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AskMani on gifts, orgs, and animals

By ASKMANI | May 2, 2013

Dear AskMani, What should I buy my boyfriend for his birthday? Sincerely, Gifting Girlfriend

Dear Gifting Girlfriend, think back to the things that he is interested in, or the jokes and memories that you have shared. Buying something that reminds him of these will create a lasting impression. If all else fails, buy him a pair of high-definition headphones or give him a Nike gift card.


Dear AskMani, How do I tell the members of my organization that they are not working hard enough? Sincerely, Let Down Leader

Dear Let Down Leader, I think you should approach them in a group so that everything is out in the open and to avoid rumors. Give them a clear outline of where you think they have fallen short. Be sure to not say anything offensive and try to be as objective as possible, keeping the organization’s mission in mind. Also, make sure to include what they are doing correctly and be sure to remember them that your intentions are constructive and peaceful. Good luck!


Dear AskMani, What are some activities to do in Baltimore? Sincerely, Bored in Baltimore

Dear Bored in Baltimore, Besides trying all of the delicious crab, I really think that Baltimore has some amazing museums. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, The American Visionary Art Museum and The Carroll Mansion are lovely places to visit.


Dear AskMani, If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why? Sincerely, Animal Fanatic

Dear Animal Fanatic, I would be a cheetah because it is a beautiful creature with honey fur and teardrop eyes. As one of the fastest land animals, cheetahs are agile and flexible; metaphorically, that’s important for being able to deal with any situation that life throws at you.


Remember to email for answers to all of your questions and good luck with finals!

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