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Holiday Etiquette: What to Tip the Mail Carrier and Delivery Person

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
Diane Gottsman

One of the most commonly asked holiday tipping questions: "What is the proper amount to tip my mail carrier and delivery person?"

Holiday RSVP Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

The rules for a proper RSVP are basic but often ignored. Failing to properly respond to an invitation will inevitably lead to ill will, hurt feelings and getting tagged as a rude guest or a thoughtless friend.

Should You Invite Warren Buffett to Your Holiday Buffet?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

The buffeter get-out-of-my-wayer: He means business. Napkin tucked, first in line and making appreciative sounds that make you wonder if a nearby barnyard has taken attendance recently.

The Lost Art of Writing Thank You Notes -- Guidelines for Brides and Grooms

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Unfortunately, the etiquette of wedding thank you notes is suffering from this basic skill set that parents didn't teach the newest generation of brides and grooms. It's time to do something about that.

The Worst Things You Can Do While Waiting In Line

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.27.2014 | Fifty

Line cutters are the worst, are we right?

6 Tips to a Merry and Bright Holiday Season

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

Who has time to sip cocoa by the fire when there are cards to send, gifts to buy, parties to plan, and houseguests to host? This holiday season, let's resolve to stay calm. Here are six tips to keep the "happy" in the holidays.

Do Manners Still Matter as a Leader?

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

We are at our best with those random acts of kindness to strangers. Coworkers and family members don't fare so well. The reasons vary: We take them for granted and think they'll love us anyway. Or maybe familiarity breeds irritability.

Holiday Etiquette Tips for a Festive Gathering

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

When you are entertaining over the holidays, there are certain things a host prepares for in advance to ensure her guests arrive comfortably, without feeling rushed through the evening. Here are six tips that come directly from a savvy holiday host:

The Rudest Things You Can Do When You're Eating, According To Etiquette Experts

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.11.2014 | Taste

Finally, an answer for quieting open-mouth chewers.

Trying to Deal With the World's Most Annoying Individual

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I often wonder what it would be like to meet that guy from the beer commercials, dubbed the "World's Most Interesting Man." Would we discuss politics? Cooking? Opera? Definitely not opera because that's a subject I know nothing about and, out of boredom, he would probably leave with that posse of women who accompany him in every ad.

The One Question You Should Never Ask a Woman

Kristin Misik | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Kristin Misik

You should be more afraid to offend a woman by asking if she is pregnant than by not asking. Ultimately, it's none of your business unless she wants it to be your business.

Mutual Selection Process

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

There are times when events come full circle. After a recent MBA program on Professional Protocol, a young man stayed afterwards to ask a question. ...

Learning From the Silk Roads: Food, Manners, and World Politics

L.H.M. Ling | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
L.H.M. Ling

In my previous post, I introduced the Silk Roads as a remedy to contemporary crises. An old friend -- I'll call him Professor Rao -- read the post and challenged me to explain its practical applications

Do You Know How To Write A Perfect Thank You Note?

Ada Polla | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ada Polla

I love to send handwritten notes. Some might say that is one of my trademarks. I like to think I know when to send and how to write a thank you note. But one truly never knows.

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...

Why 'Rude-Shaming' Needs To Be A Thing

RB Bronson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I frequently feel like I'm channeling Miss Clara. Bad manners abound. Men who won't allow a woman to exit an elevator first. Cars that honk after waiting less than a second at a light that just changed. People cracking their gum so loudly it sounds like a trip to the gun range. And don't get me started about talking in a movie theater.

Forms of Table Service

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Originally, French service meant all the food served at a meal was placed on the table at once, and guests passed the platters and served themselves, what we think of today as family style. The modern buffet style of dining evolved from this.

Airline Passengers! Is There a Right to Recline?

Roz Warren | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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 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.

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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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

Honey Good | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Honey 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 09.22.2014 | 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.