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2020 Debate: A lesson in civility?

Are the days of looking up to our leaders a thing of the past?

Perhaps looking up to them has now unfortunately evolved to looking to them to learn how not to behave. With no political agenda or preference, I will break down the behavior, not the man. The moderator. I believe he set the right...
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Surviving the Presidential Debate

Hostility and screaming matches with your chips and dip?

How to root for your man without being knocked out. For some reason, this presidential election seems more volatile and fervent than any other that I can recall. Is it the candidates who is stirring up this ferver? Or is it society who seems to be less...
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The Covid Test: 10 Ways You Can Be a Polite Patient

The covid test. Don't make an already sensitive and tense process unpleasant. 

Can little etiquette and civility can make the process less painful, for everyone? Upon returning from an “essential” trip to Arizona, I needed a day of napping and relaxation, as I often do when I return from a trip. And as is recommended...
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8 Common Workplace Routines That Will Be Reexamined, Post Covid

Will returning to work feel like the first day of school?

As workplaces begin to reopen, they will have to follow state and local guidelines relating to Covid19. Now, if a company wishes to establish additional protocols, it is up to them to make sure every employee is made aware. This will help diminish...
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4 Pitfalls of Wearing a Face Mask

Is neighborly supermarket chit-chat a thing of the past? Whether we agree or disagree with the mandatory order, “…use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside the home conducting essential activities…” we must abide by it. If not, the grocery store bouncer will not let you in. Like you, I’ve encountered a...
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6 Ways That Can Help Keep Your Relationships Healthy in Times of Crisis

Are we prepared to endure a crisis? 

For some, being prepared means stockpiling toilet paper (I still don’t get it) and hand-sanitizer. Others, are prepared to protect their own by stocking up on ammunition. While others, buy only enough to keep their family fed, clean, and safe. Whatever level of preparedness, or however someone chooses to prepare,...
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Traveling with Your Boss

So you've been asked to accompany your boss on a business trip. Do you look at this as an opportunity to put your best foot forward, showing your skills and building the relationship? Or do you just dread the prospect? If you're already pals, traveling with your boss will be a breeze. Even so, when something...
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13 Ways to Make a Successful Work Comeback

Have you been working from home, only popping into the office on occasion to attend a meeting or a coworker's last-day happy hour? Even though the company expects to see you online during office hours, working from home definitely has its perks. No one interrupts you to ask a quick question. You don't need to worry...
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12 Networking Tips for the Shy, Inexperienced and Reluctant

Q: I recently lost my job of seven years. Some of my friends are encouraging me to attend networking events. I’m not good with crowds and consider myself to be shy and introverted. What should I do? —Kincaid A: In my humble opinion, being an introvert or being shy is not necessarily a permanent state. Admittedly,...
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11 Ways to Become a Better Listener

More and more, listening to someone else express their thoughts or opinions seems to be turning into a chore. And it’s becoming less and less an opportunity to exchange ideas, increase understanding or even amuse ourselves. Look at social media. Many of us post and move on, not really concerned about how our comments are received....
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