This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of Snakes Mate

NARCISSE, Manitoba — Tokyo has its cherry blossoms, the Netherlands has its tulip fields, and Paris offers itself. But the Canadian province of Manitoba has a remarkably distinct springtime attraction too: tens of thousands of amorous snakes writhing around in pits. While Manitoba’s tourist agency doesn’t promote the Narcisse Snake Dens with the same zeal…

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The Damage of Dad-Shaming

Two years ago, a national poll of parents showed that many mothers were very aware of being criticized for the parenting decisions, small and large, that make up daily life with children. Now the same poll has turned to fathers, and it turns out that they also frequently feel judged and found wanting. In this…

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Medical News Today: Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

New research in mice uncovers a previously unknown «pathway toward healthy aging.» A circulating protein from the blood of young mice led to health improvements and visible signs of rejuvenation when researchers gave it to aging mice. Scientists have found an enzyme that might have antiaging properties in humans as it does in mice. As…

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Medical News Today: Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

A large new study has examined the effects of vitamin D on a diverse group of adults and found no evidence that this supplement can prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D supplements don’t do much to prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin; it builds and maintains healthy bones. Our bodies produce…

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Janna Levin, Matthew Spaiser

Janna Beth Levin and Matthew Edward Spaiser are to be married June 16 at the Briarcliff Manor in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Rabbi Fishel Zaklos is to officiate. The bride, 34, is a senior staff lawyer at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A in Williamsburg, where she represents low-income families and works to prevent evictions in housing…

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Meredith Clark, Avi Millman

Meredith Nicole Clark and Abraham David Millman were married June 15 at Maison May, a restaurant and events space in Brooklyn. Jordan R. L. Bullard, the bride’s brother-in-law and an affiliate of American Marriage Ministries, officiated. The bride, 34, is a program manager for technical services in the London office of Google. She graduated with…

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Maya Lentz, Michael Cohen

Maya Dimant Lentz and Michael Jacob Cohen are to be married June 16 at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Conn. Rabbi Rami Schwartzer is to officiate. The bride, 33, is a visiting associate professor of clinical law and a Friedman Fellow at the Prisoner & Reentry Clinic at George Washington University…

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Caroline Nype, Adam Parker

Caroline Foley Nype and Adam Harris Parker were married June 15 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Peter Webster, the bride’s stepfather who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Mrs. Parker, 30, is a director of e-commerce for Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. She graduated from Lehigh. She is the daughter…

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Tarini Parti, Ryan Barber

Tarini Parti and Charles Ryan Barber were married June 15 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, a hotel in Raleigh, N.C. Lalitha Achutuni, a Hindu priest, officiated. The bride and groom graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they met while working on the school newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel. Ms.…

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Emily Abbott, Renaldo Davis

Emily Anne Abbott and Renaldo Stephen Noel Davis are to be married June 16 at India House, a private club in Manhattan. The Rev. Jennifer A. Little, a United Church of Christ minister and an aunt of the bride, is to officiate. Ms. Abbott, 32, is a development and communications manager for the Town School,…

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