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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

Rear View Horror

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Dear Prudence: Does Having Sex Mean “Relationship?”

In this week's video Prudie counsels a man who's surprised when a woman he's been sleeping with assumes they're exclusive.

Here Today, Pawned Tomorrow

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.)

Burning Love

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.)

E-mail Organization Tips

Are you tardy in your responses to incoming e-mail? Do you feel overwhelmed with too many e-mails? With business e-mail not replying quickly can cause you to be perceived as lacking customer service. Proper handling of your business e-mail activities is a competitive skill. Show More Summary

A Is for Amen

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Dear Prudence: Rude Questions About Ethnicity

In this week's video, Prudie counsels a Chinese-American woman about how to deal with obnoxious comments from strangers about where she's "really" from.

Involuntary Service

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.)

Blood Test of Love

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.)

Comfort Trumps Style, Why Etiquette Is Falling By the Wayside

Are you tired of seeing people wearing their pants around their knees? Do you think people dress too casually in public? What ever happened to style and self-respect? Click the video to see what I have to say on WPEC CBS 12 News. What...Show More Summary

Fleece U

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Dear Prudence: My Wife Should Cheat

In this week's video Prudie counsels a man who thinks he's holding his wife back from a more exciting life.

The Jury is Out Subject: Lines

Subject: fields need to be clear, concise and relevant to the content of your email so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle. Add to that that most take only a quick glance to determine if they will open/read an email and it is that glance where you have the opportunity to grab them. Read the rest here... The Jury is Out Subject: Lines

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