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How can I tell non-parents, "Wait and see until you have kids" without being cliché and obnoxious?
132 votes

There are a lot of commonalities shared by parents, but not as many as most parents seem to assume. "Wait until you have kids" assumes that other people will have the same experiences and ...

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Arguing science with a passionate non-scientist?
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107 votes

There's usually not much benefit in arguing in a situation such as you described. When people have passionate opinions on topics, it is extremely difficult to discuss a different perspective without ...

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How to tell a non-muslim friend that "Inter-faith Marriage not gonna work"?
75 votes

I wanted to bring her out of this situation, so being not only a friend but as an inter-faith discussion as well, I suggested her to revise her decision to marry a Muslim as it's not going to work but ...

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Should I join others in raising the pitch of my voice when talking to babies?
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38 votes

"Baby Talk" may be beneficial to babies. There is evidence that it can help babies identify words earlier. To answer your question, though... Should I join in this pitch-raising stuff or is it OK ...

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How can I check the time on my smartphone without looking self-important?
22 votes

There are a lot of answers here, but one thing that seems to be missing from most of them is the relationship between a volunteer and a donor as it relates to running a charity. I have a fair ...

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Difficult family conflict about inheritance
19 votes

Quite frankly, your uncle's actions don't speak to good faith on his part. If I'm understanding correctly, your mother offered to pay the loan in full, and your uncle refused. Yet now that your ...

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How do I correct my daughter's teacher's grammar?
19 votes

I don't believe there is a way to correct him without a serious risk of causing embarrassment and/or offense. Grammatical and spelling errors are unfortunately quite common, particularly in email, ...

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What could you possibly say to a friend who cooked a meal you didn't enjoy at all?
17 votes

Unless your host explicitly invites criticism (and, to be clear, asking how the meal was appears to be inviting compliments, not criticism), don't criticize the food. You should always find something ...

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How can I tactfully interrupt a customer service representative over the phone?
12 votes

I think the other answers do an excellent job of pointing out that any room for improvement on your side is small. You really didn't do anything wrong, and, while some minor adjustments to your ...

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How to encourage a child with autism to practice reading?
8 votes

How can I be encouraging Jane to practice her reading, even if she doesn't recognize any use in it? The best way to convince someone to practice an activity that they don't see a benefit to, is to ...

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How to approach someone about possibly not attending an event without offending?
6 votes

The estrangement with your sister is a perfect reason to just ask your brother. Your concerns about cost and inconvenience are going to be much harder to communicate without causing offense. Get on ...

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How do I politely explain to my neighbour that I don't feel comfortable being alone with her in her house while my kids play?
4 votes

One thing I haven't seen mentioned: Discuss the issue, and your concerns, with your wife first! She would probably appreciate your concerns regarding impropriety. It may not necessarily help resolve ...

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How can I address issues with our interview team's treatment of candidates?
3 votes

Plan an interview strategy with the whole panel. Your whole team should meet before you start interviewing candidates, and discuss how you want to approach it. This is the perfect venue for ...

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Managing unrealistic customer expectations?
3 votes

There are three techniques that I use on a regular basis for managing these types of vague project "requirements". The first is to focus on their goals in specific terms. They want it to look "whiz ...

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How to convey seriousness in conditions when giving money to brother
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If I'm reading this correctly: Since I am aware of a number of these sorts of things coming up soon that are in his own best interest to buy ...it sounds like you know a number of specific ...

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How to politely express a wish for a gift
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Depending upon the size of your family, and your culture, you could tell a family member that what you really want is something that you're saving up for, and then suggest that multiple people pool ...

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