Category: Personal Polish

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Embarrassing Situations_Option Two

How to Handle the Three Most Common Embarrassing Situations!

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor What is the etiquette for common personal mishaps whether they happen to us or the person with us? We've all ex...

How to Make a Great First Impression

How to Make A Great First Impression: The Five-Step Formula

  By: Maralee McKee Knowing how to make a great first impression is probably the number one topic of importance in all of etiquette lan...

How to Deal with Difficult People_Option One

The 5 Manners of Dealing with Difficult People

By: Maralee McKee~ We all know a few difficult people. What is it with them? You're quietly and happily going about your business and they ...

Manners for When Someone is Sick_Option One

Manners for When You or Someone You Know Is Sick

  By: Maralee McKee Today's question is one we all need to know how to best answer. Because, whether it's something common like the flu or ...


Surprising Manners for Eating Chicken and Corn-on-the-Cob

  By: Maralee McKee Summer is around the corner, and the  block is short. I know this because Corbett, my youngest, tells me everyday ...


Elbows On the Table, Have the Manners Changed? Yes!

   By: Maralee McKee Hello! The weekend is almost upon us. I hope you have something fun planned for yours! If you'd like your weeks to fl...


How to Politely Blow Your Nose

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

The Five Manners for Opening Every Door -

The Five Manners for Opening Every Door

  By: Maralee McKee There's more to opening a door than turning the knob or holding it for the next person. That's why when you know the f...


How to Be a Great Friend When Someone is In the Hospital?

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor As a patient, time moves at an other-worldy pace in the hospital. One day and night in Room 777 at St. Angels o...


Gossip: How to Protect Yourself and Others

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor None of us are immune to gossip. We've all been guilty of talking about someone who wasn't in the room, and w...