By Judith Martin | United Feature Syndicate PUBLISHED: April 8, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: April 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the right thing to say when an old acquaintance who used to be romantically interested in you tries to reconnect? I wasn’t interested then (which I said back then), and I’m not interested now. In this case, it’s an acquaintance from over a decade ago. Only God knows how he tracked me down, since I no longer have the same last name, nor do we have any mutual acquaintances. I did decline his social media request and blocked him. He has no professional reason to connect with me, though he did try to manufacture a lame one. I felt the motivation was suspect. I don’t think it’s appropriate to keep in touch with men who used to be interested in me. Especially since I’m married now. GENTLE READER: It’s a strange world, where people explicitly propose themselves as friends, and modern love stories often … [Read more...] about Miss Manners: I don’t know how he found me, and I want him out of my life
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Chat at 1. My fiancé and I have been together for 11 months and we really love each other, but in recent months we've had to deal with the death of a friend, me switching from one bad job to an even worse job, and a lot of financial struggles. He's taken to hiding away upstairs and playing online games with friends. He has tried getting me to play with him, however I'm not a huge gamer, so every time has ended with me feeling terrible because I'm not good at it and I don't enjoy it, and he gets frustrated with me for not playing the game well enough (basically me dying very early into every round). I've stopped playing with him and am denying invites when he does ask because it was just causing both of us a lot of stress. So for the past three weeks he's come home from work, we've had dinner, and then he goes straight upstairs to play and I usually go to bed. Both of us struggle with depression, and the past couple of months have been really hard on both of us. I know he's … [Read more...] about I don’t like the (video) games
Dennis Smith Jr. has had a whirlwind season, from being traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the New York Knicks to participating in the dunk contest weeks later. Smith said he had fun in the dunk contest, which included him jumping over rapper J. Cole, despite not winning. Smith said he’s adjusting well to New York, but said many fans don’t realise the logistical details that go into being traded to a new team. Smith also discussed the famous story about eating octopus with Phil Jackson before the draft and when he realised Luka Doncic was the real deal. Follow all of Business Insider’s NBA All-Star Weekend coverage here > It’s been a whirlwind season for Dennis Smith Jr. The 21-year-old, second-year guard was floated in trade rumours with the Dallas Mavericks, then eventually traded to the New York Knicks as part of the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster. After just two weeks with the Knicks, he headed down to Charlotte, North Carolina, to … [Read more...] about Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. talks being in the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster, what fans don’t realise about trades, eating octopus, and jumping over J. Cole
2020 Elections ‘If you’re voting for somebody based on what’s on their dinner table, then you’ve got bigger problems,’ said one Iowa official. When an interview surfaced this week that brought Sen. Cory Booker’s vegan lifestyle to the forefront, it seemed like the New Jersey senator would be forced to do the first damage control of his nascent presidential campaign. Iowa ranks as theNo. 1 pork-producing state in the nation, after all, and the state Farm Bureau reports that 95 percent of Iowans eat meat at least weekly.Story Continued Below But it turns out Democratic voters aren’t biting on the controversy. Despite Booker’s remarks about the unsustainability of “billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture” and much mocking on the right about his out-of-the-mainstream diet — a Fox News panel discussed “Booker’s beef” with plates of burgers and ribs on set — Iowans seem … [Read more...] about Democrats don’t bite on Booker vegan flap
CEO Moj Mahdara is helping brands across industries connect with the next generation of consumer. Stephanie Schomer Published 8:00 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Of Beautycon Photo: Courtesy Of Beautycon Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Beautycon Don't Know How to Reach Gen Z? Just Ask Beautycon. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery “Excuse me, where did you get that?” A very polite teenage girl taps me on the shoulder and points to the large eyeshadow palette I’m holding. “They’re handing them out at the Target booth,” I reply -- and before I can ask her about what she is doing here, at one of the most curious … [Read more...] about Don’t Know How to Reach Gen Z? Just Ask Beautycon.