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When Women Make More Money

Jane Austen famously penned, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." This so-called universal truth continues to have deep roots today, ev ...

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Second Shooters: An Inside Look at Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography One of the most important vendor choices a couple makes in planning their wedding is hiring a photographer. Wedding photography is a hotly competitive field. Professionals sell their services throu ...

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Wedding Industry Inflates the Real Cost of Weddings

A recent article in Slate brought attention to a media practice that some couples have long suspected or hoped got the facts wrong: surveys that significantly inflate what people truly spend on weddings these days. "Gr ...

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Plans for Mass Baptism Struck Down Twice in Israel

Grass-roots efforts successfully shut down a group baptism to be conducted by Jehovah's Witnesses in the Israeli city of Ra'anana. The service was cancelled recently for the second time, even after a District court rul ...

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Baptism Offers a Teachable Moment in Florida

A recent article by the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson in The Daily Beast addresses the story of a gay couple in Florida who was denied the opportunity to baptize their infant son in the Cathedral of St. Luke in Orlando, Fl ...

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The I Do’s and I Don’ts of Social Media at Your Wedding

Etiquette is still forming around the use of social media at private functions such as weddings. On the one hand, it is highly likely that guests may have cameras in their phones, so there ought to be a ton of pictu ...

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After the Reception: How to Happily Ever After

A beautiful wedding may be thought of as a lovely picture frame around you and your partner. At a celebration, expectations may be set, and behavior may be rooted in long-standing traditions. Even if you and your in ...

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Survivors Grow Diamonds From the Ashes

Algordanza means "remembrance" in Romansh. It is also the name of a company in Chur, Switzerland that is in the business of turning loved ones' cremated ashes into diamonds. Rinaldo Willy, 34, created Algordanza in ...

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Colorado Moves to Modify Proxy Weddings

In many states, provisions were made during the Vietnam War that allowed soldiers and their beloveds to marry when one of them could not be physically present. Over forty years later, some Colorado lawmakers are seeking ...

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The Lure of a Watery Wedding off the Gulf Coast

A non-profit organization seeks to capitalize on the enduring popularity of coastal weddings in Alabama by offering the chance to say "I do" underwater. Adventurous couples may soon be able to exchange vows 38 feet bel ...

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