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True Colors

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Nothing but a Number?

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Just When I Thought I Was Out

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Help! My Husband’s Family Won’t Forgive Me for Cheating on Him. Should I Say Something?

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A Real Catch

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Don’t Speak

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Premium Loss

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Help! Am I Betraying My Husband by Going on a Trip With My Single Friends?

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Business E-mail Stationery Files Save You Time

How often have you wondered how you can save time with your business e-mail communications? Every day, right? We never seem to have enough time to accomplish everything we need to. With each passing day it seems more e-mails land in our inbox. Show More Summary

Out, Spot

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Photo Bomb

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Step a Little Closer

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Help! Should I Out My Former Girlfriend to My New Partner? They’re Mutual Friends.

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Discretion is Critical in Business E-mail Communications

Discretion: Freedom to act or judge on one’s own Knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress Refined taste; tact The power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies The trait of judging wisely and objectively Okay,...Show More Summary

Dr., Mr., Ms., Mrs., First Name, Last Name

This is one of the topics I get contacted about most. How the heck do you address contacts you don’t know in a business e-mail? The Simple Answer: It all depends on your relationship and if or how well you know the person. The Extended Version: If you don’t know them at all or very […] Read the rest here.... Show More Summary

Bye Bye Baby

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Terms of Disendearment

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Where’d She Learn That?

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Help! My Friend Drives Her Kids Around While She’s Drunk. Should I Call the Cops?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Alcoholic friends: My friend and her husband drink heavily. I don’t remember the last time I saw either of them sober. At a recent event, they were both drunk to the point that they couldn’t walk straight and were slurring their words. Show More Summary

Regrets of a Bridezilla

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