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How (and Why) to Be…

When you practice basic etiquette (also known as manners or social skills), you can carry yourself with a certain grace and confidence—one that most people don't even aspire to. But what about those who ignore basic…

Two Simple Rules for…

Rule #1: Honor your limitations. Look, if you don't want to go to Ohio or have overnight guests or eat spiral ham or whatever, admit that. Doesn't mean we're always going to get our way—but we should include ourselves…

KISS Today Goodbye—and…

And I thought l was cool when I met Roy Clark. But as you might have guessed from this picture, seven-year-old Zoey (my cousin Don's daughter) just took cool to a whole new level. Last month at the Saginaw, Mich.…

When Someone You Care…

Have you noticed how hard it can be to say the right thing? Once when my elderly friend Margaret and I were discussing another (elderly) friend who had passed away, I made the mistake of saying, "She's in a better…

Does Your Handshake Pass…

Have you ever met someone whose handshake left you feeling worse, not better? When our handshake "works," other people might not notice. But when it doesn't, we risk damaging our relationships and our own credibility. A…

7 Simple Rules of Gym…

Even if you don't use a gym, notice how these rules apply outside the gym; for example, with co-workers. Notice how easy they are to follow, and how the world is much better when we do! Learn to take hints! If…

Let's All Wash Our Hands

Just in time for throwback Thursday: Remember this from Seinfeld? Let's all commit to washing our hands, folks! Vigorously, with soap and water, 20 seconds, each and every time. That's our best defense against…