5 Solutions for Tricky Social Media Problems

Avoid a potentially cringe-worthy interaction with modern etiquette tips that tackle everyday social media woes.

The Totally False Career Advice You Probably Hear All the Time

Yes, it’s (sometimes) okay to talk about personal or emotional subjects at work.

7 Steps to Breaking Up With a Friend or Significant Other as Nicely as Possible

Equal parts tact and toughness will help you get through this very unpleasant conversation.

6 Polite and Graceful Ways to Handle Even the Most Awkward Conversations

Caught in the middle of painful chitchat? Turn things around—or making a smooth and subtle escape—with these savvy tactics (because sliding into the hedges Homer Simpson–style isn’t always an option).

Etiquette Guide to Kids’ Birthday Parties

Follow this list of dos and don’ts to solve sticky situations that may arise when hosting or attending a kid’s birthday bash.

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.

7 Stressful Family Holiday Situations, Solved

With the hassle of traveling, gift buying, and navigating in-laws (not to mention the tyranny of that dang Elf on the Shelf), the Polar Express of family harmony is heading off the rails. Want more peace on earth—or in your mom's living room? Take this advice on navigating seven sticky situations.

10 Things to Say to Keep the Peace

From family mediator Laurie Puhn, simple phrases that will help you avoid arguments.

5 Ways to Let Someone Down Easy

Every day, we have to say no to people. Yet turning folks down never seems to get any easier, even if all we’re declining is a simple movie invitation. Here, five experts share their best outs.