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7 Ways to Rouse Up a Civil Disposition

7 Ways to Rouse Up a Civil Disposition

Rousing up a civil disposition is sometimes a willful decision. Especially when we're having a bad day. Sometimes our disposition is destined to be vinegary due to circumstances beyond our control, such as:
  • Lack of sleep. (Sometimes beyond our control.)
  • Concern about a family illness.
  • Worry about...
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Social Media Behavior

Social Media Behavior

Social media is a wondrous phenomenon. It is also a new avenue where we can express ourselves. And, where our behavior can be put to the test. When you post a photo or inspirational quote, do you sit with anticipation waiting to see who "likes" it?

How do you...

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Call Center Call Etiquette

Call Center Call Etiquette

Have you ever received a call from a call center? Who hasn't! How to do you handle the call? Using your best call center call etiquette, I'm sure. Call-center aka "telemarketer calls" are annoying. Typically, I let voicemail do the job. However, if I want to get rid of them once...
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Grocery Store Etiquette: 11 Rude Behaviors to Stop Doing

Grocery Store Etiquette: 11 Rude Behaviors to Stop Doing

Shouldn't grocery shopping be a pleasurable experience?  Yes. but sadly, people's lack of etiquette and increasing displays of rude behavior can quickly sour our visit to the grocery store. Runing into neighbors, coworkers, and even ex-boyfriends--hopefully prompting friendly and light-hearted conversations can be an unexpected pleasure....
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Self-Marriage Ceremonies: A Proclamation of Self-Love or Self-Indulgence

Self-Marriage Ceremonies: A Proclamation of Self-Love or a Display of Self-Indulgence? 

Sologamy: So new, only the Urban Dictionary has a definition. The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time (including yourself).  Or, a more general definition of self-marriage ceremonies:  marrying yourself.  What is the response to the traditional sealing of the...
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Colin Kaepernick; The Tired Story

Colin Kaepernick; The Tired Story

Sitting down to take a stand. Did Colin Kaepernick have the right to sit during his country's national anthem? Yes. Unless, his contract or the team's policies and procedures manual, which he no doubt signed, dictates otherwise.  If there is a stipulation in his contract(s) that he must stand during the...
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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

For some people, remembering 9/11 is just a distant memory.  For others it's a day that stirs up hostile thoughts and feelings; for others, sadness and sorrow. Whether you prefer to use the phrase, "Never forget" or "Remember...," what is it we should truly never forget or always remember? Well, we can focus our...
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It’s National Hug Your Boss Day

It's National Hug (or not) Your Boss Day!

Expressing oneself with a hug has become a common practice in the workplace. When this topic comes up, a lot people tell me that they are actually uncomfortable with this practice; especially at work. And, even more so when they don't have a choice. Now, imagine if your...
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National Hot Dog Day

It's National Hot Dog Day!

Are there rules of etiquette on how to eat a hot dog? If I had my way, no! Well, not many. Hot dogs, were a common lunch treat in our household. My mom would chopped up a couple of hot dogs, sizzle them, then add eggs; hot dog scramble. We also...
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It’s About the Bride!

Wedding Etiquette

It's About the Bride! 

Most people would agree that the wedding day is about the bride and groom/groom and groom/bride and bride -- their attire, glowing faces, and most importantly, their vows. I will admit, that the day of the blushing bride walking down the aisle with hope in her eyes, a...
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