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What to Do With Boxes of Old Letters?

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Often, I will carry a letter around in my purse for weeks, until I have an interlude and setting suitable for responding. Rereading the letter, I like to glance back and forth between different sections to be sure I have taken in the details where the pain or joy resides. All of this is part of encompassing the gift that a friend has finally unburdened herself or opened her heart.

Why You Might Want To Choose Online Invites

www.slate.com | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings

The biggest fight my wife and I had during wedding planning—and, come to think of it, blessedly one of the biggest fights we’ve ever had—involve...

Why My Kids Love Snail Mail

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

There are a lot of perks to raising kids in a small Southern town like Greenwood, MS. But if you asked my kids what the best part of living here is, they'd all list one thing in common in their top three things they love -- the mailman.

How Do You Relate to a Friend Who's a Technophobe?

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology
John Blumenthal

With one exception, all of my friends use computers. They also own smartphones. Most have an iPad, an iPod, a GPS, a Kindle or a Nook. They frequently shop on the Internet and use MapQuest. They have a Facebook page and get their news from the Web. Some play Words With Friends. The exception is Larry.

Going for Broke

Paul Gereffi | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Paul Gereffi

While everyone is predicting our demise? Instead of blaming the Internet for less mail, let's make the Post Office a place to go for Internet access. Customers could come in and use the Internet, like they do now at some Office Depot or FedEx outlets.

The Mail, Magazines and Books: A Love Story

Molly Moynahan | Posted 01.20.2013 | Media
Molly Moynahan

My newspaper love has a fetish side, which is the need for a virgin paper, unread, unwrinkled, untouched.

A Different Kind of Love Letter

Elisabeth Egan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents
Elisabeth Egan

I'm a ferocious communicator, firing off texts, e-mails and tweets at all hours, but I'd forgotten how much I love the ritual of collecting my thoughts and writing them down, in pen.

The Remarkable Discovery I Made In An Old Trunk Of Letters

Karen Dukess | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

I have an old trunk full of letters written to me when I was at camp and at college and living abroad. I have letters written on onion-skin paper and on pages ripped from college notebooks. I have love letters from old boyfriends and letters from friends I never thought I'd lose touch with.

The 5 Best Sendable Valentine's Day Treats

Small Kitchen College | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

As the saying goes, the way to someone's heart is through his or her stomach -- so I've compiled a list of simply delicious treats that act as blank canvases for the personal touches and creativity that make a good gifts unforgettable.

Long Live Snail Mail!

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.12.2012 | Small Business

Despite the prevalence of email and digital marketing and the stigma of junk mail, a recent study finds that consumers still prefer direct mail when i...

Startup Updater Sees Goldmine In 'Snail Mail'

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2012 | Small Business

(Deborah L. Cohen) - One entrepreneur's shrinking, outdated market is another entrepreneur's goldmine. Traditional mail may be on the wane, but tha...

Wal-Mart and T-Mobile Offer Phone Plans for People Who Hate Making Calls

Harmon Leon | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
Harmon Leon

Here's a twist: Wal-Mart is joining forces with T-Mobile to offer phone plans for people who have phone-phobia. (Fear of talking on the phone.) The $...

Thanks to Spam, It's Not Junk Mail Anymore

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sarah O'Leary

If you want to reach your consumers in the internet age, tell the youngsters in the office that you're kickin' it old school with USPS.

Jeff Jarvis: Newspapers And Snail Mail "In The Same Sinking Ship"

Seeking Alpha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Newspapers like to think they, too, have fixed costs and that's why they keep whining that readers "should" pay their bills. But they don't; for their...