All Your Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s Modern Manners columnist, Catherine Newman, etiquette expert and author of the parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy, offers her best advice on your social quandaries.

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How Can I Get My Anti-Social Husband to Host Our Friends?

Real Simple’s Modern Manners columnist on ways to be more social.

How Can I Make Overweight or Obese Guests Feel Comfortable in My Home?

Real Simple etiquette expert, Catherine Newman on whether or not you need to make accommodations for overweight guests.

Is It Polite for Guests to Ask for Leftovers?

When hosting a meal in your home, find out how to respond when guests ask to take home leftovers.