IM A Foreign Language

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If your IM, text, or BBM savvy ends with the ability to cast a vote for “American Idol,” you are out of touch with a language that is growing organically by the day. Such a techno-imitation could keep you out of the know. Make you sound like a Luddite when you ask for a translation. Show your un-coolness in a flash.

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Fast Technology, Fast Click. Uh-oh.

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A lesson someone my age should have learned long ago. Refrain from saying something bad about one person to another. You’ll feel better about yourself.

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Returning An Item Shouldn’t Be This Difficult

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If I didn’t work, and if I had been endowed with far more patience than the reasonable amount I generally had and if I weren’t having an insane time trying to be an honest citizen, then maybe I would have stayed calmer with the customer service on the other end of the phone.

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Holiday Gift Ideas and Tips

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Chanukah came so early this year that it was here before I had time to think of gifts for the people on my list. So I had to think fast, and some of the deliverables were such a massive hit that I offer them up here as possibilities that might help you get some friends and family “crossed off” your list. Others are good standbys to have in mind, items that might trigger thoughts about that perfect gift you’ve been struggling to find.

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