Etiquette

No Guest Room? 5 Tricks to Make Visitors Feel at Home

Jot down these hosting tips before your guests come to visit.

7 Common Hosting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Even the most casual get-together requires some planning and prep. Avoid these common summertime hosting mistakes to make sure your event runs smoothly so your gathering stays festive and fun.

The Right Way to Deal With Gifts You Don’t Want

Our etiquette expert explains how to gracefully handle the awkwardness of receiving (and giving away) an unwanted gift.

Essential Etiquette Advice for Travelers 

Your guide to world-class manners. 

Table Etiquette Everyone Should Know

Real Simple’s etiquette expert explains how to behave once you sit down at the dinner table.

How to Deal With Your In-Laws When They’re Driving You Crazy

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice for dealing with your partner’s family.

How to (Finally!) Stop Getting All of Those Annoying Calls

Your name is on the Do Not Call list, but you're still getting robocalls? Here's how to stop them for good. 

5 Ways You’re Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

You already know not to chat 
on the phone at top volume or 
file your nails at your desk. 
(Right? Right?) If you truly want 
to respect your office mates, 
here’s what else to work on.

All Your Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s Modern Manners columnist, Catherine Newman, etiquette expert and author of the parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy, offers her best advice on your social quandaries.

Your Most Pressing Relationship Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s etiquette expert, Catherine Newman, offers her best advice on your love quandaries.

How to Handle 5 Super-Awkward Social Media Snafus

Dodge explosive political opinions, discourage indiscriminate tagging, and evade uncomfortable moments—all while keeping your online friendships intact.