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Decorum

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

Beware My Derriere: The Etiquette of Sitting Down at the Theater

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

Every time I go to the theater and I find myself having to enter a row where there are people already seated, I experience the same moment of indecision: "How do I navigate this? Which way do I go in -- facing the stage or facing the people?"

Putting Budgers in Their Place

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Maybe you have people in your life who help you see yourself more clearly. I hope so. And when they point out something sweet about your nature, I hope you feel good about that for weeks.

Telling a Co-Worker He Has Body Odor

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I worked with a gentleman who had body odor. I didn't have to work with him often, mind you -- or for very long.

The Power of a Tweet, the Power of Reaction: Words Matter

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

The ones who were less outraged -- and, in some cases, thought the tweet funny -- became driven to not only defend The Onion and the general thesis of satire and parody , but to turn tables to attack, sometimes quite viciously, those who were offended by it.

Would Jesus Have Said "Vagina?"

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Jesus called us to prayer, compassion, service and love... in order to make a point about an issue and to speak truth to power when needed, he did so with a prophetic and often shocking word.

Debate: Should You Be Able To Do As You Please In The Skies?

Katherine Patke | Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel

Last week the story of a woman who was removed from an American Airlines flight by pilots because of her offensive clothing became big news. American ...

Sex, Saints, Yogurt and World Peace: Bemoaning the Loss of Decorum

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

Whether with baseball and steroids, basketball and greed, or football and "pay-to-injure," the stakes and competition of sports have outpaced classiness, noble intentions and decorum.

A Letter To The Man Who Never Gives Up

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ruth Fowler

Your social ineptitude has given rise to a variety of unpleasant and sometimes terrifying suspicions.

The Bumbershoot Manifesto

Melissa Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Melissa Kirsch

If you must buy an umbrella, never buy a fancy umbrella. They are so easily and commonly lost, stolen and left behind that it never, ever pays to have an umbrella that you can't bear to lose.