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‘Snowmanning’ is winter’s heartbreaking new dating trend

Forget ghosting, there is a festive new dating trend you need to look out for – and it has reportedly happened to over half of us.

“Snowmanning” is the icy cold way of rejection where a new flirtation disappears once the Christmas period is over. The trend sees many singles taking inspiration from the 1982 animated film “The Snowman.”

Here – after sharing a day of fleeting fun and flying to the North Pole with his new friend – the Snowman thaws to nothing but a distant, enchanting memory.

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According to eHarmony, 53 per cent of those who take part in a festive flirtation will become victims of snowmmaning this season. (iStock)

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According to eHarmony, 53 per cent of those who take part in a festive flirtation will become victims of snowmmaning this season. And men are slightly more likely than women (10 per cent vs per cent) to admit to having a short-lived romance.

Rachael Lloyd, relationship expert at eHarmony says: “Christmas is a time for celebration and presents a great opportunity to socialise and find someone special.”

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“However, once the drinks stop flowing and decorations come down, sometimes that initial burst of chemistry wears off. Our research shows that lots of people then retreat from their new relationships, a trend we are coining ‘snowmanning,’” Lloyd explained.

“For those seeking meaningful connections, I’d suggest considering how compatible you are before launching into a Christmas cracker of a fling. That way you’ll avoid hopefully getting burnt,” she added.

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This story originally appeared in The Sun. Read more content from The Sun here.

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What Does California’s New Data Privacy Law Mean? Nobody Agrees

Millions of people in California are now seeing notices on many of the apps and websites they use. “Do Not Sell My Personal Information,” the notices may say, or just “Do Not Sell My Info.”

But what those messages mean depends on which company you ask.

Stopping the sale of personal data is just one of the new rights that people in California may exercise under a state privacy law that takes effect on Wednesday. Yet many of the new requirements are so novel that some companies disagree about how to comply with them.

Even now, privacy and security experts from different companies are debating compliance issues over private messaging channels like Slack.

The provision about selling data, for example, applies to companies that exchange the data for money or other compensation. Evite, an online invitation service that discloses some customer information for advertising purposes, said it would give people a chance to opt out if they do not want their data shared with third parties. By contrast, Indeed, a job search engine that shares users’ résumés and other information, posted a notice saying that people seeking to opt out “will be asked to delete their account.”

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Microsoft said it would apply its changes to all its users in the United States rather than give Californians special treatment.Credit…Jeenah Moon for The New York Times

The issue of selling consumer data is so fraught that many companies are unwilling to discuss it publicly. Oracle, which has sold consumer information collected by dozens of third-party data brokers, declined to answer questions. T-Mobile, which has sold its customers’ location details, said it would comply with the law but refused to provide details.

“Companies have different interpretations, and depending on which lawyer they are using, they’re going to get different advice,” said Kabir Barday, the chief executive of OneTrust, a privacy management software service that has worked with more than 4,000 companies to prepare for the law. “I’ll call it a religious war.”

The new law has national implications because many companies, like Microsoft, say they will apply their changes to all users in the United States rather than give Californians special treatment. Federal privacy bills that could override the state’s law are stalled in Congress.

The California privacy law applies to businesses that operate in the state, collect personal data for commercial purposes and meet other criteria like generating annual revenue above $25 million. It gives Californians the right to see, delete and stop the sale of the personal details that all kinds of companies — app developers, retailers, restaurant chains — have on them.

“Businesses will have to treat that information more like it’s information that belongs, is owned by and controlled by the consumer,” said Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, “rather than data that, because it’s in possession of the company, belongs to the company.”

Some issues, like the practices that qualify as data selling, may be resolved by mid-2020, when Mr. Becerra’s office plans to publish the final rules spelling out how companies must comply with the law. His office issued draft regulations for the law in October. Other issues may become clearer if the attorney general sues companies for violating the privacy law.

For now, even the biggest tech companies have different interpretations of the law, especially over what it means to stop selling or sharing consumers’ personal details.

Google recently introduced a system for its advertising clients that restricts the use of consumer data to business purposes like fraud detection and ad measurement. Google said advertisers might choose to limit the uses of personal information for individual consumers who selected the don’t-sell-my-data-option — or for all users in California.

Facebook, which provides millions of sites with software that tracks users for advertising purposes, is taking a different tack. In a recent blog post, Facebook said that “we do not sell people’s data,” and it encouraged advertisers and sites that used its services “to reach their own decisions on how to best comply with the law.”

Uber responded to Facebook’s notice by offering a new option for its users around the world to opt out of having the ride-hailing service share their data with Facebook for ad targeting purposes.

“Although we do not sell data, we felt like the spirit of the law encompassed this kind of advertising,” said Melanie Ensign, the head of security and privacy communications at Uber.

Evite, the online invitation service, decided in 2018 to stop selling marketing data that grouped its customers by preferences like food enthusiast or alcohol enthusiast. Since then, the company has spent more than $1 million and worked with two firms to help it understand its obligations under the privacy law and set up an automated system to comply, said Perry Evoniuk, the company’s chief technology officer.

Although Evite no longer sells personal information, the site has posted a “do not sell my info” link. Starting Wednesday, Mr. Evoniuk said, that notice will explain to users that Evite shares some user details — under ID codes, not real names — with other companies for advertising purposes. Evite will allow users to make specific choices about sharing that data, he said. Customers will also be able to make general or granular requests to see their data or delete it.

“We took a very aggressive stance,” Mr. Evoniuk said. “It’s beneficial to put mechanisms in place to give people very good control of their data across the board.”

Companies are wrangling with a part in the law that gives Californians the right to see the specific details that companies have compiled on them, like precise location information and facial recognition data. Residents may also obtain the inferences that companies have made about their behavior, attitudes, activities, psychology or predispositions.

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and many other large tech companies already have automated services enabling users to log in and download certain personal data. Amazon said it would introduce a system that allowed all customers of its United States site to automatically download their records.

But the types and extent of personal data that companies currently make available vary widely.

Apple, for instance, said its privacy portal allowed people whose identities it could verify to see all of the data associated with their Apple IDs — including their App Store activities and AppleCare support history.

Microsoft said its self-service system enabled users to see the most “relevant” personal information associated with their accounts, including their Bing search history and any interest categories the company had assigned them.

Lyft, the ride-hailing company, said it would introduce a tool on Wednesday that allowed users to request and delete their data.

A reporter who requested data from the Apple portal received it more than a week later; the company said its system might need about a week to verify the identity of a person seeking to see his or her data. Microsoft said it was unable to provide a reporter with a list of the categories it uses to classify people’s interests. And Lyft would not say whether it will show riders the ratings that drivers give them after each ride.

Experian Marketing Services, a division of the Experian credit reporting agency that segments consumers into socioeconomic categories like “platinum prosperity” and “tough times,” is staking out a tougher position.

In recent comments filed with Mr. Becerra’s office, Experian objected to the idea that companies would need to disclose “internally generated data about consumers.” Experian did not return emails seeking comment.

The wide variation in companies’ data-disclosure practices may not last. California’s attorney general said the law clearly requires companies to show consumers the personal data that has been compiled about them.

“That consumer, so long as they follow the process, should be given access to their information,” Mr. Becerra said. “It could be detailed information, if a consumer makes a very specific request about a particular type of information that might be stored or dispersed, or it could be a general request: ‘Give me everything you’ve got about me.’”

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What Does California’s New Data Privacy Law Mean? Nobody Agrees

Millions of people in California are now seeing notices on many of the apps and websites they use. “Do Not Sell My Personal Information,” the notices may say, or just “Do Not Sell My Info.”

But what those messages mean depends on which company you ask.

Stopping the sale of personal data is just one of the new rights that people in California may exercise under a state privacy law that takes effect on Wednesday. Yet many of the new requirements are so novel that some companies disagree about how to comply with them.

Even now, privacy and security experts from different companies are debating compliance issues over private messaging channels like Slack.

The provision about selling data, for example, applies to companies that exchange the data for money or other compensation. Evite, an online invitation service that discloses some customer information for advertising purposes, said it would give people a chance to opt out if they do not want their data shared with third parties. By contrast, Indeed, a job search engine that shares users’ résumés and other information, posted a notice saying that people seeking to opt out “will be asked to delete their account.”

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Microsoft said it would apply its changes to all its users in the United States rather than give Californians special treatment.Credit…Jeenah Moon for The New York Times

The issue of selling consumer data is so fraught that many companies are unwilling to discuss it publicly. Oracle, which has sold consumer information collected by dozens of third-party data brokers, declined to answer questions. T-Mobile, which has sold its customers’ location details, said it would comply with the law but refused to provide details.

“Companies have different interpretations, and depending on which lawyer they are using, they’re going to get different advice,” said Kabir Barday, the chief executive of OneTrust, a privacy management software service that has worked with more than 4,000 companies to prepare for the law. “I’ll call it a religious war.”

The new law has national implications because many companies, like Microsoft, say they will apply their changes to all users in the United States rather than give Californians special treatment. Federal privacy bills that could override the state’s law are stalled in Congress.

The California privacy law applies to businesses that operate in the state, collect personal data for commercial purposes and meet other criteria like generating annual revenue above $25 million. It gives Californians the right to see, delete and stop the sale of the personal details that all kinds of companies — app developers, retailers, restaurant chains — have on them.

“Businesses will have to treat that information more like it’s information that belongs, is owned by and controlled by the consumer,” said Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, “rather than data that, because it’s in possession of the company, belongs to the company.”

Some issues, like the practices that qualify as data selling, may be resolved by mid-2020, when Mr. Becerra’s office plans to publish the final rules spelling out how companies must comply with the law. His office issued draft regulations for the law in October. Other issues may become clearer if the attorney general sues companies for violating the privacy law.

For now, even the biggest tech companies have different interpretations of the law, especially over what it means to stop selling or sharing consumers’ personal details.

Google recently introduced a system for its advertising clients that restricts the use of consumer data to business purposes like fraud detection and ad measurement. Google said advertisers might choose to limit the uses of personal information for individual consumers who selected the don’t-sell-my-data-option — or for all users in California.

Facebook, which provides millions of sites with software that tracks users for advertising purposes, is taking a different tack. In a recent blog post, Facebook said that “we do not sell people’s data,” and it encouraged advertisers and sites that used its services “to reach their own decisions on how to best comply with the law.”

Uber responded to Facebook’s notice by offering a new option for its users around the world to opt out of having the ride-hailing service share their data with Facebook for ad targeting purposes.

“Although we do not sell data, we felt like the spirit of the law encompassed this kind of advertising,” said Melanie Ensign, the head of security and privacy communications at Uber.

Evite, the online invitation service, decided in 2018 to stop selling marketing data that grouped its customers by preferences like food enthusiast or alcohol enthusiast. Since then, the company has spent more than $1 million and worked with two firms to help it understand its obligations under the privacy law and set up an automated system to comply, said Perry Evoniuk, the company’s chief technology officer.

Although Evite no longer sells personal information, the site has posted a “do not sell my info” link. Starting Wednesday, Mr. Evoniuk said, that notice will explain to users that Evite shares some user details — under ID codes, not real names — with other companies for advertising purposes. Evite will allow users to make specific choices about sharing that data, he said. Customers will also be able to make general or granular requests to see their data or delete it.

“We took a very aggressive stance,” Mr. Evoniuk said. “It’s beneficial to put mechanisms in place to give people very good control of their data across the board.”

Companies are wrangling with a part in the law that gives Californians the right to see the specific details that companies have compiled on them, like precise location information and facial recognition data. Residents may also obtain the inferences that companies have made about their behavior, attitudes, activities, psychology or predispositions.

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and many other large tech companies already have automated services enabling users to log in and download certain personal data. Amazon said it would introduce a system that allowed all customers of its United States site to automatically download their records.

But the types and extent of personal data that companies currently make available vary widely.

Apple, for instance, said its privacy portal allowed people whose identities it could verify to see all of the data associated with their Apple IDs — including their App Store activities and AppleCare support history.

Microsoft said its self-service system enabled users to see the most “relevant” personal information associated with their accounts, including their Bing search history and any interest categories the company had assigned them.

Lyft, the ride-hailing company, said it would introduce a tool on Wednesday that allowed users to request and delete their data.

A reporter who requested data from the Apple portal received it more than a week later; the company said its system might need about a week to verify the identity of a person seeking to see his or her data. Microsoft said it was unable to provide a reporter with a list of the categories it uses to classify people’s interests. And Lyft would not say whether it will show riders the ratings that drivers give them after each ride.

Experian Marketing Services, a division of the Experian credit reporting agency that segments consumers into socioeconomic categories like “platinum prosperity” and “tough times,” is staking out a tougher position.

In recent comments filed with Mr. Becerra’s office, Experian objected to the idea that companies would need to disclose “internally generated data about consumers.” Experian did not return emails seeking comment.

The wide variation in companies’ data-disclosure practices may not last. California’s attorney general said the law clearly requires companies to show consumers the personal data that has been compiled about them.

“That consumer, so long as they follow the process, should be given access to their information,” Mr. Becerra said. “It could be detailed information, if a consumer makes a very specific request about a particular type of information that might be stored or dispersed, or it could be a general request: ‘Give me everything you’ve got about me.’”

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Should you pop a pimple or let it heal on its own?

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Dear Dr. Manny, 

I have terrible acne, and I tend to pick at it. But I noticed that picking at it only makes it hurt more. How do you heal a popped pimple? What happens when blood comes out? Is it bad to pop whiteheads? Why do pimples feel hard? 

Thanks for your question.

A pimple is an infected, clogged pore, usually on your face. The infection makes a pus-filled tip and can become inflamed, sensitive, or even in some cases, painful. Your skin is covered in pores, or little wells, that sit at the bottom of hair follicles. These pores connect your skin to the sebaceous gland, which produces a kind of oil called sebum.

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Sebum is released continually and brought up to the surface, along with dead skin cells. But sometimes, too much sebum is produced, which can clog the pore. The clog creates a sort of plug in the pore, where bacteria can get trapped.

Occasionally, the infection, with the additional pus and oil, can cause the cell to break and create an even bigger pimple.

No pimples are naturally filled with blood. If blood comes out of a pimple, this means that you have popped it and now it is healing and scabbing over. The forced trauma of popping the pimple brings the blood out of the irritated skin.

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If you have a blood-filled pimple, leave it alone. It will heal on its own. Pimples are swollen ducts, so they’ll have some natural pressure.

It is bad to pop whiteheads because the bacteria will make the infection worse. It is better for that infection to be contained in one area. If you pop a whitehead, you’ll make a worse break out on your skin than before.

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Don’t ever pop the pimple. Wash your skin twice a day with a mild soap, using your fingers. A brush or a washcloth might cause unnecessary roughness on your skin. Look for over-the-counter products that come with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

If you have already popped a pimple, follow these simple steps to heal the wound. Rinse the area, compress the wound with a warm cloth. Apply cream and keep the wound moist. Cover it up and don’t pick at it anymore!

Do you have a health question for Dr. Manny? Email us at AskDrManny@FoxNews.com 

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5 Stabbed At Hanukkah Celebration In New York

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Authorities gather on a street in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday following a stabbing late Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration.

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A man attacked Hanukkah celebrants who had gathered at the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York City suburb on Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people before fleeing the scene.

The suspect was later apprehended in New York City, officials said.

Five patients with stab wounds, all of them Hasidic Jews, were taken to local hospitals, according to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region. The group said two of them were in critical condition.

The attack took place at the home of a rabbi in Monsey, N.Y., located about 30 miles north of New York City. The area has a large population of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

“I was praying for my life,” witness Aron Kohn told The New York Times. “He started attacking people right away as soon as he came in the door. We didn’t have time to react at all.” Kohn told the Times the knife was the size of a broomstick. He said the attacker then tried to enter the synagogue next door, but people inside had locked the door.

Police said the suspect fled the scene but was taken into custody, the paper reported. Michael Specht, the town supervisor of Ramapo, which includes Monsey, said on Twitter that the suspect was apprehended in New York City.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was “horrified” by the stabbing.

“We have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism in NY and we will hold the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law. NY stands with the Jewish community,” he wrote in a statement.

He said he was directing the state police hate crimes task force to investigate.

The attack comes amid reports of a spate of anti-Semitic violence in New York City and the surrounding area. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that police would increase their presence in neighborhoods with large Jewish populations.

In the past week, there have been reports of people being punched, slapped, hit in the face with a bag, and anti-Semitic slurs being shouted.

And earlier this month, a pair of shooters attacked a kosher market in Jersey City, N.J., killing three civilians, after killing a police officer at a nearby cemetery. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the evidence pointed toward “acts of hate” in the attacks, with the attackers motivated by both “anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs.”

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said the recent attacks mean law enforcement needs to step up protection of the Jewish community.

“Whether worshiping in synagogue, shopping in the supermarket or celebrating at home, Jews should be safe from violence,” he wrote. “We need authorities to provide increased protection NOW and ensure that the full force of the law is brought down on those who perpetrate such horrific crimes.”

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Nick Hall: This new year it’s better to receive than give — and this is the greatest gift of all

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From the clanging of bells to the passing of the plate, it’s that time of year once again when churches and nonprofits are quick to remind you, “It’s better to give than to receive.” We all obey dutifully — we buy presents for our families, make a year-end donation, and commit to giving more of ourselves through New Year’s resolutions.

We’re experts at giving, but we have a lot more to learn about how to receive.

In a culture where we work our way to the top, receiving a gift is disarming. It’s passive — something that is done to us rather than something we can control. We would much rather earn or take what we want than receive what others want for us.

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The Bible tells us that the first mistake humans ever made was taking from God what was intended to be a gift all along. We’re so bad at receiving, we can’t even trust God to give us what’s best.

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Instead of making a resolution to exercise more, eat healthier or reduce stress, I want to challenge you this new year to receive directly from God. The apostle Paul wrote to his protege Timothy, “Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” The good news is, you don’t have to climb a mountain, burn incense or practice meditation to hear from God. All you have to do is open a book.

Over the course of world history, no book has made a bigger impact than the Bible. Many people have objections to the Bible, but no one can deny the overall positive impact it has had in fields like healthcare, relief work, and care for the poor. This book has shaped the worldview of hundreds of millions of people over thousands of years, and it can do the same for you.

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The main reason people don’t read the Bible is a lack of time or understanding. Today, more tools than ever before are now available to help you receive the Bible. Ministries like Streetlights put the New Testament to hip hop tracks so you can listen on your commute or at the gym. Groups like The Bible Project make short, animated videos to clearly explain books or themes of the Bible.

And if you’ve ever started reading the Bible and quickly lost steam, an initiative called Together in Scripture will make it easy to experience the story of the Bible in an accessible way through short reading plans.

Like all goals, receiving from God is easier to do when we do it with others. This year, millions of people from over one hundred countries will participate in a campaign called Year of the Bible, a worldwide initiative to see more people in the Bible in 2020 than ever before. There is no better time to engage the Bible than right now.

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This year, instead of trying harder, would you commit to receive from God? There’s a simple exercise you can practice to put your body in a posture of receiving. Wherever you are, take a moment to turn your palms upward. Simply ask God, “Help me receive what you want to give me this year.”

I believe 2020 can be the best year of your life. And it won’t come because you worked harder or gave more. It will happen because you opened your hands and your heart to receive the transformative wisdom God has for you in his Word.

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New York City mugging victim, 60, dies 3 days after brutal Christmas Eve beating over $1

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A 60-year-old New York City man died in a hospital Friday, three days after unidentified suspect brutally beat him, demanding money while he walked down a Bronx street early Christmas Eve morning,  police said Saturday.

Six muggers punched, kicked and stomped on Juan Fresnada as he tried to keep his partner, Byron Caceres, 29, safe from the attackers who robbed him of $1, ABC News reported.

“My husband tried to defend me,” Caceres told The New York Post. “The guy had his fist ready like he was ready to attack me. My husband said, ‘Don’t you get close to him.’”

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Caceres said Fresnada told him to run away.

“They were beating him for 10 or 15 minutes,” he said. “I went back and found him on the floor. He was breathing heavily and bleeding from his head.”

The beating was caught on surveillance video but no suspects have been arrested, ABC reported.

“He takes care of me,” Caceres said. “He’s very calm and I’m the one who is stressed all the time.”

He told The Daily News he didn’t think the attack was a hate crime.

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The couple have been together since 2015, The Daily News reported.

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Sweethearts Forever. Then Came Alzheimer’s, Murder and Suicide.

It began almost playfully, like tiny hiccups in her mind. She would forget she had already changed the sheets and change them again, or repeat a thought in the same breath.

Then the illness amplified.

She grew confused by everyday tasks. Became convinced her parents were still alive and insisted upon a visit. At social gatherings, she was anxious and fearful. She forgot how to sew and cross-stitch. Forgot the faces of her children.

She did remember her name. Alma Shaver. But not her age. Eighty.

And sometimes, she did not know her husband.

He was Richard Shaver, a man whose wife of 60 years had been found by dementia, that thief that robs the minds of 50 million people worldwide. So common, yet so personally cruel — it comes with no road map for those tending to the afflicted.

For a while, Mr. Shaver managed. He would sit next to his wife and rub her hand, her knee, to try to calm the unease. He left notes explaining simple tasks. If she was stuck repeating herself, he asked yes or no questions to break the cycle. Did you graduate in 1957, Alma? Why, yes.

When visiting family, he picked out her clothes, usually the beige sweatshirt with the collar and a bird stitched on the front. He resorted to fast food in the drive-through lane so she wouldn’t have to get out of the car.

By the spring of this year, things had gotten worse, as they always do with an illness that takes and takes and takes. Ms. Shaver had slipped beyond a murky fog that her husband could not join.

Mr. Shaver waited until the two were alone in their Brick, N.J., home, a white colonial they had bought in retirement because the deck opened up to a lagoon.

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The view from Richard and Alma Shaver’s deck, where they spent many afternoons sitting on the swing.Credit…Bryan Anselm for The New York Times

It was a warm Sunday afternoon in June, the kind of day where, in healthier times, he would have steered his boat out on the water, and she would have sat on the deck swing waiting for his return.

Instead, Ms. Shaver was in the upstairs bedroom asleep, the only peace she ever seemed to find.

Mr. Shaver, 79, crawled onto the canopy bed — the one they had shared for years — and shot his wife.

Then he lay down beside her and shot himself.

He asked her to the Candyland Cotillion, a high school dance, in 1956. He arrived in a dark suit with his blond hair slicked to one side. She wore a sleeveless dress and a circle of pearls. He swiped her dance card and scrawled his name across all seven lines.

They had known each other since childhood, not unusual in the village of Shadyside, Ohio. That night, Alma Archibald went home and declared, “I’m going to marry that Richard Shaver.”

Two years later, they eloped.

They eventually moved to Landing, N.J., where they raised three daughters. By then, Mr. Shaver had worked for NASA and G.E. in electrical engineering and was traveling often for RCA.

Bright and fiercely independent, he insisted on doing home repairs himself. He bought a motorcycle and taught his girls to ride it.

He liked to plan ahead, hiding envelopes of cash around the house in case of emergency and writing a guide to finding each one.

Ms. Shaver was strong-willed and warm, meticulous about her home and her appearance. She had meals on the table at 5 p.m., dressed up as Mrs. Claus, led a Girl Scout troop, delivered handmade gifts. Families liked to use her as their emergency contact.

Friends were drawn to the Shavers’ energy, charisma and laughter.

“They were absolutely soul mates — crazy about each other,” said Gerry O’Connell, 71, who lived on the same block as the Shavers for two decades. “You’d never hear one say anything bad about the other. My husband traveled and I’d get mad, I’m here alone with the kids. But Alma never would get mad at Dick. She was just happy to drive down in the snow to pick him up at the train station.”

In 1992, the couple moved to Brick near Barnegat Bay where they were a comforting sight in the neighborhood — pulling weeds, riding bikes, holding hands.

At home and when visiting others, the two tended to be in the same room, often sitting side by side.

Mr. Shaver had always been flippant about what he wanted in his final years.

He would joke about overdosing on pills when the time came, or say he didn’t want a funeral, just a party with lots of booze and funny stories. He referred to nursing homes as “The Place.”

“Don’t send me to The Place,” he would say.

When his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago, Mr. Shaver avoided discussing it and grew evasive about the future. He dismissed offers of help and suggestions that he hire a home health aide. His daughter Karen McDonald wanted to buy him a home near her. He declined.

“He didn’t want to talk about it, just like, ‘Mind your own business, I’m taking care of it,’” Ms. McDonald, 58, said. “His whole life was always about her. She was the most important. Not the kids or the grandkids. It was her.”

One of the few times Mr. Shaver admitted to being rattled by the disease was when his wife lashed out at him, recalled his daughter Kristy Truland, 52.

“She started screaming, ‘I don’t know who you are, get away from me, don’t touch me!’ to my father in the house,” said Ms. Truland, who spoke to her parents every day.

Her father had saved well for retirement, and she urged him to think about moving to an assisted living center.

“He didn’t want to be a burden, didn’t want to go to a nursing home — none of it,” Ms. Truland said. “And definitely didn’t want to leave her for us to take care of. He would say, ‘You’re just gonna put her in a home.’”

Mr. Shaver’s own health was a mystery. He complained of back pain, but never revealed the results of doctors’ visits.

At one point he declared that he and his wife were going to take a break from doctors, because they didn’t seem to be doing any good.

Their home grew dusty and unfamiliar. Mr. Shaver turned down his daughters’ gift of a cleaning service. The home had once been a hub for the family, where the couple hosted children and grandchildren. But Ms. Shaver herself had become childlike.

“The first time she didn’t know me, I was crying in the shower,” Ms. Truland said, “because my mother was gone.”

In late May, Ms. Shaver fell in the garage, nearly taking down Mr. Shaver with her. The incident unnerved him.

Ms. Shaver ended up having to go to the hospital. The following week, Valerie Dominioni, a friend who lived across the water, stopped by with a rose.

“Alma really appreciated it,” Mr. Shaver later told Ms. Dominioni on the phone. “You’re such a good neighbor.” He sounded emotional.

Ms. Dominioni, 75, thinks of that call often, as well as something Ms. Shaver said to her earlier that afternoon.

“We have to go away,” Ms. Shaver said. “You understand, don’t you?”

Their bodies were discovered on June 10 after police arrived for a welfare check. Ms. Truland, their daughter, had been unable to reach them for their usual phone call.

Coroner’s reports would reveal that Ms. Shaver tested positive for the painkiller Oxymorphone and had been shot in the back of her neck. Mr. Shaver had been shot in the mouth.

The reports also noted that Mr. Shaver had metastatic tumors on his liver and kidneys and suffered from emphysema.

Authorities would file away the deaths as a murder-suicide, an act of domestic violence, and the news was posted on an anti-gun violence website.

Months later, the surviving family members have come to see it like this: It is not the ending they would have chosen. But they won’t hold it against their father.

“If you knew him, it makes sense,” his daughter Linda Shaver, 55, said.

They have no idea when or how Mr. Shaver acquired the revolver. Going through his things later, they found a box of pills with a note that had one daughter’s phone number and a receipt for a recent hotel stay. Perhaps a quieter plan had failed. Ms. Shaver had been having trouble swallowing lately, a symptom of the disease’s progression.

Mr. Shaver’s death especially stung his daughters. They were accustomed to their mother not being entirely there. They never thought their father would soon leave, too.

But they are thankful to not be embroiled in a murder trial. And impelled to now lead full lives, aware that the disease could come for them, too.

There is one thing that still makes them collapse inside when they reflect upon it all: the thought of their father in his last hour on that bed.

They imagine him lying next to his dead wife, placing the towel over his face, slipping the gun into his mouth, telling himself it was time to pull the trigger. He must have felt so alone.

Two weeks after the Shavers died, their family had a party.

It was not the one Mr. Shaver had once requested in lieu of a funeral, but there were fireworks and flowers and spinning lights.

Their granddaughter, Alissa Ryan, got married.

Ms. Ryan wrote a speech for a host to read that acknowledged the tragedy, but asked guests to welcome a new love story. It set the tone. Let’s be happy today.

Family and friends danced, toasted, embraced, caroused.

There was a moment before the celebration that Ms. Ryan had wondered how exactly one continues on with a wedding so soon. But, while some were upset at her grandfather’s timing, she was not.

“They were in pain for how many years? They didn’t even know what day it was,” Ms. Ryan, 31, said.

Mr. Shaver had, in fact, been aware of the upcoming nuptials. The only note he left behind was inside a blue envelope addressed to Ms. Ryan and her husband and placed on the dining room table.

It offered no insight into the end of the Shavers’ time together, only a simple wish from a man who had come to know what must be cherished.

“May you both have many years of happiness,” it read. “May life be good to you.”

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Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones and wife mourning loss of son Marlo, 6 months old

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Tragedy struck the home of Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones and his wife on Friday when their 6-month-old son Marlo died suddenly.

The cause of the child’s death wasn’t immediately clear.

Both Jones and the NFL‘s Lions posted messages on social media regarding the loss.

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“You will always be in our hearts,” Jones wrote in tribute to his son. “We will always remember you. … Rest peacefully our sweet baby boy. You have gained your wings.”

Marlo was the Joneses’ fifth child. The couple have three older sons and a daughter, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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“Earlier today, we were informed by Marvin and Jazmyn Jones about the sudden passing of their youngest son, Marlo,” the Detroit Lions wrote in a statement. “The Detroit Lions fully support Marvin and Jazmyn during this extremely difficult time.

“Marvin and Jazmyn embody the true meaning of family, and the example they set has made them an inspiration to so many in our community. We thank everyone for the outpouring of support.”

Jones, 29, a native of Los Angeles who played college football at Cal-Berkeley, is in his fourth season with the Lions but has been sidelined since Dec. 8 because of an ankle injury, the Free Press reported.

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In November, the Lions posted a video that featured Jones and his children.

Back in 2016, Jones made headlines by helping pay training costs as his sister Vanessa Jones, a former track star at the University of Southern California, pursued her dream of trying to make the U.S. Olympic team.

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Clemson tops Ohio State 29-23, will face LSU for national championship

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trevor Lawrence connected with Travis Etienne on a 34-yard touchdown with 1:49 left in the fourth quarter and No. 3 Clemson beat No. 2 Ohio State 29-23 Saturday night at the Fiesta Bowl to advance to the College Football Playoff championship game.

The Tigers went 94 yards on four plays in 1:18, with Lawrence completing all three of his passes and mixing in an 11-yard run. The sophomore quarterback who has never lost a college start passed for 259 yards and two scores and ran for a career-high 107 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown late in the first half.

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Lawrence added a 2-point conversion to Tee Higgins, but it left plenty of time for Ohio State and Justin Fields to respond. The Buckeyes drove to the Clemson 23, but on second-and-7, Fields fired to the end zone and was picked off by Nolan Turner with 37 seconds left. Ohio State receiver Chris Olave had broken off his route and left Fields throwing to no one.

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One more knee from Lawrence and defending national champion Clemson had secured its 29th straight victory and fourth trip to the CFP championship game in five years.

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