Should I Lie So That My Cousin Can Have a Catholic Wedding?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to fib for a relative, especially when you don’t think the ends justify the…


Avoiding Altitude Sickness: How to Enjoy the Mountains Safely

At last, you’ve arrived in Cuzco, Peru — you’re ready for your dream trek to Machu Picchu. There’s just one…


After a Breakup, Does an Ex Get to Stay on Your Grid?

Addressing the very 21st-century question of whether to archive or memorialize past relationships on your Instagram account.


Why Does My Husband Exclude Me From Dinners With His Siblings?

A reader has been feeling left out by her husband’s siblings-only dinners — and never more so than when her…


This Ship Is Sinking. Can I Jump to a Client’s?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to [email protected]. Include your name and location, or a request…


My Landlord Says I Can’t Sublet My Apartment. What if I Do Anyway?

Rent-stabilized tenants can request to sublet their apartments in most cases, and landlords cannot unreasonably withhold consent. But what is…


One Walk-in Shower Is as Good as Any Other, Right? Wrong.

Here’s how to make your morning shower more luxurious.


Should I Be Loyal to My Father or My Dying Uncle?

A reader is torn between attending a final dinner with his uncle, who has terminal cancer, and supporting his father,…


‘We Are So Back’ Is So Back

The phrase has become ubiquitous online as a way to celebrate life’s small pleasures — at least until “we’re so…


My Girlfriend Said She Loved Me. Should I Say It Back Even if I’m Not Sure?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether it’s OK to profess love if you’re uncertain you feel it.

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