The Sweet Spot: I Had an Affair With a Co-Worker. He Betrayed Me. Now What?

Supported by Style I Had an Affair With a Co-Worker. He Betrayed Me. Now What? Photo Credit Heidi Younger Dear Sugars,
I had an affair with a co-worker that lasted several months. Though I had reservations about his character, we had an intense sexual connection. Due to the small, gossipy nature of our workplace, I repeatedly demanded discretion. He promised to never discuss my private life at work.
I found myself falling for him and needed to set boundaries, so I ended the affair. Soon after this, my co-worker’s supervisor revealed he’d been hearing about our relationship from Day 1. He knew details about my sexuality (I’m bisexual, but not out at work) and our affair that he could only have learned from my ex, who it seems was seeking validation from his buddies by bragging about our involvement.
I was devastated, but I also blamed myself. It’s not against company policy to date co-workers, but I should’ve trusted my gut. Instead, I was guided by my lust. The consequence is that..

Tanzina Vega Is New Host of WNYC’s ‘The Takeaway’

Supported by Business Day Tanzina Vega Is New Host of WNYC’s ‘The Takeaway’ Photo Tanzina Vega will start as the new host of the public radio program “The Takeaway” on May 7. Credit Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images Tanzina Vega has been named the new host of the public radio program “The Takeaway,” succeeding John Hockenberry, who retired in August and was subsequently accused of engaging in sexual harassment and bullying behavior during his decade with the show.
Ms. Vega, who will begin working on the nationally syndicated news program on May 7, was most recently at CNN, where she reported on race, inequality and the criminal justice system. She was previously a reporter for The New York Times.
“Since its inception, ‘The Takeaway’ has sought out voices from across the country to provide context for and perspective on the day’s news,” Alisa Miller, president and chief executive of Public Radio International, which produces the show with WNYC Radio, said in a statement. “Tanzina’s d..

Responding to Trump, China Plans New Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Responding to Trump, China Plans New Tariffs on U.S. Goods Photo Chinese border police officers watching the arrival of a container ship at a port in Qingdao in Shandong Province. On Friday, China said it planned to impose tariffs on a wide range of American products. Credit Chinatopix, via Associated Press BEIJING — China announced Friday that it planned to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of American-produced fruit, pork, wine, seamless steel pipes and more than 100 other goods, hitting back at the United States hours after President Trump proposed tariffs on about $60 billion worth of Chinese-made products.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued the threat in an online statement that said its proposed measures retaliated against the Trump administration’s earlier decision to impose tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum. The timing, though, also appeared to be a warning shot against Mr. Trump’s latest action on the trade front, on Thursday, when he took specific aim at a much wide..

H&M, a Fashion Giant, Has a Problem: $4.3 Billion in Unsold Clothes

Supported by Business Day H&M, a Fashion Giant, Has a Problem: $4.3 Billion in Unsold Clothes Photo The fashion retailer H&M reported poor earnings on Tuesday, and is sitting on a huge pile of unsold clothes. Credit Horacio Villalobos/Corbis, via Getty Images In the world of fashion retailing, where shopping is fast moving online and stores try to keep inventories closely matched to sales, even a small stack of unsold clothes can be a bad sign.
What about a $4.3 billion pile of shirts, dresses and accessories? That is the problem facing H&M, the Swedish fashion retailer, which is struggling with a mounting stack of unsold inventory.
H&M outlined the buildup in its latest quarterly report on Tuesday, prompting questions of whether the company is able to adapt to the fierce competition and changing consumer demands reshaping the global apparel market.
Signs of its expanding unsold inventory began emerging last year, when it reported an unexpected quarterly drop in sales. The decline..