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  • Allergies shouldn't be a source of embarrassment

    Allergies shouldn't be a source of embarrassment
    Q: Your peanut-allergic daughter just entered grade school and suddenly feels embarrassed by her allergy. How can you help her cope? Parental advice Acknowledge her feelings but let her know there is nothing to be embarrassed about. It's actually...
  • How to have a tough conversation

    How to have a tough conversation
    When the stakes of a conversation are high, many of us clam up or blow up. A recent survey by Al Switzler, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny and Ron McMillan, co-authors of "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High" (McGraw-Hill),...
  • What to do when you've been dissed

    What to do when you've been dissed
    My favorite zinger was directed against me by the mother of a college boyfriend. "I've seen many photographs of you," she informed me when we first met, her eyes slowly — and with obvious disapproval — taking in my frizzy hair, fussy dress...
  • How to turn down a request

    How to turn down a request
    Rejecting a request generally isn't fun, whether the advance is romantic ("Want to go out Saturday?"), professional ("Can you have the report done by 1 p.m.?") or social ("Come on, just one more drink!"). "A lot of times people say yes when they don't...
  • Lin-sanity shows that Americans love a winner

    Lin-sanity shows that Americans love a winner
    I give all this Jeremy Lin hoopla another month or so. No, I don't think Jeremy will be finished by then. I think he's got another 20 years of great play in him. What I mean is that this incessant bad punning using his last name will finally be exhausted....
  • Bilingual skill says a lot on resume

    Bilingual skill says a lot on resume
    With the increasing diversity of the U.S. population and an ever-expanding global economy, demand for employees with foreign-language skills is as strong as ever. The American economic system relies heavily on people of different nations and cultures...
  • Identifying the difference between a neighbor and a doormat

    Identifying the difference between a neighbor and a doormat
    A neighbor frequently asks for help with her elementary-age daughter: rides, baby-sitting, meals. But she never reciprocates. Do you say no, knowing the child is the one who will suffer? Parent advice (from our panel of staff contributors) Is she a...
  • America's China hypocrisy

    America's China hypocrisy
    I can predict a few things with virtual certainty. For instance, in the upcoming presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will try to outdo each other in condemning China's economic practices. Their positions will be virtually...
  • Best-sellers

    Best-sellers
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: — 2. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36). The second...
  • Risky business in the classroom

    Risky business in the classroom
    In 2008, I transitioned from professional practice to academia. Since then, I have been privileged to teach at several fine universities in theWashington, D.C.area. For me, the difficult economic times have had a silver lining in that they have given me...
  • Are you a niceaholic?

    Are you a niceaholic?
    You could always count on Kathy Church. When friends called to vent, she would pick up the phone. When there was a crisis at work, she'd dig in. When family members got together, she'd show up no matter how much she didn't want to. Church was always...