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Jeepers, Peepers

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, chats with readers weekly. Starting June 10, the live chat will be hosted here on Slate. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

Money vs. Honey

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, chats with readers weekly. Starting June 10, the live chat will be hosted here on Slate. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

“We Are All Homeless” Project

Have you ever pulled up to an intersection and seen a homeless person asking for money? I think we all have. Do you roll up your windows, lock your doors, and look straight ahead? I always did, until one of my family members became homeless. Show More Summary

Is Business E-mail Too Easy?

A concerned site visitor comments: “Do we overuse e-mail as a business communication medium? In many instances, e-mail is the “easy approach” but not necessarily the best approach.” Yes, we are. Many choose to take the lazy, easy way out and not pick up the telephone or have an in-person meeting when that is what […] Read the rest here... Is Business E-mail Too Easy?

Let It Go

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Dear Prudence: Online Friends vs. IRL Family

In this week’s video Prudie counsels a woman whose family doesn't understand the close connections she's made with online friends.

Mistaken Ecstasy

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

No One Will Believe

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

Lies and Consequences

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Business E-mail Reply Expectations? Pronto Tonto!

How soon should you expect a reply to a business e-mail? Promptly and within at least 24 hours. A company that does not respond promptly to your inquiries doesn’t “get” technology and may be difficult to deal with via e-mail moving forward. Show More Summary

Dear Prudence: Dear Prudence: Sleepless at the In-Laws

In this week’s video, Prudie counsels a man about the etiquette of buying an expensive guest bed for your relatives just so you can sleep more comfortably when you visit.

You Talkin’ to Me?

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

Everybody’s a Critic

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

Mothers-in-Brawl

If you hear someone is the “world’s worst mother,” you expect a Greek tragedy. The “world’s worst stepmother” conjures a Grimm fairy tale. But the “world’s worst mother-in-law” sounds like a punch line. Mothers-in-law immediately evoke stereotypes, none of them flattering. Show More Summary

Mama, Didn’t Mean to Make You Cry

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Dear Prudence: Hygiene at 35,000 Feet

In this week's video Prudie counsels a flight attendant who's unhappy about unflushed urine in the airplane bathroom.

Don't judge me by my teacups

I love watching, reading, or hearing things that are uplifting and inspiring. There are great sources out there that do just that, however, overwhelmingly, the media presented is not uplifting or inspiring. I've always found it so odd...Show More Summary

Swing This Way

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

Sweat Theft

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at prudence@slate.com.)

8 Ways To Be The Ideal Houseguest

Summer is coming fast and it is very likely that many of us will stay with friends and family for a few days. Here are eight ways to be the ideal houseguest so that you’ll get invited to visit again and again. Be clear about how long you will stay. Show More Summary

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