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How to ask for a favor
Asking for a favor isn't always easy, but it is rewarding. Not only do you get the assurance that someone will pick up your mail or check in on your cat, but you also get the great feeling that you're part of a larger community of people who are looking out for each other and pitching in to make each others' lives easier.
By Nara Schoenberg, Tribune Newspapers
April 18, 2012