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Emily Post Will Roll in Her Grave Over New Wedding App

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.01.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There's an app for every aspect of wedding planning now. But it's a double-edged sword. Just because you CAN do something more quickly and easily than ever before, doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea.

Diasporic Dining: Should You Put Your Napkin In Your Lap?

Francis Levy | Posted 07.01.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Should you put your napkin in your lap? You might also ask, did the mountain come to Muhammad? There are those who believe in manners which may go bac...

How To Avoid Being A Jerk On Your Family Holiday Road Trip

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel

'Tis the season to spend a ton of time with your relatives in a car on a highway -- along with the 46.9 million other Americans who AAA predicts will ...

You Don't Have To Send A Wedding Card (But You Should Anyway)

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.09.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

From Pineapples To Acorns: How These 8 Countries Will Welcome You To The Neighborhood

Posted 08.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that gluten-free muffin basket your neighbor brought by when you moved into your new home? Little did you know, that little gesture belongs t...

Unusual Company Curates the Ugliest Clothing Ever Made

Aimee Heckel | Posted 02.04.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

It was the last First Annual Heckel Tacky Christmas Gala, a festive blur of gold lamé turtlenecks, Slim Jims and Easy Cheese platters, Carlo Rossi wine sold by the jug and three hours of dirty regret before the party ended early in the emergency room.

Why 'Rude-Shaming' Needs To Be A Thing

RB Bronson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I frequently feel like I'm channeling Miss Clara. Bad manners abound. Men who won't allow a woman to exit an elevator first. Cars that honk after waiting less than a second at a light that just changed. People cracking their gum so loudly it sounds like a trip to the gun range. And don't get me started about talking in a movie theater.

Navigating the Nuptials: Surviving Our Child's Wedding

2BoomerBabes | Posted 11.15.2014 | Weddings

Let's face it, weddings and all the related festivities are opportunities for awkward moments and a bit of hand wringing. As parents, we want to do more than just survive our child's wedding.

Lindsay Holmes

4 Reasons Good Manners Need To Make A Comeback | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

When I was the ripe old age of 6, my grandpa gave me my first stern lesson in etiquette. We were sitting at the dinner table, and I leaned on the s...

Baby Showers, Now and Then

Tiya Miles | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Tiya Miles

Colonial women held "birthing parties" in the home of the pregnant woman, in which friends drank "groaning beer" in sympathy with the mother-to-be's labor pains. Even poor colonial women who could not afford lavish meals experienced labor and after-birth surrounded by female friends.

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?"

The Brazilian Waxing Manifesto

Mara Menachem | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

When you think of the reasons you would be on the receiving end of a handwritten thank you note, it's not because you were the recipient of a Brazilia...

How To Cut Your Wedding Guest List

Dan Urman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Weddings
Dan Urman

For any potential invites still on the fence, think about your relationship with this person five years from now. Is there a chance you will look at wedding pictures and say, "Who is that? I cannot believe they were at my wedding!"

Ask Emily Post: Anthony Weiner Edition

Ivana Martini | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Ivana Martini

"Dear Emily Post, My wife and I are having a disagreement about social media. She feels that it is inappropriate when I send photographs of my penis to women I have never met in person."

The Great-Granddaughter Of Etiquette Queen Advises Post50s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty

Emily Post’s great-great-granddaughter, Lizzie Post, has inherited her great-great grandmother's flair for guiding us through life's ticklish situat...

What You May Not Know About Emily Post

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 12.12.2012 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

The next time you feel challenged by being -- or getting -- unmarried, ask yourself: "What would Emily Post say?"

10 Wedding Etiquette Rules You Can Break

The Huffington Post | Natasha Burton | Posted 07.20.2012 | Weddings

Here at HuffPost Weddings, we believe in having your Big Day your way. (Have you seen our Take Back Your Wedding campaign yet?) But even as couples st...

Emily Post's Great-Grandson: 10 Essential Etiquette Tips For Men

Daniel Post Senning | Posted 12.24.2011 | Women
Daniel Post Senning

Emily Post once said, "Any time two peoples lives touch one another, you have etiquette." Even in a world of studied informality, the men in your lives could stand to benefit from a few etiquette tips.

Family Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.23.2011 | San Francisco
Lisa Mirza Grotts

People are always sharing their family etiquette stories with me, so I decided to share some of them with you. The moral of this blog: You're not alone.

Heretical but True: The Very Polite Are Not Digital

Vicky Ward | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
Vicky Ward

If you want to be really polite, don't be digital. This might sound like heresy -- but it's true. When you interact with someone one-on-one, the last thing they want to see is your cell phone, tablet or computer.

First Date Etiquette

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

So most people have some modicum of etiquette on a first date. I'm not talking about ponies or flowers or dancing or a five-piece band playing show tunes. I'm talking about basic, basic things that apparently are lost on some.

Eco Etiquette: Can I Email My Holiday Cards?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm enchanted at the sight of my far-flung friends and family and their collective broods dressed in matching reindeer suits, but all that paper! All those trees!

Great Houses of New York: The River Club, the Best Address, Part III

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Except for having no golf course, the River Club at 447 East 52nd Street is as close to a country club as one could find in the middle of New York City.

Equal Opportunity Wedding Etiquette

Anna Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anna Post

When I'm asked how heterosexual marriage traditions translate to same-sex marriages, I find I almost always give the same answer: You have pretty much all the same options as anyone else.

Modern Etiquette: There Is Only One Rule To Remember

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

I once had a boyfriend who had a pet peeve. This pet peeve was unique and contagious--I eventually caught a strain of it myself. It drove him visibly ...