Category: Gracious Living

How to Graciously RSVP That You Can't Attend

How To Graciously RSVP That You Can’t Attend

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Declining an invitation can make us feel uneasy. We know that the host has been kind to include us. And it co...

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How to Excuse Yourself From a Talkative Person

How to Politely Excuse Yourself from a Talkative Person

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor While caught in conversation with an excessive talker, we can feel like our chances of escaping are...

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Does the Host Always Pay

Does the Host Always Pay?

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor If people are planning a party where they're celebrating themselves or family member(s), does the h...

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7 Ways to Politely Get Your Point Across

7 Ways to Politely Get Your Point Across

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Winning an argument is tricky. In fact, truth be known, it's not possible. The thing is, probably l...

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how to politely blow your nose

How to Politely Blow Your Nose

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Hello and Happy Thursday! "Wait, Maralee," you say with a reassuring voice because you know I'm confused. ...

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How to Avoid The 5 Biggest Manners Mistakes

The 5 Biggest Manners Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor "Maralee, what are the biggest manners mistakes?" It's a question I get asked a lot, and it's one I...

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Simple, Savvy, Sincere Ways to Show Your Love

5 Simple, Savvy, Sincere Ways to Show Your Love

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You've probably heard the much quoted joke about the couple that's been married for decades. The wi...

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The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor

The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor—15-plus Must Knows

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor In Funny Girl, the 1960s Broadway musical and then the movie of the same name, the world was introduced to a...

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How to Start a Great Conversation

How To Start a Great Conversation

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Lots of us can sing or hum a line or two from the theme song to the classic 80's sitcom Cheers. It was set in ...

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How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You can make this your best year ever. No New Year's resolutions required! That's a good thing, because while...

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