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Unpaid Labor: What to Do When No One Has a Clue

(7) Comments | Posted April 13, 2010 | 3:06 PM

Wait...did we not get the memo? When did the term "unpaid labor" go from meaning "I'm about to have a baby" to "Who needs a salary? Let's all work for free?"

One of the disturbing new trends to emerge from this changing economy is the expectation that smart, talented...

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Job Titles: What to Do When No One Has a Clue

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 8:57 AM

We may not have jobs, but we have titles!

You can be a Registered Polarity Practitioner. A Professional Proxy Bride. A Principal Human Factors Engineer. You can call yourself an Eventiste, like one celebrity wedding planner. You can choose a title as tantalizing as your specialty: the Professional Name...

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Your GPS: What to Do When No One Has a Clue

(3) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 11:10 AM

Are smart tools making us stupid? While our iPhones and BlackBerrys play well with others and (mostly) do what they're designed to do, at least one wonder tool is turning out to be the Chuckie of the techno-world: The GPS.

Forget the old "Sorry I'm late -- I got lost!"...

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Strange Bedfellows: What to Do When No One Has a Clue

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2008 | 6:05 PM

Is something in retrograde this month? Don't tell us. All we know is that a bunch of situations have recently popped up on our radar screens that we don't understand and can't begin to respond to. Sure, AIG bankers still getting hot rock massages at Ritz Carleton resorts...

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True Confessions: What to Do When No One Has a Clue

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2008 | 12:05 PM

No, you're not imagining it. People really are sharing the most intimate aspects of their lives with anyone who will listen. (And even to people who aren't listening.)

Trying to come up with an original birthday gift for your husband? Charla Muller of Charlotte, North Carolina dreamed up a...

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Clueless Questions and Comments: What to Do When No One Has a Clue

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2008 | 4:45 PM

Is anything off limits in the age of web cams, tell-all bridal announcements and bumper stickers that proclaim your sexual preferences?

There used to be a measure of self-restraint in our lives (say, a year ago), a feeling that some things were too personal or off-limits to discuss What...

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The New Wedding Rules: What To Do When No One Has A Clue

(5) Comments | Posted June 6, 2008 | 4:13 PM

I do.

I don't.

Or do I?

How is today's bride -- her groom in a kilt and yarmulke, her virtual guests, half sisters, whole pre-nup and Santa Monica Kabbalah officiant -- supposed to tell what still makes sense in a world where couples meet the old-fashioned...

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What To Do When No One Has A Clue

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2008 | 1:10 PM

How can you tell what's expected of you today when the private is now public; there are few - if any - boundaries and brilliant new technology has led to everything from selling your kidney on Ebay to issuing restraining orders on Facebook.

Today's very contemporary situations have no...

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