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Business Etiquette - Or Just Basic Training?

Debra Fine | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Attention! There is some big news coming out of Colorado Springs. In order to graduate from the Air Force Academy, cadets will have to pass inspection in decorum. Yes, you read that right.

Why I'm Sick Of Chronically Tardy People

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When I meet a particular acquaintance for lunch in a restaurant, I always tell her the reservation is for 30 minutes earlier than it really is. Why? Because she is never on time and I don't want to sit alone at a table stewing for half an hour.

Poem: Of Two Minds

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

image credit: Cathy Lees Of Two Minds Dear Miss Manners, teach me how to reach a decision. When I reach for it, what will it feel like, fingertip...

The Great-Granddaughter Of Etiquette Queen Advises Post50s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty

Emily Post’s great-great-granddaughter, Lizzie Post, has inherited her great-great grandmother's flair for guiding us through life's ticklish situat...

Teacher Wants To 'Climb The Social Ladder' Through Philanthropy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 04.04.2013 | Impact

This teacher is looking to ensure she forevermore toasts to the good life -- hopefully with vintage champagne looking out a penthouse window, if you p...

Are TSA Agents Too Rude?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

For those of you reading this who say it's unpatriotic to question the actions of an agency that stands guard against terrorism, let me ask you the following question: What if a real law enforcement agency or a branch of the military treated the civilian population like this?

The Business of the American Family Is...

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall P. Duke

The major activity of the American Family appears to be "busyness." We do things. We don't just live in a family, we produce a family! We perform a family. Families simply must be -- or appear to be -- busy all the time.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Etiquette Advice For Those Who've Lost Everything But Their Manners

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Dear Dinner Companion, Your friend is right. Never cheapen yourself by sleeping with a guy for a hamburger.