Mixing Politics and Romance

For Sarah Lockman and John Collins, the pivotal moment in their relationship occurred in a most unusual place: high atop the staircase of Mr. Collins’s new home in St. Michael, Md., where he and Ms. Lockman struggled for three hours to carry a futon down the stairs this past January. “At one point, the futon…

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No More All-Nighters!

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. The Obnoxiousness of Celebrating Poor Time Management At all-staff meetings, managers at my office will make a point of lauding employees for working late into the night. The…

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