Anna Balabanova, Ryan Shannahan

Dr. Anna Vladimirovna Balabanova and Cornelius Ryan Shannahan were married Dec. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Ill. The Rev. Kristie Finley, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony. The bride, 28, and groom, 29, met at Northwestern, from which they graduated, and where she also received a medical degree, and he an…

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Kylie Thoman, Reid Ellison

Kylie Lynn Thoman and Reid William Ellison were married Dec. 8 at the Lyford Cay Club in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. The Venerable Keith Cartwright, the archdeacon of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, officiated. Mrs. Ellison, 27, is a manager of product development on the enterprise digital and…

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Live-Streaming Your Broke Self for Rent Money

Jovan Hill, 25, dropped out of college and is unemployed. So how does he pay for his Brooklyn apartment and marijuana habit? His social media followers chip in. By Mike Vilensky Dec. 8, 2018 On a lazy Sunday in September, Jovan Hill, a 25-year-old unemployed man in Brooklyn, had a small ask for the 7,100…

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These Men Are Waiting to Share Some Feelings With You

On a Monday night in a sparsely decorated room in Midtown Manhattan, a group of approximately 20 men including an endocrinologist, a sportscaster, a policeman and an employee of the United Nations were baring their souls. “I’ve been digging deep with my girlfriend and we are having those talks about moving forward in our relationship,…

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What These Medical Journals Don’t Reveal: Top Doctors’ Ties to Industry

This article was reported and written in collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit journalism organization. One is dean of Yale’s medical school. Another is the director of a cancer center in Texas. A third is the next president of the most prominent society of cancer doctors. These leading medical figures are among dozens of doctors who…

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Mini-Vows: They Grew Closer Despite a Geographical Distance

Samantha Brianne Webb and Brendan Patrick McCarthy were married Dec. 7 at the Mansion in Mountain Lakes, N.J. The Rev. Ross Lang, a Presbyterian minister, officiated, with Msgr. John J. Carroll taking part in a ceremony that incorporated both Presbyterian and Catholic wedding traditions. The bride, 35, works in the investor relations department at Bain…

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Field Notes: Share the Love: Donate Your Wedding Dress

A bride’s attire often accounts for a significant chunk of the wedding budget. Saying yes to a dress can set you back, on average, $400 to $1,700, according to the most recent national survey by the WeddingWire, which operates online marketplaces for the industry. In big cities like New York, a dress can easily exceed…

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Orbiting, Another Thing for Online Daters to Worry About

If you’ve dated in the age of social media — particularly now that you’ve pivoted from posting the occasional status update to running 24/7 multiplatform documentaries of your existence — chances are you’ve been watched, liked and followed by a crush, a lover or an ex. Prying eyes on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter can be…

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Medical News Today: Is it possible to reverse ‘chemo brain?’

Chemotherapy can affect a person’s brain for years after coming to an end. How does it actually change the brain, and is there anything that scientists can do to reverse these effects? Researchers are looking into ways of reversing the ‘chemo brain’ effect. Many people who undergo chemotherapy will notice cognitive impairment and behavioral changes.…

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Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

When Lonesome George, the only survivor of the Pinta Island tortoises of the Galápagos, died in 2012, the news landed with a blow. Rationally, people had time to prepare for the reality that George would one day fade away, and with him, an entire lineage. He had lived for a century or more, a common…

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