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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    The Polite Way to Get Out of Shaking Hands

    May I interest you in a friendly peace sign instead?


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    The Etiquette Rules of Getting Up to Use the Airplane Bathroom (When Your Neighbor Is Asleep)

    Quit awkwardly holding your bladder and follow this etiquette expert's advice.


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    9 Gross Everyday Habits You Have to Stop Doing in Public

    Rule of thumb: Removing anything from your body that has your DNA on it should be done in private.


    10 Common Hand Gestures That Are Rude in Other Countries

    Just as slang words, table manners, and other common customs vary greatly from nation to nation, so do rude gestures....


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    Why You Shouldn’t Start a Sentence with Any of These 10 Phrases

    Don't undermine your message, or your relationships, with these instant conversation-killers.


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    13 Things You Should Never Do at the Airport

    You may know not to wave around a firearm or joke about having a bomb in your carry-on. But it's...



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    14 Road Trip Etiquette Rules Most People Ignore—But Shouldn’t

    Road tripping promises adventure on the open road, and the only thing standing between you and a good time is...


    Opening Umbrellas Inside: Why Is It Considered Bad Luck?

    It is because if you do it in my presence and expose me to your secondhand bad luck we are...


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    The Unspoken Etiquette Rules of Reclining Your Airplane Seat

    How you recline makes all the difference.


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    25 Things Even Polite People Don’t Apologize For

    Use your sick days unapologetically: Getting sick isn't a failure, it's a fact of life.


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    Should Schools Bring Back Cursive Handwriting?

    A variety of educators and politicians across the country are pushing back against the death of cursive, resurrecting the rite...


    26 Old-Time Compliments We Wish Would Come Back

    If modern adulations just aren't getting you anywhere, try one of these colorful compliments of yesteryear.


    12 Examples of Handwriting So Perfect It Could Be a Font

    Browse through these stunning examples of penmanship that's so lovely you wish it could be a font.


    How to Have Neat Handwriting

    Improve your penmanship with these simple tips from a handwriting expert and professional calligrapher.

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    12 Unspoken Etiquette Rules of RV Camping

    RV camping in the great outdoors is a great way to spend time with your family. Whether you are in...


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    Men Keeping Their Hats On: Is It Still Considered Rude?

    Hang on to your hats, gents. The answer is not as straightforward as you might think!


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    How to Make a Good Toast—From an Etiquette Coach

    Before raising your glass to celebrate the new year, polish your toasting skills with tips from an etiquette coach.


    16 Trivia Facts Only True Southerners Know

    So you think you're a true Southerner and are positively brimming with knowledge that people above the Mason-Dixon line could...


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    Case Closed: Here’s Who Gets the Middle-Seat Armrests on Planes

    We asked etiquette experts and they all came to the same conclusion: The person in the middle seat gets control...

    25 Perfect Holiday Hostess Gifts You Can Order on Amazon

    Looking for a thoughtful hostess gift that's more personal than a bottle of red wine? Any host on your "nice"...


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    10 Clever Ways to Shamelessly Regift This Holiday Season

    Regifting isn't nearly as discourteous as you think it is, according to etiquette experts—as long as you do it right....


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    Southern Belle Etiquette We Should Bring Back

    Hoop skirts may have gone out of style but these classic good manners haven't!


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    Holiday Tipping: Who (and How Much) Should You Be Tipping?

    While holiday tipping may not be obligatory, it's certainly a nice gesture to show you care. Take out the guesswork...


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    Holiday Card Etiquette Rules You Should Stop Ignoring

    A little lesson in manners to keep the season—and your holiday greetings—jolly and nice


    Dog Obedience Training: How to Find the Best Training School

    Whether you want to teach your new puppy basic manners or your rescue dog needs some refresher training, here's what...