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What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

My Mum the Parenting Expert

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Yes, my mum taught me how to eat properly and wait my turn in a queue, but really what I grasped is that manners are about respect -- respect for my friends, my family, my environment and especially my elders.

Baby Shower Etiquette, Explained

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Diane Gottsman

The following is a fun and friendly Q and A to help you politely stroll through baby shower season unscathed.

A Childcare Professional's Case for 'Giving Up On Your Kids'

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

As a nanny and parenting consultant, I have long espoused that we are doing our children a disservice by catering to their every need and catching their every fall. But it's a hard message for parents to internalize, even harder for them to come out and say, and harder still to publish a blog about it!

Courtesy Is Not Political Correctness

James Peron | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
James Peron

Manners are not political correctness. Trying to assure that those around you are comfortable is not political correctness. It is a value the Right lost with the rise of the likes of Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly.

What Your Cell Phone Conversations Inspire

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Maureen Anderson

This phenomenon isn't unique to New York, of course. But with so many more people crammed into so much less space, I decided to meditate on the lives I sampled -- and to renew a few promises to myself.

The 12 Rudest Things You're Doing On A Daily Basis

Brie Dyas | Posted 06.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

Every decade thinks that the "current" state of manners is worse than it was in decades previous. Because of this, I'm unwilling to say that we're def...

The Question That Gives You A 1 In 8 Chance Of Being An Insensitive Jerk

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Maybe I'm naïve or maybe it's because I went through years of infertility treatment but I'm continually stunned at how many people ask the question, "When are you going to have kids?"

8 Ways To Survive Wedding Season Without Breaking The Bank

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Weddings
Diane Gottsman

Weddings are joyful occasions, but they can also be stressful for guests who must make decisions on finances, shower and wedding gifts, time off from work and attire.

The Incredible Power Of Compliments

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

When your colleague does a great job on an important project, compliment them on their success. If your competitor got the job over you, send a note of congratulations. Drop your guard, put down your competitive armor, and give yourself permission to revel in someone else's success. Make your words strong and reliable.

The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents

Richie Frieman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Richie Frieman

I am constantly amazed to meet these nine worst playground offenders -- the parents who would rather do anything but play with their kids.

Tipping Etiquette for the Business Professional

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way you handle gratuity in front of a client can make a lasting impression. Here are a few situations where all eyes are on you.

9 Rules For Naked Dining: The Etiquette Of Nude Resorts

Bon Appetit | Posted 05.18.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Once upon a time, etiquette was important.

Mind Your Mobile Manners: Your Kids Are Watching

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Jeana Lee Tahnk

Mobile manners are passed down and although they should be dictated by common sense, daily instances of egregious tech etiquette seem to indicate otherwise. Here are a few suggestions on how to set the right example.

The S&M Experience

Robin Korth | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Do you remember the first time you heard the "S" (sir) word or the "M" (ma'am) word when someone was addressing you? In the timeline of maturity this event stands stark in many people's memories. The first time I got "ma'am-ed," I actually turned around to see who the person was talking to. It certainly could not have been me!

The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

College Grads: Alcohol at a Job Interview -- Yes or No?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Diane Gottsman

While you are still unemployed and attempting to impress an interviewer, put the wine glass down and drink the water.

Can't We At Least Acknowledge Each Other When We Fly?

George Hobica | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

One of the weirdest things about commercial air travel is pretending that the people sitting in your seat row are invisible. I find it truly odd -- maybe it's just me -- sitting next to someone for four, five, six, or 12 hours with a total cone of silence enveloping you.

Business Etiquette: 5 Tips to Turning Negative Feedback Into Constructive Criticism

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When an evaluation is delivered with thought and professionalism, it can turn an uncomfortable conversation into one that generates positive results and genuine respect.

An Open Letter to Parents of Teens: What We Forget to Teach Our Kids

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My concern is that in your heartfelt quest to facilitate your teens' transition from high school to college, you may have a bit of tunnel vision.

Respect: Learning From our Grandmothers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

Race relations involves learning respect for other people -- regardless of who they are, what color they are, their economic background, or what country they are from. And this is something we all need to practice, Caucasians and people of color.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Laptop Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most business meetings are now accompanied by the all too familiar tapping of fingers on laptop keys. Here are six laptop etiquette tips for meetings.

11 Foods You Should Definitely Not Eat On A First Date

Spoon University | Posted 04.14.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Be sure to avoid these 11 foods that will pretty much ensure you don't make it to date number two.

7 Worst Role Models for Teens

Richie Frieman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Richie Frieman

Not only are celebrities pardoned for their obnoxious behavior, their stock seems to rise. That's right, the more they screw up, the more they win.

Technology Etiquette for the Emerging Generation

Tim Elmore | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Tim Elmore

The vast majority of Generation Y believes it's their right to be on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during work hours. I would just add -- it's also the right of your employer to let you go.