Communication & 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 (Finally) Gain Control of Your In-box

Do you feel as if your e-mail is the boss of you? Charles Duhigg, the best-selling author of Smarter, Faster, Better, helps transform your relationship with the ping.

8 Social Media Rules Every Parent Needs to Know

Expert tips on etiquette, safety, and keeping the peace at home.

7 Thoughtful Thank You Cards

Express your gratitude with a note that’s as eye-catching as it is considerate.

The Most Popular Chocolate Desserts on Pinterest

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are in a long-established romance. This February 14, why not enjoy one of the chocolate recipes that seduced our Pinterest readers?

Here’s When You Should Call, Text, Email, or Write a Note

Find out which communication method is appropriate for every scenario.

7 Out of Office Messages We Wish We Could Use

“I’m out of the office and I’m purposely ignoring your emails.”

Female Emojis Are Getting a Professional Makeover

Now you’ll be able to send a female scientist or engineer emoji. 

Here’s What You Need to Know About the App Everyone Is Talking About

Here’s what you need to know about the hottest new app.