Etiquette

5 Ways You’re Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

You already know not to chat 
on the phone at top volume or 
file your nails at your desk. 
(Right? Right?) If you truly want 
to respect your office mates, 
here’s what else to work on.

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.

Your Most Pressing Relationship Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s etiquette expert, Catherine Newman, offers her best advice on your love quandaries.

How to Handle 5 Super-Awkward Social Media Snafus

Dodge explosive political opinions, discourage indiscriminate tagging, and evade uncomfortable moments—all while keeping your online friendships intact.

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.

6 Clever Tips for Regifting (Without Getting Caught)

Got some holiday gifts you’re never going to use? Yes, it’s risky to recycle them as presents for others—but these regifting guidelines can help you pull it off.

7 Things You Should Never Do Right After Getting Engaged

Etiquette experts and wedding pros weigh in on common gaffes

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.)