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  • From: "Sarah Alawami" <marrie12@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:39:34 -0600

Interesting  points on the first article. I try and  do all of those as
well.

Take care.

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Check out the first article. I hope this helps a few people out.

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Nimer J

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Posted: 30 Dec 2008 01:13 PM CST

Sending e-mail that looks good is a reflection of your professionalism. 
An e-mail that is properly written not only makes you look good, but is 
easier for your recipients to read which will win you lots of points 
with that individual. Finally, if you send an e-mail that looks good, 
you also look like you know your way around the computer and the Internet.

Here are some tips to writing a winning e-mail:

   1. MANY READERS DON'T LIKE ALL CAPS. IT'S HARD TO READ AND SEEMS LIKE
      YOU'RE SHOUTING

   2. use punctuation its hard to read stuff that doesn't have any
      commas capital letters periods or apostrophes

   3. Usee yur spall chacker. Its annyang to try to reede constent
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   4. When forwarding an e-mail to someone, copy and paste what you want
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   5. Be courteous enough to use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) when forwarding
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   6. Avoid embedding sounds or using "stationary" in your messages. I
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   8. Re-read your e-mail message before you send it out. I don't know
      how many times I thought I had everything just right then found
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   9. When replying to a message, don't quote back the entire message if
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  10. Finally, don't use short hand. Stuff like "r u going to stp by
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Well, I guess that's about it. I know that I occasionally commit an 
e-mail transgression (I think we all do), but maybe these guidelines 
will help everyone communicate a little better.

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Posted: 30 Dec 2008 01:12 PM CST

When you need to grease a baking pan, try using a stick of butter. Take 
the butter from the refrigerator. Loosen the paper from one end only. 
You can hold the stick by the end with the paper still wrapped. Rewrap 
the stick and return it to the refrigerator for later use. The butter 
flavor adds an extra nice touch to many foods.

Note: This technique will work with any product (such as shortening or 
margarine) that comes in sticks.

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Posted: 30 Dec 2008 01:11 PM CST

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Woot.com is an online shopping site that sells one name-brand 
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You may find a digital camera one day, a data projector the next, and a 
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