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The Un-Giver

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.)

Naked Fear

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Dear Prudence: Office Food Mooch

The first rule of Snack Club is don't take snacks if you never bring any yourself. In this week's video, Prudie counsels a man who's fed up with a co-worker's treat-eating ethics.

His Kids, Her Burden

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.)

Weak Will

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.)

Family Spies

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Office Signature Files

Should you have a different signature file for internal communications versus more formal e-mails with customers, partners and associates?  Most definitely!  Your coworkers do not need your phone number, contact information or alphabet soup designations in every communication they exchange with you — they already know all that. Show More Summary

Dear Prudence: Recycled Girlfriend

In this week's video, Prudie counsels a woman who wants to date her soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend's brother.

How To Say ‘No,’ Nicely

The other day a young boy knocked on my front door. He looked to be about 14 years old and was dressed in a white, button-down shirt, a pair of blue jeans and sneakers. He introduced himself and told me that he was trying to win a trip to Disney World. Show More Summary

Twin Swap

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.)

The Ideal Husband

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.)

Won’t You Be My Lover

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Dear Prudence: Kept Woman, or Just a Good Friend?

In this week's video, Prudie counsels a woman about whether or not to let an older man pay for a lavish trip.

Emoticons in Business E-mail

Emoticons, which are thought of as sort of silly, can when used properly add clarity to your business e-mail. I don’t use them very often and but when I do it is usually a winky-smiley. This is a winky-smiley: Many programs, will turn the plain text emoticon (a semi-colon, dash and right parenthesis) into the […] Read the rest here... Emoticons in Business E-mail

Die, Philandering Louse

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.)

The Etiquette Expert Meets Miss Manners

Today I met Judith Martin (a.k.a. Miss Manners) at the Beach Club in Palm Beach during the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews Annual Luncheon. She gave a 15-minute speech about the lack of civility in our society. She peppered her talk with her unique brand of humor and a touch of sarcasm. Show More Summary

Free Not to Be Child-Free

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.)

Need to Know

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Baby Shower Etiquette: Is it Bad Manners to Have a Shower for the Second and Third Child?

The summer is right around the corner and more babies are born in the U.S. during the summer season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that there will be a lot of baby showers in the coming weeks. Show More Summary

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