More Etiquette

5 Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice

If you had a question, you'd Google it or ask an expert...not your neighbor. 

Women and Success

Women reveal how they define success, how much importance they attach to it, and the risks they’ve taken to achieve it.

How Can I Politely Express My Dietary Needs?

Try these tips for dealing with tricky food restrictions.

Proper Etiquette for Every Occasion

Welcome to Real Simple Finishing School—your be-all, end-all, 2014 authority on awkward interactions, stressful situations, and elbows on the table (still rude?). Please be so kind as to take a seat. Class is about to begin.

How Do I Have a Conversation with People Who Never Stop Talking?

Can’t seem to get a word in edgewise? Try these tactics to deal with overly chatty people.

What Polite Gesture Never Fails to Impress You?

Holding doors, offering a seat on the bus, writing thank-you cards by hand—these small courtesies add grace notes to every day. Here, readers share the thoughtful acts that resonate most with them.

How Can I Ask Family Members to Stop Disciplining My Child?

Try this tip to stop well-meaning family members from getting involved.

How Can I Get My Friends to Stop Checking Their Phones Constantly?

Try these tips to encourage your friends to have manners as smart as their phones.

How Do I Tell My Friend to Stop Chewing with Her Mouth Open?

If your dinner mate’s table manners are less than stellar, than try these simple tips for a better dining experience.