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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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10 Cell Phone Etiquette Rules You Should Be Following—But Aren’t

Don't be caught committing cellular sins! Follow our expert phone etiquette rules to avoid being rude and annoying on your...


What to Do (and Not Do) If You Meet a Royal

Should you ever happen to meet up with a royal, here's how to handle yourself with the utmost of elegance...


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9 Times Emily Post Was Not So Polite

From dumping her husband to sometimes putting her elbows on the table, this etiquette expert made—and sometimes broke—her own rules


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Why Chick-fil-A Employees Don’t Say ‘You’re Welcome’

When you say "thank you" to your Chick-fil-A server, you won't hear "you're welcome." Expect something even better!


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10 Pieces of Gift-Giving Etiquette You Need This Holiday Season

Who should you give to? How much should you spend? Your questions, answered.


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How to Handle 7 of Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments

The real test of our manners comes when we are dealing with our most embarrassing moments. Here are some doozies,...


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7 Little Etiquette Rules for Complaining on Social Media

Read this before you unleash your discontent. Here’s when to complain, react, or just unfollow.


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46 Etiquette Tips of the Victorian Era That Need to Make a Comeback

Sure they might have been sticklers for following the rules, but from being courted to dressing up for dinner, some...

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14 Things Your Dinner Party Host Secretly Thinks About You

Got invited to a dinner party? Great! Now here's how to impress, rather than stress, your host.


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13 Little Etiquette Rules to Follow When You’re Dining at a Restaurant

Dining etiquette is more than just table manners.



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8 Little Party Etiquette Rules You Need to Follow If You Ever Want to Be Invited Back

You don't always have to arrive on time and fresh-cut flowers are not the perfect house-warming present. Whether it's a...


12 Funeral Etiquette Tips Everyone Should Know

You might wear black to the service, but there's so much more you could be doing to comfort the bereaved.


10 French Phrases Everyone in the World Should Know

Whether you live in Paris, France, or Paris, Texas, these are the French phrases that, according to Jeannette DeJong, senior...


Should Accusing Someone of Bad Customer Service Get You Sued?

When they didn’t get their album of wedding photos right away, these newlyweds trashed the photographer—all over the Internet.


Plano, TX

People say that the kids these days have no manners -- well, that's just not true in Plano, where they're...

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12 Times the Royal Family Broke Their Own Protocol

Just a reminder that the royals are human like the rest of us.


8 Wedding Traditions Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Must Follow

They’ve been known to break tradition before—will they keep these?


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6 Modern-Day Table Etiquette Tips You’ll Actually Use

Modern table etiquette is not just for formal dinners or events. Practice these tips to keep company comfortable.


8 People Reveal Their Most Embarrassing Email Mistake Ever

An estimated 205 billion emails are sent every single day. With so many opportunities to put the wrong email address...


9 Etiquette Rules Every Dog Owner Needs to Memorize

Yes, you love your dog, and you'd like to take them with you wherever you go. But is your dog...

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15 Ridiculous Tips from Old Etiquette Books

Thankfully, it's now socially acceptable to bring your umbrella into the parlor.


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20 Secrets Your Work Colleagues Desperately Wish They Could Tell You

Chances are, if they always ask if you want a mint, they're not doing it out of the goodness of...


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The Good Manners Everyone Should Commit to Memory

In today's world of online bullying, insults hurled via Twitter, and more time spent looking at a phone than the...


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10 Essential Social Etiquette Secrets You Should Know If You Can’t Take Etiquette Classes

You already know that good manners are important, but you many not want to shell out the cash to learn...


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12 Vow Renewal Dos and Don’ts Everyone Needs to Follow

Before you send out your vow renewal invites, check out these do's and don'ts to create a memorable and heartfelt...


10 Ways You Can Brag Without Sounding Like a Jerk

There's nothing wrong with touting our own success, but it's easy to come off arrogant (and slightly annoying). Here's how...