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Why I Hoard My Emails

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I hoard emails. My reason for hoarding them is simple: I might need them some day. Emails serve as written proof of a conversation. This is helpful for a number of reasons, from memory nudging and legal/historical documentation, to spousal argument proof (See, hon, I did tell you my Aunt Rose was coming to town).

How To Get A Busy Person To Respond To Your Email

Mattan Griffel | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Mattan Griffel

Nothing drives people crazier than an email where someone sends over a lot of information but doesn't say what they'd like you to do. I often respond to those immediately by asking: What do you want me to do?

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: 4 Email Campaign Basics

Kristy L. Campbell | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Kristy L. Campbell

The holidays don't have to equal a slow time for your email marketing campaigns. Just like gift-giving, if your email is warm, personal and meaningful, people will appreciate the effort.

The Breakup Email Template

Vana Dabney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Vana Dabney

"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.

The World's Five Weirdest Travel Pitches

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Just for fun, here's a sampling of the weirdest travel pitches that are out there right now -- flapping around, jumping up and down, and doing their darnedest to snag your attention.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 6: Carlos Gutierrez and the Fight for Transparency

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 12.07.2013 | World
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Chile has been an authoritarian country in the past, Carlo Gutierrez, who heads the legal team of the municipality of Melipilla, said. A key tool in the transition to democracy is the access to information.

Google: Yeah, We're Gonna Keep Looking At Your Emails

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys suing Google say the firm violates privacy and takes personal property by electronically scanning the contents of ...

3 Ways to Be More Efficient

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Why are you driven? If you have a packed schedule, why? What is important to you in your life? Reflect, breathe and be honest with yourself. This is your life we are talking about.

Magic Words

Dennis Welch | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Dennis Welch

Chapter 1: Drowning in a Sea of Words Let's face it. We're drowning in a sea of words. Too many ways to communicate, too much pressure to respond NOW...

Google's Gmail Hacked This Weekend? Tips To Beef Up Your Security

Paul Everton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Paul Everton

Recently a large number of people complained about their Gmail accounts being hacked. It also looks like Google's team is hard at work on the threads claiming that it was the users' fault for not being secure with their passwords.

Famous Emails Are Just Like Yours... Kinda

Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

For one month now, filmmaker and artist Miranda July has been making Mondays a little more tolerable by sprucing up our inboxes with emails from famou...

One Way To Supercharge Your Brain (And Have The Best Weekend Ever)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

It's quite a simple process. This Friday, when you tuck in your chair, pack up your bag and prepare your mind for weekend bliss, also press that littl...

First-class Mail

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Cyber Wars and Your Divorce

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Spouses will not only read your emails, but can even write false emails from your account, pretending to be you.

Career Advice for the Class of 2013

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Busy professionals get hundreds of emails a day. Distinguish yourself by picking up the phone. Leave an articulate voice mail if necessary and use a script until it becomes second nature.

Who Are the Enemies of the Internet?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Christophe Deloire

Reporters Without Borders has been investigating countries that operate some of the most restrictive and oppressive areas of cyberspace. Syria and Iran join China, Bahrain and Vietnam on top of the list of five spy state. But how do they manage it?

My 75-Year-Old Dad Reviews "Shaun of the Dead"

Leslie Goshko | Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

They say kids say the darndest things. But my belief is that it's 75-year-old parents who have just discovered a new movie who really blurt out classic nuggets of truth (hell, just look at Shit My Dad Says).

What If Daylight Savings Actually Meant Saving Time?

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

One minute you're walking down the aisle wearing a silk gown for a big ceremony, and the next you're being wheeled down the corridor wearing a paper gown for a colonoscopy.

'Gay' Email Lands City Councilman In Hot Water

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania city councilman is feeling the heat after allegedly sending a test email calling a friend "gay" over a citywide transit alert system. ...

Why We Are Addicted to Checking Email

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Email triggers a part of the brain that I call "lottery brain." It is the part of the brain that produces the thought/hope/belief that miracles can happen.

Will the Real Francis Schaeffer Please Stand Up? A Tribute

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The most wonderful tribute to Dad and to my book came many years later, last Sunday, when I got this email (used by permission of the writer) that really speaks to who Dad was and to the man I knew and loved. I've reproduce it here unedited.

Most Emailed Curse Words 2012: 'S***' F***s 'F***' And 'B****' In A G**d**** S***show

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.03.2013 | Technology

The year 2012 saw several epic clashes between titans. Barack Obama triumphed over Mitt Romney in a hard-fought presidential election; the New York Gi...

Truth of Benghazi Emails: Smoking Gun or Fog of War?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

A more realistic scenario takes into account the confusion that seems to have clearly ensued during and immediately after the attack, as Reuters also reports: "Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate."

Managing Your Inbox

Jennifer Langione | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Jennifer Langione

The average person is bombarded with 75 emails a day and urgent emails often get lost in the clutter. Fortunately, though, email management tactics are easy to implement. Three strategies you can adopt to start controlling your inbox