Communication

8 Baby Shower Etiquette Issues, Solved

As the host of a shower, you face a unique challenge: To make the honoree happy without making yourself crazy. The good news: It’s actually doable.

What Not to Do or Say to a Breast Cancer Patient

The right words can soothe; the wrong ones can sting. Survivors reveal what they found more hurtful than helpful.

9 Back-to-School Apps That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Heading back to school? There’s an app for that! Streamline the fall chaos with these nine lifesaver tools, all available on your smartphone.

The Most Popular Emojis Around the World

Love and joy are popular emotions in every language.

10 Rules for Small Talk

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

I Lost All of the Contacts on My Cell Phone!

Follow these tips on how to retrieve lost contacts.

Easy Ways to Exit Awkward Conversations

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

3 Ways to Write the Perfect Note

At a loss for words? These tips―and examples―will help you write a heartfelt message.

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?

How to Deal With Your In-Laws When They’re Driving You Crazy

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice for dealing with your partner’s family.