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Adding Emphasis Without Shouting (and Embarrassing Yourself)

In my view, there is no place for typing in all caps or using formatting to reflect emphasis in business emails. There is always an alternative in your choice of verbiage that can get your point across with the intended importance. For...Show More Summary

As Old As You Feel

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Undercover Lover

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Help! I Was Depressed and Neglected My Personal Hygiene. Do I Owe My Boss an Apology?

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Runaway Pre-Bride

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Little Details: Spelling Names Correctly

It is sad to say, but many onliners have the attention span of a gnat. Most so concerned about typing what they want to say, that they do not pay attention to details. One of them being the correct spelling of the name of the personShow More Summary

Three Pigs

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The Kid’s Not My Godson

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One for the Money

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Help! My Boyfriend’s Friends Are Racist Bullies. Should I Dump Him?

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New Email Etiquette Workshop

I get emails almost every day asking for a class or seminar. Even have folks who want to fly me in to do a presentation. How boring would that be? Me standing in front of a room of people talking about email etiquette best practicesShow More Summary

Midnight Cowboy

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Nude Breach

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Last-Minute Arrival

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Help! My Boyfriend Wants to Keep Our Relationship a Secret—Forever.

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She’s the Boss

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Marriage Before Sex

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Help! I Told My Mom About My Depression. Now She’s Having a Breakdown.

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Worth the Weight

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