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Robin Abrahams

Robin Abrahams, a Cambridge-based writer with a PhD in psychology, writes the weekly “Miss Conduct” column for The Boston Globe Magazine. Read more of Miss Conduct’s wit and wisdom at bostonglobe.com/magazine or submit questions at bostonglobe.com/missconduct.

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Advice on letting Mom down easy for Mother’s Day

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Plus, taking the conversation back from a loud talker.

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Mad Men at work: Managing the rumor mill

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“Gossip” and “rumor” have seedy connotations. Yet gossip — the sharing of social information — is a fundamental human activity.

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A friend wants advice, but won’t take it

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Plus, being thanked for a kindness with an overly generous gift.

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‘Mad Men’: Should feedback be about the past or the present?

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The existential theme of “The Forecast,” Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men,” was all about the future, but the business theme was all about feedback.