General: Sticky Situations

How to Navigate a Party

Gracious greeting and graceful eating―when you can’t afford to make a bad impression.

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.

Etiquette Guide to Kids’ Birthday Parties

Follow this list of dos and don’ts to solve sticky situations that may arise when hosting or attending a kid’s birthday bash.

11 Money-Etiquette Issues

How to finesse sticky financial situations involving friends and family.

How Can I Politely Express My Dietary Needs?

Try these tips for dealing with tricky food restrictions.

5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Recent College Grad

To avoid a post-commencement faux pas, consider these expert-tested do’s and don’ts when speaking with a recent grad.

Easy Ways to Exit Awkward Conversations

Learn how to gracefully and painlessly remove yourself from sticky social scenarios.

What to Do When Little Disasters Strike

It’s quiet in the family room. Do you know where your children—and that Sharpie—are? Learn what to do first when little disasters strike.

5 Work Rules You Should Break

Most people think they know the keys to career success: Keep your head down and nose to the grindstone. Avoid personal, emotional, or awkward subjects (in fact, any elephant in the room) at all costs. Well, guess again. Here, experts reveal five on-the-job maxims that are worth challenging.