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Just A Touch-Up: Grooming at Work

by epi on September 9, 2013

Etiquette BitesTM are quick video tips on Etiquette, Lifestyle, and Relationships from The Emily Post Institute. Each bite features a Post family author offering words of advice in their area of expertise. In two minutes or less, Etiquette Bites provide the knowledge you need to mind your manners in a variety of everyday situations. In […]

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Etiquette BitesTM are quick video tips on Etiquette, Lifestyle, and Relationships from The Emily Post Institute. Each bite features a Post family author offering words of advice in their area of expertise. In two minutes or less, Etiquette Bites provide the knowledge you need to mind your manners in a variety of everyday situations. In […]

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Q: What is the etiquette regarding hugging between male & female co-workers? Who should initiate? What if you are not comfortable? A: Hugging in the workplace really is not appropriate for just the reason you bring up.  Many people are not comfortable hugging.  You should simply extend your hand for a handshake if you want […]

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Etiquette BitesTM are quick video tips on Etiquette, Lifestyle, and Relationships from The Emily Post Institute. Each bite features a Post family author offering words of advice in their area of expertise. In two minutes or less, Etiquette Bites provide the knowledge you need to mind your manners in a variety of everyday situations. In […]

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Shotgun!: The Etiquette of Carpooling

by epi on August 5, 2013

Etiquette BitesTM are quick video tips on Etiquette, Lifestyle, and Relationships from The Emily Post Institute. Each bite features a Post family author offering words of advice in their area of expertise. In two minutes or less, Etiquette Bites provide the knowledge you need to mind your manners in a variety of everyday situations. In […]

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Fall Fashion

by Dawn Stanyon on July 31, 2013

This post originally appeared on Dawn Stanyon’s professional fashion and personal branding blog Professionality. Her images, content and advice will be cross-posted here occasionally, enjoy! I was flipping through the November 2012 InStyle (great issue!) and was inspired by two components: an ad (of all things) and an article on slimming dresses. Kohl’s is now […]

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Q: When is it okay to text your boss or superior for work reasons? A: The key here is to establish with your boss whether it is appropriate or not to communicate via text message. In some office settings, most communication is accomplished through email, but texting can be a lot quicker and more efficient […]

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Desk Doll-Up: Primping in the office

by epi on July 23, 2013

Q: What extent of personal grooming is acceptable at your desk in the office? A: Applying nail polish, massaging your feet, cutting your nails (nail clipper alert!), combing your hair, or putting on makeup is not appropriate at your desk. Save it for the bathroom or, better yet, do it at home.

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Rapid Reply: Email response time

by epi on July 17, 2013

Q: How fast should you respond to emails? A: You should reply within one to two days for personal messages and within twenty-four hours for business emails, depending on how pressing the matter is. If you will be away from your computer for a few days or longer, use the “vacation” or out-of-office feature, which […]

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Q: Should I accept a Facebook friend request from my boss? A: This is of course a personal decision, but we advise that no, you should not connect with your boss on Facebook. The reason is that while you may be mindful of what you post and share on Facebook, you cannot control what others […]

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