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Conversation Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don’ts

Conversation Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don’ts

How to Break Through Small Talk and Turn Strangers into Friends EmailShare Small talk sucks. We all hate it. And yet we do it all the time. We do it partly out of discomfort, nervousness, fear of being impolite, busyness, and just social convention. Small talk’s fine if you don’t care about establishing a deeper relationship. How do you deepen these relationships, so that you’re not just making small talk the whole time? Worrying About What Others Think is the Killer Have you noticed that you have no trouble opening up with close friends? But with new people, you worry about the impression you’re making. You Must “Go There” First You need to ignore the instinct to shy away from personal topics. Instead of closing down, push yourself to do the opposite. Now I’m not saying you should respond to the question “how’s your day going?” But how about responding to the question “how’s your day going?” Another option is to bring up a meaningful experience: “My day’s going well. Talk About Things that are Meaningful to You This is the key.

Make Small Talk Less Awkward and Painful by Sharing Small Details And you sir, are part of the problem! See - extroverts are the bulk of US population...and they lack any ability to conceive that people are different from them. You see, some of us aren't wired like the rest of you - we find small talk excruciatingly stupid. It's meaningless talk - of which we have no understanding or concept. But you extroverts absolutely ADORE it. Uggh. Read up on some Myers-Briggs typology and the major Types. Flagged I know about the types. I'm only mildly extraverted, btw. My point is, if you're feeling like you want to talk to someone, actually do it. 2 things: 1. 2. Hah. Anyway. Doing it several times will likely yield several results indeed, but this does not make the test useless. I'm not quite seeing the flaw in making you choose between two opposites. Could you explain what you mean by flawed questions?

How To Get Rid Of Puffy Lower Eyelids As you sleep, bodily fluids build up around the eyes, resulting in eyelid swelling when you first wake up. According to "Spavelous Weekly Spa Magazine," puffiness is usually reduced by mid-morning as gravity begins to drain away the excess fluid. Additionally, there are also a few home remedies you can try to reduce the swelling. Apply a cold gel eye mask or a bag of frozen peas to the eyes in the morning. Pour a glass of milk and add a few cotton balls to the glass. Use cucumber or apple slices or grated potatoes on your eyelids. Put a tea bag on your eye to help constrict swollen blood vessels in the eyelids. Take allergy medication if you have allergies that affect the eyes. Use extra pillows at night and sleep on your back. See your doctor if your eyelids are puffy and you experience tearing, burning, light sensitivity, itching or redness in the eyes, dry eyes, eye crusts or a feeling that you have something in your eye. Limit your salt intake if puffy eyelids are a problem.

How To Shrink Loose Skin On Eyelids Sagging skin is a common sign of aging, due to the loss of your skin's elasticity. The skin around your eyes, including your eyelids, can be especially prone to loosening and drooping with age, because the skin in this area is very thin. Loose skin on the eyelids can be a cosmetic concern to some, and a medical threat to others, if the dropping interferes with normal vision. Facial exercises, anti-aging creams and cosmetic procedures can all help tighten the loose skin on your eyelids. Do daily exercises to help strengthen the muscles in your eyelids and tone loose skin that may have begun to sag. Use a firming or anti-aging cream to tighten loose skin around your eyes and on your eyelids. Undergo a beauty treatment called Thermage. Opt for a cosmetic procedure called a blepharoplasty to tighten loose skin on your eyelids. Dr. Firming cream

top online dating tips men women: how to make your profile popular It’s peak season in the world of internet dating, as those who spent the festive season weeping into tins of Quality Street go online in search of love. If you’re one of the thousands of lonely hearts looking for that special someone in 2013, perhaps you would like to make use of our handy guide to creating the perfect online dating profile… 10. What’s in a name? 9. If you’re grumpy, needy or a Secret Internet Fatty, make this clear. 8. If dating websites are to be believed, absolutely everyone on Earth ‘seizes the day’ and is looking for their ‘partner in crime’. Oh, and we all know you like cats. 7. Goes without saying. 6. Example: Boy knows he’s really 5’7″, but says he’s 5’8″ online. 5. There’s usually a ‘What I’m looking for’ section on these sites and if you can be as straight as possible in this bit, your internet dating experience will be a lot smoother than others have been in the past. 4. 3. Sample conversation between internet dating profile browsers: No good can come of this.

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VPN Book More people are doing online marketing badly… More people are doing marketing badly according to Seth Godin’s recent post. It got me thinking that with the Content Marketing Avalanche, more people are now also doing online marketing badly. It’s inevitable with the need to reach customers across more and more touchpoints across paid, owned and earned media. So what are the most common mistakes. Here are 10 I see all the time, from more strategic to practical, in the economic, inimitable Godin style… What are the worst mistakes you see which “get your goat” or should be avoided? Are there any you see on Smart Insights we should try harder to avoid? Paper portfolios: 5 beautiful examples to inspire you | Portfolios Sadly, paper portfolios appear to be a bit of a rarity these days. But, thankfully, there are many designers who still recognise the power of print. Done properly, a handheld, printed portfolio can really make your work stand out and leave a long lasting impression. Subscription offer Therefore, we scoured the web to find some brilliant examples of paper portfolios. Italian graphic design studio Happycentro was behind this beautiful, handcrafted portfolio for modular merchandising systems company ALU. The result was this gorgeous book containing illustrations and typography made with paper cuttings. 02. US-based graphic designer Nathan Hinz developed this beautiful, handheld portfolio back in the days before everybody went online. Hinz comments on Behance: "It allowed for a quick overview and served as a rich presentation in one book. 03. Dyla Rosli is an intern graphic designer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 04. 05. Another day is the graphic design studio of Yorick de Vries.

Money Transfers: Shift loans or overdrafts While normal balance transfers let you shift debt from other credit cards, money transfers allow you to shift cash from the card to your bank account, giving respite from overdrafts or loans onto 0% for up to 30 months, saving £1,000s. This is a complex technique, but powerful. Read the guide and follow the steps so you minimise interest while you budget to pay your debt off. What is a money transfer? A few special credit cards let you pay money straight into your bank account for a fee, yet you still get the special cheap transfer interest rates. Therefore, you now have the cheap debt on the card and the cash in your bank account. You can use a money transfer card to... Undercut high street loan rates. The top money transfers First and foremost, a huge warning. So, to get this, never ever withdraw cash and never spend on the credit card. "Do a money transfer to my current account." This way you'll get the cheap transfer deal, and the cash will end up in your bank. Get a 0% overdraft More info

Paramount | Your Customer's Are Mobile… Are You? Continuous Ink System (CIS) I have had my continuous ink system for well over a year now for my Epson Stylus PHOTO R240. The results are excellent and the running costs are peanuts. Installation can be a bit awkward and following the instructions is essential or you will have one hell of mess on your hands. The system I bought was from that wonderful site 'EBay' and it was from Hong Kong. You can see the tube/ribbon running along the carriage way to the cartridges This offers a closer view The outfit came with the 4 cartridges linked together and attached to each cartridge was a tube system in a ribbon, which was attached to a plastic clear vessel with 4 inkwells and colors. Epson and the other printer manufacturers like to ensure that you buy there inks! Here are the inkwells. Nothing to it, or so I thought. I run a village Photography club and I produce several prints once a month and these are not to be put on a wall or prints for professional show, just printed for that occasion. Tony September 12th 2010 When(?)