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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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    50 Little Etiquette Rules You Should Always Practice

    These tips will help you mind your manners.

    Do You Know How Much to Tip? Test Your Tipping Etiquette

    See if you can answer these tricky questions on tipping and find out if you've been giving the right amount...

    Here’s How Much to Tip Hotel Housekeeping

    Etiquette experts reveal tipping advice for hotel stays, including when, how, and how much to tip housekeeping.

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    Here’s How Much to Tip Your Hairdresser

    Have a hair appointment coming up? Find out how much to tip your hairdresser and the assistant stylists—and how much...

    The New Tipping Etiquette: How Much to Tip in Every Situation, from Salons to Restaurants to Drivers...

    The pandemic changed tipping etiquette. Here's what you need to know about when, what, and how to tip now.

    How to Write a Heartfelt Thank-You Note

    There's no secret formula for how to write a thank-you note, but these tips will help you get started.

    24 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

    These rules change as fast as the technology. From using emojis in business emails (it's fine!) to requesting read receipts...

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    11 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Left Hand

    Don't be caught doing any of these things...with your left hand.

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    14 Obscure Etiquette Rules You Probably Break All the Time

    When it comes to eating, talking on the phone, or even introducing people, you're probably guilty of these not-etiquette-sanctioned behaviors.

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    If You See an “M” on an RSVP Card, This Is What It Means

    Consider it the letter that stumps party guests time and time again.

    16 Things You Shouldn’t Ask Hotel Staff

    Think twice before asking these questions at a hotel that may come across as rude, unsafe, or unrealistic—and ultimately won't...

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    What Does RSVP Mean on an Invite?

    You probably know what it means, but can you answer the question, “What does RSVP stand for?”

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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...

    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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    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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    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.