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Common Courtesy

Yoga Pants Defiant: My Crusade Against the Cult of Casual

Catherine Zinger | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style
Catherine Zinger

When "Casual Fridays" took hold in the early nineties with the rise of the tech bubble, Americans, turned the formality dial down from power suits, to business casual, to questionably casual, to downright slovenly, and have left it there ever since.

Not-So-Common Courtesy

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

We have started to accept the unacceptable as the norm. Whether it is our politicians, our doctors, our pharmacists or even our neighbors, when did it become OK to do whatever you want and expect it be tolerated?

Driver's Ed for the High School Hallway Pedestrian

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.28.2012 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

The bell has just rung, signaling the mad dash to the next class, and what should be a three-minute stroll to Biology class -- located a few hallways down -- turns into the next installment of Indiana Jones.

I Have To Ask: What's A Common Courtesy That Has Been Lost?

Posted 02.22.2012 | Women

Is there a common courtesy that you think has been lost? Microphone in hand, I set out to ask perfect strangers that very question. var src_url="htt...

Thanks for Your Message, Whatever It Said

Terry Newell | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

Efficiency would argue against a detailed, personalized reply to everyone who contacts us. In our wired world, we could get 19,000 emails, texts and tweets in just six months. Yet we can reply; silence is neither necessary nor acceptable.

The Ripple Effect Of Common Courtesy

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I believe that mindfulness laced with consideration for others executed at the smallest scale can actually change the world. Usually we tell people to think bigger, but in this case maybe thinking smaller could be very powerful.

Workplace Etiquette: Be Your Best at Work

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Treating your colleagues with respect can gain you a winning edge and create a win-win situation for everyone at the office. Here are some basic rules of etiquette in the office and at office parties.