Holiday Etiquette

5 Things You Need to Do Before Hosting Guests

Easy ideas for prepping your place ahead of time, so visitors feel at home.

7 Ways to Handle Embarrassment

Everyone agrees embarrassment can be excruciating. But is the emotion all bad? Discover its surprising upside—and learn how to get over it more easily—with this expert advice for kids and adults.

12 Top Entertaining Questions, Answered

With some easy planning, you can host a party and keep your cool.

10 Ways to Be the Ideal Houseguest

Follow these simple rules of etiquette to ensure you’re invited back.

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.

Etiquette for Flying an American Flag

The expert: Mike Buss, the flag-education program manager at the national headquarters of the American Legion, in Indianapolis

Robocalls Are Worse Than Ever, Here’s How to Stop Them

It's not just you, robocall volumes are higher than they've ever been.

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.

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.

I Took an Etiquette Class and Learned I Had No Idea How to Use a Napkin Correctly

Make like Meghan Markle and Katie Middleton with this easy napkin-handling trick.