Mama Cax, an Amputee Model and Disability Activist, Dies at 30

Mama Cax, an advocate of people with disabilities and a rising model who helped disrupt the fashion industry’s standard of beauty by not shying away from displaying her prosthetic leg on the runway and in fashion campaigns, died on Dec. 16 at Royal London Hospital. She was 30. Her agency, Jag Models, confirmed her death.…

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Medical News Today: Finding life’s meaning can keep us healthy as we age

A new study finds a correlation between a sense of meaning and physical and mental well-being as we grow older. Share on PinterestFinding meaning in one’s life can help people stay healthy in later years. The older people get, the more their lives might change. For example, their friends and relatives may reach the ends…

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Lights. Camera. Senior Center?

CULVER CITY, Calif. — A speeding Ford Fiesta passed the Sony Pictures gate and swerved into a parking lot across the street. It was 1:07 p.m. Was this finally him? Frannie and Irwin don’t like to wait. A young man in a tight sweater tumbled out of the car. Clutching a black binder overflowing with…

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Medical News Today: Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk

A new, long-term study finds that midlife obesity raises the risk of dementia in women. However, calorie intake and physical inactivity do not. Share on PinterestObesity in midlife may raise a woman’s risk of dementia later on, new research suggests. Sarah Floud, Ph.D., of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford…

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Samantha Meyer, Edward McGarrigle

Samantha Hindel Meyer and Edward John McGarrigle were married Dec. 21 at Maritime Parc, an events space in Jersey City, N.J. Brian Pramberger, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, led a ceremony incorporating Jewish traditions. Mrs. McGarrigle, 31, is an associate media director at 360i, a digital…

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Deborah Gist, Ronnie Jobe

Deborah Anne Gist and Ronnie Dale Jobe are to be married Dec. 22 at their home in Tulsa, Okla. The Rev. Courtney Richards, a Disciples of Christ minister, is to officiate, with the Rev. Mark R. Wood, an Episcopal priest, to take part. Dr. Gist, 53, is the superintendent of the Tulsa Public Schools. She…

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Diane Hu, Alexander Sappington

Diane Shuyan Hu and Alexander Joseph William Sappington were married Dec. 20 at Villa Serenita, a rental home in St. Thomas, in the United States Virgin Islands. Michael Motylinski, who received an online ordination through the Wanderlust Bay Ministries, officiated. The couple met at Princeton, from which each graduated, the bride cum laude and the…

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How to Get Ahead of Proposal Anxiety

The holidays are here, and so is the season for marriage proposals. The peak time for many couples to become engaged is typically from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day. Of the 10 most popular days to propose, six take place during the holidays, with Christmas Day the most favored of all, according to WeddingWire. Holiday engagements,…

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Podcasts to Keep You Company While Running

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, I like to listen to podcasts when I run, and I’m always looking for the next great thing. I asked…

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The Store Where Los Angeles Converges

The Look LA Fresh Poultry, a halal-style butchery in Koreatown, caters to a diverse clientele of home chefs and professionals who want to be reminded of home. ImageBetty Figueroa and her mother, Deborah Hernandez, left, spend every Saturday cooking with freshly butchered poultry from LA Fresh Poultry.Credit…Jake Michaels for The New York Times Betty Figueroa,…

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