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6 Rules of Being an Effective Social Climber

If you’re not one of the rich and famous, here’s how you can at least act like you are!

We can’t all be born with silver spoons in our mouths and this is nothing to be ashamed of. But just because we’re not filthy rich, that doesn’t mean we can’t fit into the social circles of those who are rich. So if you want to wiggle your way into rubbing elbows with people who make more dough that you can imagine, here’s how you can pull that off without embarrassing yourself.

1. Be polite and well-mannered.

Be as refined as you can be with your gestures and words. Don’t be brash and loud-mouthed, as this will only make the more genteel types be wary of you. Instead, be as polite as you can be (without being over the top!), and make sure your movements are as refined as possible.

2. Be on time.

Time is the one thing money can’t buy, which is why rich folk value it above all else. So always make sure you arrive for your appointments on time, as being punctual can also be a sign of good manners and therefore a good background.

3. Know whatever's worth knowing.

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If you want to fit into polite society and the people in the social circle you’re trying to infiltrate are into the arts, have at least some background information on this. If they’re into wining and dining, read up on food and how to pronounce fancy French dishes. Being ignorant about these things will instantly make you seem like an outsider.

4. No money talk!

This includes talking about your salary, how much your car payments are, and what you would consider “extravagant.” If the social circle you want to get into don’t care about that sort of thing, then great! But if you suddenly blurt out how much you pay for rent when you’re around snooty rich types, they might be appalled at what you consider expensive!

5. Don't tell them everything.

The rich tend to keep private matters private, so it’s best if you do the same. Spewing too many details about your life may make them think you’re trying to hard to get them to like you or be impressed by you, and might then lead them to avoid you.

6. Have a hobby.

The rich tend to have interesting, yet sometimes obscure, hobbies. Hobbies show that your life doesn’t just revolve around working to make money and resting from all the work you’ve been doing. So if they ask what you were up to over the weekend, make sure you have an interesting hobby to talk about like tennis, watercolor painting or visiting museums.

You’d be surprised at how well you can fit into polite society if you take note of these tips!


This Awesome Hack Will Help You Quickly Find Kids Lost in a Crowd

Afraid that your kids might get lost in a crowd? Check this out!


The holiday season is just around the corner, and a lot of families around the world are poised to take their vacations, be it local or international. There may be plans to visit bazaars, fairs, festivals, or amusement parks - and hey, we should get real - these places are often too crowded for our taste. But who cares, right? It's time to celebrate!

However, in reality, crowded places present a challenge for parents in terms of keeping their children safe and secure. Not once have we seen lost kids crying out for their moms.

So if you are among those parents who wish to avoid such predicament, here is an awesome tip for you, courtesy of Cherise McClimans, a mother and an active blogger....

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25 Genius Ways to Hack the Holidays

Make Christmas even merrier with these holiday hacks.

The Christmas season has definitely arrived. That means more stuff to do in the form of holiday shopping and merry-making at the same time. To help make things a little bit easier for everyone, while still enjoying the Christmas spirit, here are 25 awesome ways to hack through the holidays:

25. Make a Christmas playlist

25. Make a Christmas playlist

We’re talking about an honest to goodness playlist that includes Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and Frosty the Snowman. Besides, what’s the holidays without happy Christmas music, right? ...

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34 Things You Should Never Put in Your Resume

Could your resume be keeping you from the job of your dreams?

Are you looking for a new job? These days finding a new job, whether within the same industry or in a new one, can be challenging. There's so much competition out there, and companies are more likely to hire the best of the best of the bunch.

How can you ensure that you get that highly sought-after job? You can't. But what you can do is perfect your resume to the point that the company's recruitment officer will think that you're the best candidate for the job.

Remember, your resume is more than just a list of relevant details about you; it's also a reflection of your character....

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