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Making the Best of the Middle Seat

Map Happy | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

The middle seat. (Just writing that gave me chills.)  This post originally appeared on Map Happy. Few things are more reviled in travel. What ...

How To Navigate Dinner Party Seating Politics

Food52 | Posted 07.22.2016 | HuffPost Home

Anyone who has planned a wedding with a sit-down dinner (or witnessed said planning, or thrown any seated dinner party -- ever) knows what a minefield it can be.

How to Be a Popular Hostess

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.22.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Even if you're lucky enough to have an assistant to help, entertaining takes advance preparation. But the payoff will be in a good time, for both you and your guests.

Entertaining at Home

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you need dinner party ideas, you've come to the right place. Entertaining at home is one of my favorite things, and planning ahead is what makes it work. Here's a list of my most important to-do's.

5 Things You Must Know Before You Buy Another Airplane Ticket

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

Before you start searching for deals and thinking about getaways, you should check out these five incredibly true things you must know before you buy an airplane ticket.

State of the Union Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Lean Times At United

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The bottom line on our bottoms is this: As a nation, we're getting fatter even as the space assigned to us on airplanes is getting smaller and smaller -- as their margins shrink too.