Champagne and a New Year

How to properly pour champagne

According to a study released by the American Chemical Society, how you pour that bottle of bubbly may be as important as what you’re pouring. French chemists at the Universite´de Reims found that pouring champagne or sparkling wine at an angle, so that it hits the side of the glass, is the most effective pouring technique for maintaining the taste, aroma, and those essential bubbles. –Elle Decor

The art of the proper pour is most definitely need to know information for today, of all days. I gathered a few New Years, entertaining, and champagne related quotes… they might be useful later on when the toasting begins: [Read more…]

How Badly Do You Want It?

Sophia Loren quote on www.CourtneyPrice.com

I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday weekend, and for those of you not in the US, a lovely regular weekend.  Labor Day marks the end of summer and sends us back to the routine of school or work. I recently came across this Sophia Loren quote, which seems appropriate for this seasonal shift. Have you ever noticed that Sophia Loren, with her bombshell good looks, has never been the type to [Read more…]

Talent

Stephen King quote- success- www.CourtneyPrice.com

Word of the Day: Kindness

Henry James Quote: "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind." on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Famous Henry James quote- said to his nephew, Willie James, in 1902.

Howard Slatkin posted another great quote to his instagram account yesterday-  “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.” -unknown

Samuel Johnson reminds us that “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”

Social Media- Paragons of Netiquette

Social Media: Paragons of Netiquette on www.CourtneyPrice.com http://wp.me/p2e5e8-4Ai

In the wolf hierarchy, there exists a ranking system. Dominance in a pack has more to do with confidence and strength of character than size or physical strength. Which means that contrary to popular belief, the Alpha dogs are not the snarling, ferocious ones, but the calm and wise ones. They know their place and don’t feel the need to prove anything to the pack. It’s the lower ranking members who are insecure and have something to prove to their peers. Spoiler alert: if you watch the wolf pack behavior videos, you will note that the ones with the most self-serving or bully behaviors don’t meet a good end. They usually get taken down by the rest of the pack to restore balance to the group. Natural selection.

This same mentality transfers to the social media world. Social media platforms are stages for all kinds of behavior- the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m sure you have seen the nasty behavior, and the disappointing encouragement of it as well, but we will not dwell on those types today. Instead, we will focus on the paragons of excellence, the true alphas of the social media world, and what they are doing so well. [Read more…]