The Instagrammers Next Door, Plugging Brands for Peanuts (or Shampoo)

By now you have probably heard of influencers, that group of internet-famous people who have more than a million social media followers and can make big money by plugging various brands. And you may have even heard of microinfluencers, who do the same thing for a still sizable but somewhat smaller social media audience —…

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In China, Desperate Patients Smuggle Drugs. Or Make Their Own.

JINZHOU, China — Zhang Zhejun used a fat plastic straw to gently tap the pale yellow pharmaceutical powder onto a piece of silver foil that lay on an electronic scale. He made sure the amount was just right before he poured it into a clear capsule. When you’re making cancer drugs at home, the measurements must…

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5 Worst First Date Ideas

Many people think that the ideal way to get to know a person is to stroll along the street and drink a cocktail or coffee. It sounds boring, but a simple date gives the optimal time to understand if people are interested in one another. In addition, the risk of getting into an embarrassing situation…

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Medical News Today: Could blue light reduce blood pressure?

Exposure to blue light may help combat hypertension, according to a recent study. If the findings are replicated in a larger sample, blue light could provide a cost-effective and side effect-free intervention. Blue light may be the future of blood pressure treatment. The results of an investigation into the effects of blue light on high…

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Ioanna Kefalas, Alexander Niejelow

Ioanna Thomas Kefalas and Alexander Nicholas Mark Niejelow were married Nov. 10 at New World Symphony hall in Miami Beach. Shaun Donovan, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. Until 2017, Mrs. Niejelow, 34, worked as the adviser to Mr. Donovan who was the director of the White House Office of Management…

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Evan Giesemann, Ryan Daniels

Evan Michael Giesemann and Ryan Daniels were married Nov. 10 at the City Winery in Washington. Kiana Hebron, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Mr. Giesemann (left), 28, works in Washington as a senior legislative assistant for Representative Mark Pocan, Democratic of Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with honors and is currently pursuing…

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Kristin García, Joseph Lippi

Kristin Marie García and Joseph David Lippi were married Nov. 10 at Zaza Gardens, an events space and former pickle factory in San Antonio. Matthew García, the bride’s brother, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated, with Kelly Lippi, the groom’s sister, who led the vows and exchanging of the rings. Ms.…

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Winston Berkman, Joseph Breen

Robert Tunstall Winston Berkman and Joseph Lawrence Breen were married Nov. 9 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Shunya Togashi, a staff member of the New York City Clerk’s Office, officiated. On Nov. 17, Kenji Yoshino, who was a law professor of Mr. Berkman at N.Y.U., will lead the couple in their vows at the Boston…

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Raquel Alvarenga, Edward Loya Jr.

Raquel Olivia Alvarenga and Edward Joseph Loya Jr. were married Nov. 10 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas. Msgr. Donald Zimmerman performed the ceremony. The bride, 33, is a litigation associate in the New York and Texas offices of the law firm Haynes and Boone. She graduated from Harvard, and received an M.B.A.…

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Ashlee Eason, Corey Paris

Ashlee Nachelle Eason and Corey Phillip Paris were married Nov. 9 at the Sheraton hotel in Stamford, Conn. The Rev. Keith A. King, a Baptist minister, officiated. Mrs. Paris, 31, is the procurement supervisor at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center in New Haven. She graduated from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, where she…

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