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Good Manners

Lindsay Holmes

4 Reasons Good Manners Need To Make A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

When I was the ripe old age of 6, my grandpa gave me my first stern lesson in etiquette. We were sitting at the dinner table, and I leaned on the s...

The Number One Word You Should Always Use WIth Your Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

There are days that I turn on the TV and I am appalled at what is going on in our society. Every day the news shows us another story where someone did something so awful. It seems so many people have lost the values that many of us were brought up with. I have to wonder -- where is the responsibility? Where is the discipline? Where is the leadership? Where are the standards?

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

Concert Etiquette: Get With the Program

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Bonni Brodnick

I recently attended a senior-thesis violin recital at Juilliard, the prestigious arts conservatory in New York City. The talent before us was brilliant. The audience behavior around me was appalling.

The REAL Lessons I Hope my Kids Learn at Camp

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

As I drove home, I thought about all of the skills I taught you in order to prepare you for this day. Sure, at 7 and 9, you know how to get dressed, make your bed, brush your teeth, read and eat. However, those are NOT ALL of the skills you need to be successful this week.

Beware My Derriere: The Etiquette of Sitting Down at the Theater

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

Every time I go to the theater and I find myself having to enter a row where there are people already seated, I experience the same moment of indecision: "How do I navigate this? Which way do I go in -- facing the stage or facing the people?"

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.

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.

Common Indecency: Bathroom Etiquette

Greg White | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

In a world where privacy has been flushed down the drain, we need to hold on to bathroom etiquette as our last bastion for common decency.

Two Little Words That Can Make All the Difference!

Craig Dowden | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

This sentiment is often accompanied by an exasperated acceptance of defeat, as it seems the problem is too big to solve. However, the above research suggests that we may be more powerful than we think.

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.

Eat, Drink, Shush!

Kim Lute | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Kim Lute

Though I'm not for expelling children from decidedly mature European playgrounds, I am in favor of kid-free dining. What is one family's easily ignorable background chatter (ie: kids being kids) is another's theater of the absurd.

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.

Business Etiquette: How to Say "No" at the Office

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

"No." It's a short word, but often one of the toughest to master. A polite and well-delivered "no" is often the best answer to a request you aren't prepared to deliver upon. Here's how to do it.

Technology Etiquette -- Are You Ready for In-Flight Cell Phone Use?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Many frequent flyers are holding their breath as the challenge of air travel may soon get even more invasive.

Sorry, I'm Bad With Names

Andrew Nackerud | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Andrew Nackerud

Have I not made a lasting impression on you? No, that can't be, I'm fucking fantastic and you know it. Smack the gloss from your weary eyes, and put down Tinder long enough to make a connection with me.

The 5 Key Etiquette Tips Everyone Needs To Get Them Through The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty

The thing about good manners is that nobody is born with them; they are acquired and some of us have acquired more than others by the time we reach mi...

The Most Annoying Types Of People To Travel With

Richie Frieman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richie Frieman

Annoying Traveler #7: The Photographer. A picture can say a thousand words, and when you travel with the Photographer you may only want to use words that consist of four letters.

F**k You, Lady! Why This World Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

A few weeks ago, I saw a young boy riding his bike in the street at a busy intersection. When he rode slowly by, I said, 'Excuse me, young man -- be careful, this is a busy intersection; maybe you should ride on the sidewalk.' He was no bigger than a third grader -- how he responded was quite disturbing to say the least.

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...

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?

9 Things It Took Me Way Too Long To Learn

Posted 06.10.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Tales from a 41-year-old. Wisdom -- and the woeful path that preceded it -- for all ages. 1. Standing Up For Yourself Isn't P...