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5 Tips for Self-Improvement 2021

By |2021-08-20T18:00:57-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels Self-Improvement is the search to become a better person in life. The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary defines self-improvement as “the process by which a person improves their knowledge, status, character, etc. by their own efforts.” This may involve improving mental and physical health within your personal and professional life. Some examples include enhancing nutrition, [...]

8 Culture & Etiquette Tips for National Courtesy Month

By |2021-08-17T12:19:03-05:00August 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Photo by Prasanth Inturi from Pexels Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; the third is to be kind.                 ~Henry James, American-British Author In our evolving Covid-19 world, it’s not hard to find rude people. You’ll encounter them at home, online, at school, and [...]

Navigating Vaccine Conversations

By |2021-08-04T16:06:49-05:00August 4th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

  Image by hakan german from Pixabay With free COVID-19 vaccines readily available to any person over 12 years of age in the U.S., and not everyone choosing to partake – it is a tricky conversation to navigate. With the Delta variant surging and the general unpredictability of the virus, it’s become downright awkward navigating this conversation with colleagues, [...]

12 White Wine Etiquette Tips for National White Wine Day

By |2021-08-03T14:30:18-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Dining, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Image by Sharon Schweitzer Experts trace the origins of wine back 7500 years to what is today known as Iran. This beverage was known to have been enjoyed long before then; however, there isn’t specific evidence available. In current times, we enjoy numerous wine varietals. Today, we celebrate National White Wine day and share [...]

9 Etiquette Tips for National Cell Phone Courtesy Month 2021

By |2021-06-24T14:43:28-05:00June 30th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

  Image by Leo_65 from Pixabay Mobile phones are an integral part of our everyday life and leaving home without them can leave us feeling naked and even anxious. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on our mobile habits. Let’s maximize the benefits of our [...]

5 Tips for Overcoming Work Stress

By |2021-04-19T23:24:36-05:00April 19th, 2021|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Stress|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Kittiphan The U.S. is known for its “work hard, play hard” mentality. While it ranks tenth on the list of Hardest Working Countries 2021 (Mexico and Costa Rica rank first and second), many consider the U.S. American workplace to be one of the most stressful worldwide. Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/hardest-working-countries In fact, [...]

How to be a Gracious House Guest in the US During a Pandemic

By |2021-04-05T16:32:00-05:00April 5th, 2021|Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Jacob Lund Before agreeing to be a houseguest, remember that the CDC is still advising those in the United States to limit interactions with others outside of their homes. Determining when we can resume social activities like being a houseguest, depends on state and local regulations, where we live, and community transmission [...]

10 PET Etiquette Tips for Urban Living

By |2021-04-02T17:21:19-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Pet Etiquette|

Image: stock.adobe.com By bodnarphoto You’re a cat’s companion or a dog’s best friend, your fur ball has a special spirit of their own - that’s what makes them such wonderful company! On April 11, we celebrate National Pet Day. Although we love our furry friends, living right next door to a canine’s 5 a.m. bark [...]

5 Tips for Sustainable Travel in 2021

By |2021-05-05T17:59:13-05:00February 1st, 2021|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Image Source: stock.adobe.com By malp The Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the United Nations emphasize numerous criteria for responsible travel. Many travelers have inquired about the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria. The GSTC provides a set of minimum requirements that a tourism business or destination must aspire to for approval:  environmentally friendly tourism practices; protecting [...]

Galentines Day 2021

By |2021-01-29T14:45:57-06:00January 28th, 2021|celebrations, Culture, Lifestyle|

Image: Screenshot: courtesy NBC, Parks and Recreation Youtube. Hearts: stock.adobe.com By Vitaliy "What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year...ladies celebrating ladies." - Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation Women worldwide celebrate the gal-pal day on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. The holiday was introduced in 2010 through the [...]

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