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Love of a Good Manhandler

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Term’s Up

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Help! My Girlfriend Wants to Get Married, but I’m Not Ready.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. What’s the problem with a long engagement?: When my girlfriend and I moved in together about three years ago, she told me her long-term goal was marriage and children. Show More Summary

How to Handle Unasked for Texts and IMs

There are two types of unasked for requests. From those you know and those you do not know. For those you know you can respond you are not available at the moment and that you'll get back to the initiator. If you are IMing other associates...Show More Summary

Aunt Removal

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Ghost Buster

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Before the Ink Is Dry

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Help! A Friend’s Wedding Is the Same Day as My Son’s Birthday.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Skip my child’s birthday for a friend’s wedding? A friend is getting married on what will be my son’s third birthday. His birthday is on a Saturday this year. Show More Summary

Return Receipt (RR) Etiquette

Do you know what a Return Email receipt is? Many folks don’t even know about this functionality that lies within their email programs. A return receipt creates a return email that lets you know you when and if the recipient has received your message. Show More Summary

Preaching to the Converted

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Sicko

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Hand in Hand

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Help! My Crazy In-Laws Are Making Me Throw a Wedding I Don’t Want.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Reluctant bride: I am engaged. I have never wanted to have a wedding, but my in-laws wanted us to very much. They agreed to pay for...Show More Summary

How to “Cold Call” Through Websites

I have a bunch of sites and therefore I get a lot of email through my contact forms. It is amazing to me the lack of attention and detail in many of the inquiries that I receive. Today I’ll share with you the dos and don’ts of making first contact through a business’ website. Show More Summary

Cat Got Your Heart

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Cheaters Sometimes Prosper

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The Simplex Truth

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Help! My Co-Worker Won’t Stop Sucking His Thumb in Front of Clients.

Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. Weird co-worker behavior: I have a co-worker with a weird habit and I’m not sure if I’m supposed to do something about it. Here’s the deal. Show More Summary

Email Etiquette in the Workplace

A site visitor asks… Hey, Judith: Thanks for the great site! Wanted to run something by you. Business Email etiquette is pretty broad. What do you think of email etiquette in the workplace being that now-a-days the workplace can be anywhere. Show More Summary

I’ll Be Watching You

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