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When Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old school administrator in Tokyo, strolled down the aisle in a white tuxedo in November, his mother was not among the 40 well-wishers in attendance. For her, he said, “it was not something to celebrate.” You might see why. The bride, a songstress with aquamarine twin tails named Hatsune Miku, is…

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Mini-Vows: As If by Design, Their Connection Was Inevitable

Neri Oxman and William Albert Ackman were married Jan. 19 at Central Synagogue in New York. Rabbi Angela Buchdahl performed the ceremony. Ms. Oxman, 42, is a professor at the M.I.T. Media Lab. She graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, RIBA Part 2 (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London. She also holds…

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Love and Law: Recent Mergers in 1L, Section 6

Two couples in the wedding announcements, Hannah Diamond and Sam Feldman, and Lindsay Church and Andrew Ellis, who were all in the same Harvard Law School section, were married this weekend. Two other classmates, Habin Chung and Mark Jia, were also married (in 2017) after connecting in the class. The couples were in the same…

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Hannah Diamond, Sam Feldman

Hannah Jessie Diamond and Samuel Raphael Feldman are to be married Jan. 20 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Jon Hanson, who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion and was a professor of the couple at Harvard Law School, is to officiate. The couple met in 2013 at Harvard, from which…

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Lindsay Church, Andrew Ellis

Lindsay Catherine Church and Andrew Mark Ellis were married Jan. 19 at the Stables at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, Ga. The Rev. Dee Stone, a minister affiliated with Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, officiated. The bride and groom met at Harvard, from which each received a law degree. Mrs. Ellis, 27, is an intellectual property…

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Mini-Vows: Neither Got the Job. But Both Got a Future.

Whitney Arminte Way and Charles Frederick Stewart are to be married Jan. 20 at the Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, Ariz. John Kavanaugh, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, is to officiate. The bride, who is 28 and taking her husband’s name, is a Google Cloud marketing…

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The Look: From MySpace to the Streets of Lagos

the look Rock music has emerged from the digital underground in Nigeria. Photographs by Jan Hoek and Stephen Tayo Text by Edwin Okolo Produced by Eve Lyons Jan. 19, 2019 Image Henry Uche, also known as GothicHenri, calls himself a vampire. In conservative Nigeria, his manner of dress and musical taste draw scrutiny.CreditJan Hoek and…

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Why Do We Hurt Robots?

A hitchhiking robot was beheaded in Philadelphia. A security robot was punched to the ground in Silicon Valley. Another security bot, in San Francisco, was covered in a tarp and smeared with barbecue sauce. Why do people lash out at robots, particularly those that are built to resemble humans? It’s a global phenomenon. In a…

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Medical News Today: Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction

New research finds that the cerebellum, a large part of the human brain that scientists thought was primarily involved in motor control, may play a key role in reward-seeking and social behaviors. The findings may help inform future therapies for treating addiction. New research suggests the brain’s cerebellum may explain addiction. Recent research has hinted…

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Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior

To casual observers of either military service or the practice of yoga, the path from Oorah to Om may not seem obvious. But the intersection of yogi and veteran is natural if unexpected, beginning with the five classic yoga poses known as warriors. While veterans make up a small percentage of yoga instructors, their ranks…

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