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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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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.

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13 of the Biggest Mistakes Diners Make at Restaurants

In the interest of making a more pleasant dining experience for everyone, we talked to foodservice professionals about some of...

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....

Here’s the Right Way to Send Your Food Back at a Restaurant

Yes, there is a right and wrong way to do this.

Here’s Why Lefties Used to Be Retrained to Use Their Right Hand

Many natural-born lefties were forced into becoming righties throughout the course of history—and in some countries, they still are.

This Is How You Should Really Format a Business Letter

Email may rule work correspondence, but knowing how to write a business letter never goes out of style.

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10 Wedding Etiquette Rules You Can’t Break—Period

While some etiquette rules have gone out the window, there are still some you must follow at every wedding.

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12 Rude Conversation Habits You Need to Stop ASAP

Interrupting people is never a good look. Here are other conversation habits that are just as rude.

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10 Rude Coffee Shop Habits You Need to Stop Now

Courtesy may not be so common anymore. These 10 rude coffee shop behaviors get baristas steaming.