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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Opinion

modern ms manners: the etiquette of battling the common cold

Danielle Scoins
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As I write this, I am struggling to breathe through my nose. My sinuses do weird things when I stand up too quickly and my throat is giving my voice a particular quality which would be more appropriate on the end of a 1800 phone call. As you may have guessed, I have the flu….
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Tuesday 26 March 2013
Opinion

modern ms manners: why it is important to say ‘excuse me’

Danielle Scoins
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I’ve recently moved to Sydney, and having now recovered from an interstate move, I have been enjoying getting my bearings and learning more about what the city has to offer. As part of my explorations, I have noticed a few things that I think are Sydney specific. The first is the public transport system, which…
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
Culture

modern ms manners: a note on meeting people you admire (or how to keep your cool when dealing with those cooler than you)

Danielle Scoins
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Earlier this week I went to a talk given by Tara Moss as part of the Sydney Art Gallery’s “We Used to Talk about Love” series. The talk was really interesting, and Moss was able to provide some fascinating insight into femininity and crime from her experience as a writer and researcher of criminology. As…
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: a note on customer service etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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According to the ABS, 1.2 million Australians were employed in the retail industry throughout the period of 2008-2009. At that particular time, this represented the largest proportion of the employed Australian population. Even if you do not happen to be one of these 1.2 million people, chances are that you will frequently interact with a…
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Tuesday 12 February 2013
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: greetings etiquette (or how to say hello and goodbye politely)

Danielle Scoins
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Earlier in the week, a man was introducing the Shadow Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at a press conference. Upon being introduced, Ms Bishop went up to the stairs, preparing to head to the podium and begin her address. However, this was not before the young man who introduced her tried to go in for a…
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Featured Opinion

modern ms manners: how to live politely with other people – a note on housemate etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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‘A man’s home is his castle’ – Darryl Kerrigan (The Castle, 1997) The wise words of Aussie “battler” Darryl Kerrigan remain true today – a man (and a woman’s) home is their council. More often than not, the experience of ‘home’ is shared with another, with the ABS recording 2.6 people per Australian household in…
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Wednesday 16 January 2013
Culture

modern ms manners: waitress etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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When I was younger, I thought the most glamorous job in the world was to be Adriana Xenides from Wheel of Fortune. I thought the second most glamorous job was to be a waitress. This was mostly because going out for a meal was a treat when I was little; an occasion which required me…
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Thursday 3 January 2013
Featured Opinion

modern ms manners: summer swimming etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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Enjoying a swim is an integral part of the Australian summer, along with eating your weight in Frosty Fruit iceblocks and trying not to burn yourself on the seatbelt clicker as you get into the car. Personally I find that nothing is more refreshing than going for a dip, whether it be at the local…
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Tuesday 18 December 2012
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: holiday party etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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As the year draws to a close, people everywhere wrap things up with final celebrations. Office juniors scramble to try to organise a suitable party for their bosses, whilst New Years Eve offers a further chance to use up leftover ham and indulge with a few more toddies as we count in the New Year….
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Tuesday 4 December 2012
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: etiquette for the holiday season

Danielle Scoins
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It is coming to that time of year when a rather overweight man in a red suit allegedly tumbles down your chimney, even though your house is now fitted with reverse cycle air conditioning. Stores are full of carols that do not make sense in the southern hemisphere, along with aisle upon aisle of gift…
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Tuesday 20 November 2012
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: a note on wedding etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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As a cake-loving, romantic sop, it should come as no surprise that I love weddings. They are like childhood birthday parties but with fancier lolly bags. I love everything about them, from the concept of love and commitment behind them, right down to the finer details that make a wedding day unique. So when I…
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Tuesday 6 November 2012
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: shhhhhhhh! a note on library etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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It is that delightful time of year where students everywhere die a little inside and frantically prepare for their exams. The academic year rushes to a dramatic end, with seemingly insurmountable word limits to be reached on that essay, oral presentations to be given in a language you are supposed to know and somehow it…
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Tuesday 23 October 2012
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: the etiquette of group work

Danielle Scoins
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Ask any university student, employee, committee member or basically anyone in the business of organising things what their pet hate is and I guarantee the answer will be the same – “group work”. The need to work as part of a group at some stage in one’s life is an inevitability. Whether it be an…
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Tuesday 9 October 2012
Culture Featured

modern ms manners: a note on office etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 37% of the Australian labour force were working as either professionals or in an administrative/clerical role as at August 2011. This means that about one in three Australian workers are operating within some sort of corporate office. I am one of those ‘one in three’. Working in an…
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