May 29th, 2017

While the timing and severity of an allergy season vary across the country, spring allergies usually begin in February and last until early summer.  I think we can agree that they are in full bloom during the month of May, Allergy Awareness Month.  However, year round, people are affected by allergies and the common cold. While you are protecting your own health, displaying proper etiquette when you aren’t feeling well shows that you are also considerate of the health of…

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May 24th, 2017

An entrepreneur  is described as ” Someone with the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit.”  I think we would all agree that  the most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses. It seems that in today’s economy, opting out of your normal 9:00 pm – 5:00 pm job to spread your entrepreneurial wings has become…

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May 24th, 2017

Have you ever been in a situation where you were confused about which gesture of acknowledgement or greeting to use? Is a kiss on the cheek appropriate for family only? Is a handshake appropriate for only bosses and colleagues? Is a hug appropriate as a greeting or a parting gesture at any time?   A Social Kiss   The cheek kiss is popular in some cultures, but the United States is still behind on this trend.  If you are uncertain as to the appropriateness of…

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May 24th, 2017

Etiquette is a learned behavior based on the environment in which you were raised or the educational courses you’ve taken. Some etiquette rules are not easy to remember. More importantly, there isn’t always someone there to remind you when you’ve broken a rule in etiquette.   Let’s take a peek at the 10 most common etiquette errors:   Forgetting to make a proper introduction- Be sure to keep in mind to introduce people when one doesn’t know the other.  …

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May 1st, 2017

  One of America’s fastest growing spectator sports today, is golf. Also, commonly known as a “gentlemen’s sport”, golf is a game with the objective of depositing a small ball into a specific number of cups/holes, using as few strokes as possible. The standard course is normally more than 6,000 yards, approximately 4 miles in length and consists of 18 numbered holes.   Although golf seems like a fairly simple sport, it takes a great deal of skill and focus to play the…

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