Category Archives: Relationships

Shooting in Orlando: Dear Political Candidates

Dear Political Candidates;

While the shooting in Orlando isn't the only tragedy, nor sadly, the last, it is the most recent. As heated as the pro and con debate is about:
  • Guns.
  • Terrorism.
  • Islam.
  • Muslims.
  • Gays & LGTB.
  • Background checks.
  • Social media posts.
  • Religious beliefs.
  • Walls.
  • Etc.
Save it, please! Those killed were brothers, daughters, cousins, uncles,...
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Is It Rude to Ask Who Someone Voted For?

You can ask, but what's your point?

Some people don't mind being asked who they voted for or openly showing support for a particular candidate or proposition.  That is their right. Using common sense and social skills can help you decide whether to ask in the first place. Especially in the workplace.
Why do some people...
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How to Handle Personal Questions At Holiday Gatherings

Ah, holiday gatherings; a time to reconnect and catch up. 

"Oh, you got your hair cut." "Some people are just meant to be single." "If you're satisfied with your life, then that's all that matters." Well meaning? The anticipation of the dreaded comments or questions from friends or family members can put anyone in an...
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Phone Booths

10 reasons to bring them back.

The public is sick and tired of being forced to listen to random conversations.
What would it be like if you could only use your cell phone in designated areas, or phone booth-like stalls?
10 reasons to bring back the phone booth:
  1. You can't doze off or concentrate on your...
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National Thank You Day

National Thank You Day

We don't really need a "National Thank You Day" to remind us to say "thank you," do we? Here are a few things to think about, relating to how or when we say "thank you":
  • Is there a difference when someone says "thanks" instead of "thank you"?
  • How...
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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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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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