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8 Dinner Date Etiquette Tips

dating etiquette8 Dinner Date Etiquette Tips for Him and for Her.  

  Call it manners or consideration if you prefer; but using etiquette on a dinner date will help increase your chances of getting a second date. A date generally conveys having good time--revealing our best...
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National Compliment Day

National Compliment Day; keep it sincere.

Compliment: praise, flattery, endorsement

Don't confuse it with "complement": completes, enhancement, counterpart

Why do some people find it difficult to accept a compliment?  Here are the most common reasons that I've heard:
  • It just feels awkward and uncomfortable.
  • I feel like I have to compliment them right back.
  • I...
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The Hoodie Effect

It's all about that face...'bout that face...

The hoodie effect is only the latest fashion trend that has created controversy. There are many other styles that are still being worn or are so passé, that the impact has lost its effect. For example, the "wife beater." A tank-top style undershirt; sweats, used to be worn only...
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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions...a calendar. Is that all it takes to make changes?

Making plans and promises to ourselves is customary this time of year. I've never liked the custom. Oh, I've participated here and there, but never seem to stick to it. For me, it comes down to stubbornness. I don't like being told what...
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What Is Your Marital Status?

My marital status is, "I don't want to talk about!"

In a business setting asking someone what their marital status is, is not recommended. In fact, a person's marital status is irrelevant in the workplace. Well, it could be of interest if you are a pastor of a church. Naturally, if you've developed a familiar...
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Spicy Friday: 5 Holiday Breakup Don’ts

5 Holiday Breakup Don'ts.

Okay, you had a great summer; hanging out at the beach, wine tasting, movies in the park and the anticipated family bbq where you met the family. But now, outing opportunities slowed down, work schedule got a little more demanding, and trying to fit in a night class, you're feeling the...
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The Hand Fan

The hand fan's unspoken messages. 

I've always had a hand fan. However, I haven't always used it in public. Why not? I believe it causes a distraction, but only because it is uncommon to see a woman fanning herself in today's society. Not so centuries ago. In fact, up until the late 1800s, no European...
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4 Holiday Networking Nuances

4 Holiday Networking Nuances 

Loathe it or love it? Networking during the holidays has its nuances, as does the start of a new year when people's attitudes are generally motivated and ready to talk shop. While it is recommended that you maintain a professional demeanor at any and all events regardless of the...
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National Men Make Dinner Day

Happy National Men Make Dinner Day! 

Men Make Dinner Day was created by "unknown", to be celebrated on the first Thursday of November. The purpose was to give the lady of the house a break and an opportunity for the man of the house (who was unaccustomed to being in the kitchen) to explore...
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Post-Election Etiquette

post-election etiquette tipsPost-Election Etiquette? Are sulking or gloating?

It's post-election day, what does etiquette have to do with it? Well, most likely you're either celebrating, moping, or super mad; which is understandable. It's how you handle your emotions; that's where etiquette comes in, especially in...
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