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America’s Youth Are Begging Us for A Better Message

We have a huge problem on our hands.  Gun violence, mass murders, opioid crisis, and bullying.  America’s youth are in the front row of this chilling production.   On February 14th Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida had one of the world’s deadliest school massacres. The students who survived have since decided to take […]
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10 Common Courtesies You Should Do Everyday

1 Exhibit A Warm And Friendly Demeanor- No matter how bad a day you are having it is important to always be warm and friendly to others. This makes for friendlier interactions and can brighten someone’s day. 2 Look People in the Eyes – Stop staring at your phone and look up. It seems like it […]
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Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Is Grieving

Both near and far, in massive numbers or individually, tragedy and death often find us unprepared and unsure of how to approach the situation.  Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Is Grieving I know how you feel. Even if you have suffered a similar loss or are currently grieving yourself, every experience is […]
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No Love for Valentine's Day

Some people find Valentine's Day annoying.  And, no, it's not just single people who may feel this way. Like other holidays, Valentine's Day has become known as a consumer trap.  Some people feel duped into buying a gift to prove their love for someone, or to fit in at the office or with friends they […]
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What Social Media Is Doing To Your Dignity

A recent article featured in the Guardian by Alex Hern entitled ‘Never get high on your own supply’ delved into why social media bosses don’t use social media. Reading that the very people who invented these social sites and strongly promote them don’t use them might be a surprise to many. Social media has such a […]
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Reinvent Yourself

The centuries old pattern of ‘going into retirement at a certain age’ is fading away - - - and it’s for a good reason. Doctors around the world are now saying that instead of heading into retirement, you are better off staying in work to keep physically and mentally active. Instead of facing retirement without […]
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Your Handshake Is Terrible

Have you ever wanted to say this to someone? A terrible handshake can leave you saying “yuck”, “eeewww” and “ouch”.  It may even make you immediately want to wash your hands. Everyone and we mean everyone has experienced a bad handshake. Awkward, limp, Aggressive: One of these three words is the stereotypical description of a […]
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5 Sample Thank you Notes

Writing a thank you note shows the person who took the time to think of you and give you a gift that you value their time. When someone goes out of their way to handwrite a note in our technology driven world, it is memorable. If you are reading this, then you are most likely writing […]
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Holiday Dinner: 10 Etiquette Tips to Know Before You Arrive

#1 Bring a gift for the host.  #2 Offer to help to the host. #3 Participate in the holiday traditions.   #4 Ask the host where you should sit at the dining table. #5 Wait for the host to begin the meal. A blessing or a few words will often be shared to thank everyone for being there. #6 Eat slowly […]
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How to Survive an Awkward Dinner Conversation

Awkward, inappropriate and ill-mannered conversations are meant to rock the boat. Encounters like these will make you ready to abandon ship and often leave you feeling drunk as a sailor. What’s even worse is when you are held prisoner to this inappropriate dialogue which is heading for shipwreck because it is unfolding over a meal. […]
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Simple Dining Tips to Help You Soar

In the aviation world, these three words are considered a common approach to flying situations.  Aviation studies have discovered that during emergencies pilots can get so focused on solving the problem that they forget to actually fly the airplane. Being prepared and knowing exactly what you will do before you do it serves us well […]
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