P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67

P. M. Forni, a professor of early Italian literature who became a leading exponent of civility in our own discourteous times, died on Dec. 1 in Towson, Md. He was 67. His wife, Virginia H. Forni, said the cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Forni was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in…

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Chloë Sevigny Has a Gen-Z Advisory Council

In the realm of girlhood dreams, Chloë Sevigny looms large. The actress and style muse has a Golden Globe, a backstage pass to every cool concert, and Bvlgari diamonds whenever there’s a big party. Last night, the party was huge—a celebration of Raul de Nieves’ massive sparkly carousel at the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach.…

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5 natural ways to reduce breast size

Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong. For some people, however, large breasts can get in the way of daily life. There is some evidence that large bra cup sizes are related to shoulder and neck pain. People may also want to reduce their breast size…

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10 ways to boost libido

Libido, or sex drive, naturally varies between individuals. Having a low sex drive is not necessarily a problem, but if a person wishes to boost their libido, they can try a range of effective natural methods. Anxiety, relationship difficulties, health concerns, and age can all affect libido. While a low libido is not usually problematic,…

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Work Friend: You Work With Liars!

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. The Beautiful Ones I am in a contract position and have been increasingly asked to do the duties of our workplace con artist. He is never in the…

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Check In: Hotel Review: Sleek Minimalism in the Azores

Rates Rooms from 200 euros (about $250). The Basics The Portuguese archipelago of the Azores has been getting more buzz and direct flights lately, but hotel offerings have tended to be on the old-fashioned side. The sleek, minimalist White Hotel, which opened in July 2017 on the main island of São Miguel, is a notable…

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Ask Well: Do Cruciferous Vegetables Really Fight Cancer?

Q. Are cruciferous vegetables really helpful for fighting cancer? A. There’s no question that cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts as well as turnips and dark leafy greens like kale and arugula, are good for you. They’re high in fiber, low in calories and rich in nutrients, including vitamins C, E and…

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Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg Problem

The door to the Lean In office in Palo Alto, Calif., has Sheryl Sandberg’s name on it. The email addresses for Lean In employees bear her initials. And millions of dollars in funding every year for the women’s empowerment organization comes from her. But inside, surrounded by wall art reminding women to be bold, the…

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