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How America Got Hooked on Fentanyl, a Drug 50 Times More Potent than Heroin

America has been weathering an opioid crisis for several years now, and things are quickly getting worse. Fentanyl, the cheap but lethal synthetic …

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6 outdoor photography ethics and etiquette

As an outdoors enthusiast, I’ve done a lot of traveling, hiking, camping, and exploring in the many beautiful national parks, bureau of land …

When it comes to umbrellas, backpacks, selfie sticks etiquettes matter

In a perfect world, safety and good manners run a parallel course. Yet that is not today's reality, especially when it comes to umbrellas, backpacks …

Cellphone, social media make teaching etiquette tougher

Barbara Bergstrom was at her son's school for a concert when she noticed most of the audience texting, talking or recording the performance.

Top 5 hotel etiquette tips

During a business trip a hotel is ideally where you go to relax and rest after a long day of travel or work. Unfortunately that doesn’t always …

26 Things You Should Never, Ever Do In The Women's Room

Etiquette for you next trip to the water factory.<p>1. Loudly eat an apple while sitting on the toilet. Then stick your hand under the stall and offer your stallmate a bite. If they are resistant, tell them, "Don't worry, I washed it."<p>2. Flush the toilet over and over and say, "Doesn't this sound just …

Genius or Tacky? Readers Sound Off on Office-Fridge Etiquette

After a particularly gruesome period in the history of our own office fridge, we tossed a few questions out to our readers about the etiquette of the …

24 LinkedIn rules you might be breaking

Back in the day, etiquette rules were fairly simple. Always send a thank-you card. Don’t put your elbows on the table. Hold the door open for other people.<p>However, social networks have made matters <i>much</i> more complicated, and Emily Post isn’t much help when it comes to online etiquette. That’s why …

World's Most BIZARRE Food Etiquette Rules

You used the fork in front of you and suddenly everyone is staring… why? Table manners are as unique to a culture as the food before you—though not …

Lessons in Japanese Restroom Etiquette For US-Euro-Trash: No crotch-kicking, glass splitting, upchucking or f*cking

For those who can’t read Japanese, this wonderful sign, in the bathroom of the Roppongi Dive that was once known as “Gas Panic” clearly outlines …

The etiquette of drinking before noon

We examine the handful of occasions when it is acceptable to drink alcohol before midday<p>Midday is often seen as the earliest appropriate hour to order a glass of wine - there's something vaguely inappropriate about boozing while the sun is still rising.<p>But President Barack Obama, leader of the free …

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Your email sign-off is 'vulgar and lazy'. Here's how to do it properly

A new report says that we've all been ending our work emails the wrong way. Josephine Fairley offers her top alternatives to an etiquette conundrum we didn't even know we had<p>When was the last time you gave a millisecond’s thought to how you sign off your e-mails?<p>Do you reach for the safety of …

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Supper Club Guest Etiquette: Part II

A summer supper club is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a breezy dinner outdoors, a sunny afternoon meal, or a relaxing evening with good friends. In my last article, I shared my etiquette tips for the supper club host; today we will tackle how to be a sophisticated guest. If you have the good …

Young boy masters Royal etiquette by taking off his top hat to shake the Queen's hand

Take note Michelle Obama: this is how you do Royal etiquette.<p>The First Lady drew cries of horror when she touched the back of Her Majesty the Queen …

Michelle Obama

We Asked 19 Etiquette Experts if It's Rude to Have Sex When You're Staying with Friends

Can you sneak in a few orgasms and still be a good guest?<p>Fact of life: summertime is synonymous with vacation. If you decide to skimp on spending by crashing with friends instead of shelling out for a hotel, more power to you! But if you're traveling as a couple, there's that all-important …

Washing Machines

When is ‘best’ worst? In the weird world of email etiquette

“Excited to talk about tit! Best, Arwa”, is how I once signed off an email to a client. This, I hasten to add, is not because we were both bird enthusiasts, but because I was rushing to finish the email and made an innocent typo.<p>However, if a recent article in Bloomberg Business is to be believed, …

Language

7 Tips for Minding Your Manners During Conference Calls

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Basic etiquette in today’s digital, global era can be a challenge, especially when you only have one form of communication to rely on. During a conference call, you have your voice—and your voice alone—to relay your thoughts, questions …

London Atelier reorganises Victorian house to create multi-level apartment

UK studio London Atelier has updated the interior of a dilapidated terraced property, adding a new staircase, and a folding ladder for access to the …

This Teen's Devastatingly Beautiful Prom Dress Is Her Own Design

Meet Kyemah McEntyre, who designed her utterly stunning prom dress herself.<p>McEntyre wrote on her Instagram that she takes inspiration from cultures around the world. "You have to understand who you are because if you leave that space open, you leave your identity in the hands of society. Don't let …

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