What to Do If You Hate Your Partner’s Friends?

The most unloved stage in a relationship is getting to know the guy’s environment. You seem to just get used to it when suddenly you meet the people who should not have anything to do with your man. If all of his friends cause negative emotions, it’s worth thinking about whether you really know this…

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Shopping Guide: Shopping for Tumblers

Tumblers — drinking glasses without stems — are the most multipurpose form of glassware, equally suitable for serving tap water and single-malt whiskey. In fact, they are so ubiquitous that they might not seem as glamorous as their stemmed siblings. But when they’re distinctive, they almost always attract attention, especially as part of a table…

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Work Friend: ‘Help, My Boss Has Breasts!’

Bring on your questions about work and life to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited, and responses may make you sad. My Boss Has an Anatomy I work for a local government agency in a professional office setting. My boss is a young, attractive woman.…

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Personal Health: Hearing Loss Threatens Mind, Life and Limb

The earsplitting sound of ambulance sirens in New York City is surely hastening the day when I and many others repeatedly subjected to such noise will be forced to get hearing aids. I just hope this doesn’t happen before 2021 or so when these devices become available over-the-counter and are far less expensive and perhaps…

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A Little Bit of Excess in a Sensible Package

There’s deep pleasure in creamy chilled oats, an easy make-ahead breakfast that blends the comfort of hot porridge with the fun of crunchy cereal in cold milk. After a season of feasting with friends and family, it’s a welcome meal for one that tastes like an indulgence but leaves you feeling great. It also fits…

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Medical News Today: Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?

Millions of people live with high blood pressure, which can place them at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. For this condition, doctors typically prescribe blood-lowering drugs, but could exercise help just as well? A new study suggests that exercise can be just as effective as drugs when it comes to keeping blood pressure under control.…

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What Is a Breadcrumb Relationship?

Girls often write to us with a request to help them understand the reasons for men’s actions: why they show their girlfriend that they like her, and then they don’t want to date. Men make a lot of compliments and then ignore the girl. They write romantic messages without the slightest hint of a date.…

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