Be Better at Parties - Smarter living Guides - The New York Times


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Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic partners and friends, where small talk becomes the stuff of life. via Pocket
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6 hours ago by driptray
People love to party! Well, at least some of them do. For the rest of us, parties bring on waves of feelings, good and bad, much like the events themselves. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about being the hit of the party.
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By Jen Doll @thisisjendoll Save for Later Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic…
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By Jen Doll @thisisjendoll Save for Later Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic…
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5 days ago by jamescampbell
People love to party! Well, at least some of them do. For the rest of us, parties bring on waves of feelings, good and bad, much like the events themselves. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about being the hit of the party.
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6 days ago by jiffyclub
People love to party! Well, at least some of them do. For the rest of us, parties bring on waves of feelings, good and bad, much like the events themselves. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about being the hit of the party.
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By Jen Doll @thisisjendoll Save for Later Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic…
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Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic partners and friends, where small talk becomes the stuff of life. via Pocket
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6 days ago by wai2k
Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic partners and friends, where small talk becomes the stuff of life. via Pocket
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6 days ago by hugslife
Paul Ford, co-founder of the digital studio Postlight and author of the viral Medium post “How to Be Polite,” said that for this first conversational move, the obvious stuff is fine.

You could ask a question:

What do you do?
Been to any concerts lately?
Where were you raised?
Do you like that beer?
Did you take the train here?

Or give a compliment:

I like your hair.
That’s a cool shirt.
Congrats on that promotion.

“There’s a vast variety of banal daily conversations,” Mr. Ford said, “and allowing yourself to ask a zillion banal daily questions is fine. People like to talk.”
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7 days ago by will.brien
By Jen Doll @thisisjendoll Save for Later Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic…
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7 days ago by divigation
People love to party! Well, at least some of them do. For the rest of us, parties bring on waves of feelings, good and bad, much like the events themselves. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about being the hit of the party.
8 days ago by timmeb
Mr. Ford wrote of this in his Medium post. At one party, he found himself saying: “Wow. That sounds hard,” after a stranger told him what she did for a living. It worked brilliantly. “Maybe a hundred times since I’ve said, ‘Wow, that sounds hard’ to a stranger, always to great effect.” 
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Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic partners and friends, where small talk becomes the stuff of life.
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By Jen Doll @thisisjendoll Save for Later Whether you love them or hate them, parties are important. They are where people meet future business and romantic…
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8 days ago by TypingPixels
People love to party! Well, at least some of them do. For the rest of us, parties bring on waves of feelings, good and bad, much like the events themselves. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about being the hit of the party.
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8 days ago by davidmerrique
People love to party! Well, at least some of them do. For the rest of us, parties bring on waves of feelings, good and bad, much like the events themselves. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about being the hit of the party.
8 days ago by creditcardnumber
a very exciting thing is when a piece you've been working on for a VERY LONG TIME finally goes LIVEEEEE
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9 days ago by erikmalinowski