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A Valentine Mystery: What Do Our Email "XOXOs" Say About Our Digital Relations?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

When we're unthinkingly throwing "best" at our children or "xo" at a new business contact, we may be missing a crucial leap of imagination: what the person at the other end of the line may be feeling, thinking and expecting.

Is This The Worst Way To Announce A Split, Or The Best?

Abby Tolchinsky | Posted 04.11.2012 | Divorce
Abby Tolchinsky

As a divorce mediator and lawyer, sometimes I feel like I've heard it all. I am terribly hard to shock. And yet, yesterday something shocked me: a divorce announcement via email.

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your New Business

Janine Popick | Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

With so many URLs floating around, getting a good domain name for a new company can be almost as tough as reducing the national debt -- almost, but not impossible.

Motivating Employees: 3 Ideas That Just Might Work for You

Janine Popick | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business
Janine Popick

I recently got interviewed by one of my employees who is looking to hone in on his career path. He's a newly appointed manager and he wants to make su...

A World Without Facebook?

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

Consider the many ways you need to check in with your social network and the all-seeing, almost totalitarian power of the text message. Yes, communication is all-but-instant, but so is observation.

Write A Letter Or Send An E-mail?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

In addition to e-mails, sit down and write a few long, detailed, personal, honest letters expressing your ideas and feelings. Write them in longhand, if you still know how to do that.

Help Me Understand ...

John Joss | Posted 03.24.2012 | Media
John Joss

We live in an era of over-communication surpassing the grotesque, bordering on the obscene. We are now the helpless victims of TMI, or Too Much Information.

Answering The Telephone For Personal Connection

Jen Bilik | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jen Bilik

No one is more amazed than me by how much I've enjoyed -- and benefited from -- this personal return to the telephone. I find myself thinking about these dear friends and family members more frequently, like they're a regular part of my life, as once upon a time they so deliciously were.

Brazil: Checking Email After Hours? It's Overtime

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian workers who find themselves answering work emails on their smartphones after the end of their shifts can qualify for overt...

Will the Postal Service Save Email from the Grave?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.07.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Email needs a traffic cop, with the power to manage the electronic commons and keep things running smoothly and fairly. I say save email. And I think my friend Pete the Postman is just the man for the job.

RIP: The... Pause

Suzan Colón | Posted 02.05.2012 | Technology
Suzan Colón

Technology was supposed to make our lives easier and even richer in some sense, but today's tech is really about [insert snap of fingers] NOW.

Email Is Too Cheap

Gernot Wagner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Technology
Gernot Wagner

The average time taken to respond to an email is greater, in aggregate, than the time it took to create. Email is too cheap to send. That, in a nutsh...

What Are Smartphones Doing To Our Relationships?

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

I suppose that I too am guilty (if that's the right word) of avoiding contact, or taking the easy way out. And so I asked myself, what are we all so afraid of? The easy way out of what?

LOOK: Google Unveils The New Gmail

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology

After previewing an upcoming Gmail redesign in a YouTube video in late June, Google has officially taken the wraps off its new-look email service, sho...

Avoid These Five Dumb Email Mistakes...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy
Paul LaRosa

A simple thank you is nice and polite of course but my problem is the 'reply all thank you.'

Yahoo Says It Censored Emails

CNET News | Posted 11.21.2011 | Technology

Yahoo apologized yesterday after people using its e-mail service were prevented from sending messages about anti-Wall Street demonstrations over the w...

What Your Email Style Says About You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In the modern workplace, we don't actually talk to each other as much as we used to. Communication now often takes place via email, a change that has brought with it both convenience and its own unique set of challenges.

'Email' Turns 29

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.30.2011 | Technology

August 30, 2011 marks that 29th anniversary of the term "email." On this day in 1982, the U.S. Copyright Office awarded V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai a copyrig...

Watch: Iowa Civil Rights Workers Fired For 'Gossipy' Emails

Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

Three Iowa civil rights workers were fired, after their boss discovered that they had been sending thousands of emails to each other making allegedly ...

I Used to Write Books...

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 09.30.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

I write columns, Facebook posts (each blessed day), emails, sermons, but I am pushing the bolder of the book up the Sisyphean mountain with no discernible results.

Texting Is So 19th Century

Pamela Newton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Pamela Newton

It has recently occurred to me that email and text messaging are actually a quaint throwback to the good old days of interpersonal communication.

Email Etiquette and the Perils of "Reply All"

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology
Ron Ashkenas

Our story begins when the production editor for a major online business journal mistakenly sent a blast email about "invoicing procedures" to all of the site's bloggers, approximately 50 people.

Joy Resmovits

UPDATE: GWU Applicants Receive False Hope, Student's Information In Email Kerfuffle | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.22.2011 | College

You're accepted! Oh wait ... Online applicants to George Washington University's non-degree program were befuddled Wednesday morning when they ...

Michael McLaughlin

Sarah Palin Writes Like Middle-Schooler -- And Better Than Some CEOs | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The huge cache of Sarah Palin's emails released Friday offered not only a chance to see what she was writing about during her uncompleted term as Alas...

The Virtual World's Mandatory Morality

Phil Bronstein | Posted 08.08.2011 | Technology
Phil Bronstein

Let's say your spouse sends you a dirty picture. It doesn't matter if you both like it: officially, you're violating the Terms of Service of most software companies, and they can remove the offending image.