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Buzz Kill

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Help! Our Friends Want Us to Adopt Their Aggressive Dog.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. They want us to adopt their aggressive dog: Some friends of ours adopted a dog a couple of years ago. The dog has some aggression problems with both dogs and people. Show More Summary

I’m Not Going, Really

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Business Email Etiquette: Knowing the Level of Formality to Use

Just like workplace dress codes and the unspoken rules of how to interact with coworkers, there are certain techniques used for how work emails need to be written. Can an email to a coworker be too casual? Of course, an email to a superior is going to be written formally, but how formal does it […] Read the rest here.... Show More Summary

Scary Godmother

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What’s Lust Got to Do With It?

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Help! My New Boyfriend Can’t Go Five Minutes Without Saying He Loves Me.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Can my date become a little less loving?: I have just started dating a wonderful, bright, and handsome man. My only and spoiled concern...Show More Summary

“Attract More Bees with Honey” with E-mail Courtesies

This saying applies to e-mail as well. By putting in the extra effort and thought into being a pleasure to communicate with you will always experience better results. For example, this past week I started most e-mails with “Hope you are enjoying your summer!” before I went into my request. Show More Summary

Defenseless

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Never Hump

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Love and Rejection

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Help! I Don’t Want a Divorce—I Just Want to Stop Having Sex With My Wife.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Mixed-orientation marriage: When we got married, my wife was mostly attracted to women. I (a man) was bisexual. Neither of us wanted monogamy, so we decided to have an open relationship. Show More Summary

Forwarding E-mails on Company Time

Employees should not be forwarding non-business related e-mails on company time. This goes for forwarding within the company, to outside contacts, associates or customers. Because forwarding e-mails in not appropriate behavior, that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening — it is and at alarming rates. Show More Summary

Two Guys, One Cup

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Color Me Bad

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Help! My Boyfriend Cheated on Me—but We Were on a Break.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Moving forward: My boyfriend of five years and I recently finished a six-week break from our relationship so that he could work through some of his personal issues and decide whether to take the next step and get married. Show More Summary

Pushed Out the Door

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3 Steps for Business E-mail First Contact

The fact is you have one chance to make a great first impression when you initiate first contact via e-mail. The same applies off-line. When you meet someone they have a limited amount of time and opportunity to make an impression. (Or to override your preconceived perception.) This happens based on what the person looks […] Read the rest here.... Show More Summary

Spite Wedding

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Man of My Dreams

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