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Peter Ormerod argues that parents shouldn't force their children to write thank-you cards — it's an exercise in insincerity, he says, and there are better ways to promote gratitude.
January 4, 2015 In The Guardian, Peter Ormerod argues it's time to end the ritual of forcing children to write often-formulaic letters. Instead, he says, try for something that's less of a chore and more sincere.
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These days, pedestrians tapping away while walking are hard to miss.
October 30, 2013 They're everywhere — smartphone users who wander the sidewalks, and sometimes into other people, tapping away at their cellphones. Is resistance futile?
Letitia Baldrige, when she was first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretary.
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
October 31, 2012 She was first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretary and went on to be one of the nation's authorities on etiquette. Baldrige died this week. She was 86.
January 17, 2011 Though Sarah appreciates art in a reasonably active fashion, she's intimidated by small galleries. To the rescue: I Like Your Work: Art And Etiquette's "Guidelines for Openings," with useful tips on when to arrive and what to expect.
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