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Too-Adult Swim

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

How to Receive a Compliment Without Being Awkward About It

Everyone craves praise, but to accept a compliment with grace is an almost universal challenge. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re eager to receive a compliment — especially from someone you admire — but aren’t sure what to say in response. Show More Summary

Dream Deferred

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A Genetic Disease Kept Secret

In this week's video, Prudie counsels a man whose troubled nephew has never been told about the dangerous genetic disease he was born with.

The Magic Word That Can Boost Your Business and Your Health

How Saying No Can Help You Grow It’s ok to say “no.” Really. That may be tough to hear. After all, we’re constantly told to seize the moment and never let an opportunity pass us by. That’s true for budding entrepreneurs, especially. But sometimes we lose sight of what we’re actually chasing. Show More Summary

One Way to Calm Down Before a Presentation

Public Speaking Tips The sweaty palms, the shaky hands, the dry throat – for many people, a big presentation can bring on a slew of confidence-destroying conditions. While there’s no universal strategy for calming down, one simple piece...Show More Summary

15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

The most effective entrepreneurs view themselves as assets. They continually invest in themselves and in their future through continuing education and self-improvement. If you want to become a better entrepreneur and successfully grow your business, dedicate time and energy to improve your daily habits. Show More Summary

Heck No, I Won’t Go

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, chats with readers weekly on Mondays here at 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.)

Hair-Brained Idea

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, chats with readers weekly on Mondays here at 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.)

Hot-Flashed and Bothered

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My Dad Is Dating My Nemesis

In this week's video Prudie counsels a young woman whose father has started dating a girl who used to bully her and her friends.

July Fourth Party Etiquette Tips

Independence Day is a time to celebrate with friends and family while you enjoy fun, food and fireworks. Here are a few party etiquette tips to help you enjoy your July Fourth holiday. 1. Always RSVP. Let the hosts know ahead of time that you’ll join them for their barbecue, picnic or pool party. Show More Summary

Kid You Not

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

Hell Mouth

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

Assuming Gender in E-mail

Well, you know what happens when you assume? Doing so with gender can have serious ramifications.

Top 7 Cell Phone Rules To Observe When Having Dinner With Friends

July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month Put your smartphone away when having dinner with friends. Don’t even look at it, ever. Put people first, technology second. Never place your phone (or your handbag, keys, sunglasses or anything you can’t eat) on the table while you are having dinner. Show More Summary

For Better Conversations, Replace ‘How Are You?’ With This One Phrase

Mastering Good Listening Skills We’ve all dealt with bad listeners. You know the signs: They nod their head, but fail to look you in the eye. They talk over you. They ask you the same question twice, or worse, they don’t ask you any questions at all. Show More Summary

To Catch a Professor

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Elephant in the Room  

In this week’s video Prudie counsels a man whose changed political stance has him feeling at odds with his family.

What’s Bo Derek Got That I Don’t?

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

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