Communication & Etiquette

How to Fact-Check the Internet

When online stories seem too good—or bad—to be true, they just might be, says veteran journalist and American Press Institute (API) staffer Jane Elizabeth. She offers tips for sniffing out the truth.

Here’s Why Your Email is Stressing You Out

It’s not just because your inbox is full.

Here's How Technology is Ruining Our Relationships

And why device-free moments are crucial for connection. 

Does Everything Have to Be a Competition?

Why do some people feel the need to “win” everything?

The 3 Types of Slowpokes (and How to Deal with Them)

Move along, folks, there’s nothing to see here.

5 Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice

If you had a question, you'd Google it or ask an expert...not your neighbor. 

4 Ways to Deal With an Extremely Frugal Friend

What to do when it goes beyond pinching pennies.

Haha vs. LOL: What ‘E-Laughing’ Says About You

It's "haha" versus "hehe"—and your choice actually says a lot about you. 

9 Everyday Etiquette Conundrums, Solved

How to handle the situation when someone refuses to call you by the right title—and answers to six other tricky name-related questions.

How to Deal With a Passive Aggressive Person

Because there's nothing more frustrating than someone who won't just say what they actually mean.