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Business Etiquette: How to Accept a Professional Compliment

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Accepting professional praise doesn't have to be awkward. Here are some tips for receiving an honor with grace and humility.

How to Make Life Easier For Waiters

Quora | Posted 03.31.2015 | Taste
Quora

Show up on time for your reservation. This helps the whole operation run smoothly.

Use 'Your Story and Language' Wisely: For the Sake Of Your Business!

Debbie Frank | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Debbie Frank

Truth be known, I really don't care about anyone's story. I care about how they might help me with a problem I need solved!

How to Make Yourself More Interesting to Anyone You Meet

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While meeting new people and making new business connections can be nerve-racking to those who are uncomfortable in social settings, it's not as difficult as you think.

Business Etiquette: 6 Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most job seekers spend a great deal of time preparing for the interview, anticipating how they will answer questions while looking confident and self-assured. But, the process works both ways.

How To Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful In A Rude World

Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Since your children were very young, you’ve been engaging in the daily exercise of teaching them manners. You remind them to cover their mouths when...

Call Waiting

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Change Service Providers Without Burning Bridges

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

We tend to form special bonds with those who provide personal services to us, whether they're physicians, hair stylists, personal trainers or financial advisers.

Practically Speaking

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Joy in Celebrating

Christa Dowling | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
Christa Dowling

It takes the warmth of friends and loved ones to make it special and a joyful gesture of romance is part of this time. Welcoming spring, a wedding, a birthday, a promotion, all these are the most precious moments in everyone's life.

Business Etiquette: Handling Office Distractions

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Think of how productive we could be if it weren't for the many distractions buzzing around us in our workspaces. While we can't eliminate all of the things that interrupt us throughout the day, we can manage a surprising number of them.

Teach Your Kids to Say 'Thank you' (and Mean It)

Annie Fox | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

I am thankful for this landscape and how it restores my humanity. These hikes always put me in a kind and generous mood. I feel a kinship to every person and pooch I see. Appreciation and gratitude can do that. But we take things for granted. And so do our kids.

Business Etiquette: How to Handle Professional Rejection

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

We've all been turned down at some point in our careers and overcoming the rebuff with grace is a leadership skill best acquired through firsthand experience. The good news is that a "no" is often just a step in the direction of a future "yes."

What Qualities Set You Apart in Business?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Why would someone choose to do business with you? Because you have taken the time, and put in the effort to give them your best self.

Peas and...

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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8 Ways to Navigate a Business Meal

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

Don't place your cell phone on the table and then glance down at it every time it pings or vibrates. Silence your device and keep it out of sight until you leave the restaurant.

Hugging Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Showing Affection In the Workplace

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

Hugging and touching someone, especially in a business setting, can oftentimes be misconstrued and lead to controversy or confusion. Before you go in for the big hug, consider the following seven tips.

8 Networking Tips for Extroverts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While they do enjoy some distinct advantages in making connections, their gregarious nature can also work against them.

Show Me the Love

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

Doing your job and working hard are not the best ways to get ahead. In terms of human resources theory, doing your job and working hard are why you receive your paycheck. If you want to be promoted, you must think strategically.

I Gave, You Received, Now Thank Me, Darn It!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

If my recent experiences with gift recipients are any indication, however, I needn't lose sleep worrying that I will be swept away by a giant wave of gratitude any time soon.

Valentine's Day Etiquette: Alternative Ideas for Singles

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Diane Gottsman

Whether you decide to go all out and have a girlfriends' brunch or stay at home and relax, treat yourself as kindly as you would someone else.

Snowstorm Etiquette: 6 Tips to Keep Your Cool in Challenging Times

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 04.08.2015 | New York
Jacqueline Whitmore

5. Be a gracious guest. If you're invited to stay in someone's home, always ask permission before you bring your pets, friends, family or anyone else for that matter.

5 Questions About Your Body That Are Nobody's Business

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living

In the New Year, many of us go after this health and wellness thing in earnest. But since it's a new -- or at least not continuous -- pursuit for so m...

A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'

Raising a Well-Mannered Parent... No Invoice Required

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Diane Gottsman

Etiquette rules primarily include encouraging respect for self and others. These simple courtesies ideally start at home.