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Basic Mobile Telephone Manners (film)

Basic Mobile Telephone Manners (film)

By Dana Gornitzki Hello, dear reader, will you please turn your ringer off? And please stop sending text messages while we're at it - we're trying to have a conversation.
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Thank you

Thank you

Ian in London says thank you!
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How to pack your luggage just like your mother taught you!

How to pack your luggage just like your mother taught you!

By Jean Bernard Talon As the month winds into those last lingering dog days of summer, I cannot help but reflect upon the travel habits of my fellow sunseekers and city-break culture vultures.
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Don't spread germs!

Don't spread germs!

By Dana Gornitzki Practising proper hygiene is an important part of proper social graces. Escalate a lack of hygiene to a possible pandemic, and you have a more pressing matter on your hands. Think this is something new?
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Have baggage? Put it to good use!

Have baggage? Put it to good use!

by Katie Antoniou With holiday budgets still squeezed tighter than a corset, many of us may not be putting our well-loved luggage to good use this year. But not to fear, the creative residents of the interweb have found a myriad of ways to convert your old trunk into something beautiful AND useful!
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The etiquette of exchanging business cards in Japan

The etiquette of exchanging business cards in Japan

Manners and social graces are a very serious matter in Japan. Here is a charming moving picture about the ritual of exchanging business cards.
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Airplane etiquette: part 2

Airplane etiquette: part 2

by Emyr Thomas In our first instalment of airplane etiquette, we discussed the importance of proper decorum at the airport, boarding a plane and taking a seat. Here is the genteel continuation of key social graces for airplane travel:
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Airplane etiquette: part 1

Airplane etiquette: part 1

by Emyr Thomas Flying was once a glamorous and stylish affair: passengers wore their best outfits, families would come to the airport to wave them goodbye, and pilots and air hostesses were revered for having the best jobs in the world. To be able to fly also meant that you had arrived; you were one of the chosen few who could afford the privilege.
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Avoid social kissing. How la bise ban is changing greetings etiquette

Avoid social kissing. How la bise ban is changing greetings etiquette

By Dana Gornitzki Baguette, fromage, beautiful wine, and – naturellement – ‘la bise’. It doesn’t get any more quintessentially French than that. Cliché, yes, but handsome fact – oh la la!
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Mile high connectivity? Please behave yourself.

Mile high connectivity? Please behave yourself.

By Dana Gornitzki Just when you thought there was one place where one could find respite from the information highway, along came the capability to connect to the interweb above the clouds.
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