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A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'

Raising a Well-Mannered Parent... No Invoice Required

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Diane Gottsman

Etiquette rules primarily include encouraging respect for self and others. These simple courtesies ideally start at home.

Give Your LinkedIn Profile Picture a (Much Needed) Makeover

Richie Frieman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Richie Frieman

The last thing you want is to be misrepresenting yourself (or worse, not be taken seriously) because you made a bad call on your profile picture, so, let's give your LinkedIn profile picture a makeover with these three easy tips...

Party Etiquette: Who Pays When a Guest Doesn't Show Up?

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 01.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

Let's say you're invited to a birthday party. You accept the invitation, but on the day of the party, a family obligation takes precedence. For whatever reason, you fail to call the host to send your regrets.

A Lesson in Vanishing Monsters

Yaniv Aviran | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Yaniv Aviran

We all, naturally and overwhelmingly, develop prejudice, fears and reluctances of the unknown. And so, this same reluctance might make it so we miss people along the way. People who could have integrated into our lives in a very meaningful way.

How To Talk About Your Workout Routine Without Making Everyone Else Feel Lazy

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

In the New Year, many of us go after this health and wellness thing in earnest. But since it's a new -- or at least not continuous -- pursuit for so m...

Travel Etiquette: How to Use a Flight Delay to Your Advantage

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

No one wants to spend any more time in an airport than necessary. But, if you find yourself waiting for a delayed flight, there are ways to maximize your unscheduled downtime.

5 Business Email Etiquette Faux Pas

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It would be nice if we all received an immediate reply, but the reality is our message is probably one of several that have not been opened. The person may be out of the office, in a meeting or simply prioritizing their responses.

New Year's Resolutions: 10 Tips to a Mannerly 2015

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

Break your goals up into bite-size pieces; giving yourself daily or monthly deadlines is more manageable and your progress can be evaluated and reshaped as you progress.

10 Tips to Ring in the New Year With a Memorable Toast

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Taste
Diane Gottsman

When friends and family come together to celebrate the New Year, the festivities usually include raising glasses for an uplifting toast. If delivering the toast falls to you, some advance preparation will help you create a memorable start to the celebration.

Holiday Etiquette: What to Tip the Mail Carrier and Delivery Person

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
Diane Gottsman

One of the most commonly asked holiday tipping questions: "What is the proper amount to tip my mail carrier and delivery person?"

Holiday RSVP Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

The rules for a proper RSVP are basic but often ignored. Failing to properly respond to an invitation will inevitably lead to ill will, hurt feelings and getting tagged as a rude guest or a thoughtless friend.

Should You Invite Warren Buffett to Your Holiday Buffet?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

The buffeter get-out-of-my-wayer: He means business. Napkin tucked, first in line and making appreciative sounds that make you wonder if a nearby barnyard has taken attendance recently.

The Lost Art of Writing Thank You Notes -- Guidelines for Brides and Grooms

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Unfortunately, the etiquette of wedding thank you notes is suffering from this basic skill set that parents didn't teach the newest generation of brides and grooms. It's time to do something about that.

The Worst Things You Can Do While Waiting In Line

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.27.2014 | Fifty

Line cutters are the worst, are we right?

6 Tips to a Merry and Bright Holiday Season

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

Who has time to sip cocoa by the fire when there are cards to send, gifts to buy, parties to plan, and houseguests to host? This holiday season, let's resolve to stay calm. Here are six tips to keep the "happy" in the holidays.

Do Manners Still Matter as a Leader?

Dianna Booher | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

We are at our best with those random acts of kindness to strangers. Coworkers and family members don't fare so well. The reasons vary: We take them for granted and think they'll love us anyway. Or maybe familiarity breeds irritability.

Holiday Etiquette Tips for a Festive Gathering

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

When you are entertaining over the holidays, there are certain things a host prepares for in advance to ensure her guests arrive comfortably, without feeling rushed through the evening. Here are six tips that come directly from a savvy holiday host:

The Rudest Things You Can Do When You're Eating, According To Etiquette Experts

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.11.2014 | Taste

Finally, an answer for quieting open-mouth chewers.

Trying to Deal With the World's Most Annoying Individual

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I often wonder what it would be like to meet that guy from the beer commercials, dubbed the "World's Most Interesting Man." Would we discuss politics? Cooking? Opera? Definitely not opera because that's a subject I know nothing about and, out of boredom, he would probably leave with that posse of women who accompany him in every ad.

The One Question You Should Never Ask a Woman

Kristin Misik | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Kristin Misik

You should be more afraid to offend a woman by asking if she is pregnant than by not asking. Ultimately, it's none of your business unless she wants it to be your business.

Mutual Selection Process

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

There are times when events come full circle. After a recent MBA program on Professional Protocol, a young man stayed afterwards to ask a question. ...

Learning From the Silk Roads: Food, Manners, and World Politics

L.H.M. Ling | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
L.H.M. Ling

In my previous post, I introduced the Silk Roads as a remedy to contemporary crises. An old friend -- I'll call him Professor Rao -- read the post and challenged me to explain its practical applications

Do You Know How To Write A Perfect Thank You Note?

Ada Polla | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ada Polla

I love to send handwritten notes. Some might say that is one of my trademarks. I like to think I know when to send and how to write a thank you note. But one truly never knows.

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...