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ENVEST ANNOUNCES "7th ANNUAL MILLENNIUM BALL 40UNDER40 HONOREES" WASHINGTON, DC- The EnVest Foundation, a 501(c)3 social philanthropic organization comprised of a network of millennial donors, will be hosting its 7th Annual 40under40 Recognition Awards on Friday, November 8, 2013, (7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC. This annual event recognizes leaders who are making a difference in the lives of everyday people through outstanding service in their community and

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Movie Theater Etiquette - Ms. Bailey   Click for CNN Interview THE BIG PICTURE: Movie Theater Etiquette I get it. We no longer dress up for the "picture show" in our finest high button shoes to hear a rousing piano solo before the black and white film begins, but why! oh why! must we be without the slightest modicum of decorum at the movies? Here are my Top 5 Rules of Movie Theater Etiquette  

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Join the Etiquette Institute of Washington as we celebrate National Etiquette Week May 13th - 18th. The Institute will offer a series of free children's etiquette workshops and teas! More information Space is limited…Register early! Locations 5.13 MLK Library 5.15 Chevy Chase Library 5.16 Dorothy Height Library 5.18 Takoma Park

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Kristi Palma from the Boston Globe tells us how to prepare for Easter Egg Rolls, But here are the Etiquette Institute of Washington's Top 5 Rules. Dress the part. Easter is one of the few times that you can get children dolled up for memorable pictures they can look back on. Indulge and enjoy the opportunity to don them in ruffles, frills, bows and more! Teaching Tool. Use the Easter egg hunt as an opportunity

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An excerpt from our latest review on OurKids.com To read the review in its entirety click here.   "I was hoping they would leave with more confidence when meeting new people and in situations that required them to act more like grown-ups than they are accustomed to when running on the playground. Crystal taught them the skills they need to know to do so, but provided them with the opportunity to put their new knowledge

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Netiquette becomes a point of contention with some parents of younger children. But in a world where there are apps marketed for not only toddlers but babies, I believe netiquette should begin before iPad mini can even be uttered. Very often, I like to focus on netiquette with children in my In-home lessons and workshops. For those of us less savvy, Netiquette is defined as the rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over a

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With less than a week away, gowns have been purchased, tuxedos have been fitted and all of D.C. is abuzz with Inaugural anticipation. @CommonCurtsey would like to offer quick and dirty Inauguration Etiquette tips to get you through the Inauguration of our nations 44th President. 1. LESS IS MORE. And who better to take a cue from than our very own, First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama showed us in 2009 how it's done and

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With all the excitement and joy of the holidays, "please & thank you" tend to go out the door and GIMMEE becomes the word of the day. And why should we expect much more from children, when adults are brawling at the mere mention of a Black Friday sale? Our Children's Holiday Etiquette Course will freshly put things in perspective for your children. Reminding them of the purpose of the holidays and the importance of

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With Thanksgiving just hours away, I thought I would broach the subject of decorum at family functions. Here is an easy to follow list of my Top 5 Thanksgiving Dinner Dont's 5. Don't Knock It Til You've Tried It. That macaroni and Jello casserole might be the next best thing since sliced bread. (Doubtful. But a possibility). At minimum, try one of things you have always said you hated like corn pudding, stuffing or cranberry

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