More Etiquette

7 Ways to Handle Embarrassment

Everyone agrees embarrassment can be excruciating. But is the emotion all bad? Discover its surprising upside—and learn how to get over it more easily—with this expert advice for kids and adults.

3 Ways to Write the Perfect Note

At a loss for words? These tips―and examples―will help you write a heartfelt message.

8 Baby Shower Etiquette Issues, Solved

As the host of a shower, you face a unique challenge: To make the honoree happy without making yourself crazy. The good news: It’s actually doable.

11 Money-Etiquette Issues

How to finesse sticky financial situations involving friends and family.

Holiday Tipping Checklist

How much is standard to tip at the holidays? Use the following guide.

How Can I Politely Express My Dietary Needs?

Try these tips for dealing with tricky food restrictions.

Quick Dinner Party Seating Strategies

Follow these simple rules for placing different personality types around your table.

How Do I Offer My Parents Financial Help?

Real Simple’s Modern Manners columnist answers a reader question.

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.

5 Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice

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