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24 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

These rules change as fast as the technology. From using emojis in business emails (it's fine!) to requesting read receipts (don't do it!), here's what you need to know.

How to Write a Heartfelt Thank You Note

Struggling with the right way to say thank you? Here are a few tips to help you get started.


50 Acts of Kindness for Kids to Do to Make the World a Better Place

Kids may be little but they can make a big difference in the world, just by doing these simple acts...


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16 Forgotten Manners Every Parent Should Teach Their Child

Saying "please" and "thank you" is just the tip of the iceberg.


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18 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Thanksgiving

Etiquette experts agree that Thanksgiving is most enjoyable if people are polite. Here's what polite hosts and guests shouldn’t do...

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9 Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips for Hosts, and 8 for Guests

On Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to be is an ungrateful host or guest.


My White Friends Want to Help—Here’s What I Tell Them

Being a better anti-racist requires a good heart and a tough exterior.

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50 Little Etiquette Rules You Should Always Practice

These tips will help you mind your manners.



The Polite Way to Get Out of Shaking Hands

May I interest you in a friendly peace sign instead?


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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...

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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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....


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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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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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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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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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....


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11 Little Etiquette Rules All Bridesmaids Should Agree to Follow

There's a lot more to being a bridesmaid than wearing a pretty dress and standing behind the bride. Nowadays, bridesmaids...


16 Etiquette Rules Brides and Grooms Need to Stop Breaking

There's a fine line between blushing bride and bridezilla.


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11 Times Your AirPods Are Making You Seem Rude

Those tiny white AirPods are ubiquitous in ears today—including at completely inappropriate places like funerals and movie theaters. Here's how...


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The 11 Most Awkward Social Media Moments—Solved!

Between reading uncomfortable rants and getting caught Facebook stalking, social media opens up a whole new world of situations that...


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11 Things You Should Never Do Over Text Message

For the sake of your friendships, relationships, and career, it's important to know when to keep your thumbs from doing...

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10 Group Texting Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Follow

Here's how not to be the most annoying person on your group text chain.


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The Ultimate Guide to the Right Hostess Gifts for Every Occasion

We know we're supposed to show our appreciation to our hosts, but it can be tricky to choose the right...


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9 Bizarre Eating Habits of the Royal Family, According to Their Personal Chef

In a no-holds-barred interview, Darren McGrady, who worked for the Windsors as their personal chef between 1982 and 1993, reveals...


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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...


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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.