Outdoor Winter Wedding Hacks

Usually when temperatures drop, couples hold their wedding indoors, away from the cold. But with social-distancing requirements and restrictions on ...
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$15,000 Fine After Secret Hasidic Wedding Draws Thousands of Guests

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered to celebrate a wedding inside a cavernous hall in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood earlier this month, ...
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How to Double Your Kids in One Minute

Aliza Aber and Jonathan Browning had a marathon of a first date.After connecting on OkCupid in March 2017, they met ...
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Weddings: Walking Down the Automotive Aisle

Mary Kate Vollmer and Evan Sloan didn’t intend to cause a ruckus with their Nov. 2 wedding in the automotive ...
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Overcoming Cancer, Postponements and a Hurricane

A hurricane ruined Yoelvis Valdez’s plans to propose to Anabel Santeliz. And their wedding was first postponed because of a ...
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Weddings: She Married the Priest

Unforgettable. That’s the word that brought the worlds of Kaitlyn Folmer and Jonathan Morris back into the same orbit after ...
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They Met in Touchy-Feely 101 at Stanford

Irene Fan Yuan came right out and told Colin Armand Evran that what he was wearing — an oversize, worn ...
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A Second Look at the Nerdy Guy Carrying a Helmet

Ron Jacobson recalled the moment when he knew he would marry Sarah Miller, whom he met through the dating app ...
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He Put the Boston Marathon Pic in His Profile. It Worked.

Billy Pitman, a relative newcomer to online dating, posted a picture of himself on his Hinge profile in 2017 that ...
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These Lawyers Found Their Way to Marriage

Thais Prazeres de Almeida was dating someone else when she and Scott Nielson met at the Church of Jesus Christ ...
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Weddings: A Blue Moon Marriage for Two Goth Romantics

On Halloween night, under a blue moon, Vivienne Vermuth and Jason Perkins, both dressed in black, were married after a ...
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A College Crush From Afar Gets Real Two Decades Later

When Annette Blum recognized Michael Pearson on Bumble in 2016, she reacted in a way that only a tech company ...
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After a Coronavirus Diagnosis, a Quick Wedding

Drs. Sarah Y. Siu and David X. Yang were on what they call their “negative-fifth date” when they first broached ...
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How to Give Guests an Active Role in Your Virtual Wedding

As couples continue to look for ways to move forward with their wedding plans during the coronavirus pandemic, guests are ...
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Wedding Vendors Find Profits in the Backyard

During the March coronavirus lockdown, Melissa Fahlstrom, the owner of Sugar Whipped Bakery, a Plattsburg, Mo., business that specializes in ...
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Love Letter: Losing Sleep Over Late-Night Dates

For many, the thought of having a personal chef whip up a Michelin-worthy meal in your home sounds like a ...
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Neither Thought They’d Marry Again. Then They Spent a Pandemic Together.

By the time Luis Solis met Hailey Nicole Terrell last December, he had been divorced for 10 years and had ...
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A Kiss in 1998. A Date in 2007. A Wedding in 2020.

After seeing Jennifer Miles in a bikini in 1998 while mowing her father’s lawn on Lake Wawasee in Indiana, 15-year-old ...
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A Long-Distance Romance Comes Full Circle

When Mitchel Aaron Scott and Evelyn Ruth Danforth were first introduced in January 2011 at a dorm party their junior ...
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There Was No Deleting His Dating Profile

When Cleo Samuel came across Tony Ryals’s profile on eHarmony in September 2018, she liked it so much that she ...
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How to Grow an International Relationship (While Preserving International Relations)

In early March, Liana Elizabeth Cramer and Samuel Leonard Aronson traveled to a remote lodge in South Africa. Shortly after ...
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How to Serve Your Guests Safely at Your Reception

Words we never get tired of hearing at weddings are often open bar and buffet. But thanks to the coronavirus ...
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Learn the Etiquette of Virtual Weddings

With weddings this year being delayed, downsized or split into two — video ceremony now, party next year — many ...
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Spirits of Grandfathers Past

Grouse Creek, Utah, is about as off the beaten path as a town can be. To access this sleepy community, ...
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A West Wing First Date

More than three years after they met, Sean Christian Casey finally asked Elaine Gabrielle Joseph on a first date.The pair ...
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On-Again, Off-Again, but a Cabdriver Knew They’d Get Married

Sarah Beverly Koatz and Stuart Hopkins Winchester had no idea where their relationship was going in March 2013, but the ...
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From Melbourne to New York, Oceans Couldn’t Keep Them Apart

As rain pelted the London streets, Stephanie Hains and Christian Nilsson were scaling an iron gate at 2 a.m. The ...
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A Nice Riff on Love

In early October, Priscilla Maria Page and Glenn Steven Siegel watched the jazz saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase lead a band outdoors, ...
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Suddenly, These Law Clerks Were More Than Just Colleagues

Shampa Panda and Christopher Bryant both were law clerks in the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., when they first met, ...
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At First He Ghosted, Then They Became a Couple

In July 2018, Dr. Samyukta Mullangi, now 31 and a first-year hematology-oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in ...
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Prepping Your Pet for a Walk Down the Aisle? Hire a Concierge

On her way to the wedding at Holiday Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Manvel, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2018, Madison ...
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Forging Through ‘the Chaos of Life’ Together

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, ...
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Love Letter: Want to Find Love? Stop Dating

In the modern age of dating, where your next suitor could be just a swipe away, some singles have grown ...
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A ‘Final Fantasy’ Alliance Gets Real

On the day of Kate Armitage and Eric de Grandmont’s wedding, she trimmed his unruly eyebrows in the bathroom. Later, ...
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Married at Dunkin’

Sugar Good, the manager of the Dunkin’ donuts store in Edmond, Okla., didn’t know much about the customer in the ...
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Finally, Out of the ‘Friend Bucket’

Jochen Chang revealed his inner Prince Charming when he and Leigh-Ann Michelle Laughlin started dating in 2019.“I found him very ...
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Grateful for a Wedding in Prison

On the day Chelsea Moore got married, it had been six months since she last saw her fiancé, Christopher Blackwell.But ...
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Winning at the Game of Love

Roxann Belle and Gaspar Stinfil began playing games with each other on the night they met, in October 2017.“I hosted ...
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Despite Everything, People Still Have Weddings at ‘Plantation’ Sites

The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement this spring spelled the end for many Confederate symbols. Monuments have been ...
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Love Letter: Introducing the New Modern Love Podcast

The Modern Love podcast is back!Daniel Jones and I will be hosting the new 10-episode season. Every Wednesday until the ...
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In Love and Out of Debt

Haley Messner and Tanner Cemper do not disagree that 2020 has been a difficult year. But for them, it’s a ...
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Five Years Later, the Third Time’s the Charm

On a Friday evening in October 2015, Amol Somnath Naik wanted to head home for the day. He was working ...
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For These Pet Lovers, an Instant Connection

When Anthony Sauler messaged Michael Chertok on OkCupid in July 2016, they were both mourning the loss of a beloved ...
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In Atlanta, a ‘Housewives’ Wedding

Cynthia Bailey didn’t know what to expect after her friend Steve Harvey set her up with Mike Hill on a ...
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Kitchen Essentials for Home Cooks and Food Lovers

Kitchen gadgets and accessories are usually high on the list of most wedding gift registries, but they’re especially in demand ...
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Love Letter: Losing a Friend to Covid

Losing a loved one is always devastating, and those feelings of loss are heightened at a time when many have ...
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The Baristas Finally Get to Recommend the Champagne

When Peter Moon saw Helen Kim’s profile on the dating app Hinge on Jan. 8, 2019, he swiped right immediately ...
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Fashion Forward Bridal Masks for Your Walk Down the Aisle

Alongside veils, tiaras and spiffy neckwear, brides and grooms getting married during the coronavirus pandemic have added face masks to ...
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Get to Know These Black Bridal Designers

Black bridal designers have been at the forefront of innovation in the bridal fashion industry for years, yet many of ...
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What Should You Wear for Your Micro Wedding?

The coronavirus has forced many couples to abandon their 200-plus guest lists and opt instead for a virtual wedding ceremony ...
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The Proposal Was a Walk in the Park (the Second Time Around)

On July 2, all Caroline Mackenzie Gottlieb wanted to do was sit inside her cool, air-conditioned apartment. Ms. Gottlieb, 36, ...
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It Was Love at First Follow

Dr. Sharath Puttichanda was an emergency-medicine psychiatrist at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence in December 2019 when he stumbled across ...
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Their Matchmaker Was Right

When they were asked to summarize their relationship in one word, Mavis Baah and Jay Jones, who are both 32 ...
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He Won the Argument and Her Heart

Charming is probably not a word most people would use to describe a legal argument. But Sean Mirski’s was just ...
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Weddings: Meeting an Opponent, Finding a Spouse

One day in 2016, the Republican minority leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives, Themis Klarides, received an email that ...
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Why Some Indian Women Still Turn to Matchmakers to Find Love

In the first two minutes of Netflix’s hit reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” Sima Taparia, a Mumbai-based matchmaker, declares, “In India, ...
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Should You Break Up?

In a pandemic, it’s hard to tell when, and if, to break up. Are you frustrated with him because it’s ...
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40 Guests, Plus a Covid-Safety Officer

Dr. Kyle Burton was a medical student at Harvard and just beginning at the Harvard Kennedy School’s master’s program in ...
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Pandemic Appropriate Wedding Gifts

Along with many couples’ 2020 wedding plans, gifts and registries during the coronavirus pandemic may look a little different.For decades, ...
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Love Letter: Minding the Age Gap

When Heather von Rohr first moved to Los Angeles, she had two things on her agenda. First, to become a ...
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When a Few Thousand Strangers R.S.V.P.

JodyAnn Morgan wasn’t expecting to catch a glimpse of her future wife while working as a security guard when the ...
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After Months of Obstacles, a Happy Ending

The first timeMelanie Marriott saw Damian Jackson was at a CrossFit gym in January 2018. She thought he was cute, ...
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Try, Try, Try, Try and Try Again

A perfect proposal — a romantic setting, a poetic attestation of love, a friend hiding in the brush to capture ...
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They Met, Collaborated and Fell in Love

In their mutual interest in doing good while also doing well, Gabriela Berrospi and Anthony Delgado fell in love.Mr. Delgado, ...
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Love at First Re-Meet

Plenty of ambitious professional couples endure a period of long-distance romance in their relationship, but Drs. Janelle Nassim and Eric ...
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Their ‘Love Map’ to a Good Relationship

Before Alexandra Hayes and Brian Robinson downsized their Sept. 12 wedding to 22 guests from 215, because of the coronavirus, ...
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He Had Caught Her Eye

When a cousin suggested an introduction to a colleague, Taylor Vogt immediately recognized a photo of the potential date, Craig ...
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For Some Muslim Couples, Gender-Separate Weddings Are the Norm

Weddings are usually associated with joyous togetherness, a time for family and friends to celebrate alongside the couple and with ...
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Facing Impossible Obstacles Together

On Oct. 27, 2018, Dillon Dreher, a welder’s assistant from Greeley, Colo., was working with a crew at an oil ...
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A Candlelit Proposal for a Couple Used to the Spotlight

This past March, as Ben Chase and Rachel Schur watched a string quartet perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” in a candlelit ...
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Two Years Later, the Timing Was Right

Harrison Remler was asked if his fiancée, Jill Lieberman, was his rock.“Are you kidding me, no way,” Mr. Remler said, ...
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More Than Just a Summer Crush

As far as Brendon Maxwell Whalen knows, only two marriages have taken place between “Creekers” and “Islanders.” He does not ...
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Ice Cream Topped with Easy Conversation

Martin MacLachlan (left), and George Kapelos first met in 2012 at an ice cream emporium in Toronto, where both live, ...
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Their Second Date ‘Sealed It’

When asked if there was a seminal moment when he knew he wanted to marry Claire Christine Galiette, Harold William ...
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How Covid Has Altered the Conversation About Money

Before the coronavirus, Tara Beier and her husband, Dennis, rarely discussed money. They kept separate bank accounts and divided their ...
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Maya Moore of W.N.B.A. Weds Jonathan Irons, Inmate She Helped Free

A journey for justice turned into a love story when Maya Moore, one of the W.N.B.A.’s brightest stars, married the ...
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How Gibraltar Became Europe’s Pandemic Wedding Hot Spot

When Je’nell Griffin’s husband proposed to her in November, she dreamed of having a big church ceremony in her hometown, ...
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How to Transform Your Place for an Intimate Wedding

The night before her wedding, Maya Posey-Pierre crouched on the living room floor of her Brooklyn apartment watching YouTube tutorials ...
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A Day 1 Prediction on the Beach

In November 2018, Jordan Eller got out her backpack, one of her favorite possessions, and traveled with a few friends ...
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Bonding After a Broken Arm

Amanda A. Augustine and Michael R. Mayer had maintained a long-distance relationship for years when, in 2017, they finally settled ...
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At Home for All the Holidays

Despite the fact that Damon Dickinson and Neil Alpert are Jewish, the couple have celebrated Christmas with Mr. Dickinson’s family ...
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Tie Dye Not Required

Credit the Grateful Dead for the union of Samantha Fishbein and Avi Sage.Ms. Fishbein, 31, grew up in Roslyn, N.Y., ...
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Buying Wedding Insurance During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic foiled many couple’s wedding plans this year, but at the same time, it has helped raised awareness ...
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New Wedding Date? Here’s How to Update Your Look

For many brides this year, everything down to the dress was specifically picked for a warm-weather wedding, but the coronavirus ...
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My 83-Year-Old Father’s Wedding and New Life

One evening in July, my father locked up his home of 53 years for the last time, the house my ...
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You Know That Apartment Next Door?

When Megha Jain said that Gopal Narsimhamurthy is “completely unlike any man I have ever met,” she was speaking about ...
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Readers Share Their Best Unexpected Wedding Photos

Inspired by Alix Strauss’s article where wedding photographers shared their favorite wedding photos, we asked readers to submit their own ...
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Love Letter: The Last Full Moon of Summer

Welcome to September.As you may have known (or seen outside your window), the beginning of this month brought a full ...
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When the Story Line Is This Easy, You Just Know

Will Ryan Jones had some time to kill before attending a party hosted by the Cameroon Embassy in Washington, so ...
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A One-Word Answer to the Scattergories Card

When Dr. Isaac Jonathan Pomeraniec met Danielle Chelminsky online in July 2018, he was working at the University of Virginia ...
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Teachers Find a Snow-Day Snack at Safeway

A snowstorm had blanketed much of the East Coast in December 2016, including Baltimore, where Mackenzie Brown, studying for a ...
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More in Common Than It Seemed on Paper

Jessica Frogge and Dr. Saif Rathore didn’t initially seem to have much in common. She is Irish Catholic and grew ...
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An Insta-Perfect Wedding With Strings Attached

At most weddings all eyes are typically on the brides and grooms. But for social media influencers, the audience is ...
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Someone to Always Spill the Tea With

Jessica Hanser and James Atkinson talked nonstop after meeting in June 2018 at the British Library in London.“Jessica has the ...
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Wedding Presents That Will Turn Any House Into a Home

For many couples, the moment they announce their newly engaged status, questions like, “When is the wedding?” and “Where are ...
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Back to Where They Started

Sydney Spector, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, and Brock Glover, a Defense Department contractor, began dating ...
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When Plans Are Meant to be Changed

Long before she agreed to meet Tyler Bosmeny, Sophie Turnbull, who was finishing up a master’s degree at Harvard, had ...
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You, Me and 53 Dogs

Liz Raines was three years into her first on-camera job as a political reporter at KTVA, the CBS affiliate in ...
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Finding Hope and Their Own Magical Moments

By the time the singer and songwriter Alexi Paraschos married Chelsea Holmes in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square on July 26, he ...
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It Was Time. The Coast Didn’t Matter.

Sean Vanaman was living in San Francisco and planning a work trip to New York when he decided to change ...
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