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When is Spam Not Spam?

First, let’s note the official definition of spam: Simple Definition of spam : e-mail that is not wanted : e-mail that is sent to large numbers of people and that consists mostly of advertising Full Definition of spam : unsolicited usually...Show More Summary

I Won’t Be Your Father Figure

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Man of My Middling Dreams

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Help! Should I Tell My Friend That She’s Not a Virgin?

Q. I’m a Virgin: I’m a freshman in college, and I have a close friend who is very religious. (I am not.) We talk about boys and such and she has made several references to what is unambiguously vaginal sex (which she’s had with one person). Show More Summary

Lost to Lust

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Be Leery of Links Even in Business E-mails

One of the most common ways to get intrusive files, spyware, adware, worms or bad cookies on your computer is clicking on links in e-mails that take you where you didn’t intent on going. The senders of these type of e-mails are very sneaky while some are blatantly obvious. Show More Summary

The Silent Sexuality

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Thumbs Down

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Kitty Killer

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Help! I Found Out My Sister Is About to Lose Her House. Should I Tell Her I Know?

Q. Family issues: I’m going through therapy at the moment for some long-term depression and self-esteem issues, and it’s bringing up a lot of stuff from my not-so-great relationship with my parents, particularly my mother. We all get...Show More Summary

Baby, Bumped

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Business Email Etiquette Builds Relationships

By taking the time to integrate basic Business E-mail Etiquette best practices, you stand a much better chance of building long term profitable and mutually respectful relationships. Let’s face it, business leaders are leaders because they know how to communicate with clarity and professionalism — and they lead by example. Show More Summary

Pay to Play

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All Dogs Go to Heaven Anyway

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Help! I Told My Niece to Hide Her Tattoos and Piercings at Work. Am I Body-Shaming Her?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Piercings and a job: I just think this is so bizarre, and I want an outsider’s opinion, so I hope you answer. My niece recently got her septum pierced. Show More Summary

How Sweet It Almost Was

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Which Team’s Player?

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Swipe Wrong

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Help! I Feel Like a ’50s Housewife. How Can I Get My Husband to Do His Share of the Chores?

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. 1950s housewife and moneymaker: I am a happy mother of two young children, married to an engaged and supportive man. I work part time from my home office. Show More Summary

Try, Try Again

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