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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Risks uncertain for elevated testosterone

    Q: What does it mean when you have a high level of testosterone? A: To answer your question, I'd need to ask you two questions. But first, I need to explain a few things about testosterone. There are two kinds of blood testosterone levels: total...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Taking a chance on the rest of your life

    Taking a chance on the rest of your life
    There is not much time left. You may be 50, or 64 or 32 when it hits you in the gut that life is finite and if you're going to make a contribution to this world, you'd better start making it. In midlife, we reassess. We ask ourselves how we want to...
  • 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),...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Online job applicants can face unexpected hurdles

    Online job applicants can face unexpected hurdles
    Job hunting has become considerably more convenient post-Internet. Prospective employees can find out who's hiring, as well as figure out job requirements and submit resumes, with the click of a button. But, as with most other things made easier with...
  • 7 unusual thesauri to celebrate Roget

    7 unusual thesauri to celebrate Roget
    Thesaurus day, observed on Jan. 18, commemorates the birthday of Peter Roget, who first published his celebrated collection of synonyms in 1852. In observance of Thesaurus Day, here is a list of unique and unusual thesauri. "The Thinker's Thesaurus:...