Knowledge - Etiquette

Proper etiquette isn’t a hoity-toity thing of the past, but rather something we should all be aware of for everyday life. Whether you’re curious about current etiquette rules or etiquette mistakes that you should avoid at all costs, you’ve come to the right place

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    How Much Should You Tip Your Hairdresser?

    Knowing this will save you some serious salon awkwardness.

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    Tipping 101: How Much to Tip in Every Situation

    Finally, your "who, when, and how much" to tip questions, answered.


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    American Flag Etiquette: 12 Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making

    We’ve checked with some patriotic organizations about how best to display Old Glory based on the U.S. Flag Code. These...


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    15 Etiquette Rules Disney Employees Must Follow

    Think working at Disney sounds like a dream job? See if you still feel that way after seeing all of...


    How to Write a Heartfelt Thank You Note

    Struggling with the right way to say thank you? Here are a few tips to help you get started.

    50 Acts of Kindness for Kids to Do to Make the World a Better Place

    Kids may be little but they can make a big difference in the world, just by doing these simple acts...


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    15 Rude Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Doing at the Grocery Store

    Grocery shopping is something we all have to do, seemingly all at the same time. Here's how to make the...

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    16 Forgotten Manners Every Parent Should Teach Their Child

    Saying "please" and "thank you" is just the tip of the iceberg.


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    25 Rude Restaurant Habits You Need to Stop ASAP

    Stacking your dishes, passing the salt, using the wrong bread plate, and more: Avoid making rude mistakes while dining out.


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    Dining Out with Your Dog: 15 Etiquette Tips to Always Follow

    Just because they can sit on your lap, it doesn't mean they should!


    16 Things to Never Do at the Gym

    Gym culture has an etiquette all its own—brush up on the things never to do at the gym before you...

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    14 Zoom Etiquette Rules You Need to Follow

    Making eye contact is important—so look directly into the camera, not at the person you're talking to. (Oops.)


    This Is Why You Shouldn’t Order a Pizza in a Snowstorm

    Consensus among Taste of Home staffers says ordering pizza delivery in a blizzard is a mistake. Here's why.


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    Why Kate Middleton Rarely Takes Her Coat Off in Public

    No, it’s not because she’s cold.


    These Are the Most—and the Least—Polite Zodiac Signs

    If politeness is the GPS you use to navigate life, you'll appreciate this guide that will help you understand what...


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    18 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Thanksgiving

    Etiquette experts agree that Thanksgiving is most enjoyable if people are polite. Here's what polite hosts and guests shouldn’t do...

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    15 Things You Should Never Say over Text or Email

    Before you hit the send button on that text message or email, read this list of things you should never...


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    13 Habits That Untrustworthy People Have in Common

    From a lack of integrity to dominating the conversation, here's what you should know about untrustworthy people.


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    9 Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips for Hosts, and 8 for Guests

    On Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to be is an ungrateful host or guest.


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    15 Things You Should Never Discuss at Thanksgiving Dinner

    Do you really want to be the person who causes the Awkward Family Silence?


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    16 Compliments You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Pretty Insulting

    You may have the best of intentions, but you need to check yourself before uttering any of these sentences.


    11 Polite Habits Most People Secretly Dislike

    These well-intentioned behaviors could actually be bothering and confusing the people in your life.


    16 Questions Polite People Never Ask

    While your intentions may come from the right place, you need to think about how a question will make the...


    15 Polite Habits Retail Workers Secretly Dislike

    While you may think you're lending a helping hand, your good deed could get us fired.

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    9 Things You Should Never Touch in Someone Else’s House

    Follow this etiquette advice when visiting someone's house to keep your host happy.


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    10 Polite Habits That Restaurant Staffers Secretly Dislike

    Sometimes our restaurant manners can miss the mark when we’re trying to do the right thing. Here’s what to avoid.


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    16 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone Is Making at Retail Stores

    Confronting people for breaking the rules makes for a good Internet video but a bad shopping trip.


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    8 Polite Habits McDonald’s Employees Secretly Dislike

    Here's a closer look at the friendly things that McDonald's employees wish we'd all stop doing.



    8 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone Makes at a Steakhouse

    Steakhouse etiquette is designed to create a formal-but-friendly experience, but all those stuffy rules can make you feel uncomfortable. Warm...