Learn How To Mingle?

Going to holiday parties this year and not quite sure how to socialize? NPR’s Steve Inskeep played the role of a human guinea pig by attending a party with Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling, where she teaches him how to mingle with all the folks around the room.

If nothing else, learn about the human sacrifice (you know you’ve done it):

    And she has techniques for getting out of a mingle, including one she calls “the human sacrifice.” That’s where you escape a boring conversation by grabbing some other poor guest and throwing him into the conversation in your place.