These Are the Most Annoying Passengers on Your Flight

You know, the ones who kick the back of your seat. 

Can Email Replace Thank-You Notes?

Old-fashioned snail mail is the way to go. 

5 Party-going Basics

Arriving and gifting, eating and greeting, lending a hand and saying “thanks.” (If you think these are no-brainers, think again.)

6 Party Questions You’ve Always Had (But Didn’t Want to Ask)

Answers to everything you’ve been secretly wondering about.

5 Awkward Party Situations and How to Deal With Them

How to avoid a party foul—and how to recover when you make one.

Common RSVP Traps (and How to Avoid Them)

The bottom line for responding to a party invitation politely is this: RSVP ASAP—as in within a day or two. But when your answer isn’t a clear-cut yes or no—well, that’s when things get sticky. Jodi R. R. Smith, the founder of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting, demystifies murky scenarios.

Yes, It's OK to Apply Your Makeup on the Train

Real Simple's beauty director Heather Muir on why it's perfectly okay to do your makeup in public. 

These Are the Most Annoying Hotel Guests

You've likely run into these offenders before. 

The Real Reason Facebook Stalking Is a Bad Idea

Sure, it's tempting... but it's not doing you any good. 

6 Tips for Sharing Spaces Courteously

Real Simple's modern manners columnists Catherine Newman (etiquette expert and author of the parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy) and Michelle Slatalla (professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism and former columnist for the New York Times) give you the most mannerly moves for situations where there's little space to move at all.

Your Frustration-Free Guide to Dealing with a Flaky Friend

Save your disappointment and follow these expert tips.

3 Expert Tips to Handle Oversharers

How to deal with a case of TMI.