“Is Good Advice Timeless?”

pugg_fuggly: Do you find yourself giving different advice than you would have earlier in your career? Or is good advice timeless?

Emily Yoffe: I think I have more of a sense now that some situations just can’t be improved very much. Some people would rather kill themselves with booze or drugs, for example, than make their lives better.

Here’s a selection of questions advice columnist Emily Yoffe, Slate’s dear Dear Prudence, answered yesterday in an “Ask Me Anything” discussion on Reddit. Along with getting to know her better, there are also links to some of the most controversial letters she’s ever received. Elsewhere on Slate today: “Do cats ever kill people? Not grown-ups.