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Holiday Food

Holidays + Food = Trouble?

With the holidays comes food. Navigating your way through the appealing, and sometimes, not-so-tempting, delicacies can be a minefield. 1.  Great-Aunt Ida brings her favorite lime jello marshmallow, banana and beet salad for dinner. You would prefer to have an “accident” in the kitchen but know she would be terribly hurt if it is not […]

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Email Address: Possession Does Not Mean Permission

Have you ever exchanged business or contact cards with someone, thinking she might be a good person to follow up with at a later date, or that it would be helpful to have his contact information on file? Instead, you find yourself on the receiving end of newsletters, company announcements, industry alerts, invitations to upcoming […]

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Effective Email Messages

Take the pre-emptive approach! Have you ever sent an email to someone, asking for specific information, only to receive a reply that contains everything but what you requested?   Frustrating, isn’t it. A well-written, effective email message will not only contain the requested information — to avoid the additional back and forth exchange of further missives […]

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Courtesy. It’s a word that means a lot to me. It is about how we treat others, regardless of whether  they are strangers, friends or family. It is, or should be, a basic part of our daily lives. That’s why it’s referred to as “common courtesy”. When I entered the word “courtesy” into Google, the […]

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