Etiquette

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.

10 Ways to Be a Better Guest

You know to say please and thank you and not bring up the hostess’s recent breakup. But if you really want to shine—and be invited back next year—take note of these simple rules.

I Lost All of the Contacts on My Cell Phone!

Follow these tips on how to retrieve lost contacts.

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.