Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly denied their ‘dream wedding’ in 2018 and instead had to settle for a lavish ceremony in the UK, as per the Duke of Sussex himself. In his bombshell memoir Spare, that smashed sales records upon its January 10 release, Prince Harry revealed that after he proposed to Meghan in late 2017 at Nottingham Cottage, Kensington Palace, they wanted to get married quickly and, ideally, ‘barefoot in Botswana’. “We wanted to get married quickly. But the Palace couldn’t seem to pick a date. Or a venue,” Prince Harry revealed in his book, further saying while they waited ‘for a decree from the royal decision-making apparatus’, they did a traditional ‘engagement tour’ of the UK. He then shared a conversation he had had with his older brother Prince William, writing: “On our return from the trip I rang Willy, sounded him out, asked his thoughts about where we might get married.” “I told him we were thinking of Westminster Abbey. ‘No good. We did … [Read more...] about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle were denied their ‘dream wedding’
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What is Primary Progressive Aphasia? Primary progressive aphasia, or PPA, is a frontotemporal disorder marked by progressive losses in language ability, which includes speaking, comprehending, reading and writing. The word "aphasia" is a general term used to refer to deficits in language functions. PPA is a neurological syndrome caused by a shrinking of the frontal, temporal or parietal lobes in the brain, primarily on the left side. PPA affects each individual differently. PPA is not Alzheimer's disease. The highest risk factors for PPA include having a history of learning disabilities and having certain gene mutations. The condition begins gradually, and the individual initially begins experiencing difficulty thinking of common words while speaking or writing. Memory, reasoning and visual perception are commonly not affected in individuals first diagnosed with PPA, so in that respect, the individual with the condition can function rather normally in many daily routine … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s Q&A: Language deficits often first sign of PPA
Catholic Charities of Acadiana is marking its 50th year of operation this year in much the same way it started: Staff and volunteers are seeking to serve not only today’s vulnerable populations in Acadiana but tomorrow’s at-risk populations, as well. That’s because what started in 1973 on a three-legged table at a single church in Lafayette has evolved into a diocesan-wide operation with 12 dynamic agencies and two social enterprises. Catholic Charities has grown while remaining nimble in the face of community needs, its leaders say. “We’ve responded to disasters for 50 years,” said Ben Broussard, chief of external affairs. At turns — and at times, simultaneously — Catholic Charities has handled public and personal emergencies due to economic downturns, social calamity and natural disasters. The agency initiated in its earliest form in the early 1970s. Lafayette clergy and civic leaders were concerned about the growing presence of hunger and joblessness and housing needs. … [Read more...] about Catholic Charities marks 50 years of service; looks ahead to serve in new ways
Kyla Wright's original plan was to complete her master's degree, move out of her parents' home and rent an apartment somewhere in Detroit. But once she started looking for rental units, her mother — a landlord — suggested buying instead. Wright took the advice and, in December 2021, she bought a $99,000 home in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. Wright, now 25, is the only person in her social circle who owns a home. But on a national scale, her decision is becoming increasingly common. Women who live alone, like Wright, own millions more homes than their male counterparts, despite typically earning less than men do. Single women own roughly 10.7 million homes, compared to 8.1 million for single men, according to a recent analysis from LendingTree that looked at 2021 Census data. That's a surprising statistic considering the financial hurdles women have historically faced, said Jacob Channel, LendingTree's senior economist and the author of the analysis. On average, for … [Read more...] about Single women are racing ahead of men in homeownership. Here’s why.