10 Simple Rules for Ladies & Gentlemen.

Via on Jan 13, 2013

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Skip Cosmo and Men’s Health.

It’s just the same advice month after month anyway, and most of it is useless. It would be time better spent to consider how to be a bit more civilized, a little more refined and brush up on our manners. Because after all…

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Instead of recycled tips on how to be better in bed, 10 simple rules all ladies and gentlemen need to follow:

1. Be polite to everyone. Kindness costs nothing and has infinite dividends.

2. A smile goes with everything.

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3. Write letters—the real kind. It’s a dying art form.

4. Be on time. Punctuality shows the person waiting for you that you respect him.

5. “Please” and “thank you” are always in style. Use often.

6. Put down your cell phone when you are talking to another human being in person.

7. There are times when disheveled and relaxed is exactly the right thing. But when in doubt:


8. It doesn’t matter if you use the wrong fork or glass. It does matter if you are rude to the server.

9. Nearly everything is better in red: wine, lips, shoes, tie, toenails, roses.

10. Know when it’s time to break the rules.


 21 Mindful Rules to Live by—from 1645.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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10 Responses to “10 Simple Rules for Ladies & Gentlemen.”

  1. Maru says:

    Just wonderful

  2. James says:

    Sure wish more people would remember these things!

  3. Amy says:

    Love this! Thank you, Kate!

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