When Retirement Comes Too Early

Joey Himelfarb estimates that in his 25 years in sales, hawking everything from Hewlett-Packard computers to cars and swimming pools, he has been laid off or downsized at least a half-dozen times. The most recent occasion came in April, when he got a call from the chief executive officer of the start-up in northern Virginia…

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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 Anchorage, when a chance to cover the Iditarod, the nearly 1,000-mile dog sled race, landed in her lap in March 2018. Winning the coveted assignment was “a shocker,” she said. “I never got to do…

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Taking a Liberated Plunge, Twice

Vermont has always been a significant, go-to getaway for Lucia D’Agostino Foulkes and Nicholas Spencer Dorf, particularly a tiny stone chapel in the woods at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt. On Aug. 1 they were married outside the chapel, where Mr. Dorf had also proposed in February 2019 while they were snowshoeing through…

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The Doctors Found Their Perfect Date

A year ago, a wedding for fewer than 300 seemed impossible to Shravani Durbhakula. “When you’re an Indian person, you don’t get to have an intimate wedding,” she said. Because, she said, tradition often dictates a multiday celebration with extended family, “it just doesn’t happen.” Yet in a pandemic, sometimes it has to. Dr. Durbhakula,…

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