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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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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...


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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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50 Little Etiquette Rules You Should Always Practice

These tips will help you mind your manners.



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20 Funny Photos of Pets with Perfect Table Manners

They would all make the perfect dinner guests.


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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.