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What Your Email Sign-Off Says About You

Do you have a standard email sign-off you use like “Thanks,” “Cheers,” or “Best”? Do you change your sign-offs for business emails? I tend to stick with the ol’ XOXO or my first initial (or both) in my personal emails with close friends and use “Thanks” or very occasionally “Cheers” in my business emails. I almost always use “Love” as a sign-off when emailing with my mom, because that’s the sign-off she uses and I like to let her know it’s reciprocated (we aren’t big on saying the “L” word out loud in my family, so it’s nice to sneak it in in an email). And when I email with Dear Wendy letter writers, I use “All the best” as a sign-off because I really do wish them the best. The New York Times published an article recently about email sign-offs — the anxiety they can cause for people and the messages they often send. For example, signing off with “XOXO” might give the wrong message to a co-worker. Thank God I read the Times or I may never have realized this. What other messages might you be sending in your email sign-off?
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Forbidden Fruit

You know we Frisky gals love food porn. But supposedly, this is an ad for a Brazilian hotel. My friend Spencer told me they’re giving away a free tropical breakfast with a night’s stay and the tag line is “Practice Healthy Habits.” But I don’t think anyone is talking about fruit here. Who knew a granny apple could get so fresh? [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Teen Asked To Remove “Marriage Is So Gay” Tee At School

Here’s a particularly silly local news report. It’s about Kate Cohn of Falcon High School in Colorado who was asked to remove her “Marriage Is So Gay” T-shirt by school authorities. “I have a lot of family members and friends who are gay and they don’t have the same rights as us,” Kate told KKTV news. The high school senior admits the “Marriage Is So Gay” T-shirt caused a big “to-do,” but said the school has let other students in provocative T-shirts, such as ones about abortion, go on their merry way. District spokesperson Stephanie Meredith told KKTV news, “[If it's] obscene or lewd or anything that might be disruptive to the educational environment, those are the things where a judgment call would come into play.” A compassionate youngster who wants to make a statement in defense of others’ rights? How … how … how disruptive! [Queerty via KKTV] Keep reading »

Google Gal Accuses Twitter Guy Of Sexual Assault — On Her Blog

Remember last month when feminist writer Germaine Greer suggested that women “name and shame” men who commit sexual assault online? Well, that has actually happened: A female Google employee has made waves across the internet for writing on her blog, NerdChic, that she was forcibly groped by a Twitter employee last week at a tech conference. She also noted that she reported the incident to the Atlanta police. Keep reading »

Meghan McCain Takes Potshots At President Obama For His Interview With Ryan Seacrest

Meghan McCain came out swinging at Barack Obama on a recent visit to “The Tonight Show.” The daughter of re-elected Arizona Senator John McCain stopped by Jay Leno’s couch to promote her new book, Dirty Sexy Politics. A mere 45 seconds in, she criticized Obama for doing an interview on “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” which aired on Election Day, to urge young people to vote. “If I were President Obama I would be very nervous and not necessarily doing serious interviews with Ryan Seacrest,” Meghan sniped. “I would be a lot more concerned with what the American public was thinking.” Keep reading »

Frisky Reader Advice: How You Deal With The Winter Blues

If you thought this fall/winter was gnarly before, get ready for it to get a whole lot worse: This weekend saw the end of Daylight Saving Time, which means we’ll lose another hour of sunlight. For some, that’s no big deal, but for the rest of us, it means we’ll need to hunker down and make a plan.

After the jump, some great winter blues advice, straight from you, dear Frisky readers. Keep reading »

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