Category Archives: Relationships

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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Breaking Up During the Holidays

Holiday season break-ups; why'd you wait?

Okay, you had a great summer; hanging out at the beach, wine tasting, movies in the park and the end of summer bbq where you met the family. But now,  fall sets in, work schedule got a little more demanding, and trying to fit in a night class,...
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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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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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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11, 2013 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance was proclaimed by President Obama. 

On that day, the American spirit came shining through. From sea to shining sea; through the fruited plain and the purple mountain majesties. Small towns, bustling cities; the poor to the prosperous; religious and non-religious; acquaintances and...
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School Carpool : Before You Say “Yes”

The School Carpool. I did it, but I didn’t always love it.

Before you say "yes" to a carpool there are some things you might want to consider. While it is a practical practice, it doesn't work well for everyone. For the most part, it had nothing to do with the teens in the back...
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School Carpool Etiquette

School carpool etiquette for parents.   

Friendly relationships have soured because of carpooling. Oh, it's not usually the children involved; it's the parents. School carpools are practical, but without a little etiquette, practical can quickly turn into intolerable. These tips can apply to children of all ages. However, I am focusing more on the older...
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Are Funeral Selfies Acceptable of Insensitive?

Funeral selfies; have we crossed the line?

Is it acceptable to your selfie with world as it happens?  How does the grieving family feel about it? Remember when President Obama was caught on camera at Nelson Mandela's service? In defense of the President, some said, it really wasn't a funeral service per se. Nonetheless, most...
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Kanye West Wants You to Stop Saying Stupid Stuff

Etiquette lesson by Kanye West: Don't say stupid stuff.

Next time you bump into Mr. West at the airport, make sure your question is intelligent or of interest to him. Cuz he said, "...people like to say really stupid stuff to me." Most celeb's want to please their fans, but it doesn't mean that they...
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