Etiquette

How to Teach Your Kids Gift-Receiving Etiquette

Let’s be honest: Not every holiday present is going to elicit the reaction a Hatchimals might. Some will be downright disappointing. But you don’t have to end up in an embarrassing situation, where your little one stands there in stunned silence (or, worse, voices the disappointment out loud). Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest shares three tips for teaching kids how to graciously receive any gift.

These Are Diners’ Biggest Pet Peeves

It turns out people don't like cash-only restaurants, communal tables, and more.

Essential Etiquette Advice for Travelers 

Your guide to world-class manners. 

What to Wear to Every Type of Wedding

Whether you have one wedding to attend or a collection of invitations this season, the question of what to wear is never an easy one. From “White Tie” to “Beach Formal,” finding the right ensemble can cause some serious wardrobe anxiety, and not just for the ladies. Sorry guys, you’re not off the hook—your outfit has to stand up to the dress code, too.

What Having a Pen Pal Taught Me About the Value of Handwritten Cards

A years-long correspondence with my uncle made me fall in love with sending cards.

10 Rules for Small Talk

Know what to say in a social situation―and when and how to say it.

7 Common Hosting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Even the most casual get-together requires some planning and prep. Avoid these common summertime hosting mistakes to make sure your event runs smoothly so your gathering stays festive and fun.

10 Things to Say to Keep the Peace

From family mediator Laurie Puhn, simple phrases that will help you avoid arguments.

5 Ways to Let Someone Down Easy

Every day, we have to say no to people. Yet turning folks down never seems to get any easier, even if all we’re declining is a simple movie invitation. Here, five experts share their best outs.

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.