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Nothing to Hide

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

Beardless Blues

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

No Sign-Off? Are You Terse or Just Rude?

Your sign-off gives you the opportunity to wrap-up the tone and intent of your e-mail. Not including a closing may seem abrupt, bossy, demanding or impersonal if you don’t sign you name with an appropriate closing. When asking for assistance, always close with a TIA, Thanks!, Appreciate your support! — something that reflects your sincere […]

7 Rules to Avoid Being a SmartPhone Jerk at Dinner

July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month It’s one of the greatest inventions of our time, but as the cell phone has developed into the smartphone, it’s also one of the greatest distractions, too.  July is National Cell Phone Courtesy...Show More Summary

A Neighbor Too Near

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Debbie Reynolds and Me

Debbie Reynolds and I have had a series of strange coincidences. The legendary entertainer, now 82, has been giving advice professionally since 2010, when she took over the advice column of the tabloid the Globe from Ivana Trump. A few...Show More Summary

Baby’s Body Image

In this week's video Prudie counsels a woman whose mother is concerned about the physique of her 1-year-old granddaughter.

5 Etiquette Tips When Attending an Important Dinner with VIPs

In today’s professional world, business etiquette extends beyond the office. Don't let your flawless business plan be overshadowed by your dining faux pas. You'll want to avoid these dining disasters at all costs. The post 5 Etiquette...Show More Summary

Take It Sitting Down

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

Tender Loving Trade-Off

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

5 Tips When Dealing With VIPs and High Net Worth Individuals

Etiquette is one of the many keys to help you progress in your career and in life. It is a set of unwritten rules that apply to social situations, professional workplaces and relationships. Specifically on the business world, is a valuable...Show More Summary

Deathbed Betrayal

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Major Parking Pickle

In this week's video Prudie counsels a man who's been accused of a parking blunder he's sure he didn't commit.

When To Send a “Thank you!” E-mail Revisited

There are those out there who feel e-mails that simply state “thank you” are a waste of time and bandwidth. Bandwidth? I don’t think so… Maybe if we concentrate more on blocking spammers from our networks we can then begin to worry about the minuscule bandwidth used by what is in most cases a well […]

Knock Knock It Off

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

Too-Adult Swim

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online 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.)

How to Receive a Compliment Without Being Awkward About It

Everyone craves praise, but to accept a compliment with grace is an almost universal challenge. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re eager to receive a compliment — especially from someone you admire — but aren’t sure what to say in response. Show More Summary

Dream Deferred

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A Genetic Disease Kept Secret

In this week's video, Prudie counsels a man whose troubled nephew has never been told about the dangerous genetic disease he was born with.

The Magic Word That Can Boost Your Business and Your Health

How Saying No Can Help You Grow It’s ok to say “no.” Really. That may be tough to hear. After all, we’re constantly told to seize the moment and never let an opportunity pass us by. That’s true for budding entrepreneurs, especially. But sometimes we lose sight of what we’re actually chasing. Show More Summary

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