The Teal Pumpkin Project - Taking a Halloween Bite Out of Food Allergies by Diane Gottsman National Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

The Teal Pumpkin Project – Taking a Halloween Bite Out of Food Allergies

In a couple of weeks many of us will be offering treats to excited trick-or-treaters knocking on our doors. This Halloween I’m doing something special. I am inspired by FARE (Food Allergy and Research Education), an initiative to remember the children who suffer with various food allergies. Veronica LaFemina, spokeswoman for Food Allergy Research & Educations states, "The Teal Pumpkin Project is an easy way to make a big impact in your community. Food allergies can be life-threatening, and they affect 1 in ... [ Read More ]

The Value of a Nametag by Diane Gottsman National Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

The Value of a Nametag

What’s in a name? Well, actually a great deal. A name is a person’s identity. Saying and remembering someone’s name makes them feel valued. Nametags are invaluable when meeting new people, greeting other’s you haven't seen in a while, and trying to ... [ Read More ]

How to Host a Pumpkin Carving Party by Diane Gottsman National Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

How to Host a Pumpkin Carving Party

If you love pumpkins as much as I do, you must be delighted to fill your home with as much pumpkin goodness as humanly possible. From warm pumpkin pies to pumpkin spice lattes, a pumpkin decorating party is a fun way to carve some fun into your fall ... [ Read More ]

6 Good Reasons to Bite Your Tongue in the Office by Diane Gottsman National Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

6 Good Reasons to Bite Your Tongue in the Office

When it comes to behavior in the office, it’s important to err on the side of caution when you are establishing your professional image in the workplace. Here are a few tips and reminders to follow while you're at work to avoid any turmoil with your ... [ Read More ]

Restroom Etiquette: Reminders for the Guys by Diane Gottsman National Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

Restroom Etiquette: Reminders for the Guys

What to do when you visit the loo… The Urinal If there are multiple, pick a urinal at either end, rather than dead center. Respect personal boundaries by giving the guy next to you some space by moving down a few urinals. Don’t talk to ... [ Read More ]

Apple cider for the fall

Creating Fall Traditions with Family and Friends

Autumn is a gorgeous season filled with warm colors, crisp weather, and bountiful harvests. As we begin to prepare for the winter months ahead, now is the perfect time to create comforting fall traditions to share with family and friends. Here are ... [ Read More ]

A Girls' Gathering by Diane Gottsman National Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

A Girlfriends’ Gathering

Meeting friends after work for a quick happy hour can be fun, but having an after work gathering can be even better.  Maybe it’s time to watch the entire season of VEEP or catch up on the balcony with snacks and a few choice libations. Hosting a ... [ Read More ]

Saying Goodbye to a Neighbor by Diane Gottsman and Modern Manners Authority

Saying Goodbye to a Neighbor

It's a sad experience to say farewell to a trusted neighbor. Help make their move a little less stressful by sending them off with a few courtesies. Tips for Saying Goodbye to a Neighbor: Offer your assistance on moving day. Arrive at your ... [ Read More ]

How to Welcome New Neighbors

How to Welcome Your New Neighbors

There is a certain comfort in knowing your next door neighbor and building a relationship you can count on when the time is right. Some of our neighbors become our lifelong friends and it’s always a benefit to start off on the right foot. When it’s ... [ Read More ]

10 Airplane Pet Peeves by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

10 Airplane Pet Peeves

It’s not your imagination. Your personal space on airplanes really is shrinking. Several major airlines have squeezed rows closer together and decreased seat sizes to pack more passengers on each flight. Factor in airport security, long lines, ... [ Read More ]

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