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She’s the Boss

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Marriage Before Sex

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Help! I Told My Mom About My Depression. Now She’s Having a Breakdown.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. No right answer!: I have been diagnosed with severe depression and have taken a leave of absence from work. I decided not to tell my parents because they live on the other side of the world and worry too much. Show More Summary

Worth the Weight

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Don’t Overreact Based on Assumptions

It is not uncommon for onliners to not like my comments and/or answers when they e-mail me for advice. They get defensive, accusatory and make assumptions about me that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals

What Are Friends For?

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Nasty Habit

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Fake It to Make It

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Help! My Extremely Unreliable Sister Applied for a Job at My Company.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Unstable sister trying to get a job at my workplace: My sister, who works in my industry, has had a lot of trouble with employment over the recent years. Show More Summary

What about CAPS in the SUBJECT: Field?

Perception is a delicate and subjective thing. With e-mail, however, you do have in your control to control how you choose to format and structure the words you use to ensure you are perceived favorably and as the credible professional that you are! For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals

Losing Face

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A Hit at the Party

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Help! Shouldn’t He Have Told Me About His Open Relationship Before We Started Sleeping Together?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Open relationship etiquette: If someone is in an open relationship, at what point are they obliged to explain this to others theyShow More Summary

Photo Chopped

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Email From: Field Display Matters!

I get emails from other business onliners where the From: field is not set up properly or to its full advantage. Every day. Two this morning which prompted this post. Why is the From: field so important? From branding to perceptions,...Show More Summary

What About Mom?

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Part-Time Mother

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Here We Gonad Again

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Help! I Caught My Fiancé Abusing My Blind Dog.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. An engagement broken in haste: Until recently I was engaged to a wonderful (or so I thought) man. We’d been together for five years,...Show More Summary

Responding to Others Misfortune

Showing courtesy, taking time to be thoughtful and ensuring clarity in your communications helps to build confidence in doing business with you -- and helps to build your relationships. For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals

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