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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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These States Have the Most Polite Airline Passengers

Who's most likely to give you the armrest on a flight? Who won't recline their seat without asking first? We're breaking down the states with the most polite—and rudest—airline passengers.

15 Polite Habits Fast-Food Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes our good intentions can miss the mark when we're trying to be helpful at a fast-food restaurant. Here's what...


New Study: This Polite Phrase May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

It turns out that saying "please" isn't as common—or polite—as you think. Here's what the experts say.


12 “Polite” Ways You’re Talking About Grief That Are Actually Hurtful

Grief can be hard to talk about. Here's what to say when you don't know what to say.


19 Etiquette Mistakes You’re Making at the Doctor’s Office

From eavesdropping on other patients to using speakerphone in the waiting room, our experts share the worst doctor's office etiquette...

13 Polite Habits Pet Groomers Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but pet groomers would prefer you ditch these "polite" habits. Here's what the professionals have...


How Late Is Too Late to Cancel Plans? 12 Tips from Etiquette Experts

From weddings to birthday parties to happy hour with friends, our experts share exactly what you need to know about...

10 Wedding Invitation Etiquette Rules Brides and Grooms Should Follow

These essential wedding invitation etiquette rules will help you spread the word that you are getting hitched—without a hitch


23 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

Email etiquette rules change as fast as technology—make sure you stay on top of them!


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How Much Should You Tip Your Dog Groomer?

Taking your dog to the groomer soon? The fur may fly if you don't tip! Here's why, when and how...


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Here’s How Much You Should Spend on an Engagement Ring, According to Experts

You want the moment to be amazing, so don’t let the question of how much to spend on an engagement...

12 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone Makes at Italian Restaurants

Eating bread with your pasta? That’s just one of the surprising Italian-restaurant etiquette mistakes you should avoid.


Every Type of Wedding Guest Attire, Explained

Not sure how to interpret those confusing dress codes? We've got you covered with the proper wedding guest attire for...


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12 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...


10 Polite Habits Dinner-Party Hosts Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Dinner-party etiquette can be surprisingly tricky. Here’s how to avoid some common missteps with your host.


12 Things Good Hosts Always Do—and 9 Things They Don’t Bother With

Here's how to host a party so that your guests are happy, your party is memorable—and you're not crazy by...

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If You See These 11 Behaviors, Your Dog Might Need Obedience Training

A little help can go a long way with everything from poor leash manners to general nervousness—and ensure that your...


How to Eat with Chopsticks Like an Absolute Pro

Become a chopsticks master in no time with these handy step-by-step instructions and etiquette tips for how to eat with...


15 Places You Should Never Talk on Your Phone

Just because you can talk on your phone everywhere, it doesn't mean you should


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9 Bizarre Eating Habits of the Royal Family, According to Their Personal Chef

In a no-holds-barred interview, Darren McGrady, who worked for the Windsors as their personal chef between 1982 and 1993, reveals...


How to Eat Crawfish the Right Way

Messy, delicious and full of Cajun flavor—here's how to eat crawfish just like they do on the bayou


16 Polite Habits Teachers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Teachers love and appreciate any kind gesture from parents and students ... but there are some things they love and...


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Do You Need to Tip Uber Drivers? Ride-Share Tipping, Explained

An Uber ride will likely be much nicer and more convenient than a traditional cab, but should you tip your...


17 Things to Say In an Interview to Land the Job, According to Hiring Managers

This is your chance to show them that you're the ideal candidate. Here's what to say in an interview if...


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Here’s How Much to Tip for a Massage

An etiquette expert and a massage therapist reveal tipping advice for when, how and how much to tip for a...

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13 Polite Habits Uber Drivers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes good intentions go awry, especially when using a rideshare. Here are the common etiquette missteps you should avoid when...


11 Polite Habits Cruise Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but these “kind gestures” on cruises aren’t as kind as you think they are


14 Polite Habits Baristas Secretly Hate, According to Starbucks Employees

You mean well, but some of the things you do in an attempt to be polite at the coffee shop...


12 Polite Habits Grocery Store Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Don’t make these all-too-common etiquette mistakes at the grocery store! Here’s what you need to know before your next shopping...


14 Polite Habits Bartenders Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Yes, you’re out for a night of fun, but bartenders are working. Here’s how to avoid the most common etiquette...


11 Polite Habits House Cleaners Secretly Hate—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but these "helpful" habits don't help your house cleaner at all