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.

5 Times You Should Hold Your Tongue

If you can’t say something nice—or your message reeks of “I told you so,” concerns a teenager’s clothes, or is only going to create a headache on Facebook—don’t say it at all. These experts know what they’re talking about.

Can Email Replace Thank-You Notes?

Old-fashioned snail mail is the way to go. 

5 Steps to Giving a Touching Toast

Steve Faber, the screenwriter of the movies “Wedding Crashers” and “We’re the Millers,” shares his top toasting points.

8 Tips for Making an Unforgettable Toast    

Steve Faber, the screenwriter of the movie "Wedding Crashers" as well as the comedy "We’re the Millers", reveals his don't-sweat-it secrets for raising a glass like a pro.

Etiquette Questions, Answered: Cookie Exchange Party

Real Simple's Modern Manners columnist helps you navigate holiday cookie swap etiquette.

10 Ways to Be the Ideal Houseguest

Follow these simple rules of etiquette to ensure you’re invited back.

10 Ways to Improve Your Table Manners

Experts in dining decorum share the social graces that make a meal a civilized affair.