GraceAnn Caramico, Alfonse Muglia

GraceAnn Caramico and Alfonse Robert Muglia were married Jan. 5. The Rev. David C. Santos performed the ceremony at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, N.J., where he is the associate pastor. The couple met while studying at Georgetown, from which each received a law degree. Mrs. Muglia, 27, is an…

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Elizabeth Dean, Erin Marie Randall

Elizabeth Moira Dean and Erin Marie Randall were married Jan. 5 at Weber’s Boutique Hotel in Ann Arbor, Mich. Stacey Swickerath, a Universal Life minister, officiated. Ms. Dean (left), 30, is a web administrator at the University of Michigan School of Education in Ann Arbor. She graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and received…

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Mini-Vows: A Bold Question Precedes the Proposal

Elizabeth Patricia Frei and Benjamin Franklin Duchek were married Dec. 31. The Rev. William H. Gurnee III officiated at St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, a Roman Catholic church in Washington, where he is the pastor. Mrs. Duchek, 30, is a special assistant to the assistant secretary for strategy, planning, analysis and risk at the Department…

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The Extravagant Life of Hector Xtravaganza

Famous New Yorkers usually fall into one of two categories. The largest group is people known primarily for what they do: titans of industry, artists, athletes. A smaller group is made up of people who simply are, like heiresses (often the progeny of doers) or scenesters. That’s what Hector Xtravaganza was. Despite being ubiquitous on…

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The Look: ‘When I Skate It Just Feels Free’

the look Figure Skating in Harlem helps young women of color see themselves on ice. Jan. 5, 2019 Image Figure Skating in Harlem instructs young New Yorkers in leadership, academic development and, of course, figure skating, a professional sport where women of color make up only a fraction of the field.CreditFlo Ngala for The New…

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Medical News Today: Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

Many believe that childbirth can protect women against breast cancer, but new findings suggest that this benefit may take 2 decades to make an appearance. Childbirth may initially increase breast cancer risk. The risk of developing breast cancer differs between individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that several factors come into…

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Books News: Does It Pay to Be a Writer?

Writing has never been a lucrative career choice, but a recent study by The Authors Guild, a professional organization for book writers, shows that it may not even be a livable one anymore. According to the survey results, the median pay for full-time writers was $20,300 in 2017, and that number decreased to $6,080 when…

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Wirecutter: Five Carry-On Essentials for Travelers Who Love to Pack Light

With baggage fees and flight delays on the rise, carry-on travel has become more survival tactic than lifestyle choice. Beyond saving money, flying with only a carry-on prevents bags from getting lost in handling, and gives you more flexibility in case of cancellation, as planes are frequently grounded by weather that poses no threat to…

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