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Scott Steinberg on Manners for the Digital World

Nell Minow | Posted 02.06.2017 | Technology
Nell Minow

The good news is that digital connections have brought us closer. That's also the bad news as the merging of our work, school, and personal lives rai...

A Dangerous Parenting Fad

Emma Jenner | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents
Emma Jenner

When you remind your child to use her manners, you're not raising her to be compliant, you're raising her to know how to carry herself in the world.

A Teen's Guide to Modern Manners: Sam Norman Talks About His Witty Poems

Nell Minow | Posted 11.11.2016 | Books
Nell Minow

Sam Norman's new book, A Teen's Guide to Modern Manners, is a witty, hilarious, and completely delightful collection of poems featuring cautionary tal...

9 Signs It's Time To Look For Another Job

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When you have a steady paycheck, the thought of walking away from the income and heading into the unknown can be pretty terrifying. That's why so many...

Why I Still Make My Kids Write Thank You Cards

Kristina Cappetta | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents
Kristina Cappetta

They're just two words, but they mean a lot. Sure you may say them from time to time. Hopefully, you teach your kids to say them too. But, when was the last time you sat down and wrote a thank you card to someone whether it was for a gift or something nice they did?

Manners Matter: A Sermon On Gratitude In A Season Of Incivility

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 10.14.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

Manners do matter. Whether its children spending the night at a friend's house, or emerging adults being dropped off for college, or perhaps even young professionals in preparation for an important job interview, we tell those we care about to mind their manners.

FWIW: 5 Reasons To Break Up With Your Phone

Laura A Boggs | Posted 10.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura A Boggs

My 6S and I, we're having a moment--a DTR (Define the Relationship), if you will. I used to experience a tiny surge of bliss every time I touched my ...

The Real Meaning of 10 Common Parenting Phrases

Jennifer S. White | Posted 10.04.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Means: I want you to say "please." I want you to understand kindness is more important than always getting everything you want.

10 Professional Texting Etiquette Rules

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Convenience, speed and efficiency have turned texting into a primary form of personal communication for many of us. Text messages are becoming increasingly common in business for the same reasons.

"We Get Along Better When..."

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Usually it takes two to tango; sometimes we dance alone, but we are always solely responsible for our steps. Most of our relationships involve multiple people. Although there are those exceptional relationships that are solitary - we have relationships with our environment, with nature, and most importantly with ourselves.

Some People In Elevators Are Just A**Holes, That's All There Is To It

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.02.2016 | Comedy

“Some men just want to watch the world burn.” The now famous line from “The Dark Knight” was used to describe Heath Ledger’s devious Joker, ...

The Polite Man At Target And My Challenge With Feminism

Janet Bertolus | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Janet Bertolus

Don't underpay me or talk down to me, you do that at your own peril, but it's perfectly fine to hold the door so it doesn't slam in my face. I believe those things are mutually exclusive.

The Best Way For Grandparents To Inspire Their Grandchildren

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

As grandparents, we want to inspire our grandchildren, and one of the best ways to do this is by 'doing' simple acts of kindness. Here are a few ideas to put into practice.

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.