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Gone and Forgotten

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Nuts on Dates

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Nothing Like the Real Gene

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Help! I Don’t Know if I’m Ready to Be a Mom.

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Business Email Sign-off Considerations

One must take the time to choose a sign-off that is indicative of the overall tone of your e-mail. A sign-off that does not match the essence of the e-mail’s text can be perceived as being sarcastic or down right rude. Read the rest here.... Business Email Sign-off Considerations on Business Email Etiquette.

Puppy vs. Baby

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Mum’s the Word

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Help! We Live Together. We’re in Each Other’s Wills. Is He Really Just My “Boyfriend”?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Bad cat: My brother and his spouse had job transfers and used our basement for free storage for several months while they were in transition with moving and buying a home. Show More Summary

Noise Complaint

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6 Business Email: Re: and Fwd: Guidelines

E-mail conversations sometimes take on a life of their own. Before you know it you have an endless subject field filled with Re:s and or Fwd:s. Here are some tips to keep in mind when hitting the REPLY and FWD buttons in your business e-mail communications: How to Avoid Business E-mail Re: and Fwd: Confusion […] Read the rest here.... Show More Summary

The Accidental Plaintiff

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Bachelor Again

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A Soft Touch

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True Professionals Give and Take E-mail Corrections with Grace

I have a bunch of websites and I do tons of writing that requires I read, reread, and read again. I can go back to things I have written some time later and find errors that I missed. Many times I’m surprised I didn’t catch them in the first place. Show More Summary

Stalker Fodder

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Married to His Mom

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Slimmed, Down

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Surprise Ending

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Name Blame

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Help! My Fiancé’s Family Wants Me to Take His Last Name.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Keep my name or keep the peace: My fiancé and I fit together on most issues, but my refusal to change my name when we get marriedShow More Summary

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