Etiquette

7 Tips for Sharing Spaces Courteously

Real Simple's modern manners columnists Catherine Newman (etiquette expert and author of the parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy) and Michelle Slatalla (professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism and former columnist for the New York Times) give you the most mannerly moves for situations where there's little space to move at all.

3 Expert Tips to Handle Oversharers

How to deal with a case of TMI.

What to Do When It’s Time to Break Up With a Friend

And answers to five other tricky friendship questions.

6 Party Questions You’ve Always Had (But Didn’t Want to Ask)

Answers to everything you’ve been secretly wondering about.

Is it Stealing to Use a Neighbor’s Non-Password-Protected Wi-Fi?

Real Simple asked a panel of experts to offer their two cents.

Easy Ways to Exit Awkward Conversations

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

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.

5 Times It’s Hard to Say No (And How to Do It Anyway)

Chances are, you’ll find common ground—and useful lessons—in the following scenarios from Real Simple readers and staff.