You’re talking (or writing or tweeting) and all I am hearing is “me, me, ME”

Allison Nazarian Unsolicited Advice from Allison

  You know the saying about having two ears and one mouth and using these tools proportionally? Well, the reason this idea is so often-quoted is because it is true. And it’s true because those who talk too much about themselves are physically, logistically and in every other way literally incapable of listening. And what’s worse (in my humble opinion) is that …

Even when you’re online, ‘minding your manners’ still matters

Allison Nazarian The Life of Allison, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

Can I vent for a moment? My 9-year-old daughter has discovered e-mail. Like, really discovered. Like, runnning home from school and logging on kind of discovered. I’m torn because there are so many potential dangers of her being online but it’s also important to me that she become as online-proficient as possible early on. She shows signs of a major …