Work Friend: How to Deal With Nosy People at Work

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. Who Will Watch the Watchers? I manage a team of people. The most competent person on my team is also, unfortunately, the most annoying. Everything he does that…

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My Workout: Jovan Adepo Gets Workout Tips From John Krasinski

Jovan Adepo, 30, is on the verge of a breakout. Already known for his supporting roles in the film “Fences” and the TV show “The Leftovers,” Mr. Adepo can be seen this fall as the lead actor in the horror-mystery film “Overlord, and the Facebook Watch series “Sorry for Your Loss.” He also has a…

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Travel Tips: Five Things to Bring on Every Long Flight

There are long flights and there are long flights. Singapore Airlines has the longest haul currently, with nearly 19 hours from Newark to Singapore. But that’s bound to be eclipsed soon as airlines and aircraft manufacturers vie to be the first to pull off the last major nonstop air route: Sydney to London, estimated at…

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What Steve Aoki Can’t Travel Without

Steve Aoki lives in Las Vegas, but that’s little more than a technicality. The electro-house D.J. is constantly on the road, playing between 200 and 300 shows a year. In addition to his career in music, Mr. Aoki has developed a fitness regimen, Aoki Bootcamp, which he posts on Instagram so his fans can follow…

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Ask Well: Which Type of Medical Scan Is Right for Me?

Q. Sometimes my doctor orders an M.R.I., sometimes a CAT scan or an ultrasound. If one is best, why not just order it every time? A. The rationale for selecting an imaging test is complicated, but some general principles can be helpful. X-ray is the basic imaging test. X-rays are quick and cheap, and while…

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‘Bootleg Toys’ Are Their Own Kind of Collectibles

Image «Bootleg» action figures are mash-up creations that straddle the line between toys and art. Above, rejected, flawed model parts in Morgan Phillips’s studio.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times What toys do you wish you had growing up? That question spurred a creative awakening for Aaron Moreno, when it was posed to him by…

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Devastated by California Fire, Paradise Finds a Way to Give Thanks

Before a fire demolished their town, Rowdy Shaw and Shanna Shaw had planned to host nine guests for Thanksgiving at their new home, off Lucky John Road in Paradise, Calif. The Shaws had moved into the house just four months earlier, to be close to the community’s resources for their daughter, Chelsea, who has Down…

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Modern Love: Destined to Marry the Cute Bartender

I have been thinking a lot about multiverse theory, the idea that there are infinite universes running parallel to our own where we are playing out our infinite lives. Remember the 1998 film “Sliding Doors”? Gwyneth Paltrow rushes to catch a train in London after being fired from her job. In one universe, she makes…

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The Morning After: Thanksgiving Cleanup Tips

There’s no shortage of information on how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, but there’s surprisingly little about how to deal with its aftermath. Cleaning may not be as glamorous as cooking, but it is just as important, if not more important, at least for the hosts. To help, our writers and editors have spent thousands of…

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Medical News Today: What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome can both cause abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease is the term for a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract, which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. While the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be similar, these…

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