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 in the same city. They began dating in 2010, when both lived in Washington. In 2012, she moved to Barcelona for graduate school; he stayed in Washington. In 2014, she flew to Birmingham, Ala., for…

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Always on Each Other’s Mind

When Dr. Caitlin Nicholson and Emily Reeves were introduced in 2011 at Dartmouth College, there was, Dr. Nicholson will assure you, a sorority house basement and a variety of the pong drinking games that involved beer. The venue was customary for both of them, as they were students at the college in Hanover, N.H. And…

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One Question Left on the Board

Shortly after they began dating, Lina-Marie Mano and Andrew Silvestri started playing a game called 20 questions. “We made individual lists of 20 questions that we could ask each other any time we wanted,” said Mr. Silvestri, 34, the head of data center public policy and community development at Google in Oklahoma City. “We made…

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Missed Vaccines, Skipped Colonoscopies: Preventive Care Plummets

ImageLast month in New York City, drug stores were already advertising flu shots, which health officials were urging people to get early. Demand for vaccines and other preventive care has declined sharply since the arrival of coronavirus.Credit…Bryan R. Smith/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Americans vastly scaled back their preventive health…

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