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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Modern Love: When a Boyfriend Joins the Marriage

Two guys are out in the backyard banging around, building a work space, a studio. One is lean with dark hair; the other stockier, his gray hair clipped close to his skull. I hear their laughter over the sound of the air compressor for the nail gun. The siding is going up. They started this…

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Lens: Living Large in the Limo, if Only for a Night

Seeing a limousine inch its way down a one-way street during rush hour always raises more questions than answers. Who’s behind those tinted windows? Why are they paying such a premium to travel in a glorified taxi? And, wait, how did the driver just pull off that turn? The photographer Kathy Shorr found the answers…

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Dr. Lisa Schwartz, 55, Is Dead; Warned of Unnecessary Treatments

Dr. Lisa Schwartz, who with her husband devoted her life to warning patients about the dangers of unnecessary medical tests and treatment and excessive diagnoses, died on Nov. 29 in Lebanon, N.H. She was 55. Her husband, Dr. Steven Woloshin, said the cause was cancer. Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Woloshin were the directors of the…

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El Espace: The Early Days of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). The other day, Jeff Roth, an editor at the…

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