Is it proper to re-gift something that you don't want or need? Many years ago etiquette experts discouraged the practice. But times have changed and so have our gift-giving habits.
One of the most commonly asked holiday tipping questions: "What is the proper amount to tip my mail carrier and delivery person?"
The rules for a proper RSVP are basic but often ignored. Failing to properly respond to an invitation will inevitably lead to ill will, hurt feelings and getting tagged as a rude guest or a thoughtless friend.
Downtime used well will help you when the holidays are over, and business gets back to its normal hectic pace. Tackle these tasks during the slower time and be ready to start fresh in the busy New Year.
Who has time to sip cocoa by the fire when there are cards to send, gifts to buy, parties to plan, and houseguests to host? This holiday season, let's resolve to stay calm. Here are six tips to keep the "happy" in the holidays.
A wedding registry is really for your guest's convenience, so try to think about it from their point of view. Here are some other guidelines to help you create a wedding registry that will make both you and your guests happy.
Tis the season for eggnog, good tidings, and exchanging gifts with family and friends. It also includes expressing gratitude to those that provide a much-needed service throughout the year. From your children's teacher to your mail carrier, the list can easily get out of hand.
When times get tough at the office, we often turn to those unflappable, grounded people who seem to be capable of handling any situation. What's their secret to appearing confident regardless of the pressure?
No matter how times have changed and how the rules of etiquette have evolved, one important guideline remains (and shall endure): A thank you note is something every gift recipient should send and every gift giver expects.
Knowing the right way to quit can leave relationships intact and may actually enhance your professional reputation. On the other hand, leaving in the wrong way can generate negative feelings that could affect the way you are perceived as a professional.
A good friend of mine was getting remarried and it was an amazing event. When planning her wedding, she told me it was a challenge to find information, advice or inspiration for her Encore wedding.
Should people expecting their second or third child have baby showers? Specifically, if the second child is of the same gender, should that family have a baby shower and expect gifts? Is there basic baby shower etiquette for families with multiple children?
Bad manners seem to be everywhere! Whether it's dinner guests fielding phone calls in the middle of a meal, drivers playing chicken for parking spaces, or the idiot on the subway clipping his toenails, we are one unmannered bunch.
It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.
The wonderful thing about technology is that it provides a platform for us to connect with others anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, that's also the biggest drawback to all of our screens and devices.
I recently attended a senior-thesis violin recital at Juilliard, the prestigious arts conservatory in New York City. The talent before us was brilliant. The audience behavior around me was appalling.