Women Poop. At Work. Get Over It.

There once was a woman who walked regularly from her office in Midtown Manhattan to a hotel across the street in order to use the restroom, and that woman may have been one of us. That woman had a friend, at another office job, who carried a book of matches and a can of air…

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Was the Gap Ever Cool? A Look at 50 Years in Denim and Khaki

In 1969, Donald Fisher was a 40-year-old real estate professional who had a big problem finding Levi’s that fit him properly. His solution became the Gap. Fisher and his wife, Doris, opened the first location of the retail chain on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, a short walk from the state university campus. For three…

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Dressing for the Great British Identity Crisis

ImageBurberry, spring 2020CreditTom Jamieson for The New York Times LONDON — What does it mean to be British? What does that look like? There’s really no way around these questions for anyone in the United Kingdom right now; anyone existing in the shadow of the maybe-final-the-P.M.-swears-it-is-so Brexit deadline of Oct. 31. They overshadow everything else,…

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Alex Trebek Says He’s in a New Round of Chemotherapy

Alex Trebek, the longtime host of “Jeopardy!” who announced in March he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, revealed on Tuesday that he was undergoing a new round of chemotherapy to treat the disease. Mr. Trebek disclosed the additional treatment in an interview with T.J. Holmes on “Good Morning America.” In the interview, Mr. Trebek, 79,…

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Cokie and Steven Roberts: A Half-Century of Changing Together

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change, love harder, love less and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, a new feature, The Times highlights couples who share thoughts about commitment and what they have learned about themselves and each other along the way. Who Cokie Boggs Roberts, 73, and…

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On California’s Delicious (and Dull) Luxury Dining Circuit

NAPA, Calif. — Late in the summer, late in the afternoon, I woke from a nap by a glittering pool. Over the last few days in California wine country, I had eaten macaroni and cheese out of a golden egg and broken into a juicy quenelle of caviar over softly set custard. I had drawn…

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Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life

When Ariel Coleman, 28, quit her last job, as a project manager in the corporate office of a bank, it wasn’t because her new employer offered her a raise, a different role or more seniority. “The work-life balance is just much better,” she said. At her new company, Omfgco, a branding and design firm in…

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Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems

A group of commonly used antibiotics may increase the risk for heart valve problems, researchers report. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at antibiotic use among 12,502 people with heart valve regurgitation, leaking heart valves that, untreated, can lead to heart failure. The researchers compared them with 125,020…

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Personality Tests Are the Astrology of the Office

On his first day working at the University of Phoenix, Eric Shapiro found out the good news: He had tested red-yellow. To the layperson this doesn’t mean much. But to those well-versed in the psychology of Dr. Taylor Hartman’s “Color Code,” as all employees of the University of Phoenix’s enrollment office were required to be,…

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