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10 "Don'ts" You Should Never "Do" at Work

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

We spend most of our waking hours at work, but it's important to keep the boundaries between work life and personal life firmly intact. It will help you maintain your integrity, ethics and good reputation, not to mention goodwill among your colleagues and boss.

Grace Under Pressure: Why Difficult Situations Speak the Most About You

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Marjorie Clifton

While in the moment, it may be hard to remember that the world can be very small and people talk. Even if not immediate, you never know how your reputation and seemingly unnoticed actions will follow you later in life.

14 Signs You've Run Into 'That Guy' At The Party

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women

We've all had the less than optimal run-in with 'that guy' at the party. You're mingling, being your charming self and then BOOM, all the sudden you'r...

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways Women Undermine Their Professional Success

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

You've worked hard to build your career, but despite your best professional efforts, a few bad habits may still be chipping away at your success. Don't undermine your professionalism by actions done on auto-pilot that could convey uncertainty or insecurity.

The Not-So-Happy Happy Hour

Richie Frieman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Richie Frieman

The office happy hour is a chance to leave the worries and stress of the office behind and get to know your colleagues on a more personal level. No one wants to talk shop all the time, so use the happy hour as the time to mingle

Holding the Door Open

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

It's not just about the door. It's about making a split-second decision whether to connect with another person -- to acknowledge their existence.

WATCH: A Manners Video That Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

Imagine a time long before iPhones became a valid children's toy. You're picturing the landline or cordless circa 1990s, aren't you? Now go back a few...

Why I Believe in Mandatory Service

Alison Cayne | Posted 09.13.2013 | Taste
Alison Cayne

Nope, I'm not writing about military service. I have come to strongly believe that we would, in fact, live in a better, kinder world if every teenager took a job in the service industry before entering adulthood.

Putting Budgers in Their Place

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Maybe you have people in your life who help you see yourself more clearly. I hope so. And when they point out something sweet about your nature, I hope you feel good about that for weeks.

Bearded Dragons Say What's Up

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.14.2013 | Comedy

Why, hello over there. You're a bearded dragon too? Fancy that. How's it goin? OK, so waving behavior in bearded dragons is actually pretty common...

Vintage Manners Guide Offered Bizarre Advice

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

These happy couples are violating one big rule from 1918.

How To React To Your Friend's Terrible Engagement

Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy

If your friend is getting engaged to someone you hate, it's hard to react to the news in a polite manner. Fortunately, UCB Comedy has a helpful tutori...

Over-Thanking It

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Martinet

To have good manners is to consider the emotional well-being of someone besides yourself, which is why I have often emphasized the importance of saying "thank you" to anyone who has done something for you. But is it possible to thank someone too much?

'When It Comes To Profanity I Lead A Double Life'

Roz Warren | Posted 10.16.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When it comes to profanity, I lead a double life. On the job, I'm the perfect lady Mom raised me to be. But inside my own head, and in my own home, and with my close friends, I'm Lenny Bruce.

Ask Michael Cohen: How to Share

Michael Cohen | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style
Michael Cohen

Can you please stop using the word 'besties?' You sound like a 16-year-old girl who actually has no 'besties.' Anyway, you have two choices here: confess to your friend you have a crush on him too or pass.

Is This Seat Taken?

Roz Warren | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

In the most amazing display of seat-hogging chutzpah I've ever witnessed, I once saw a man calmly pour a bottled water on the seat beside him as the train approached the station. To each "Is this seat taken?" he responded. "It's wet, I'm afraid. I spilled my drink on it."

Nasty in Nantucket

Cherie Burns | Posted 09.09.2013 | Travel
Cherie Burns

Courteous behavior has fallen by the wayside, and a whole new crop of entitled princes and princesses think that by snarling and making a fuss they will get their way. How can they be so stupid?

The Problem With Being 'Too Polite'

Katy Ma | Posted 08.15.2013 | Teen
Katy Ma

With some bravery, a little conscious effort, and even just a smidge of creativity, we can begin to reverse the damage and actually start to reconnect with others on a basic, human level. Let's put our brains into it people.

Horror in the Guest Room

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

When my hostess wanted to know if I would mind sharing a room, I just assumed she meant with another human. "Be careful not to get too close to the b...

Grandma for a Day

Irene Tanner | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

My son has two dogs. My daughter has two cats. So that is the best I can claim in the grandchildren department. Most of my friends are my children's a...

Here's A Little Summer Travel Advice: Try Being Nice

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Are you still forgetting to pack your manners when you travel? If you are, then please meet Grace, a flight attendant who recently turned to me for some career advice.

No, Thank You

Paula Conway | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Conway

I've come to realize that like any gift, a thank-you note is not about you, it's about the receiver. It's true that you should send one, but the thought behind it is what counts.

Pregnant or Not, I Don't Regret My Behavior in This 'Hairy' Situation

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

The woman in her first trimester is really getting the shaft when it comes to sympathy. She, too, is tired, nauseous and scared to death... and almost no one knows or knows why.

When Being Nice Just Doesn't Cut It Anymore

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

How did I get to be such a doormat? When did I develop such a deep-rooted fear of offending others? What caused me to place other people's needs ahead of my own? What did I think would happen if (horror of horrors) I were to actually displease someone?

4 Social Faux Pas No One Over 50 Should Still Be Making

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Just because you've been getting away with a social gaffe for decades doesn't mean you shouldn't stop making it. By the time you're 50, you should know a thing or two -- or 25 -- about etiquette.