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February 15, 2015

Have you heard the phrase “Love is in the air?”  Well, do you know how love gets there? One way that it gets there is through the words that you speak.  If your intention is to foster positive relationships and interactions, then strive to communicate in a way that mak...

January 9, 2015

Happy New Year?  Why is it that most of us revert to our non-seasonal greetings about seven days into the New Year? Is it because the “new” year starts feeling OLD after one week?  That should not be the case because after all, it is only one week down and you have 51...

July 19, 2014

It was not my intention to write a blog post about grammar this week, but I watched a video about the topic that is so educational and entertaining that I had to share it.  It was written/produced by Weird Al Yankovic.  Yes, the same guy who parodied Michael Jackson’s...

July 10, 2014

In our June 18, 2014 blog post we wrote about the increasing practice of grammar discrimination in professional and social settings.  We received a lot of feedback about that post and several readers even admitted that you were guilty of discriminating based on grammar...

June 18, 2014

Just because no one corrects our grammatical errors does not mean that our errors go unnoticed.  I read an article and some blog posts that illustrate how grammar can affect your personal and professional life without you even knowing it.  

 

Kyle Wiens, CEO of...

May 23, 2014

Dale Carnegie, famous author and developer of numerous self-improvement courses, wrote in his best-selling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People that “There is nothing sweeter than the sound of thine own name.” The names that we are given at birth are typically...

April 1, 2014

April Fools' Day is a pseudo-holiday celebrated on April 1st of each year.  On April 1st, watch out for people trying to trick you or get you to fall for a practical joke.  Some of the best April Fools' hoaxes end up on the news!  

 

One of the only A...

March 31, 2014

Accents, while beautiful, can have a serious imapct on how others perceive and even stereotype you.  Have you experienced someone making an unfair judgement about you based on your accent?  

 

December 25, 2013

Does your dialect tell what part of America you're from: Take this quiz from the New York Times and let us know if it figured you out.

 

Click here to take the New Your Times' Dialect Quiz 

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