A Busy Year and One to Remember

Semuteh Freeman and Dr. Uchechukwu Eke have had a very eventful year. A completion of medical training, a new job, a move halfway across the country, a marriage, an unexpected addition to the family and, of course, the coronavirus pandemic. “It was definitely challenging,” Ms. Freeman said. The two were initially drawn to each other…

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Is Corporate Change Really Possible?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, or a request to remain anonymous. Letters may be edited. Free Labor Boundaries A few weeks ago, I started a part-time internship. The work is remote and unpaid, and my supervisor and I are working across time zones.…

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The Art of the Cookie Drop

Juan Morel, a 38-year-old professional bodybuilder, has several nicknames. One is “Diesel,” for his resemblance to the similarly smooth-headed and muscled actor Vin. Another, “King of New York,” he earned for winning his second New York Pro competition last May. “And now,” Mr. Morel said recently over FaceTime from his Long Island home, “the ‘Cookie…

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