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Own an SUV?
As gas prices rise, the value of SUVs is dropping. We're looking for SUV owners who've found the trade-in value of their SUV is less than expected. E-mail abelson@globe.com to discuss.
Text message lingo
Do you find instant message abbreviations or text message lingo seeping into formal writing? E-mail cjohnson@globe.com.
Hard economic times and spring break
Are hard economic times forcing you to forgo Disneyworld with your kids this spring break? Please tell us about your closer-to-home spring break plans. Send emails to schweitzer@globe.com.
Taking money from your 401(k)?
Have you had to make a ''hardship withdrawal'' from your 401(k) retirement savings account? Globe reporter Ross Kerber would like to hear about your experience — email him at kerber@globe.com.
Beijing Olympics
Are you planning a trip to the Beijing Olympics? Are you going only for the sports - or any personal reasons? Please tell us about your plans at wen@globe.com.
Retired but still working?
Are you retired from a corporate job and now working some place else -- like at a Home Depot or Borders -- because you want or need to continue working? Contact mpothier@globe.com to tell us about it.
Men who read
Do you belong to a men's book club? Contact aucoin@globe.com to tell us about it.
Credit crunch got you down?
Having trouble getting a mortgage or refinancing? Email blanton@globe.com to tell us your story
Have a consumer question you want answered?
Want to know if an extended warranty is worth it? Wondering what to do if a dry cleaner ruins your clothes? We want to find answers for you in an upcoming feature. Email questions to business@globe.com with "consumer" in the subject line.
Ever been solicited?
Have you been approached by a prostitute or call girl while attending any major conventions or sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, PGA, US Open, or World Series? If so, please email silvio@globe.com.
Do you gamble?
Are you a regular at casinos? Would you let a photographer and reporter hang around on a visit and interview you at home? Let us know at richman@globe.com.
Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
Miss Conduct
Have a quandary? Share it, and your question and Miss Conduct's answer may appear in an issue of the Globe Magazine. Submit a question.
Tales from the City
The Globe Magazine is seeking anecdotes about life in Boston. They can be simple, funny, touching, baffling -- anything, really. If you have one, please share your tale.
Business etiquette
Do you have a business etiquette question? Submit it to Business Columnist Peter Post.
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Dems trade jabs in virtual debate

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, competing for votes ahead of tomorrow's critical primaries, fought over the gas tax yesterday, with Obama calling Clinton's plan for a gas tax holiday a "Washington gimmick," and the New York senator dismissing as "elitist" the widespread criticism of her proposal. (By Susan Milligan, Boston Globe)

Soaring prices upend lives on Nantucket

As the cost of oil skyrockets, prices everywhere are on the rise. But on Nantucket, where the mainland is an hour's ferry ride away and everything from flour to diapers has to be shipped over, it is even worse. (By Tania deLuzuriaga, Boston Globe)

In teen's memory, a mental health push

Sixteen-year-old Yolanda M. Torres of Plymouth was supposed to be a poster child for the proposal currently in the Legislature to improve mental health care for children. But not like this. In late January, in a violent impulse she left no note to explain, Yolanda committed suicide. Now a coalition of advocates for mentally ill children plans to nickname the bill "Yolanda's Law." (By Carey Goldberg, Boston Globe)

An appetite for tradition

In the old North End, Saturday was tripe day. The cow stomach bubbled in pots in kitchens all over the neighborhood. These days, tripe is harder to come by, available in just a few restaurants in the neighborhood and no longer popular with home cooks. (By Devra First, Boston Globe)

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