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.

10 Ways to Be a Better Guest

You know to say please and thank you and not bring up the hostess’s recent breakup. But if you really want to shine—and be invited back next year—take note of these simple rules.

10 Ways to Be the Ideal Houseguest

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

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.

10 Restaurant Dilemmas, Solved

Answers to 10 restaurant-related questions you may be too embarrassed to ask.