Elegant Dining Etiquette

If you were a professional athlete you’d have to train every day. If you were a concert cellist you’d have to practice for...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor—Small Decisions are Big Decisions

It was the worst kind of attack in an area of Baghdad teeming with terrorists.  After leaving the meeting and driving half-way down the...

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Interview: Xaviera Hollander, the Happy Hooker

Xaviera Hollander is a truly fascinating woman. She was born in Indonesia, of German and Dutch parents and speaks 6 languages.  She has...

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Etiquette Moments On Illness

And now for a bit of seriousness.  But it won’t last long, don’t worry. Illness. It can strike anyone anytime. It is one of...

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From AMW to CFO

Raise your hand if you’re an AMW. I found out about this term when I first came to Los Angeles. A new acquaintance casually called me an...

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Be Your Own Security Advisor – Security Tips from a Counterterrorism Expert

The thing about CIA intelligence officers is that you must be tuned into your environment, aware of your surroundings, and able to spot...

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The Pissing Contest: Step by Step

Installation #1: Explaining the male psyche You’ve heard the term Pissing Contest? Well, for us (men) this is a real and very serious...

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Should I tell my boss his fly is undone?

“Should I tell my boss when his fly is undone?” Here is the short answer …  No.  No more than you would tell anyone...

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