Vomiting at Work Doesn’t Mean You’re Bad at Your Job

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Good morning! It’s me and I’m here: your new Work Friend, assembled from the frantically selected parts of expired Work Friends. Choire Sicha’s blog-hardened heart; Megan Greenwell’s Millennial…

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At Tennessee Titans Games, the Fiercest Tailgaters Are Kurds

NASHVILLE — The parking lot of Nissan Stadium was mostly empty at 8 on a recent Sunday morning, save for those dedicated few who had shown up early to stake out a spot for the tailgate before the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo Bills. The fans set up their tents, hung their…

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What to Wear When Shopping for $1 Million Old Master Paintings

As children donned costumes for Halloween, art collectors, furniture dealers and philanthropists made their way to the Park Avenue Armory in New York, where the European Fine Art Fair (Tefaf) held a V.I.P. preview hosted by the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering. The fair, which showcased art from antiquity to the modern era, has become…

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A Retirement Community That Comes to You

Carole Ann Basso had spent years tending to her ailing parents and disabled husband; at one point, all three were receiving hospice care in her northern New Jersey home. “It was so incredibly stressful,” recalled Ms. Basso, a retired high school history teacher. “I didn’t want to give my children that craziness.” So when she…

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On Hawaii, the Fight for Taro’s Revival

ImageThe taro fields of the Waipa Foundation, on the north shore of the island of Kauai. The foundation focuses on ecological restoration.Credit…Scott Conarroe The root vegetable was a staple food for centuries until contact with the West. Its return signals a reclamation of not just land but a culture — and a way of life. By…

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Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says

After years of prodding by patient advocates, federal officials on Wednesday sued the drug maker Gilead Sciences, charging that it had infringed government patents on the idea of preventing H.I.V. with a daily pill. The suit, by the Department of Health and Human Services, came as a pleasant shock to many critics of the company,…

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My Favorite New Recipe!

Good morning. We’re three weeks from Black Friday, and the time before Thanksgiving is going to go very slowly until it takes off like a scalded dog. Smarties should lay down a few plans this weekend against the surety that they will change in coming days — as when news arrives that your aunt is…

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Your Thanksgiving Helper? The Sous-Vide Machine

Picture any kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. There are dishes in the sink; every surface is covered with bowls, containers and cutting boards. In line for the oven are pies, turkey, casseroles and anything that needs reheating. On the burners, you’ve got gravy, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes vying for space with the soup (whose idea…

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In Yoga, Blurry Lines Easily Crossed

Episode 19: ‘Hands On’ Producer Jamila Wignot When sweaty, barely covered bodies bend and twist in tight space in a yoga class, boundaries can get blurry. What one person may consider a well-intentioned hands-on adjustment to a yoga pose can seem inappropriate to someone else. The combination of physical touch, spirituality and power dynamics have…

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Emma Thompson Can’t Live Without Hannah Gadsby and Potato Scones

Emma Thompson, double Oscar winner (“Howards End” for acting, “Sense and Sensibility” for writing), environmental activist and dame (anointed in vegan sneakers), is frank: She admits that her bank balance often rules her career. “Sometimes I’m not very rich, so I say to my agents, ‘Can you find me a job that might pay well?’”…

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