Top 7 Tips on Tipping

Follow these expert-approved etiquette guidelines when showing your appreciation.

4 Ways to Deal With an Extremely Frugal Friend

What to do when it goes beyond pinching pennies.

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. Send her your etiquette conundrum here.

7 Ways to Manage Money Envy


If your friends’ fancy vacations or shopping sprees are turning you into a little green-eyed monster, try these tips to change your financial mind-set.

5 Tips on How to Use LinkedIn Better

Whether you’re looking for a new job or just want to network, use these tips to make your profile more effective.

3 Ways to Protect Yourself When Loaning Money

Whether it’s for an overdue bill or to fund a new business, a relative will ask for financial help at some point. Follow these tips for a smoother lending process.

The Psychology of Social Media

What is it about screens that keeps our eyes transfixed and fingers a-tappin’? Psychologist Sherry Turkle, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of “Alone, Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other,” explains what keeps us tangled up in tech.

8 Ways to Break Free From Your Social Media Addiction

Ever go on Facebook for a quick peek, then find yourself 200 photos deep in a perfect stranger’s vacation album? Here’s how to reclaim precious time (and your right mind).

8 Popular Blogs That Keep It Real

These social(media)ites make it their mission to say “Yeah, right” to perfection.

5 Solutions for Tricky Social Media Problems

With new ways to communicate come new ways to find yourself in sticky etiquette situations—witness these questions posted by our Facebook readers (we’ve provided them with anonymity). Real Simple Modern Manners columnist Catherine Newman shares advice.

Do You Humblebrag?

How to spot a humblebrag—and prevent yourself from posting your way to fewer friends.

5 Ways Social Media Can Help You Find a Job

How to score a job using these smart social media strategies.