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Holiday E-mail Cold Calling: It’s Still Spam!

I receive inquiries about the appropriateness of e-mailing other onliners about commercial ventures, new businesses or “information I know they can use.” In particular Holiday specials or promotions that folks didn’t sign up to receive. Show More Summary

Once and Future Flame

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Breaking Point

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She’ll Come Around

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Help! I Got Pregnant. Then My Lying Sister Claimed She Was Too.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Lying sister: Around this time last year I told my family I was pregnant with my second child. A couple of months later my younger sister said she was pregnant. Show More Summary

Petting Sounds

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How to Do Email Newsletters for Technical Business Topics

Today I have a great guest post for you from Levy Williamson a very talented up and coming author. Enjoy! Email newsletters must follow a precise protocol. It can be difficult to create a template that works, since unlike person-to-person emails, you will have to speak to a large and very diverse audience you’ve never […] Read the rest here.... Show More Summary

I Before We

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Help! My Mom Turns Pleasant Holidays Into Emotionally Charged Sympathy Sessions.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Mentally ill momma: For more than a decade (I am in my early 30s now), my mother has engaged in a cruel habit of inviting me to a family gathering only to disinvite me at the last moment. Show More Summary

Insult to Injury

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I Don’t Wanna Sex You Up

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Just Being Honest

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Are You a 2 X 4 in Your Business E-mail?

I have a saying I use on occasion; “They had the personality of a 2 X 4!” Which in essence means no personality at all. Many don’t take the time to reflect their personality and style in their emails.  In business that can be the difference between someone choosing you over a perceived competitor. Show More Summary

Help! I Think My Husband’s Poor Judgment Put Our Kids in Danger. Am I Overreacting?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Angry in Seattle: My husband’s truck broke down last night, a good 20-minute drive from my MIL’s house, with my husband and our 2-year-old and 14-year-old sons in it. Show More Summary

Evil Joy

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You Know You Want One

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Guy and Dolls

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Help! My Adult Stepdaughter Frightens My Kids.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. My aggressive stepdaughter wants to see my children: I married an older widower with an adult daughter, Marina. Together we had two children, Tim and Lex, ages 5 and 3. Show More Summary

Limited-Time Offer

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How to Humanize Your E-Mail Marketing Campaigns

Email marketing campaigns can be an efficient method to increase your brand’s popularity and generate more sales. Coming up with an original idea or a tempting offer are not the sole ingredients of your campaign. You must know how to put your thoughts into words efficiently. Show More Summary

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