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.
5 Things to Say When You Have No Words
When someone you love suffers a painful loss, it’s hard to know what to do. These deep thinkers offer sage suggestions.
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 Awkward Party Situations and How to Deal With Them
How to avoid a party foul—and how to recover when you make one.
Common RSVP Traps (and How to Avoid Them)
The bottom line for responding to a party invitation politely is this: RSVP ASAP—as in within a day or two. But when your answer isn’t a clear-cut yes or no—well, that’s when things get sticky. Jodi R. R. Smith, the founder of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting, demystifies murky scenarios.
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).