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Airline Passengers! Is There a Right to Recline?

Roz Warren | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Roz Warren

Being a grown-up -- rather than a toddler -- means recognizing that world doesn't revolve around you. All your needs won't always be met. The needs of others matter too. And if your needs are in conflict? You communicate.

5 Rules For Cell Phone Etiquette

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.13.2014 | 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.

7 Habits Of Considerate People

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree." - Marian Wright Edelman Edel...

Parents Who Don't Teach Their Kids Manners Drive Me Crazy

Jen M.L. | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Jen M.L.

I can't blame the kids. Kids are naturally animalistic, narcissistic megalomaniacs. It's the parents who must mold them and break them down into responsible, polite, contributing members of society.

Modern Manners

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Being mindful of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty around us, cleaning up our messes and someone else's are ways to show our respect for the world we live in.

Manners in Our Digital World

2BoomerBabes | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
2BoomerBabes

Bad manners seem to be everywhere! Whether it's dinner guests fielding phone calls in the middle of a meal, drivers playing chicken for parking spaces, or the idiot on the subway clipping his toenails, we are one unmannered bunch.

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.

The Naked Truth

Melanie Young | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I also believe there is a time and place for everything, including where and when to bare your body in social situations. Do it because your are comfortable with your body. Don't do it if may makes those around you uncomfortable or someone is pressuring you.

The Clueless Among Us

Rich Siegel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

One of the first lessons you are taught in the martial arts is the concept of environmental awareness. You are less likely to be attacked if you know where you are. Who you are with. And your position within your surroundings. This concept is lost on imbeciles who insist on texting while cruising down the 405.

Dude, Don't Call Me Ma'am

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

At work, we've eliminated the distinction between married and unmarried women by using the title Ms. on emails and letters. I wish we could somehow eliminate the distinction between young and old women when we speak.

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?"

Hotel Tipping Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

It's the start of summer travel season and for many, staying at a hotel presents multiple opportunities for tipping confusion. Even veteran travelers are sometimes unsure.

10 People You Should Send a Thank-You Note To

Matt Richardson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

There is a reason nearly everyone keeps the handwritten notes they've received in a shoebox or a special drawer in their desk. Have you ever heard of a shoebox that contains printed out thank-you emails? E-cards? I haven't.

Helping Your Child Through Hellos and Goodbyes

Rachel Cedar | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cedar

Your job is to help your child through the interaction and build his sense of confidence and connection. Once everyone sees how well your child does after being supported by you, they will understand why you needed time and space to help ease your child into the new situation.

If You Do This, Your Emails Might Be Rude

Adam Grant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Adam Grant

When we walk up to introduce ourselves to strangers, we intuitively follow basic cultural rules of politeness. On email, though, it's the Wild West.

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.