Amanda Gottlieb, Matthew Seplowe

Amanda Beth Gottlieb and Dr. Matthew Paul Seplowe were married Dec. 7 at the Pierre hotel in New York. Rabbi Daniel Gropper officiated. The couple met at the University of Michigan, from which each graduated. Ms. Gottlieb, 29, is a corporate associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis, a Chicago law firm.…

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Erica Moody, BJ Barretta

Erica Lynn Moody and William Joseph Barretta Jr. are to be married Dec. 8 at the Pen Ryn Estate, an events space in Bensalem, Pa. The couple are to be married in a self-uniting ceremony, as allowed by Pennsylvania law, that is to be led by Gary D. Morgan, a friend of the couple. Ms.…

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Samantha London, Jason Sunshine

Samantha Helen London and Jason Hollander Sunshine were married Dec. 7 at the Rainbow Room, an events space in New York. Rabbi Marc Schneier officiated, with David N. Dinkins, the former mayor of New York and the groom’s godfather, taking part. The bride, 27, is the managing editor at The Observer, in New York. She…

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Virtual reality illuminates the power of opioid-associated memories

The number of drug overdose deaths in the US has never been higher. Most of those deaths—68 percent in 2017—have involved opioids. An estimated 10 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids in 2018. Insights from virtual reality experiments could help break the cycle of addiction, suggests new research from Washington University School of…

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A person’s perception of risk can tell us about their chances of opioid relapse

People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, according to a study by Rutgers and other institutions. The findings can help clinicians better predict which patients are most vulnerable. In the study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers followed 70 people during their first seven months…

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Emily Kramer, Jared Shure

Emily Lauren Kramer and Jared Albert Shure were married Dec. 7 at the Mansion at Natirar, an events space in Peapack and Gladstone, N.J. Cantor Emanuel C. Perlman officiated Mrs. Shure, 37, is the senior vice president for business development and marketing at ClickPay, a financial technology company that collects rental payments online; she works…

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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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