Sticky Situations

How to Handle 5 Super-Awkward Social Media Snafus

Dodge explosive political opinions, discourage indiscriminate tagging, and evade uncomfortable moments—all while keeping your online friendships intact.

5 Ways to Handle an Awkward Conversation

“Well, look at that—I need a refill” doesn’t always do the trick. (See No. 1. They might follow you.) If you’re stuck in painful chitchat, try these tactics for turning things around—or (last resort) making an escape.

5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Recent College Grad

To avoid a post-commencement faux pas, consider these expert-tested do’s and don’ts when speaking with a recent grad.

What to Do When Little Disasters Strike

It’s quiet in the family room. Do you know where your children—and that Sharpie—are? Learn what to do first when little disasters strike.

5 Work Rules You Should Break

Most people think they know the keys to career success: Keep your head down and nose to the grindstone. Avoid personal, emotional, or awkward subjects (in fact, any elephant in the room) at all costs. Well, guess again. Here, experts reveal five on-the-job maxims that are worth challenging.

How to Recover From a Bad First Impression

Tips on how to turn around a less-than-stellar first encounter.

What to Say in Awkward Situations

You’re stuck in the elevator with the CEO or at a game with ex–in-laws. Now what?

11 Exit Strategies for Sticky Situations


Tactical tips and talking points that can help you survive an awkward social scenario.

10 Ways to Improve Your Table Manners

Experts in dining decorum share the social graces that make a meal a civilized affair.