To re-gift or not to re-gift? If you feel that re-gifting is cheap, think again. Being thrifty is being smart. In this economy, re-gifting makes great sense as long as you remove any evidence that the gift was once yours. The last thing you want to do is ... Read More »
A gift should reflect the relationship you have with the recipient. Giving a truly great present speaks volumes, but how can you be sure to find the one that will perfectly suit the person you’re shopping for? The following tips are a guide to savvy gift-buying.
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Treating your colleagues with respect can gain you a winning edge and create a win-win situation for everyone at the office. Here are some basic rules of etiquette in the office and at office parties.
• Have respect for those around you, and show a keen ... Read More »
Navigating computers and their problems can be challenging for all of us. At some point, you may need more than a computer Help line and a Genius Bar. This is the time to ask a computer technician to come to your home. In this ... Read More »
A receiving line is the perfect opportunity for guests and hosts to meet one another at a large event. They are only essential for groups of fifty or more, when it’s otherwise impossible for the hosts to greet everyone individually. They range from the most formal (for a ... Read More »
At the dining table, get comfortable with common etiquette Do’s and Don’ts...
• Do wait until everyone is seated and served to begin eating or until your host gives the okay.
• Do take small portions ... Read More »
When stepping out this summer, whether for business or pleasure, observing the rules of good behavior will always make your day or evening go more smoothly.
• Stay to the right and walk to the left to pass. This rule applies to ... Read More »
The world is divided by two kinds of people: those who exhibit good manners and those who exhibit bad ones. Why does it seem that air travel and bad manners are inseparable? Travel should be an adventure, at least that’s how the famous novelist John Steinbeck put it: ... Read More »
First came etiquette, then netiquette (e-mail etiquette), and now jetiquette, or private jet etiquette. For optimum airborne pleasure—both yours and that of others—here are some suggestions for flying in a private plane, whether for business or pleasure. If you’re lucky enough to catch a ride in a Gulfstream, ... Read More »
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir
John Muir, American naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, may never have hiked to the ... Read More »