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Should a woman take a man's last name in marriage? (poll)

Should a woman take a man's last name in marriage? (poll)

by Dana Gornitzki The modern era can be most confusing. Not too long ago, when getting married a woman would not question dropping her maiden name to take on her husband's surname - it was just accepted. Now, in many parts of the world, it's a woman's prerogative and a matter discussed between the newlyweds.
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The smell of romance

The smell of romance

By Dana Gornitzki Sniff dating may just be the key to finding a heady romance (sorry, couldn't be helped).
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The Tao of Polite Dumping

The Tao of Polite Dumping

By Poorna Shetty Remember that golden era when break-ups happened in the hushed environs of a restaurant or café? Nowadays you’re more likely to find out your relationship has ended in a message that has bounced its way to you via satellite. It’s hard to pinpoint which is the more unsavoury -  that the text or email took only moments to compose,
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Don’t call us (we won't call you): job-hunting etiquette tips for employers

Don’t call us (we won't call you): job-hunting etiquette tips for employers

by Jean Bernard Talon Job-hunting can be a most gruelling if not taxing affair. If not waiting for the telephone to ring, should you call? Or when you are asked for a second meeting, and it’s a lunch -- is there a hidden meaning? Now, it’s been over a week and nothing from them so you call
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Text Flirting...or is that txt flrtng?

Text Flirting...or is that txt flrtng?

By Dana Gornitzki As if wooing a potential flame wasn't difficult enough, technology promises to add another layer of confusion. A suitor hiding behind the liquid crystal veil of the mobile screen could be interpreted as a laissez-faire, even facile, approach to courtship.
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Opening the door for a lady: gentlemanly or passé?

Opening the door for a lady: gentlemanly or passé?


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Who Said So?! - The Origins of Etiquette

Who Said So?! - The Origins of Etiquette

by Jay Remer “So, where did all these rules for good manners and proper etiquette originate?” This was recently asked of me, and it is a very fine quetsion. After all, when I was a young boy and asked the “Why?” question that all young children ask, the answer was usually “because I said so!”
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


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Oh look, MIEN Magazine's 'Alpha' phase is blooming

Oh look, MIEN Magazine's 'Alpha' phase is blooming

By Dana Gornitzki Hello, welcome back. It's nice to see you. Are you noticing something new, rather refreshed to the look of MIEN Magazine?
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First date etiquette. Who should pay?

First date etiquette. Who should pay?

By Dana Gornitzki Much has changed in the modern world of etiquette, but dating - particularly the first date - still raises many questions for gentlewomen and gentlemen alike.
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