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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 04.14.2017 | 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 04.12.2017 | 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 03.30.2017 | 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 03.26.2017 | 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 03.17.2017 | 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 03.17.2017 | 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 03.12.2017 | 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 03.08.2017 | 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 02.22.2017 | HuffPost Home
PureWow

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 02.11.2017 | 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...

Are You Being Shamed for Being Single? Here's What to Do

Richie Frieman | Posted 02.11.2017 | Women
Richie Frieman

Some people believe it's "wrong," even odd, to be single. Apparently if you're single and OK with it, people will look at you like you have two heads--both of which you should hang in shame. Well, according to many of you, there is a stigma surrounding being single, and I for one think we need to address it.

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 online Thurs...

A Bunch Of Jerks On A Plane

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 02.01.2017 | 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 01.31.2017 | 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 12.30.2016 | 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 12.29.2016 | 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 12.22.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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 12.01.2016 | 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 11.30.2016 | 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 11.20.2016 | 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 11.13.2016 | 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?