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Icebreakers

How to Accept a Compliment (Without Complicating It)

Debra Fine | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Deflecting a compliment is not modest or unpretentious; it's actually a bit rude. After all, someone has taken the time to not only notice you and your efforts, but has gone a step further and actually acknowledged it.

The Holiday Collection: Making Your Way Into a Group Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

What happens if you don't find a singleton in the room? What if everyone is already grouped together and chatting merrily while you are standing alone, feeling foolish?

Dear Debra, How Should I Answer Inappropriate Money Questions?

Debra Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Why do so many people want others to show them the money? Why don't others understand that money doesn't grow on trees? Why are there so many tempting money-themed clichés out there (that I clearly can't help but use in this post)?

Is It Okay to Boo?

Debra Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Debra Fine

I am a fan of the Halloween kind of boo -- and the candy that goes along with it. But I'd like to banish the boo that happens during the other 51 weeks out of the year. So, if you are not a fan of booing, what do you do when faced with the boo?

New Year, New You? Icebreakers Make Socializing Easier

D. A. Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

A new year is upon us! What better time to initiate positive change? To find a "new you" in some significant way?

Office Christmas Parties: An Etiquette Minefield

Jo Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jo Bryant

Office socials may look very much like any other party, but never forget they are a test of interpersonal skills and how you fit into the company.