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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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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.

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15 Etiquette Rules That Changed in the Last Decade

You don't need us to tell you that things have changed a lot over the past ten years. From technology...

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13 Dinner Etiquette Rules Everyone in the White House Must Follow

Ever dreamed of attending a dinner at the White House? Here are some rules you should follow should you ever...

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18 Etiquette Rules Everyone in the Royal Family Must Follow

From the way you eat to the way you walk down a flight of stairs, here's what it takes to...

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14 Things Polite People Always Say

A few simple phrases will help you turn on the charm, navigate awkward moments, and defuse tension.

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10 Things Polite People Don’t Do at Costco

Take notes from the experts on Costco shopping etiquette everyone should follow.

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10 Rude Manners That Are Actually Polite in Other Countries

Think it's impolite to burp after a meal? Think again. What may be a no-no at an American dinner table...

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15 Things Polite People Don’t Do in Restaurants

You're not actually being that helpful when you reach for the mound of plates the server is holding.

10 Royal Etiquette Rules Everybody Should Follow

If you really want to act like a royal follow these rules.

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Grammar Rules You Still Have to Follow on Social Media

It's time to clean up our social media posts, friends. Grammar mistakes, spelling errors, misinterpreted tone, and etiquette issues can...

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10 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Airplanes

When you're in travel mode, following your own schedule and keeping all sorts of little details straight, it can be...

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17 Etiquette Rules We Should Never Have Abandoned

Good manners evolve, but they never go out of style. If you're skipping these social niceties, your manners may need...

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Elbows on the Table: Why Is It Considered Rude?

Elbows—we all have them. So why do we police where we put them?

14 Rude Driving Habits You Need to Stop ASAP

We’re all guilty of doing these things every once in a while. But being rude on the road can also...

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17 Ridiculous Dating Etiquette Rules from the 1950s

Here’s a look back at some dos and don’ts that show why spending a Saturday night with your sweetheart during...

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13 Rude Habits That Make You a Bad Neighbor

Yes, pirating your neighbor's wi-fi is stealing.

13 Rude Habits Customer Service People Hate the Most

Want great service? Avoid these pitfalls when speaking with a customer rep.

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13 Etiquette Rules All Good Neighbors Need to Follow

Because civilization is built on neighbors being civilized to each other.

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12 Etiquette Rules You Must Follow When Traveling with Friends

Follow this advice to make sure you end the trip still friends with each other.

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11 Driving Etiquette Rules You Forgot Since Driver’s Ed

It may have been 10, 20, or 30 years or more since you got your license. Take our refresher course...

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When to Unfriend vs Unfollow a Friend or Colleague on Social Media

There's a lot of middle ground on social media between "friends who share everything" and "mortal enemies" — here's how...

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6 Polite Ways to End a Conversation

Bound by manners and common decency, you can find it difficult to walk away from a conversation without seeming rude....