Communication & Etiquette

Is It Ever OK to Propose At Someone Else’s Wedding? 

The answers from seasoned etiquette experts may surprise you.

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.

I Lost All of the Contacts on My Cell Phone!

Follow these tips on how to retrieve lost contacts.

How to Deal With a Passive Aggressive Person

Because there's nothing more frustrating than someone who won't just say what they actually mean.

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

And answers to five other tricky friendship questions.

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.

7 Everyday Etiquette Conundrums, Solved

How to handle the situation when someone refuses to call you by the right title—and answers to six other tricky name-related questions.

Your Roommate Troubles, Solved

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice for when you (really) wish you could afford your own place.

Your Guide to a Pleasant (and Politics-Free) Thanksgiving With Your Family

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice on how to navigate political divides at the dinner table, and eight other holiday season etiquette quandaries.

How to (Finally) Gain Control of Your In-box

Do you feel as if your e-mail is the boss of you? Charles Duhigg, the best-selling author of Smarter, Faster, Better, helps transform your relationship with the ping.