Buttered up: Dinner roll dos and don’ts

Whether you are dining with the in-laws, al fresco, at the tea room or the in the board room, there is one way to butter your bread.


Place a pat of butter on the side of your bread plate or dinner plate

Tear off a small bite of bread

Butter the bite with your butter knife

Take a bite and enjoy


Butter the entire roll or piece of bread and chow down

Keep dipping your butter knife in the community dish over and over

Sop up the butter with your bread (unless you are at home alone, we wouldn’t deny you this guilty pleasure)

Keep these tips in mind and breakfast, lunch and dinner will go down like buttah.



All shook up: the art of the handshake

When it comes to handshaking, it’s safe to say there are as many styles as there are different types of people in the world. But, we’re going to keep this short and sweet, much like a good handshake.

If you are in the U.S. (the rules are different in other countries and we’ll explore that another time), in any social or business situation, male or female, this is how you should shake:

Firm — not too hard and definitely not too delicate

Short — one or two pumps

Eye contact — make it

That’s it. Happy handshaking!