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The Problem with "No Problem"

Instead of "no problem," letting someone know he is welcome, or that it was your pleasure to show a kindness keeps an exchange of gratitude positive and leaves room for nothing but good will.

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Common Annoying Speech Habits

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, but only remembered the annoying speech habits? Habits such as uptalk, growling, and overuse of the word "like" are common, and very distracting.

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Selfie Etiquette

Taking a selfie is a great way to commemorate a fun or special moment. Here are guidelines for keeping it fun, without being disruptive to people around you.

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When Etiquette and Manners Join Forces

The words "etiquette" and "manners" entwine. However, each of them have a different effect when used. Let's explore this difference, and also what happens when they join forces.

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Are You Polite to Telemarketers and Solicitors?

Interruptions from telemarketers and solicitors can send you into a tirade! But in an effort to always remain civil, here are suggestions for dealing with them in a calmer manner.

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Correcting Someone Who Calls You the Wrong Name

When someone calls you the wrong name, you should correct him or her. Keeping in mind it may be an honest mistake, there are etiquette-ful techniques for the first, second, or third time it happens.

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Work Interruptions: When a “Quick Hello” Turns into a Long Chat

Work interruptions like an exchange of pleasantries provide enough casual contact to keep your day moving forward. But how do you handle the interruption that feels more like an invasion?

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Do You Wear Too Much Perfume?

Do you know if you're wearing too much perfume? Learn how to find your perfect scent, and how to wear the perfect amount of it in this article.

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Preparing for a Job Interview

A job interview is your time to shine! Make the most of it by showing your knowledge, confidence, and etiquette skills.

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How to Introduce Yourself and Others

Knowing how to introduce yourself and others will ensure that you make a great impression wherever you go. Learn tips and guidelines for making introductions here.

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Handling Negative Criticism

It's easy to feel out of control when negative criticism comes your way. You're caught off-guard, feel judged, and take it personally. Here are some guidelines to help you save face.

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Loud Parties: Fun for Some, a Nuisance for Others

If you throw loud parties, there is no better time to consider etiquette. Being in good standing with your neighbors prevents discord, especially if you tend to cross a line once in awhile.

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How to Take a Compliment

Compliments are an expression of our basic human need to be recognized. They are a great reminder of your worth, and you deserve to receive them.

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Do Tattoos Make You Forget Your Manners?

Tattoos often elicit comments from people. Whether complimentary, insulting, or somewhere in between, there is something about art on skin that makes people say the darndest things!

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What Your Grooming Habits Say About You

Good grooming isn't optional. While high standards of hygiene typically go unnoticed, you will certainly stand out in the crowd if those standards are not up to par.

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Manly or Scruffy? What's Your Beard Style?

Whether you're described as having a beard, or scruffy facial hair, depends on how you wear it. Neat and clean doesn't have to get out of hand just because you want a manly look.

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Does Being Polite Mean Being Insincere?

Most of us were taught that being polite is the primary path to social acceptance. But when politeness is not genuine, its insincerity does not go unnoticed!

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Keeping a Friendly Touch Friendly

A friendly touch is a good thing. Keeping it appropriate, especially when making a first impression, is also important.

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Are You Always Late?

If being on time means you prioritize correctly, what does it mean when you are always late? Harnessing the importance of the things you do is one key to getting them done in a timely manner.

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Standing Up to Social Pressure

Social pressure tempts you away from your real self. Learn to recognize this temptation, know what you stand for, and maintain respect for yourself and others.

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