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The Question That Gives You A 1 In 8 Chance Of Being An Insensitive Jerk

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 04.16.2014 | 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 04.06.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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 03.21.2014 | 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.

9 Rules For Naked Dining: The Etiquette Of Nude Resorts

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Once upon a time, etiquette was important.

Mind Your Mobile Manners: Your Kids Are Watching

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 03.13.2014 | Parents
Jeana Lee Tahnk

Mobile manners are passed down and although they should be dictated by common sense, daily instances of egregious tech etiquette seem to indicate otherwise. Here are a few suggestions on how to set the right example.

The S&M Experience

Robin Korth | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Do you remember the first time you heard the "S" (sir) word or the "M" (ma'am) word when someone was addressing you? In the timeline of maturity this event stands stark in many people's memories. The first time I got "ma'am-ed," I actually turned around to see who the person was talking to. It certainly could not have been me!

The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

College Grads: Alcohol at a Job Interview -- Yes or No?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Diane Gottsman

While you are still unemployed and attempting to impress an interviewer, put the wine glass down and drink the water.

Can't We At Least Acknowledge Each Other When We Fly?

George Hobica | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

One of the weirdest things about commercial air travel is pretending that the people sitting in your seat row are invisible. I find it truly odd -- maybe it's just me -- sitting next to someone for four, five, six, or 12 hours with a total cone of silence enveloping you.

Business Etiquette: 5 Tips to Turning Negative Feedback Into Constructive Criticism

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.25.2014 | 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.

An Open Letter to Parents of Teens: What We Forget to Teach Our Kids

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My concern is that in your heartfelt quest to facilitate your teens' transition from high school to college, you may have a bit of tunnel vision.

Respect: Learning From our Grandmothers

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

Race relations involves learning respect for other people -- regardless of who they are, what color they are, their economic background, or what country they are from. And this is something we all need to practice, Caucasians and people of color.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Laptop Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most business meetings are now accompanied by the all too familiar tapping of fingers on laptop keys. Here are six laptop etiquette tips for meetings.

11 Foods You Should Definitely Not Eat On A First Date

Spoon University | Posted 04.14.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Be sure to avoid these 11 foods that will pretty much ensure you don't make it to date number two.

7 Worst Role Models for Teens

Richie Frieman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Richie Frieman

Not only are celebrities pardoned for their obnoxious behavior, their stock seems to rise. That's right, the more they screw up, the more they win.

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.

8 Tips for Respecting Personal Space in Public Places

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Diane Gottsman

The closer our paths cross with others, the more important etiquette becomes to ensure a safe and polite journey over sidewalks, through doorways and lobbies, and in and out of elevators and other public spaces.

Yoga Pants Defiant: My Crusade Against the Cult of Casual

Catherine Zinger | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style
Catherine Zinger

When "Casual Fridays" took hold in the early nineties with the rise of the tech bubble, Americans, turned the formality dial down from power suits, to business casual, to questionably casual, to downright slovenly, and have left it there ever since.

8 Business Etiquette Tips Everyone Should Follow

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Amy Arndt

"They're looking to see how you conduct yourself, how you eat, what you drink -- all of it. Your interview begins way before you think it does."

Dining Etiquette: Are You Guilty of These Business Lunch Don'ts?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Gauge your food selection according to your table mate; if they order soup and salad, it's not in your best interest to order steak and potatoes, with a side order of creamed corn.

The Etiquette of Personal Mobile Device Use in Public

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Dr Layla McCay

Probably one of the more mortifying moments of my mother's life happened when she was at a talk by the Dalai Lama. At a particularly meaningful moment...

Uncommon Courtesy

Mike Julianelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mike Julianelle

Because despite how obnoxious and out of control and rude and selfish my toddler often is, he's often more polite than most adults I encounter, including Yours Truly. At least my toddler has an excuse for those times that he behaves badly: He's a toddler. What's ours?