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7 Ridiculous Park Rules I Don't Make My Kids Follow

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

There are certain things that belong to just me: My cell phone. My wallet. My underwear. I'm not sharing these things with random people I meet at the park. Why should I force my children to share their prized possessions with kids they just met?

How to Recover When You Overshare

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Yes, we've all done it. Made a comment that we wish we could immediately retract but as one of my favorite sayings goes, "You can't unscramble an egg." Try as you might, it's often difficult to recover from a verbal misstep. Or worse, an entire conversation you wish you could retract!

10 Polite Things People Just Don't Seem To Do Anymore

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

No matter your age, whether you're a boomer or a millennial, you might have noticed that people's manners just aren't what they used to be. As kids, w...

The 15 Unfriendliest Cities in America (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

While cities like New Orleans and Minneapolis/St.Paul got accolades for rolling out the red carpet, 15 other cities, or at least their locals, didn't seem to make that connection with readers. To be fair, the surliest cities also tend to be the biggest and most fast-paced, which may give visitors an air of indifference -- whether it's intentional or not.

From Emoticons to Emoji: The New Punctuation

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.12.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Less is more, especially with texts, which are meant 2 b short. The great advantages of texting and email are the three e's: They're easy, effective and effortless. But the downside of electronic messaging is the lack of nuance.

10 Lessons From Our Irreplaceable Moms

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

That's what mothers do. They stand by us, and give us strength to stand alone. They make us unafraid. They dry our tears and get us to laugh, even when we don't want to. But in our later years, tears still come, especially when we recall how much our mothers mean to us, and how much they always, always will.

Manners Revival: Respect the Elderly

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Grandparents have the sweetest gig. They just get to spoil their grandchildren, right? Well, grandparents in the 21st century also have a completely different perspective on grandchildren than those of previous generations. Many think that kids are losing their ability to communicate with and respect their elders.

Graduation Etiquette And Preparing For The Next Chapter

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Diane Gottsman

Graduation Day is right around the corner, and there are many anxious parents in the middle of planning a perfect day for their grad. Celebrating this milestone is always more pleasurable when those involved are mindful of a few simple courtesies.

Business Etiquette: How to Accept a Professional Compliment

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Accepting professional praise doesn't have to be awkward. Here are some tips for receiving an honor with grace and humility.

How to Make Life Easier For Waiters

Quora | Posted 03.31.2015 | Taste
Quora

Show up on time for your reservation. This helps the whole operation run smoothly.

Use 'Your Story and Language' Wisely: For the Sake Of Your Business!

Debbie Frank | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Debbie Frank

Truth be known, I really don't care about anyone's story. I care about how they might help me with a problem I need solved!

How to Make Yourself More Interesting to Anyone You Meet

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While meeting new people and making new business connections can be nerve-racking to those who are uncomfortable in social settings, it's not as difficult as you think.

Business Etiquette: 6 Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most job seekers spend a great deal of time preparing for the interview, anticipating how they will answer questions while looking confident and self-assured. But, the process works both ways.

How To Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful In A Rude World

Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Since your children were very young, you’ve been engaging in the daily exercise of teaching them manners. You remind them to cover their mouths when...

Call Waiting

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Change Service Providers Without Burning Bridges

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

We tend to form special bonds with those who provide personal services to us, whether they're physicians, hair stylists, personal trainers or financial advisers.

Practically Speaking

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Joy in Celebrating

Christa Dowling | Posted 05.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
Christa Dowling

It takes the warmth of friends and loved ones to make it special and a joyful gesture of romance is part of this time. Welcoming spring, a wedding, a birthday, a promotion, all these are the most precious moments in everyone's life.

Business Etiquette: Handling Office Distractions

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Think of how productive we could be if it weren't for the many distractions buzzing around us in our workspaces. While we can't eliminate all of the things that interrupt us throughout the day, we can manage a surprising number of them.

Teach Your Kids to Say 'Thank you' (and Mean It)

Annie Fox | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

I am thankful for this landscape and how it restores my humanity. These hikes always put me in a kind and generous mood. I feel a kinship to every person and pooch I see. Appreciation and gratitude can do that. But we take things for granted. And so do our kids.

Business Etiquette: How to Handle Professional Rejection

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

We've all been turned down at some point in our careers and overcoming the rebuff with grace is a leadership skill best acquired through firsthand experience. The good news is that a "no" is often just a step in the direction of a future "yes."

What Qualities Set You Apart in Business?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Why would someone choose to do business with you? Because you have taken the time, and put in the effort to give them your best self.

Peas and...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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8 Ways to Navigate a Business Meal

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

Don't place your cell phone on the table and then glance down at it every time it pings or vibrates. Silence your device and keep it out of sight until you leave the restaurant.

Hugging Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Showing Affection In the Workplace

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

Hugging and touching someone, especially in a business setting, can oftentimes be misconstrued and lead to controversy or confusion. Before you go in for the big hug, consider the following seven tips.