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Your 3-step plan to writing the perfect 'Thank You' note

Oh what a thrill to open your mailbox and find, amid a sea of bills and junk mail, a hand-addressed note filled with appreciation for wonderful you.<p>But we've all been guilty of failing to send a "Thank You" note, often because we don't know what to say, or how to say it, or wonder whether it's …

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You've Been Rolling Your Jeans Wrong This Whole Time

We all have different preferences when it comes to styling specific items. Think about it. You may not tie a scarf the same way as your best friend …

Clever tips to decorate a small home

Decorating small spaces can be quite a challenge. You need storage space and beauty, which can be competing needs. An interior decorator can help you …

11 Kitchen Cabinet & Storage Tips from Design Experts

While kitchen cabinet and storage design may not be as exciting as choosing seating or lighting, this is one of the most important areas to consider …

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Some Space Saving Interior Design Ideas For Modern Apartments

Space saving interior design ideas offer clever and original solutions for those who can afford the expensive services and for those who want to …

29 Dining Etiquette Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Vacation

Here's how not to be a rude tourist.<p>If you've clicked on this article, chances are you're a savvy world traveler. But unless you're a savvy world traveler <i>and</i> an etiquette expert, you likely don't know, say, where it's appropriate to add a tip to your bill in Europe or that it's rude to bring your …

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Mark Kirk vs. Tammy Duckworth: The race to watch in November

Just when you thought the election season was behind you, or at least taking a nice long vacation in other states, we have news for you. The race to November starts now. Tuesday's primary brought a healthy turnout of Illinois voters to vet candidates for local, state and federal races. It's …

How to Make Introductions: What to Say & FAQs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from</i> Etiquette for Young Moderns, a book <i>originally published in 1954 and geared towards teens. For more tips on the</i> …

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5 Basic Stitches You Need to Know, Plus Other Textile Tips

If your project requires attaching two textiles together or affixing an object like a button, you’ll need to know some basic sewing skills. You’ll need a needle, thread, and scissors. Needle threaders and thimbles are also helpful. Start with one of these five basic stitches:<p><b>Cross-stitch</b><p>Commonly …

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14 Beautiful Pantries That Will Give You New Organization Goals

It's so satisfying to have a place for everything (and everything in its place).<p>Whether you're looking for inspiration for a DIY pantry makeover, or just enjoy look at exquisitely organized spaces, these inspired designs are worth lusting over.

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10 Of The Coolest London Apartments That Will Blow Your Mind

All right, mate? Apart from cockney accents, London is known for fish and chips, double-decker buses, Picadilly Circus and the royal family, but it’s …

You Need to Be Creative in How You Introduce Yourself

How do you want someone to remember you? Sometimes you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Here are 14 ways to be memorable.<p>How many times have we heard it?<p>First impressions count.<p>We all want that first impression to be a good one, whether we're meeting a new boss or a prospective …

11 design stores you can’t miss if you’re redecorating your home

Do you spend several hours on Pinterest looking for inspiration to do up your home? Many of us often try to make our room, office or apartment look …

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Good Posture: Its Importance, Benefits, and How-To | The Art of Manliness

Take a peek into most every office in America. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. …

Want to Be Less Awkward Around Your Boss? Try These 11 Tips

Check out this list of tips that'll have you feeling (and acting) less awkward with the person you report to.

Basic Table Manners: A Refresher

Brush up on your etiquette basics to wow fellow diners (and make your mom proud).<p><i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Brush up on your etiquette basics to wow fellow diners (and make your</i> …

How to Politely Leave a Conversation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At every networking event, there’s at least one rambler, a person who monopolizes conversation and only talks about himself or herself. If you’ve ever had the experience of being held hostage by a rambler, you know how difficult it can be …

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

How to Use a Hotel Concierge | The Art of Manliness

A few years ago, Kate and I took a trip to San Francisco for business. The company that flew us out there set us up in a high-end hotel right near …

Modern Thank-You Note Etiquette

With the advent of email, it seems the only paper mail we get any more are junk and bills–neither of which are particularly thrilling contents for a …

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13 Easy Ways to Level Up Your Living Room Decor

Living room is the main part of your home, it’s where you spend most of your time and entertain your guests. So it makes sense that you’ll invest …

GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Bucks Senate Leaders On Obama's SCOTUS Nominee

Moderate Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Monday strayed from the hard line issued by Senate Republican leaders on President Obama’s nomination to the …

How-To: Paper Snowflake Ballerina

Churning out the same old paper snow flakes year after year? Why not upgrade your winter holiday decor to includes these whimsical paper ballerinas?<p>The Krokotak blog has a simple photo tutorial and free printable template for the dancer silhouettes. These would look beautiful hanging in a window …

DIY – Micro Macrame Tutorial

This micro Macrame bracelet tutorial is brought to you by KnotJustMacrame and it’s a great way to bring the art of macrame into your jewelry making. …