Vows: Cemetery Was the Right Vibe for a Glamour Goth Wedding

Just months after they started dating more than two years ago, Ally Jane Grossan and Nabil Ayers felt certain they were headed for marriage, and it was with as much surety that they didn’t want their wedding to feel formulaic and familiar. “We wanted to get married somewhere that’s isn’t a wedding factory,” said Ms.…

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Boucheron Celebrates a Face-Lift

PARIS — On a dark and bitterly cold January night this week, hundreds of guests in black tie, fur and assorted diamonds and emeralds descended upon the Place Vendôme, lit by the flames of scores of flickering candles set on the pavement. The reason for the celebration? The official unveiling of 26 Place Vendôme, the…

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Medical News Today: Even low-level activity may help reduce dementia risk

Recent research suggests that doing even low-intensity physical activity allows older people to reduce their risk of dementia. Carrying out even basic activities in older age might help maintain brain health. Several factors can affect a person’s chance of developing dementia. Some of the factors, such as age and genetics, are unavoidable. Others, such as…

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A Good Appetite: This Lentil Soup Can’t Get Much Easier

Once I fell in love with a lentil soup, and it was all I could think about when pulses came to mind. Lemony and tangy, it was the antidote to the bleakest winter days, and the color of sunshine (from red lentils) to match its bright disposition. Eventually, though, the obsession waned, and I remembered…

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Encounters: Haley Joel Osment Plays Pool at His Favorite N.Y.U. Hangout

“The comeback starts now,” said Haley Joel Osment, as he leaned across the pool table and lined up his shot for a middle pocket. He missed. Wildly. “It’s a subtle comeback.” On a recent Monday, Mr. Osment was in New York to promote the new season of “Future Man,” a science fiction comedy on Hulu,…

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Rites of Passage: A Christian Youth Group Turned Me Jewish

When I was 14, I joined a born-again Christian youth group, despite having a Jewish last name and a lackluster-at-best interest in the teachings of Jesus Christ. I did it for the only reason that I did anything at that age: I had a crush on a boy. He wore gauges in both ears, the…

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The Half King Is Dead. Long Live the Half King.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It was a late-April evening in 2011 when news broke that two photographers were killed by a mortar blast in the besieged city of Misurata, one of the last anti-Qaddafi rebel strongholds of the Libyan civil war. Calls were…

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Travel Tips: When to Go Where in 2019

We all want to get the most and pay the least when we’re booking flights, hotel rooms or rental cars, but when it comes to locking down the best rates, many factors are at play. With flights and hotels, it’s usually supply and demand. New flight routes also play a role in whether you can…

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Work Friend: When Your Meat Suit Is Angry With Some Other, Louder Meat Suit

Send your disgraceful and distressing questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Seek and Destroy I was sitting in business class on Amtrak when the man behind me started speaking loudly on his cellphone. Not a…

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