Natalie Reid, Ryan Lecznar

Natalie Madison Reid and Ryan Andrew Lecznar are to be married Sept. 1 at the West Shore Cafe, an events space in Homewood, Calif. Joshua Janiak, a college friend of the couple who was ordained through American Marriage Ministries, officiated. The bride and groom, both 33, graduated from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Mrs. Lecznar,…

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Put Your Greens to Work

Good morning! Did you wake up today wondering where August went? Are you, like me, somewhat ambivalent? There’s one half of my psyche ruing the end of shorts-and-sandals season, while the other is itching to tighten my apron strings and get back to work, without the interruptions of travel, school vacations and the general languidness…

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Medical News Today: Post-workout protein shakes: Do they reduce muscle pain, aid recovery?

A recent, small scale study concludes that protein shakes, compared with high carbohydrate drinks, do not reduce muscle pain or speed up muscle recovery after a workout. However, there are several issues with the study. Do protein shakes help reduce post-workout aches? Following resistance training, muscles can feel sore for around 48 hours. There is…

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Carla Palma, Bryan Mendiola

Carla Rita Palma and Bryan Rodolfo Mendiola were married Aug. 31 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield, N.J. The Rev. John P. Alvarado, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The bride and groom met in Washington while at Georgetown, from which each graduated, she summa cum laude. She also received…

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