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The Childhood Nostalgia Every Boomer Will Understand

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.21.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

There are gestures belonging to another time that we don't use anymore. There were ways of functioning on a daily basis that would seem foreign today. We relied on objects which are now obsolete. We all have our lists of nostalgia.

Wedding Planner Rant: Don't Even THINK About Crowdfunding to Pay for Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Sometimes, technology is a bad thing. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should. That's exactly what went through my mind when I received an email from a public relations company asking me to blog about how wonderful it is that brides and grooms can crowdfund to pay for their weddings now. Are you kidding me?

Etiquette: How to Choose Your Bridesmaids

Jo Bryant | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weddings
Jo Bryant

Sometimes, when planning a wedding, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The bride finds herself with months of decision-making, but it's not just about the venue, the dress and the food. The people she surrounds herself with are critical in making the wedding a success: choosing the bridesmaids is therefore a big decision.

WATCH: How to Make Sure Your Boys Become Gentlemen

HooplaHa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents

It is every mother of boy's dream to raise polite, kind young men. What is the trick? While there is no sure fire way, there are some tips that can help.

Does Having Good Manners Make Me a B*tch?

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Erris Langer Klapper

The day was young and I'd already been called a bitch twice. Why is it that when others act inappropriately, I react and then I look like the b*tch? Where's the justice in that? Perhaps not reacting is the answer, but that goes against my grain.

What Grieving My Mother's Death Taught Me About Gratitude

Mary Novaria | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

I'm currently mortified because I didn't send thank you notes after my birthday this year. The flowers have long since drooped and died, but other pre...

Etiquette: Should You Invite Strangers to Your Wedding?

Jo Bryant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Weddings
Jo Bryant

Putting together the guest list for a wedding is one of the hardest wedding-planning tasks. It forces you to really assess and categorize people because, after all, every person you invite uses up a ceremony seat and some of the budget and, therefore, limits who else you can invite.

Killing Civility

Allen Johnson Jr. | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Allen Johnson Jr.

We all know that cable news it mostly entertainment. You can't take much of it seriously. As a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, I like to hear both points of view and occasionally listen to Bill O'Reilly on Fox News.

Should You Talk Politics at Work?

Richie Frieman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Richie Frieman

Let's be honest, has anyone ever really "won" an argument about politics with a coworker? It always ends with an eye roll, a deep breath of frustration and mumbling expletives under your breath about that person, while you sulk back to your desk.

You Can't Punish Rudeness by Sending a Dinner Bill to Your No-Show Wedding Guests

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.02.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Rise above any inappropriate or rude behavior of your guests, keep smiling, and be the gracious guests of honor that you wanted to be when you planned your wedding. Never let somebody else's rudeness bring you down on your big day.

Divorce Strategies: Remember Your Children Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home!

PJVIncent | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce

Divorce is ugly and painful. Voiced or not, when you commit to being "one" with each other, divorce is a tearing apart of that oneness and it hurts. Even the amicable divorces can leave deep scars for the couple splitting up, but also for the children.

Six Signs of a Deceptive Office Personality

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Building trusting relationships in a professional setting makes interacting with clients and coworkers more enjoyable. On the other hand, working side by side with a person who gives off an untrustworthy vibe can be a challenge and a chore. As you determine where you should invest your energy, here are a few behaviors to look out for in the office (and in life!).

Politically Correct or Polite and Caring?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bil Hitchcock

It's interesting as you get older that the things your parents told you start to ring more and more true...perhaps it is maturing or maybe it's encountering situations and from somewhere a saying from the past pops up.

What You Should Know About Really Polite People

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Got any friends who seem a little too polite? You might want to watch out for them. According to a small new study surfaced by Science of Us, su...

How to Be the Perfect Beach House Guest

Iris Krasnow | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Iris Krasnow

My mom had a 72-hour rule when visiting us in Annapolis from her home in Chicago. She would come on an early afternoon flight, stay three nights and leave while we were still having fun. When I would say, "Oh, Mom, I wish you could stay longer," I really meant it, but she never did.

Do As You Say

Jon Carras | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Jon Carras

The alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. and we sprung out of bed. My wife, Lauren, and I knew it was going to be a crazy day. Of course, every day is crazy when you have two toddlers but this was shaping up to be a whole other level.

Commonly Misused Phrases in Business and Their Real Meaning

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

I recently heard a well-known speaker continuously use the term "flush out" when what he really meant was "flesh out." When we confuse our words, it weakens our message.

Let Theatre Take You to a New World -- Without Ringing, Glowing Phones

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
The University of Central Florida Forum

There's been a lot of talk about patron use of technology in theaters, the most recent story of course being Patti LuPone's snatching a phone out of a texting audience member's hands in the middle of a scene during Shows for Days at the Lincoln Center Theater.

The Age of Cynicism

Joseph Grant | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joseph Grant

The great Victorian author, Edith Wharton, wrote An Age of Innocence in order to evoke a bygone era. While the novel's title was misleading in some de...

7 Ways to Hone Your Business Hospitality Skills

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

In some way, we all entertain for business at different times in our lives. It may be as simple as inviting a coworker into your home for a cup of coffee and a snack, inviting a visiting colleague to share a sandwich and soda in your office, dining with your boss at a nearby café, or treating a client to a cool beverage at the nineteenth hole after a round of golf.

How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you have ever wondered how to follow up on a job interview or potential business opportunity while coming across as a true professional and not a pest, you are not alone.

When Is Racism Just Your Perception?

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Our minds get to choose how we see what we see. I believe in always taking the point of view that affirms our worth. This way, no matter how many rude, racist or otherwise unkind people we encounter, we do not have to let their bad behavior into our hearts.

As a Manner of Fact: Party Tips

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Seating, seating, seating! Great food is a party must, but if the guests are not interacting it could spell disaster.

6 Books That Teach Kids Manners

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Kids naturally develop social skills in the preschool years, so it's a perfect time to teach and reinforce social lessons. The books below serve as modern-day primers on courtesy, graciousness, and respect that will help kids make and keep friends -- skills that will serve them well their whole lives.

A Remedial Class in Basic Decency for Chronic Offenders

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

It doesn't take a whole lot to be decent. The overwhelming majority of us were originally equipped with basic tools for humanity. Using those tools is simply a choice. In the end, decency requires nothing more than your willingness.