came on,…

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Vacations: That’s What (Making) Friends Are For

Donnajean Pierson bought two souvenirs in Patagonia a few years ago: a scarf and a field guide. She also returned from that trip — a nine-day multisport adventure with Wild Women Expeditions — with something that couldn’t be contained in a suitcase: a new friendship with a Yukon woman named Tunde Fulop. “We connected right…

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Medical News Today: 2019 in medical research: What were the top findings?

Another busy year for clinical research has come and gone. What are the most important findings from 2019? Here is our overview of some of the most noteworthy studies of the year. Share on PinterestWhat happened in medical research in 2019? In this special feature, we summarize this year’s top findings. «Medicine is of all…

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Their Meeting Was Music to Her Ears

Amanda Lori Yesnowitz and Brendan Michael McGrady were married Dec. 16 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Zuleima Astol, a member of the New York City clerk’s office, officiated. The bride, 47, is a writing professor at N.Y.U. and a New York-based musical theater writer. She recently wrote “MAY/DECEMBER,” a musical that opened Dec. 15 at…

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From ‘All Business’ to Romance

Kristin Maria Cahill and James Ernest Iñiguez were married Dec. 21 at the Atelier Ballroom in Jersey City, N.J. Jaimee Lynn Nelson, a Universal Life minister and a friend of the couple, officiated. The bride, 45, is the founding principal of H.E.R.O. High in the Bronx. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of…

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In Praise of One Woman’s Love Affair With Fashion

When fashion enters the hallowed halls of an art institution, as a rule, it begins to fall victim to museumitis: the need to justify its presence in the temple of high culture by focusing almost entirely on its craft or conception. This is understandable, but the result can often seem a bit arid; clothes, after…

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Christmas (on the Cheap) in January

It’s the season of lights, holiday markets and caroling. And it’s also a time of crowds and inflated hotel rates. But many cities keep the seasonal lights on in January, when the throngs and prices ease. Many also add events to entice travelers, including food and arts celebrations. The following cities make a thrifty financial…

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Vaping Patients May Be Prone to Relapse, C.D.C. Warns

Health officials are warning doctors to more closely monitor patients with severe lung damage caused by vaping, because some have relapsed or died shortly after being sent home from the hospital. The recommendations are part of four new reports about the nationwide outbreak of severe illnesses from vaping, which has hospitalized 2,506 people and killed…

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Alzheimer’s Tests Soon May Be Common. Should You Get One?

Not long ago, the only way to know if someone had Alzheimer’s disease was to examine the brain in an autopsy. That is changing — and fast — with brain scans and spinal taps that can detect beta amyloid, the telltale Alzheimer’s protein. There is a blood test on the horizon that can detect beta…

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Four Breakfasts as Festive as the Season

With all the joyful chaos of the holidays — the presents, the parties, the cookies, the big, boozy dinners — it can be easy to forget about the most important meal of the day: breakfast. There’s a good chance you might have houseguests who need to be fed en masse. Or maybe you’re hosting a…

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