If you can say it with a ? or a ?, why not? Less is more, especially with texts, which are meant 2 b short. The great advantages of texting and email are the three e’s: They’re easy, effective and effortless. But the downside ... Read More »
Dorothy Draper, an American interior decorator, wrote a book entitled Entertaining Is Fun: How to Be a Popular Hostess. It can be fun to entertain, although many people find giving a party daunting. To do it right, you need just one basic component: lists, ... Read More »
Some foods are tricky to eat in public. When at lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues, stick with the foods you feel most comfortable eating. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, practice makes perfect with all foods!
These are accepted techniques for eating bothersome foods:... Read More »
There are only three scenarios: the man pays, the woman pays, or the meal is Dutch, that is, both participants pay their way. On a “traditional” first date, where the man has invited the woman to a meal, he should always pay. Among friends, checks are usually split, ... Read More »
The first Fashion Week (then called Press Week) was held in New York in 1943. Today, there are two Fashion Weeks in the city each year, in February and September. New York’s version is considered one of the four major fashion events in the world (the others are ... Read More »
Hanky panky nothing. If I talk to one more person with a cold and cough, I may start giving out cough drops as hostess gifts. It’s this time of year that I become a germaphobe. Any way you slice it, sneezing in public is messy and noisy, yet ... Read More »
When communicating with others in the business world, be sure what you say and write has impact. Here are tips for both verbal and written communications.
• Speak clearly (don’t mumble) and loud enough (but not too loud), while standing or sitting ... Read More »
“I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” —Steve Jobs
No. Nyet. Non. Nein. No matter you say it, the meaning is still the same, but this tiny word can be very hard to say. What is it about ... Read More »
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will lead you there. —Lewis Carroll
Orange may be the new black, but India is saffron, indigo, marigold and emerald all rolled into one. The colors hit your senses at every turn, as does the sheer size ... Read More »
The Bar Mitzvah is to the Jews as Confirmation is to several Christian denominations. It occurs when a Jewish boy turns thirteen, and it takes place on the first Saturday after that birthday. The Bar Mitzvah, meaning “son of the commandment,” is used to denote both the ceremony ... Read More »