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Why We All Eavesdrop (Even When We Shouldn’t) & Important Business Etiquette You Never Knew

Why We All Eavesdrop (Even When We Shouldn’t) & Important Business Etiquette You Never Knew

Update: 2018-12-0310
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Sometimes you may find yourself in a bad mood for no real reason. So how do you snap out of it? We begin this episode with some very easy, practical and proven ways to get you out of your funk and back to being happy when you are feeling grumpy. http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/10-science-backed-ways-to-beat-a-bad-mood-fast/ar-BBlfz4d#page=5

Is eavesdropping nothing more than an impolite indiscretion – or is eavesdropping something humans must do? John Locke, Professor of Linguistics at Lehman College, City University of New York and author of the book Eavesdropping: An Intimate History (https://amzn.to/2zzH4kp) joins me for a fascinating exploration into what drives us to want to uncover other people’s secrets and what purpose it serves. 

Why do some people like spicy food while others don’t? And what is that hot and spicy sensation you get in your mouth anyway – it is not a flavor or taste, so what is it? And perhaps the most important questions is, what is the best way to turn off the heat in your mouth when you eat something that is too hot and spicy? We will explore all of that in this episode. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3342526/So-S-chilli-peppers-tingle-tongue-Capsaicin-compoundbinds-pain-receptors-milk-really-does-help.html

While the workplace has become more informal, how you dress and behave still matters. In fact it probably matters more than ever. For example, is it okay for colleagues to kiss at work anymore? How do you politely extract yourself from a conversation you don’t want to be in? What about opening doors for others? Who picks up the check – when? What’s the best way to introduce yourself? Should you give your boss a Christmas gift? Barbara Pachter author of The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Yourself to Success (https://amzn.to/2SqSG09) joins me to discuss all of that and more including social media etiquette.

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Juli Cailin

Awesome episode. I especially tuned into the business etiquette. Great modern business life advice -- The only thing I would venture to lightly disagree with is the statement of the guest speaker that pulling out chairs, opening doors or offering to help a woman with packages she's carrying can be taken as "weakness" or dependency on the woman's part who accepts these gestures. I would offer that it depends on the person (I assume a man in most cases) and how the manner or attitude in which they are offering the gestures to a woman, whether in the workplace or in public life. Most men offer to do these things for a woman as a form of honor or respect toward her. In these cases, I don't see how that would make a woman look weak or dependant....but there probably are instances where men do it as either a flirtatious move or a condescending attitude. If the man is known to be a sexist, it would probably be one or both of these last two rather than one of honor toward a woman. A woman should definitely and firmly resist such gestures if at all possible. I personally would be and am very thankful when a door is opened for me or a chair pulled out, etc.

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Why We All Eavesdrop (Even When We Shouldn’t) & Important Business Etiquette You Never Knew

Why We All Eavesdrop (Even When We Shouldn’t) & Important Business Etiquette You Never Knew