Medical News Today: Can simply naming vegetables differently increase healthful eating?

How do you encourage people to eat their greens? A new study shows that naming vegetable dishes with adjectives that promote their flavor increases positive thinking about healthful eating. New research examines the psychological effect of food descriptions. For some, a healthful diet means having to tolerate eating bland tasting, unsatisfying foods, which can seem…

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Barbara Zack, Norman Rubin

Barbara Newman Zack and Norman Joel Rubin are to be married Oct. 13 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Mich. Rabbi Aaron Starr is to officiate, with Hazzan David Propis to take part. The bride, 72, retired as a substitute social studies teacher at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich. She was previously a…

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Steven Mazzola, Jeffrey Akman

Steven Scott Mazzola and Dr. Jeffrey Scott Akman were married Oct. 12 at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. Dr. Jehan El-Bayoumi, a friend of the couple and authorized to officiate by the District of Columbia, led the ceremony. Mr. Mazzola (left) 48, is a senior grants manager at the…

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Leslie Mayes, Kerwin Low

Leslie Adriel Mayes and Kerwin Richard Low were married Oct. 12 in Hartford, Conn. The Rev. Dion J. Watkins, a Baptist minister, officiated at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Mrs. Low, 35, is a general assignment reporter and a fill-in anchor at WVIT, an NBC station in West Hartford, Conn., that is known as…

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Jane Flegal, Eric Dougherty

Jane Alissa Flegal and Eric Robert Dougherty were married Oct. 12 at Colony 29, an events space in Palm Springs, Calif. Mary H. Russo, an aunt of the bride, solemnized the marriage, having been designated a deputy commissioner of marriages in Riverside County. The bride and groom each received a doctoral degree in environmental science,…

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