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Phone Etiquette

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 ...

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...

If You Checked Your Regular Mail Like You Check Your Email

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.30.2015 | Comedy

Next time you're in a restaurant with friends or family and you reach for your phone to check your email, imagine that you're checking your traditiona...

I'd Rather Not Have a Phone

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 11.11.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Barnett

I literally do not call people. The only time I do is when I HAVE to because it's the only way I can get in contact with someone. Even when you only have a phone number, you can usually find another mode of communication for a person just by searching the internet.

7 Things You Do That Look Completely Ridiculous, So Just Quit It

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.19.2015 | Comedy

Hey, you're a human being, and that means you're going to look stupid once in a while. It happens. There are things out there that some of us do that ...

Top 5 Ways to Master the Art of the Conference Call

Quora | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business

The art of conference calling. Wait. You didn't know it was an art? It's definitely a skill worth building if you're running a modern business, and it is as much an art as any other form of presenting. Whether you want to blame it on technology and the internet, or the costs associated to flying, or even the huge slowdown in flying America took after 9/11 that forced us into doing more calls, the conference call has become a huge part of doing business and you can't escape it.

Ikea, You Tried

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology

Food and phones shouldn't mix. Ikea knows this. It's introducing a new place mat this fall that will conceal your smartphone in a little pocket. The p...

The Unexpected

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


5 Rules For Cell Phone Etiquette

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

These simple suggestions can quickly become a healthy habit and you will find yourself in better spirits and more enlightened in your exchanges. You will also be spared anger from people who don't appreciate your intrusion.

Nicole Richie Reveals The Rudest Thing A Guest Can Do

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

Though we laugh at the occasionally weird vintage etiquette rules, we all can admit that modern life can bring all sorts of awkward situations that ne...

'Are You Phonely Tonight?': A New Year's Resolution

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Marshall P. Duke

For many people, the Christmas and New Year holidays have been called "the hap-hap-happiest time of the year." For many, however, as we all know, they are among the loneliest.

Speakerphone Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.26.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Not long ago while traveling on an Amtrak train, the woman seated directly in front of me was using her phone as a speaker so all passengers could here her dual conversation. She wasn't in an office with the door closed, and her call was disruptive to everyone around her.

Telephone Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you're in the business of talking on the phone daily or simply want to call your neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar, here are some guidelines for telephone etiquette.

Americans Addicted To Checking Smartphones, Would 'Panic' If They Lost Device

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.22.2012 | Technology

How many times a day do you check your smartphone? According to the Mobile Mindset Study conducted by security app Lookout, 58 percent of U.S. sma...

Can A Pocket Dial Ruin A Lifelong Friendship?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.30.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I recently listened to my cell phone messages, and one of them was a "pocket dial" that recorded a conversation between two of my closest friends -- and they were talking about ME!

Is It Ever Okay To Leave Your Ringer On?

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology

In the olden days, audible ringing on cellphones was fine, because cellphones never rang. Most people didn't have one and the people who did didn't kn...

Cellphone Etiquette: When Not To Check It

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

Almost 100 percent of the time that I'm looking at my phone, I literally have no reason to be doing so. It didn't buzz or beep or cry and ask to be fe...

WATCH: Cheesy 90s Kids Rapping About Phone Manners

Posted 07.25.2011 | Comedy

Tired of people talking on their cellphones in public? Wish that rude customer had known how to politely ask whether you had any boy band CDs in your ...