Etiquette

Your Guide to a Pleasant (and Politics-Free) Thanksgiving With Your Family

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice on how to navigate political divides at the dinner table, and eight other holiday season etiquette quandaries.

How to Not Resent Your Holiday Houseguests

A quick guide to keeping your cool when playing host this holiday season.

These Are Diners’ Biggest Pet Peeves

It turns out people don't like cash-only restaurants, communal tables, and more.

No Guest Room? 5 Tricks to Make Visitors Feel at Home

Jot down these hosting tips before your guests come to visit.

7 Common Hosting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Even the most casual get-together requires some planning and prep. Avoid these common summertime hosting mistakes to make sure your event runs smoothly so your gathering stays festive and fun.

The Right Way to Deal With Gifts You Don’t Want

Our etiquette expert explains how to gracefully handle the awkwardness of receiving (and giving away) an unwanted gift.

Essential Etiquette Advice for Travelers 

Your guide to world-class manners. 

Table Etiquette Everyone Should Know

Real Simple’s etiquette expert explains how to behave once you sit down at the dinner table.

How to Deal With Your In-Laws When They’re Driving You Crazy

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice for dealing with your partner’s family.

How to (Finally!) Stop Getting All of Those Annoying Calls

Your name is on the Do Not Call list, but you're still getting robocalls? Here's how to stop them for good.