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Ask more, live better – and longer

Backstory to the “10 Best Questions” Project

After my mother’s heart attack in 1999, I wanted the right questions to ask on her behalf.  I vowed to learn so I could help others, too.  This project was born that night in the emergency room.

For more than 15 years I’ve interviewed experts and insiders, collected questions, and compiled lists based on the experts’ advice for literally thousands of situations and conversations.  I’ve come to the conclusion that many times we fail to ask questions simply because we lack the basic know-how or are overwhelmed by yet another 1.5 million Google hits.

Unlike toddlers who ask nearly 300 questions a day, most adults simply don’t ask. We stay mute, question-less, and passive.

How to Use These Questions

See the bottom of this page to access sample downloadable PDFs of 10 Best Questions

Access the right questions and experts’ best answers at the exact moment you need them with these downloadable question lists.  If you are facing a crisis, dreading a difficult conversation, or want practical questions to save time and money, you can stop guessing and start asking.

Each list of 10 questions has one extra question called the “Golden Question.”  The “Golden Question” is the best of the Best Questions – the one question you don’t want to forgot to ask.

There are also “Best Answers” for every question, condensed from extensive expert advice.  All questions and answers are researched-based with up to 80+ expert sources behind every question.  “QDoc’s Tips” is practical advice on how to ask questions successfully.

Most importantly, these questions aren’t set in stone.  They are for real, constant, and everyday use.  I hope you’ll actually ask them, adapt them, skip around, and create your own questions.

The question lists here for download are just the tip of the iceberg.  Coming in 2016, all the “Related” hyperlinks will be live, and each category will have many more lists of 10 Best Questions.  If you have questions or contributions, please let me know at

Thanks and happy asking!

Dr. Dede Bonner
“The Question Doctor”

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