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The Top 7 Tips on How to be Feminine

It is getting harder for a woman to know how to be feminine.  Grace, charm, elegance, and etiquette are skills that are rarely passed down through the generations anymore. So you want to know how to be more feminine and attractive.  Here are 7 tips on how to be feminine in a modern world. Tip One:  Look After Yourself There is nothing soft and feminine about someone who doesn’t take good care of themselves.  Your hair may be dirty and greasy, or your nail polish is chipped and flaking.  It is very obvious to other people that you do not think […]

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Etiquette for Travelling on a plane

Jetiquette – Etiquette for Airplane Travel

Airplane etiquette seems to be something that nobody considers. Plane travel can be very stressful.  Travelers are so focused on all the things that need to be done to get to the end of their journey.  Ticket purchase, queuing, checking in, bag requirements, security, boarding, seating, and customs are all things which can drive the flustered masses to forget all decent behavior. We seem to be hearing on a regular basis about passenger rage occurring on flights, and this even further escalates the expectation of confrontation.  Before travelers get to the airport, they can begin to work themselves up into […]

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Smoking in public

Smoking in Public – Cigarette Etiquette

For those who choose to smoke cigarettes (or ‘vape’ e-cigarettes) in public, there is an expected cigarette etiquette which accompanies this behavior.  As with all etiquette, these social rules are in order to ensure the least discomfort for everyone present.  Smoking in public places is often the cause of must unpleasantness, when the smoker is not exercising appropriate conduct for the situation. Times when there is definitely “No Smoking” No smoking around children, especially in cars.  Cigarette smoke can cause lung development issues, ear infections, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). No smoking around pregnant women.  Exposure to second-hand smoke […]

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The Hostess Gift

The Hostess Gift – Knowing what to bring

The hostess gift is a way of thanking the hostess for the time, effort, and cost involved in preparing for the event to which you are invited.  It is a good exercise in gratitude to spend a few moments considering the effort undertaken to provide a pleasurable experience for you.  This should ensure that Hostess Gifts are not seen as an unpleasant obligation, but a form of recognition and appreciation. Upon accepting any invitation, the first question should be, “Do I need to bring a gift for the hostess*?” The only thing that you need to consider is the type […]

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Christmas Card Etiquette

Christmas Card Etiquette

Many of us still partake in the yearly ritual of sending Christmas cards to those people who are on our Christmas card list. It is a way of remembering those people in our lives that we will not be personally visiting over the holiday season, to let them know that they are still in our thoughts. In some cases, it may be the only contact that we make with them during the entire year. The Christmas Card List Your Christmas card list is the key to a successful Christmas card program. This will spare you the embarrassment of forgetting a […]

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how to greet people

Greetings – How to meet people with style and grace

I always remember the expression that “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  The first time that you meet someone is a landmark event for any future contact that you may have with that person.  This makes it very important to start off the relationship in a healthy way, and know how to meet people with style and grace.  If you take a moment to think about some of the people that you know, you will most likely have a very clear memory of your first meeting, as well as your initial impressions as to their character. […]

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Is it RIP for the RSVP? – Are your invitations getting acknowledged?

The Definition RSVP is a French acronym, “répondez s’il vous plaît”, which translates into English as “respond please”. It is used on invitations in which the host requests that the invitee respond whether they will be attending or not. The Problem Hosts are relating a constant problem that invited guests are not taking notice of the RSVP request. This makes it very difficult for a host to know how many people will be attending their event, and to what extent to cater for the people who will come. Why is it a problem? I can identify two reasons why invitees […]

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Taste Wine

How to taste wine like a pro

If you have been invited to a wine tasting and you have no idea what to do, then this article is for you.  You will at least know how to look like you know how to taste wine like a pro. 1.  Look 2.  Smell 3.  Taste That will get you through just about any wine tasting.  Look at the wine as though you are inspecting it for certain qualities, smell the wine as if you can identify specific aromas, and taste the wine as if you could tell a good wine from a bad one.  “I enjoy a glass […]

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Home Manicure

Give your nails a home manicure

Giving your nails a home manicure is more practical for a lot of women due to financial or time constraints. Perhaps you just enjoy caring for yourself and find a manicure an enjoyable time that you can spend with yourself. Here is how to manicure your nails at home. You could print this article out and keep it beside you as you complete your manicure. Home Manicure *  Remove your old nail polish. *  Wash your hands to remove any oils, acetone and dirt from your fingernails. Don’t forget to clean under your nails. A nail brush helps with this. […]

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Playground Swing

The world is just a bigger playground – Be a good playmate

Do you remember your childhood playground days? Was it a positive experience? Did you feel safe and able to fully express your individuality? We may like to think that we have put our playground days behind us, especially if they were unpleasant. The truth is that life’s lessons will continue to play on us, until we pay attention, listen, and learn from them. Our playground never leaves us. The toys have just changed. They may now be iPads and mobile phones, rather than swings and teeter-totters, but our playground is still the place where we hope to express our individuality […]

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