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Impoliteness

How Everyone's Bad Behavior Is Turning Me Into One Angry Woman

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

I know I'm being grumpy, but there are just certain things that grind my nerves down to the root. I have to wonder about a society that has no problem with people screaming the F-word in front of young children. Or with teenagers sitting on a subway while 80-somethings and pregnant women stand. Or with people calling others 'morons' -- both online and off -- just because they don't share the same opinion.

Concert Etiquette: Get With the Program

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Bonni Brodnick

I recently attended a senior-thesis violin recital at Juilliard, the prestigious arts conservatory in New York City. The talent before us was brilliant. The audience behavior around me was appalling.

How Social Media Has Backfired To Make Us All More Impolite

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

A little boy is turning five this June and wants a big, fun birthday party. So his mother sends out Evites to his entire preschool class plus a few friends. Guess how many folks had opened the Evite after a week? I am talking opened, not replied. Shockingly, only three even bothered to look and only one of those bothered to reply.

Do Unto Others: Have People Lost the Message?

Karen Curley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Karen Curley

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The message is so simple yet so hard for us to swallow.

Minding Other People's Manners: When and How Is It Okay?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Manners aren't what they used to be, but correcting someone's manners is bad manners. When our mothers told us to mind our manners, they didn't mean "and everyone else's manners as well!"