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Take A Moment To Make Your World Better

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Diane Gottsman

Many of us are experiencing a sense of helplessness in light of the recent violence and current events. Whether publicly or privately, we express symp...

Summer Entertaining Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

Summer calendars are buzzing with beach trips, family reunions, and poolside barbecues. With loads of sunshine and a desire to catch up with friends near and far, the time may be right to host a gathering at your home. The dress code will likely be casual, and the vibe informal, but don't skimp on the details.

Dining Etiquette: Dine As If Your Job Depends On It

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

As work days become busier and business meetings run into lunch and sometimes dinner, connecting with a client or catching your boss up on an important project may include breaking bread over a meal.

By George, Trump's Manners Disgrace our 4th of July

Philip Smucker | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Philip Smucker

One could be excused for believing the world is upside down at the moment. On the campaign stump, Donald Trump is now invoking the name of George Washington to defend protectionist designs underpinned by crude anti-immigrant slurs.

Summer Business Bucket List

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Though summer may have a different meaning to you depending on where you are at this moment in time, its arrival can serve as a reminder to take an in...

10 Annoying Things We Wish People Would Stop Doing In Public

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty

We're all a little distracted nowadays, whether we're chatting on our phones, scrolling through Facebook or shooting a Snapchat video. While technolog...

The Power of the Question: Could Better Listening Make for a Better Country?

Kim Douglass Marin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kim Douglass Marin

David Brooks wrote a piece recently about the rise of Donald Trump. Brooks, like so many, has been blindsided by Trump's success.

The Problem With 'No Problem'

Laura A Boggs | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Laura A Boggs

Me: Thanks. You: No Problem. Hmm. Is it really no problem? I wonder. I can't help it. I'm a word girl. And a tad insecure, in a lovable (I hope) ...

So You Were Asked To Be A Bridesmaid. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.13.2016 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

How To Get Back On Track After Losing Sight Of A Goal

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Diane Gottsman

Whether it's achieving a certain level of professional success or maintaining healthy eating habits, we set goals with the best intentions and start by pursuing them with enthusiasm. But it's easy for those big ideas to fall by the wayside when our schedules get disrupted or we have an emotional setback.

Miss Manners Gets HARSH With Teen Who Skips Own Graduation Party

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.30.2016 | Weird News

You tell 'em, Miss Manners. The longtime advice columnist, aka Judith Martin, skewered a teen and her parents after the high schooler skipped her own ...

A Dummies Guide to 'Unspoken' Elevator Etiquette

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
Melissa Curley Bogner

Many of us feel the need to be overly cordial with old coworkers we encounter in the elevator, and it's usually out of guilt. It's harsh to say, but it's doubtful we'd even notice if they croaked over unless we read it in the obituaries. It's not necessary to guilt yourself into pointless small talk. Just smile and say hello.

Job Etiquette for New College Grads

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.11.2016 | College
Diane Gottsman

Finishing college and figuring out "what's next" is a major adjustment. Like all new phases of life, it won't necessarily be easy, but having an understanding of how to navigate a complex, unpredictable job market is the key to enjoying the ride.

The Story Behind Why This Mom Is 'The Meanest Mom In The World'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents

"So... I am the meanest mom ever... Like... Ever." That's the bold opener to Jamie Primak Sullivan's viral Facebook post where she described the way s...

All Apologies: Taking Back 'I'm Sorry' From People Who Aren't

Laura Munoz | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Laura Munoz

A sincere apology may help to smooth over an offense, but even in the best of circumstances it doesn't negate action itself. I would argue that a flippant apology is actually an even more selfish act, and often only serves to further incense the person on the receiving end. In any case, the words "I'm sorry" are always a poor substitute for simply behaving better.

How I Trained Myself To Stop Saying 'Sorry' All The Time

Helen Brown | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Helen Brown

While I'm all for people expressing remorse when they're at fault, I'd become a compulsive apologizer. The habit stemmed from childhood, when I was trained to beg forgiveness for staining my apron while my brother could run wild.

New Wedding App Helps Couples Achieve a New Level of Rudeness

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.29.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's irritating as hell when somebody RSVPs "YES" to your wedding invitation, and then fails to attend when your big day arrives. It's doubly irritati...

Civility Is a National Security Issue

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

How can democracy best endure through rough times? Whether online or off, civil communication is vital for democratic resilience.

Car Talk: 'Running' Out of Gas

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel
Bonni Brodnick

My husband and I are trying to put this recent escapade in the rearview mirror because my declaration comes with a bit of embarrassment: Yesterday, I had the "winning" score of 11 miles to go in my gas tank and 8 miles to the closest station.

Bossy Kids? 8 Ways to Flip the Order of Command for Everyone's Sake

Tamar Chansky | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We have all had that aha moment when we find ourselves searching in the closet for an elusive shin guard while our child stands there tapping their feet impatiently, like an imperious supervisor, disappointed in our performance. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to be in charge?

10 Facebook Etiquette Rules

Jo Bryant | Posted 03.11.2016 | Technology
Jo Bryant

The convenience and immediacy of social networking can easily allow us to forget our manners. Follow these ten essential steps to good Facebook etiquette to ensure you socialise without offending others or regretting your actions.

The New Vulgar

Thomas Moore | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

Many years ago I was taking a group of children on a walk through a big American city. We stopped for ice cream and a man next to us was talking loudl...

Dapper Little Dudes Learn How To Mind Ps And Qs In A 'Gentleman’s Club'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.02.2016 | Good News

WSMV Channel 4 A group of boys in Charleston, South Carolina, are learning how to make manners their strong suit. Every Wednesday, 60 students ...

23 Ways You're Being Rude Without Even Realizing It

PureWow | Posted 02.22.2016 | HuffPost Home

You are awesome. But every once in a while you dip into jerk territory, and it's about time someone let you know it. Here are 23 times you've momentar...

Email Urgency vs. Actual Emergency

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

When you turn on your computer, do you feel like you are trying to take a sip from a firehose of emails? Are you unable to actually do any "work" bec...