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The Ultimate Guest Pampering Guide to Host Like Martha

Hometalk | Posted 01.21.2015 | HuffPost Home

Dusting and changing bed sheets are nice, but, to bring your best hostess game, you've got to go all out holiday inn, and create the perfect cozy space in your home for guests to feel welcome and comfortable.

Over-Thanking It

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Martinet

To have good manners is to consider the emotional well-being of someone besides yourself, which is why I have often emphasized the importance of saying "thank you" to anyone who has done something for you. But is it possible to thank someone too much?

Why Pranks Rule YouTube (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Jesse Wellens, the male half of YouTube's hottest prank channel, PrankvsPrank, joined What's Trending live via Google plus to talk about maintaining how they were one of the first to build out a prank based channel on YouTube and how that's impacted their relationship as a real life couple.

Director Jon Chu Talks G.I. Joe: Retaliation, 3D Conversion and Bruce Willis' Improv Skills (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu stops by to chat about converting the upcoming film to 3D, working with Channing Tatum and The Rock, and how this film will blow the first out of the water!

Danny Trejo Will Kill You in a Movie if You Donate to This Kickstarter Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Dead Prez Return With New Album at SXSW

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Even though it's been a while since the duo released a full album, M1 assures us that they've been hard at work, putting out mixtapes, working on their "Turn Off the Radio" series and Stic dropping his workout album.

Improv Everywhere the Documentary Premieres at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Backed by Kickstarter, Adams originally planned to release the film online but as he started meeting more people from the group, he grasped what the movie would really be about, which was the evolution of the group and the creative transitions from text to photo to HD video.

Bill and Ted 3 Sneaks Its Way Into SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Alex Winter stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2013 to talk about the premiere of his Napster Documentary, Downloaded, an upcoming pilot for AMC, and the status of Bill and Ted 3.

Denied A Hotel Room Because You're Not Gay Enough?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Hotels turn away guests for all kinds of reasons, but here's one you don't hear every day: You're not gay enough.

Could Downtown Vegas Become the Next Hub for Startups? (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh stopped by the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss the revitalization project of Downtown Las Vegas, the new SXSW v2v program, and incredible predictions for the future of business and technology.

Romany Malco Recreates Oscar-Nominated Best Actor Performances (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

To round out our Academy Awards-themed week, actor Romany Malco ("Weeds", "40 Year-Old Virgin," "Think Like A Man") performs monologues from this ye...

Weeds Creator Developing New Series for Netflix (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Actor Romany Malco from Weeds, 40 Year-Old Virgin, and Think Like A Man talks black movies, making money on YouTube, Tijuana Jackson, and growing up in a bad part of town.

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

New Girl Star Lamorne Morris Reveals Rapping Skills (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.29.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Lamorne Moore plays roommate Winston on New Girl, and our guest hosts Lance Bass

Jay Mewes Reveals Details on Jay and Silent Bob Animated Movie (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

In Noobz, Mewes plays the manager of a video game store who's training for a potentially life-changing Gears of War tournament with his fellow gamers.

Invitation Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 02.04.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you don't know whether or not you can attend an event, you should at least call your host and give him or her a heads up. There's nothing worse than wondering if an invitation has been received and if so, why the person is taking so long to respond.

"4-Hour Chef" Tim Ferriss Reveals Secrets of Meta-Learning and Living the Good Life

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.18.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Following up from his entrepreneur manifesto "The 4-Hour Workweek" and fitness-themed "The 4-Hour Body," best-selling author Tim Ferriss tops off his self-help trilogy with "The 4-Hour Chef," which highlights culinary tips and techniques for healthy, fresh, and easy-to-prepare meals.

The Art of the Receiving Line at Official Functions

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

A receiving line is the perfect opportunity for guests and hosts to meet one another at a large event. They are only essential for groups of fifty or more, when it's otherwise impossible for the hosts to greet everyone individually.

Business Entertaining Over a Meal: Etiquette for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

As a host, it's your duty to handle the smallest of details, from the reservation to the menu to the tip. Whichever meal you choose, each presents an occasion to entertain for business outside the office.