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The Biggest Travel Pet Peeves Of 2015

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

It seems that quite a few tech items are irking vacationers this year. Travelers claim that the presence of technology and social media over-sharing takes away from the experience as a whole.

Real and Simple No. 3: Answers to Your Most Basic Etiquette Questions

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.14.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Number three on my list of most-asked etiquette questions includes both business and social quandaries, with answers to help you move gracefully through your day.

Please Help Me Achieve My Goal of Writing an Essay That Gets One Million "Likes" On Facebook

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.29.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

To like or not like a Facebook post contradicts normal human biology. In real life, by not acknowledging something is to express your like. You like that you were able to make it out of bed this morning. But you don't actually say it.

Call Waiting

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Excuse You, Can You Put Your Wearable Away?

Sarah Deane | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology
Sarah Deane

As long as we've had society, we've had etiquette. There have always been "ways one should behave" in various situations, whether that is a meeting or a dinner party. Then... along came wearables, something that the etiquette books were not ready for.

You Need to Know: The Debate Over Tipping

Eve Turow | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Eve Turow

Do you think we should throw tipping out the door? Or is it essential to keep your restaurant running? Here's what you need to know about the debate on tipping.

How To Eat Cheese Fondue The Right Way

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

What, you thought the classic cold-weather dish was easy, casual, straightforward?

Who's the Boss Now?

Craig Agranoff | Posted 02.09.2014 | Miami
Craig Agranoff

Even Tony Danza is smart enough to know the pitfalls and perils of bosses and employees keeping the 'one-on-ones' going after the severance.

The One Compliment I Never Want To Hear

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Didn't Emily Post or some Manners and Etiquette person ever establish rules about polite society when it comes to compliments on appearance, and on weight specifically? Why are we such a weight-obsessed society anyway?

The Difference Between Good and Great: My Tips for Being Exceptional

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Defy the norm, be curious and don't accept the status quo. If you're striving for better than what exists, then think and dream big.

Grace Under Pressure: Why Difficult Situations Speak the Most About You

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Marjorie Clifton

While in the moment, it may be hard to remember that the world can be very small and people talk. Even if not immediate, you never know how your reputation and seemingly unnoticed actions will follow you later in life.

Ramadan Reflection Day 15: A Conduct That Is Quranic in Nature -- The Qur'an on Good Character

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.22.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Not all of us are meant to be the one that leads the prayer or gives the sermon, but are goodness is not associated necessarily with positions or titles like that. Our sense of character is what will open doors for us in our growth.

Minding Your Manners on Foreign Soil: Diplomacy Isn't Just for Diplomats

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

The Golden Rule of international travel is that adapting to local customs is basic courtesy. While most countries will not expect you to be an expert about their culture, they will appreciate a bit of knowledge.

The Good Silver

Kate McGovern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate McGovern

She may not remember the conversation of the past five minutes, but that her children pressure her to move from her apartment of the last fifty-odd years: this she remembers. And she's not giving an inch.

Do's and Don'ts of Summer Wedding Season (Slideshow)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Still waiting to receive an invite to Prince William and Katie Middleton's supposed impending nuptials? Improve your chances on receiving an invite of your own by taking a moment to learn the Do's and Don'ts of wedding etiquette.

Urban Umbrella Etiquette

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Miguel Guadalupe

I'm no miss manners, but I've been on both the giving and receiving ends of umbrella faux pas that make life in the city just a little less pleasant for everyone.