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'Thank You' for Reading This Column

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

When I thank someone for a favor or service rendered, what I've often noticed creeping into our daily conversation is the use -- make that the overuse -- of the response "No problem." Just when was the appropriate "You're welcome" put out to pasture by so many people?

Is "No Problem" a Problem?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Using "no problem" as a synonym for "you're welcome" has only been around since the late 1900s and tends to be used predominately by people younger than forty. But regardless of one's age, all of us need to refrain from using "no problem" in this way.

5 Ways To Fight Stress -- Jamaican-Style

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty
Karen S. Exkorn

Who gets stressed out in Jamaica? That's what the laid-back Jamaicans want to know. So it was a challenge when they met me last week and realized that, in addition to my family, I'd managed to bring along my stressed-out Type-A New York self on vacation.

The Word Young People Should Use More

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I'd like to start a movement to bring Ma'am to every city in America, starting with my own. While I admit that being called Ma'am made me feel a tad older, the truth is, I am older.