Etiquette

Road Race Etiquette Tips

There are several aspects to road racing that must fall into place in order to make the event successful and proper road race etiquette often begins long before the starting gun is fired. In many cases there will be pre-race instructions included in the race package that competitors pick up when they register. It will tell them where to park so the...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Skating Rink Etiquette

All it really takes is a bit of common sense and attention to basic regulations to be up-to-date on proper skating rink etiquette. Most skating rinks will have rules posted in plain sight. Make a point of reading them especially if you've never been to that rink before. There might be rules specific to that rink only, so even if you've been to...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Black Tie Dress Etiquette

So, you received an invitation to a "black-tie" event. That's a good thing. It means that someone thinks enough of you to include you in something very special, very formal and sophisticated. But, if you've never been to a black-tie gathering, you may be wondering what to wear. At an important social event, the last thing you want to do is commit...
Jan 14, 2015 |

Book Review: The Book Of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney

When I downloaded the (free) e-book The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney I was fully anticipating reading a not-so-enthusiastic rendition of how to act while in business meetings, how to handle difficult clients/customers, how to put together a proper meeting for clients, etc. Because, after all, books like this aren't usually...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Impressing Your Customers - Proper Etiquette for Customer Service

In today's competitive climate, those of us in the service industry continue to improve on our customer service techniques. "Exceed Expectations," "WOW Them," "Create Value," "Offer Additional Services," "Find out what they want and then tailor your presentation to their needs." We've all heard these great buzz phrases that motivate us to win over...
Dec 24, 2014 |

20 Business Telephone Etiquette Tips

Today's technology has many advantages and a great many disadvantages. I often wonder how our society survived without a mobile telephone. I wonder how I survived without the Internet. I was connected when Prodigy was first introduced on the scene. The pharmaceutical company for which I worked provided a laptop to help me manage my territory or I...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Party Invitation Wording Etiquette

Throwing a party? The last thing you want to worry about is proper party invitation etiquette - yet, the right party invitation wording is more important than you might think. The very appearance, and your choice of words, should tell guests what they can expect from your party. A stiff, engraved card with conventional choice of words conveys a...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Career Advice: 5 Ways to Improve Your Office Etiquette

In today's relaxed workplace, employees can often use a refresher course on proper office etiquette. Fortunately, some of the etiquette rules are universal. Learning these five tips will help you adjust to a new workplace and build strong working relationships.
Dec 24, 2014 |

US Flag Etiquette

Find answers to common and uncommon questions about the United States Flag and its evolution. Information on Flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Patriotic poems, hymns, and essays.
Apr 4, 2016 |

Freeport Indonesia says giant copper mine running as normal despite strike

Operations at the world's No.2 copper mine in Indonesia are "running as normal", a spokesman for the local unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc said, despite thousands of workers extending a strike for... Read More

Freeport Indonesia workers to extend strike for a month -union

Thousands of mine workers at the Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc will extend their strike for another month to protest against layoffs, a union official said on Wednesday. Up to 6,000... Read More

Hess Stock Surging After Company Initiates Development of Massive Oil Discovery

The company surged nearly 4% in premarket trading Friday on rising oil prices and news it will initiate the first phase of development of the Liza Field in offshore Guyana. Read More

Keep Your Fruit Salad Fresh!

Cut-up fruit is a tasty and convenient way to get more produce in your diet – but it can turn brown in seconds. ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork has an easy, and tasty, way to keep your salad at its... Read More

Is Whole-Milk Yogurt a Whole Lot Better?

Stroll through the dairy aisle of your grocery store and you may notice that fat is back—at least in the yogurt case. Although low-fat and nonfat yogurts still dominate the dairy aisle, according... Read More

How to Make an Edible Matcha Smoothie Mask

This matcha smoothie mask contains powerful antioxidants that can help prevent wrinkles and keep skin smooth and youthful. Watch the video for the recipe that you can slather on your face or sip in... Read More

'Transformers: The Last Knight': That Baffling End-Credits Scene Explained (Spoilers!)

While Michael Bay has lately claimed that this is his final go-round with the robots-in-disguise franchise, a credit-sequence stinger suggests that Optimus Prime has yet another battle looming on... Read More

David Oyelowo Talks 'A United Kingdom,' #OscarSoWhite, and Why He Seeks Out Female Directors

David Oyelowo is one of the most insightful ambassadors for inclusion in the film industry. As he was breaking through in Selma, the Oxford native born to Nigerian parents was in the lengthy... Read More

‘Wonder Woman’ Partners With Hello Kitty in Japan

Promotion marks first time Hello Kitty — in red, blue, and gold detailing, knee-high boots, with Lasso of Truth — has partnered on a major Hollywood film Read More

Buoyant Trump spouts boasts, proposals — and falsehoods — at Iowa rally

President Trump recapped his campaign's greatest hits and offered new policy ideas as well as blatant misstatements during a rally Wednesday night in Iowa. Read More

Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to win

Rep. Tim Ryan says the party’s “toxic” brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for Dems to connect with voters. Read More

Trump fumes on Twitter after ex-Homeland Security chief testifies about Russian cyberattacks

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies about Russian meddling in the 2016 election before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 21, 2017. President Trump... Read More

An epic case of medical fraud – and the agent who cracked it

In December 2009, the Iowa Republican demanded to know how a Miami psychiatrist was writing more than 96,000 prescriptions for Medicaid patients. Health-care fraud costs the US government and... Read More

Clues from Georgia on Democrats' future

This was the special House race Democrats thought they could win. Clearly, anti-Trump energy alone isn’t enough to beat Republicans not named Trump. Not that Jon Ossoff, the Democrats’ young,... Read More

The law that has a soldier’s back

In March, the Trump administration threatened a preemptive strike on North Korean nuclear facilities. In April, it launched missiles against Syria for its use of chemical weapons. Like many... Read More