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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    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...

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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...

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    10 Etiquette Rules to Follow Whenever You Wear a Face Mask

    There's a right and wrong way to wear, handle, and care for your COVID-19 face covering. Commit these dos and...

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    How to Handle Social Distancing Rule Breakers, According to Etiquette Experts

    Faced with a rampant rule breaker? Don't worry, these tips will keep both your safety (and your dignity) covered.

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    14 Rude Habits Dog Owners Need to Stop ASAP

    Number one is not picking up your doggo's poop—here's what you need to know beyond the basics.

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    14 Etiquette Rules to Follow When Visiting Friends During a Pandemic

    At a time when a social misstep could get someone sick, there are a few things you need to know...

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    13 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Reopened Hair Salons

    Ready for a much-needed cut and color? Not so fast—you need to know a few things first about keeping yourself...

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    Tourists, Stop Ignoring the Ethics of Travel Photography

    Traveling responsibly means a lot more than keeping a low carbon footprint and avoiding plastic water bottles.

    Black or African American: Which Term You Should Be Using

    The answer may be less important than the question itself.

    Please Stop Asking People of Color Where They’re From

    This seemingly innocent question has racist overtones.

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    15 Signs You’re Actually Too Polite

    You can take politeness too far—it's time to stop apologizing for everything!

    20 Everyday Acts of Racism That Don’t Get Talked About Enough

    Just because you didn’t realize it was happening doesn’t mean that it’s not actually happening.

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    25 Etiquette Mistakes You Need to Stop Making by 30

    Texting during a movie won't just make you look like a dumb teenager but it's a recipe for getting gum...

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    Should You Be Tipping More When Restaurants Reopen?

    If you're lucky enough to be able to afford a night out at a restaurant right now, here's what an...

    My White Friends Want to Help—Here’s What I Tell Them

    Being a better anti-racist requires a good heart and a tough exterior.

    15 Vintage Etiquette Posters That Still Make Sense Today

    These 15 vintage etiquette posters set the tone back in the day and serve as helpful reminders today. If history...

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    13 Etiquette Rules Even Experts Don’t Follow Anymore

    The rules of etiquette change with the times. Here's what you need to know right now.

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    20 Funny Photos of Pets with Perfect Table Manners

    They would all make the perfect dinner guests.

    9 Etiquette Rules You Still Have to Follow During Coronavirus

    Sure, all sorts of things are canceled right now. But you know what's not canceled? Common human decency, and these...

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    Personal Space: How Close Is Too Close?

    Even before coronavirus, we all needed a little bit of space. Here’s why.

    10 Etiquette Rules You Can Now Ignore Because of Coronavirus

    Better safe than sorry during these confusing times.