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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.

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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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.11.2015 | 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 02.11.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | Parents
Diane Gottsman

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

Give Your LinkedIn Profile Picture a (Much Needed) Makeover

Richie Frieman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Richie Frieman

The last thing you want is to be misrepresenting yourself (or worse, not be taken seriously) because you made a bad call on your profile picture, so, let's give your LinkedIn profile picture a makeover with these three easy tips...

Party Etiquette: Who Pays When a Guest Doesn't Show Up?

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 01.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

Let's say you're invited to a birthday party. You accept the invitation, but on the day of the party, a family obligation takes precedence. For whatever reason, you fail to call the host to send your regrets.

A Lesson in Vanishing Monsters

Yaniv Aviran | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Yaniv Aviran

We all, naturally and overwhelmingly, develop prejudice, fears and reluctances of the unknown. And so, this same reluctance might make it so we miss people along the way. People who could have integrated into our lives in a very meaningful way.

How To Talk About Your Workout Routine Without Making Everyone Else Feel Lazy

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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...

Travel Etiquette: How to Use a Flight Delay to Your Advantage

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

No one wants to spend any more time in an airport than necessary. But, if you find yourself waiting for a delayed flight, there are ways to maximize your unscheduled downtime.

5 Business Email Etiquette Faux Pas

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It would be nice if we all received an immediate reply, but the reality is our message is probably one of several that have not been opened. The person may be out of the office, in a meeting or simply prioritizing their responses.

New Year's Resolutions: 10 Tips to a Mannerly 2015

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

Break your goals up into bite-size pieces; giving yourself daily or monthly deadlines is more manageable and your progress can be evaluated and reshaped as you progress.

10 Tips to Ring in the New Year With a Memorable Toast

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Taste
Diane Gottsman

When friends and family come together to celebrate the New Year, the festivities usually include raising glasses for an uplifting toast. If delivering the toast falls to you, some advance preparation will help you create a memorable start to the celebration.

Holiday Etiquette: What to Tip the Mail Carrier and Delivery Person

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
Diane Gottsman

One of the most commonly asked holiday tipping questions: "What is the proper amount to tip my mail carrier and delivery person?"

Holiday RSVP Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

The rules for a proper RSVP are basic but often ignored. Failing to properly respond to an invitation will inevitably lead to ill will, hurt feelings and getting tagged as a rude guest or a thoughtless friend.

Should You Invite Warren Buffett to Your Holiday Buffet?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 01.31.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

The buffeter get-out-of-my-wayer: He means business. Napkin tucked, first in line and making appreciative sounds that make you wonder if a nearby barnyard has taken attendance recently.

The Lost Art of Writing Thank You Notes -- Guidelines for Brides and Grooms

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.31.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Unfortunately, the etiquette of wedding thank you notes is suffering from this basic skill set that parents didn't teach the newest generation of brides and grooms. It's time to do something about that.