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Do you know how to forgive?

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ILLUSTRATION BY ALEX ROMAN OCAMPO

It goes without saying that the first step toward healing is forgiving. Yet we use the word so loosely that we end up saying it out of habit, just like saying, “I’m sorry.”

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

The bread plate is on your left


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If the fact that your bread plate is on the left is something you have known most part of your life, it may be surprising to some that people still make mistakes. But rather than judge, it is much better to educate. As such, a simple lesson on bread etiquette may just be the order for the day.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Finding gentlemen on a plane


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It’s plain and simple: when on a plane, please be considerate of other passengers.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Manners at the movies


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Just the basics, folks. Imagine watching a movie, and seated beside you is someone who’s texting every 10 minutes. It is the most annoying movie experience one can have.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Teaching good manners to your teenage boys


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Aside from the travails of parenting a teen, any mother of a teener will know that there still is a part of parenting that most parents seem to neglect, and that is teaching them the proper way to behave socially.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Do’s and don’ts for pregnant women


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I have a lot of friends expecting now and they all share the same complaints. They have all asked me to write about etiquette regarding pregnant women, so here it goes.
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Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Healed by an angel

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There are stories you keep to yourself; however, there are those you wish to share with anyone who will listen. I share this story with you now. This is a story of healing, and as with any healing experience, it is nothing short of a miracle. This is why I feel compelled to share it.

Posted: June 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

The right way to behave at a cocktail party


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Most people I know seem to get irked when, while attending cocktail parties and in intent conversation with someone, somebody taps them on the shoulder to say “Hi.”

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Let’s bring back the habit of saying ‘thank you’

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This is probably a very appropriate topic to start this year’s series. Since we have just finished the gift-giving frenzy of the holidays, it is an opportune time to discuss gratitude.

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Think well before you give this Christmas


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Making Christmas lists can be such a daunting task, as they just seem to grow longer every year.

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

The courtesy of an RSVP


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The season for invitations arriving at your doorstep has come. Christmas parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, charity balls, you name it, it is almost as if people get caught up in the revelry of the holiday season by throwing parties—and who doesn’t enjoy a good gathering of friends, right?

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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