Brenna Davis, Justin LeClair

Brenna Lauren Davis and Justin Z. LeClair were married Dec. 7 in an outdoor ceremony at Lover’s Key State Park in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Lanie Davis, the bride’s sister, became a Universal Life minister for the occasion. The bride, 32, is the vice president for marketing at Aday, a woman’s clothing store in Manhattan.…

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Rachel Brodlie, Griffin Corse

Dr. Rachel Mendelssohn Brodlie and Griffin Jerry Corse were married Dec. 5 at their dairy goat farm in Cambridge, Vt. Patrick J. Mayo, a friend of the groom’s family who is a Universal Life minister, officiated. The bride, 45, will continue to use her name professionally. She is an associate veterinarian at the Milton Veterinary…

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Mary Brunelli, Christopher Edgar

Mary Claire Brunelli and Christopher Bryan Edgar were married Dec. 7 in Manhattan. The Rev. Brian G. Konzman performed the ceremony at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where he is an assistant pastor. The bride, 29, is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at the City University of New York. She is…

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A $120,000 Banana Is Peeled From an Art Exhibition and Eaten

In plain sight of art aficionados and influencers, a prankster removed a $120,000 banana from an Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach on Saturday, peeled it and then ate it. It happened on the second-to-last day of the art show, where much fuss and head scratching this week has been over a solitary banana —…

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Two New Drugs Help Relieve Sickle-Cell Disease. But Who Will Pay?

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved two transformative new treatments for sickle-cell disease, the first in 20 years. But the drugs are wildly expensive, renewing troubling questions about access to cutting-edge medicines. Adakveo, made by Novartis, can prevent episodes of nearly unbearable pain that occur when malformed blood cells get stuck in blood vessels.…

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My So-Karen Life

ImageCredit…Illustration by Saehan Park While everyone is complaining about boomers, Gen Z doesn’t want you to forget to complain about Generation X, the other generation that’s significantly older than them that also sucks. This sucking is embodied by the name Karen, the young people have noticed — middle-aged white moms who are always asking for…

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Medical News Today: How reducing air pollution benefits health

A new report details the drastic improvements in health outcomes that occurred as a result of decreasing air pollution across various countries, including the United States. Share on PinterestNew research details the health benefits of pollution-reducing interventions. There is no doubt that air pollution adversely affects health. Some of the studies reported by Medical News…

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Call It a Crime of Pasta

BARI DISPATCH The famous pasta-making women of Bari, Italy, are worried that a crackdown on contraband orecchiette pasta could threaten their way of life. ImageAngela Lastella placing her home-made orecchiette outside her home in Bari, Italy.Credit…Gianni Cipriano for The New York Times BARI, Italy — The grandmothers set up shop early. Out of ground-floor kitchens…

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Help! I am Allergic to Apples and Was Kicked Off a Plane

Dear Tripped Up, Last year, I went to Africa with my medical school group. I have a life-threatening allergy to apples, and made Emirates aware of this on the phone, before my flight, and by filling out an online medical form. I was assured there would be no apples served in-flight. When I arrived at…

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