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WATCH: Adorable Dog Is Likely Better House-Trained Than You

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.07.2016 | Weird News

Be like Bentley. The adorable dog is winning votes for politest pooch ever, as he always wipes his paws before going inside. Video posted onli...

A Bunch Of Jerks On A Plane

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Whether it's the woman in front of you who fully reclines her seat during the meal service, or the man behind you who keeps jabbing the touch screen like it's done him wrong, a ticket to fly does not grant one license to jettison manners.

I'm Going to Keep Smiling

Roz Warren | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

There are countless small differences between where I grew up (Michigan) and where I now live (Philadelphia) that I had to learn in order to fit in. I no longer say "downtown." Instead, it's "Center City." I don't go "to the beach." I go "down the shore." And, of course, moving here meant that I had to stop rooting for my beloved Tigers. (Go Phillies!)

Child's Birthday: Party of None

Jennifer Burby | Posted 12.30.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Burby

Perhaps the only good thing to come out of this horrible birthday party story is that anybody who hears about it might second guess the next time they consider blowing off a commitment. I know I will.

How to Travel Light on Your Next Trip

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Whether traveling for business or visiting family and friends, packing efficiently can be a challenge. Not wanting to forget anything or feeling pinched for time, it's easy to panic and overfill your suitcase.

Sarcastic Last-Minute Gifts for People Who Annoy You

Karim Orange | Posted 12.22.2015 | Taste
Karim Orange

Since we are already in the midst of the gift-giving season, I won't bore you with a guide for the 'sexy man' or your 'pregnant sister'. I'm sure you've gotten those gifts already, and I commend you for being an early shopper. If your anything, like me, you still have people on your list that need gifts.

Ask Miss Mingle: "The Human Sacrifice"

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

My friend Joelle recently had a harrowing cocktail party experience. She was cornered by one of life's most dangerous predators -- the Crashing Bore.

British Tea Etiquette: How to Drink it Downton Abbey-Style

Jo Bryant | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Jo Bryant

The British famously believe that nearly everything can be cured by a cup of tea. Every day in the UK, we consume more than 165m cups of the stuff, but there is a grand version of this soothing, simple hot drink: traditional tea, enjoyed at around 4:00 p.m., accompanied by savouries and cakes. It is a British ritual that comes with age-old etiquette rules which are still adhered to today.

The Only Acceptable Times to Send Food Back at a Restaurant

Thrillist | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Carrie Dennis and Kevin Alexander Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist Few things are as frustrating as ordering a dope dish at a restaurant, but be...

The Childhood Nostalgia Every Boomer Will Understand

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.21.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

There are gestures belonging to another time that we don't use anymore. There were ways of functioning on a daily basis that would seem foreign today. We relied on objects which are now obsolete. We all have our lists of nostalgia.

Wedding Planner Rant: Don't Even THINK About Crowdfunding to Pay for Your Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Sometimes, technology is a bad thing. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should. That's exactly what went through my mind when I received an email from a public relations company asking me to blog about how wonderful it is that brides and grooms can crowdfund to pay for their weddings now. Are you kidding me?

Etiquette: How to Choose Your Bridesmaids

Jo Bryant | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weddings
Jo Bryant

Sometimes, when planning a wedding, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The bride finds herself with months of decision-making, but it's not just about the venue, the dress and the food. The people she surrounds herself with are critical in making the wedding a success: choosing the bridesmaids is therefore a big decision.

WATCH: How to Make Sure Your Boys Become Gentlemen

HooplaHa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
HooplaHa

It is every mother of boy's dream to raise polite, kind young men. What is the trick? While there is no sure fire way, there are some tips that can help.

Does Having Good Manners Make Me a B*tch?

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Erris Langer Klapper

The day was young and I'd already been called a bitch twice. Why is it that when others act inappropriately, I react and then I look like the b*tch? Where's the justice in that? Perhaps not reacting is the answer, but that goes against my grain.

What Grieving My Mother's Death Taught Me About Gratitude

Mary Novaria | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Novaria

I'm currently mortified because I didn't send thank you notes after my birthday this year. The flowers have long since drooped and died, but other pre...

Etiquette: Should You Invite Strangers to Your Wedding?

Jo Bryant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Weddings
Jo Bryant

Putting together the guest list for a wedding is one of the hardest wedding-planning tasks. It forces you to really assess and categorize people because, after all, every person you invite uses up a ceremony seat and some of the budget and, therefore, limits who else you can invite.

Killing Civility

Allen Johnson Jr. | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Allen Johnson Jr.

We all know that cable news it mostly entertainment. You can't take much of it seriously. As a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, I like to hear both points of view and occasionally listen to Bill O'Reilly on Fox News.

Should You Talk Politics at Work?

Richie Frieman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Comedy
Richie Frieman

Let's be honest, has anyone ever really "won" an argument about politics with a coworker? It always ends with an eye roll, a deep breath of frustration and mumbling expletives under your breath about that person, while you sulk back to your desk.

You Can't Punish Rudeness by Sending a Dinner Bill to Your No-Show Wedding Guests

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.02.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Rise above any inappropriate or rude behavior of your guests, keep smiling, and be the gracious guests of honor that you wanted to be when you planned your wedding. Never let somebody else's rudeness bring you down on your big day.

Divorce Strategies: Remember Your Children Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home!

PJVIncent | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce
PJVIncent

Divorce is ugly and painful. Voiced or not, when you commit to being "one" with each other, divorce is a tearing apart of that oneness and it hurts. Even the amicable divorces can leave deep scars for the couple splitting up, but also for the children.

Six Signs of a Deceptive Office Personality

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Building trusting relationships in a professional setting makes interacting with clients and coworkers more enjoyable. On the other hand, working side by side with a person who gives off an untrustworthy vibe can be a challenge and a chore. As you determine where you should invest your energy, here are a few behaviors to look out for in the office (and in life!).

Politically Correct or Polite and Caring?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bil Hitchcock

It's interesting as you get older that the things your parents told you start to ring more and more true...perhaps it is maturing or maybe it's encountering situations and from somewhere a saying from the past pops up.

What You Should Know About Really Polite People

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Got any friends who seem a little too polite? You might want to watch out for them. According to a small new study surfaced by Science of Us, su...

How to Be the Perfect Beach House Guest

Iris Krasnow | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Iris Krasnow

My mom had a 72-hour rule when visiting us in Annapolis from her home in Chicago. She would come on an early afternoon flight, stay three nights and leave while we were still having fun. When I would say, "Oh, Mom, I wish you could stay longer," I really meant it, but she never did.

Do As You Say

Jon Carras | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Jon Carras

The alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. and we sprung out of bed. My wife, Lauren, and I knew it was going to be a crazy day. Of course, every day is crazy when you have two toddlers but this was shaping up to be a whole other level.