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Open and Closed

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Help! My Friend’s a Belligerent Alcoholic, and She Wants an Invite to My Birthday Party.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Ditching friends: I am part of a group of girlfriends, and we’ve been friends for five to seven years. I was especially close with...Show More Summary

Business Email Away Message Etiquette

Email autoresponders, also known as automatic replies or away/vacation messages are used quite often without a full understanding of how and when they should be used. For more useful tips (or to purchase my eBook ;-)) visit: Business Email Etiquette - Technology Etiquette for Professionals Check out my NEW Workshop: EmailEtiquetteWorkshop.com

Goo Goo Gah Gah

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Tragic Flaw

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Great Expectations

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Help! My Husband Is Having Sex With Our Marriage Counselor.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. An ethical obligation or revenge?: For the past year and a half, my husband and I have seen a marriage counselor, both individually and together as a couple. Show More Summary

Adding Emphasis Without Shouting (and Embarrassing Yourself)

In my view, there is no place for typing in all caps or using formatting to reflect emphasis in business emails. There is always an alternative in your choice of verbiage that can get your point across with the intended importance. For...Show More Summary

As Old As You Feel

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Dear Prudence Live Chat

Prudence! Mallory Ortberg takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150 words). Submit yours ahead of time below: Then come back to this page at noon on Monday, when Mallory Ortberg will be online to answer your questions.

Undercover Lover

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Help! I Was Depressed and Neglected My Personal Hygiene. Do I Owe My Boss an Apology?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Worse Than Nanny McPhee: I have a pretty mortifying problem, and I don't know how to deal with it. I work as a nanny for two children. Show More Summary

Runaway Pre-Bride

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Little Details: Spelling Names Correctly

It is sad to say, but many onliners have the attention span of a gnat. Most so concerned about typing what they want to say, that they do not pay attention to details. One of them being the correct spelling of the name of the personShow More Summary

Three Pigs

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The Kid’s Not My Godson

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One for the Money

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Help! My Boyfriend’s Friends Are Racist Bullies. Should I Dump Him?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Boyfriend’s racist, misogynistic friends: My wonderful boyfriend of a little over year came with a group of intolerable friends. I’m...Show More Summary

New Email Etiquette Workshop

I get emails almost every day asking for a class or seminar. Even have folks who want to fly me in to do a presentation. How boring would that be? Me standing in front of a room of people talking about email etiquette best practicesShow More Summary

Midnight Cowboy

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