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  • Dating etiquette: how to turn down a date
    Dating etiquette: how to turn down a date
    Few things in life are as intimidating as asking someone for a date; and, to have that date turned down can be devastating to the person asking, and, the very least you can do is turn the date down gracefully and with a great deal of tact. It is...
  • Money and fame do not equal class
    Money and fame do not equal class
    There are very few people in the world who do not make snap judgements about someone they just met, and, as the old saying goes - first impressions are lasting impressions, and, it really DOES hold true. Everything from your hair to your clothing...
  • Why the F word should not be used in public
    Why the F word should not be used in public
    Most people are taught not to judge a book by its cover, but, it is human nature to make snap judgements, and, more often than not most people are guilty of judging you within 10 seconds of meeting you. Nothing leaves a stronger impression than...
  • Movie goers etiquette guide
    Movie goers etiquette guide
    You've worked hard all week, and, you're really looking forward to going to a movie over the weekend. You arrive early, and, secure a good seat, and, settle yourself in and perhaps you have a quiet chat with your friend or date before the...
  • Funeral etiquette 101: 10 tips for making memorial donations
    Funeral etiquette 101: 10 tips for making memorial donations
    Did you ever wonder how to give funeral gifts to charities in lieu of flowers? Here are 10 politeness pointers for such an occasion.Well wishers often seek tangible ways of expressing condolences and sympathy to the bereaved at funerals or during...
  • Disneyland Half Marathon weekend presented by Cigna runDisney
    Disneyland Half Marathon runDisney etiquette guide
    From marathons to 5Ks to Jeff Galloway demos, every runDisney event is categorically amazing. Each incredible weekend is a collection of thorough enjoyment, wrapped in meticulously detailed brilliance. But, collapse on the course in a pile of...
  • Wedding etiquette:  Why it is wrong to get married for attention and gifts
    Wedding etiquette: Why it is wrong to get married for attention and gifts
    Is it wrong to get married mainly because you want a day that is all about you and the countless gifts you'll receive? Without a doubt getting married to be the center of attention and receive gifts are two of the worst and most selfish...
  • Save your David Hasslehoff/Baywatch impersonations for your friends
    Beach etiquette: how not to be annoying to fellow beach goers
    Summer season means beach season, and, few things can ruin a day at the beach quicker than a thoughtless ignoramus. Here are some tips to follow so you don't become "that guy" or "that girl."Follow the rules.It may sound...
  • 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...
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