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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Medical News Today: Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

New research finds that magnesium may hold the key to understanding how vitamin D levels relate to health and disease. A recent study investigates the importance of magnesium in vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits.…

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Bridget Gabbe, Sanjay Raveendranath

Bridget Coyne Gabbe and Sanjay Raveendranath were married Dec. 29 at Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn. Rabbi Andrue Kahn officiated, with John R. Tunheim, the chief judge of the United States District Court, Minnesota, taking part. The bride, 31, is an actress who has appeared on the television shows “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix),…

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