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  • Put down the selfie stick and actually enjoy what you are doing
    Put down the selfie stick and actually enjoy what you are doing
    Would you go to the Sistine Chapel and only look at the floor? Would you go to the Grand Canyon only to look at a cactus? Taking endless selfies and not enjoying the place you're visiting or the friends who are with you is just as ridiculous....
  • Parade etiquette: 18 courtesy tips for spectators
    Parade etiquette: 18 courtesy tips for spectators
    Parades are perennially popular attractions for holiday celebrations, theme park vacations, and other special occasions. Although these showy processions may seem to be casual events for attendees, certain common courtesies apply to parade viewing...
  • Weight loss and dieting are complicated issues when it comes to proper etiquette
    Weight loss and dieting are complicated issues when it comes to proper etiquette
    Have you ever tried to lose 5 or 10 pounds? Remember how tough it was for you? Remember how many times you wanted to cheat on your diet? Didn't you wish (just once) someone said something positive about your weight loss before you brought up...
  • Are thank you notes a thing of the past?
    Are thank you notes a thing of the past?
    There was a time, especially in polite society (and upper middle classes), when a "Thank You" note was sent for everything from a dinner at a friend's house to a special effort made by a professional such as a doctor. In today's...
  • Cell phone etiquette: have consideration for others around you
    Cell phone etiquette: have consideration for others around you
    You had a long, hard day at work, and, all you want to do is relax on the train on your way home. Instead, Motormouth Melinda sits herself down next to you, and, she's on the cell phone and is so loud the entire train car can hear her end of...
  • Why the world is becoming more self-centered and rude by the day
    Why the world is becoming more self-centered and rude by the day
    Remember when people would say "thank you" if you held the door for them? Or when drivers knew enough not to tailgate because a sudden stop could cause an accident? Or when cell phones weren't glued to people's ears? Remember...
  • Proper manners and etiquette matter when it comes to weddings
    Proper manners and etiquette matter when it comes to weddings
    It's wedding season, and, when it comes to weddings Mom was right. Manners and proper etiquette DO matter. Here are some wedding guest do's and don'ts that will keep your family and friends in their good graces.Always RSVP. Sure you...
  • Job killers: 10 things you just can't say to your boss
    Job killers: 10 things you just can't say to your boss
    Looking for a way to destroy your career with a one-liner? On-the-job taboos abound, and several seemingly casual comments can send an employee to the unemployment line in a heartbeat.Here are 10 of the top things you should never say to your...
  • Coffee Etiquette Around the World
    Coffee Etiquette Around the World
    Dear readers,I’d like to share with you the following info/infographic about coffee etiquette around the world, which was sent to me by the creative team of foodpackaginglabels.net. Enjoy! (http://foodpackaginglabels.net/coffee-etiquette...
  • Speaking clearly has a lot to do with Style
    Speaking clearly has a lot to do with Style
    A man may not think it, but speaking clearly and communicating have a lot to do with one's style development. Remember back to any feeling of being in a conversation with someone male or female which flowed very well and left you feeling great...
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    China's wealthy pay big bucks to learn Western manners
    It was reported by the BBC on Monday that there's quite the culture clash taking place among China's wealthy. In the upscale Sanlitun district of Beijing a class of people, mainly women, are sitting up straight in their chairs while a...
  • Sympathy card courtesy: 5 do’s and don’ts for condolence notes
    Sympathy card courtesy: 5 do’s and don’ts for condolence notes
    What should you write, or not write, in a sympathy card?Death leaves even the most eloquent people at a loss for words. We may try to extend words of comfort to those we care about, in their times of grief. But we worry that our sympathetic...
  • Facebook etiquette: Is it rude to reveal loved ones' health concerns?
    Facebook etiquette: Is it rude to reveal loved ones' health concerns?
    Facebook and similar social networking sites offer users the opportunity to interact candidly and instantly with family, friends, and even strangers. In a heartbeat, folks may pass along intimate details of a loved one's medical condition or...
  • Grandma taught good manners to granddaughter by making it an adventure
    Grandma taught good manners to granddaughter by making it an adventure
    Chances are that we have all heard exasperation from grandparents whose grandchildren take the gifts without a thank-you because they feel simply entitled to get, get, get. You may remember the story about the grandfather who cut his grandson off...
  • Pizza and politeness: 10 tips on tipping for pizza delivery
    Pizza and politeness: 10 tips on tipping for pizza delivery
    What is the appropriate approach and commonly accepted etiquette practice for tipping pizza delivery drivers? These individuals carry food orders, often in their own vehicles, to customers’ homes and workplaces. Orders may take them through...
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