Shopping Guide: Shopping for Wreaths

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, few things are easier, yet more transformative, than hanging a wreath. “I think nothing is friendlier than putting a wreath on your door,” said Carolyne Roehm, the lifestyle author and tastemaker. “Maybe I’m just very hokey, but it’s so welcoming, and gives me a sense of warmth.”…

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The Checkup: Drink or Breathe? Babies Have to Do Both

I saw a worried mother with a sickish 18-month-old in clinic recently. I say sickish because the mother was much more worried than the toddler was sick; the child was ping-ponging around the room, squirming with outrage when examined, and shrieking with delight when tickled. But she had had some low-grade fevers in recent days,…

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The New Health Care: Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep

By Austin Frakt If part of a hospital stay is to recover from a procedure or illness, why is it so hard to get any rest? There is more noise and light than is conducive for sleep. And nurses and others visit frequently to give medications, take vitals, draw blood or perform tests and checkups…

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The Shift: TikTok, a Chinese Video App, Brings Fun Back to Social Media

About an hour after downloading TikTok, the popular video-sharing app, I experienced a bizarre sensation, one I haven’t felt in a long time while on the internet. The knot in my chest loosened, my head felt injected with helium, and the corners of my mouth crept upward into a smile. Was this … happiness? TikTok…

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Egyptian Actress Dressed to Impress. She Could Be Jailed for Debauchery.

CAIRO — When an Egyptian actress strutted down the red carpet in Cairo last week, twirling and smiling in a revealing lace dress, she had hoped to turn heads in the movie world. Instead, she now faces criminal charges that could potentially land her in prison. Three Egyptian lawyers known for using the courts to…

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Medical News Today: Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women, according to a new study. A recent study unlocks the health issues linked to snoring. «Snoring» refers to a sleeping pattern in which a person breathes while emitting a snorting or grunting sound. The National Sleep Foundation suggest that…

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Leola Westbrook, John Lawrence

Leola Westbrook and Dr. John Preston Lawrence are to be married Dec. 2 in Santa Monica, Calif. The Rev. Barbara Laughray, a minister of the Church of Religious Science, is to officiate at the Shutters on the Beach Hotel. The bride, 49, is an executive producer and showrunner for various TV shows and networks. She…

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Kalisha Dessources, Shomari Figures

Kalisha Dessources and Shomari Coleman Figures are to be married Dec. 2 at Park Chateau Estate and Gardens in East Brunswick, N.J. The Rev. Alejandro Baldwin, who was ordained through Antioch International Ministries, is to officiate, with his wife, the Rev. Ashley Lewis Baldwin, who was ordained through Walking in Deliverance Ministries, to take part.…

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Dana Horowitz, Steven Lang

Dana Rachel Horowitz and Steven Brett Lang were married Dec. 1 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. Rabbi Alan B. Lucas officiated. Mrs. Lang, 29, works in New York as an event planner at the New York Stock Exchange. She organizes the opening and closing bell ceremonies, along with other events there. She graduated…

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Hillary Johnston-Cox, Robert Copeland-Halperin

Dr. Hillary Ann Johnston-Cox and Dr. Robert Shoer Copeland-Halperin were married Dec. 1 at the New York Athletic Club in New York. Edward C. Wallace, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The couple met in 2014 during their residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital…

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