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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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I Was a Hotel Housekeeper for Years—Here’s What I Know About You

Think your hotel housekeeper doesn't notice everything? Think again.


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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Are You Allowed to Give Flight Attendants Gifts?

Giving flight attendants gifts is a great way to show your appreciation—but make sure you know what you can give...



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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...


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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!


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...


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Answers to 13 of Your Most Pressing Questions on Modern Etiquette

Need advice on the newest etiquette rules? We’d like to cordially offer you answers.


12 Lost Home Ec Skills Everyone Still Needs

Not everything can or should be outsourced! Here are the basic home ec skills everyone needs to learn.