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Business Etiquette: The Correct Way to Respond to a Verbal 'Thank You'

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Two simple words, "no problem," in response to a "thank you," may be chipping away at your customers' goodwill. The service person who replies with this response almost certainly means to acknowledge the "thank you" and is essentially saying "you're welcome." Still, many customers are offended.

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

A Thank-You Note to My Parents

Cara McDonough | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Cara McDonough

Since I'm finally mature enough to get it, I thought I'd thank my parents for all the things that made no sense when I was young.

How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview

Stacia Pierce | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

Saying "thank you" is sadly becoming a lost art. The days of handwritten cards or notes of appreciation sent after receiving a gift are dwindling.

Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

The Profound Impact of a Teacher

Michael Geheren | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Michael Geheren

While it is a simple gesture, I encourage you to thank a former teacher. Send a quick email or better yet a handwritten note. Tell them where you are and how they shaped your life. I think that simple message can go a long way.

The 2 Simple Words That Will Improve Your Marriage

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My husband has a lot more patience than I do. So he does a lot of the things around the house that require that particular virtue.

Growing Pains

Anthony Romeo | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anthony Romeo

To say that the life of Robin Williams affected only those in my age group would be incorrect. But for 20-somethings like myself, the passing of our most memorable and iconic comedian is a blow to the childhoods we'll now never be able to reclaim.

5 Words to Use in Every Day Life

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

I see words as one of the most important tools in pursuing a healthy life. Discovering words that can help you on both your fitness and emotional journey is a quick and easy way to reshape your life. Here are five simple words that can sculpt not only your day, but also someone else's.

Two Magic Words - Thank You!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Thanking works because it expresses one of our most basic emotions: gratitude. Not an abstraction, gratitude is a genuine emotion. It cannot be exacted or forced. You either feel it or you don't.

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

She Irritated Me In Every Way

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my tardiness....

A Sandy Situation

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was on a long drive home and I got stuck on the freeway in traffic, in the middle of the Nevada desert. What happened next was enough to restore my faith in humanity.

Business Meetings: Making a Good Impression

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

There are several ways to guarantee that your next business meeting is a success. Making a good impression is key. Here are fifteen tips on how to do just that.

Things You Need to Thank Your Mother For

Michelle Higginson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Michelle Higginson

Think about everything she had to go through for you -- the sacrifices she made, the torture she endured. Then give that special lady in your life the genuine "thank you" she deserves, and be the kind of son or daughter that makes all the trouble worth her while.

How A Total Stranger Turned My Day Around In Less Than 15 Minutes

Jen Simon | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

I stood there with no idea of what to do next. I felt completely helpless and trapped. And then, something amazing happened.

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Tani Brown | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Tani Brown

Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.

Two Little Words That Can Make All the Difference!

Craig Dowden | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

This sentiment is often accompanied by an exasperated acceptance of defeat, as it seems the problem is too big to solve. However, the above research suggests that we may be more powerful than we think.

Thank You: The Antidote to Loneliness

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I lay in my bed and waited for sleep. Instead, the ancestors brought light. This is what they showed me: There is an antidote to loneliness, disco...

Here's How Brands Are Leveraging The Olympics

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Peter Ueberroth, who ended up with a nearly $250 million surplus from the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, was named TIME's Man of the Year in 1984 and brands have been leveraging that gold ever since.

Comfortably Uncomfortable

Tani Brown | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Tani Brown

"I'm so sorry." Let me start with these three words. We've all been in this situation. Someone suffers a tragic loss, hardship, difficulty. In this m...

What All Good Clients Have in Common

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Lisa Rinkus

"This business would be great if it weren't for the clients." A partner at the PR agency where I got my first job made this statement. While not exac...

I Just Want To Say Thanks

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 03.06.2014 | Good News
Dr. Robert M. Myers

When Aaron Collins died in 2012, he made a final wish. Aaron's wish was that his family eat at one restaurant and leave the waiter or waitress a five...

Why I Am Grateful for Unfortunate Events

Shawnee McPhail | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Shawnee McPhail

Thank you, broken radiator and thermostat, for giving me a feeling of gratitude, and a little bit of terror and indigestion, in my innards.