Etiquette

Chinese tourists handed 30-page list of dos and don'ts in Singapore

HONG KONG: Chinese tourists arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport on Friday afternoon were greeted by embassy officials – and they had a few words …

China

How to Avoid "Rude" Service in Paris and France: 5 Key Tips

01 of 05<p>In contrast to the US, the UK, and even European countries like Spain where the informal "tu" is the norm, in Paris and the rest of France, …

France

Miss Manners: I don’t want my gift to offend this gay couple

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> What do you get two conservative Christian Republican men who have sprung out of the closet and announced they are getting married?<p>…

Advice

Who Should Really Get First Dibs on the Airplane Armrest?

Mind your manners in the skies.<p>Airplane etiquette can be a dicey thing in the age of cattle-like close quarters, and flyer behavior that can be …

Airlines

Miss Manners: She humiliated me over the gifts I got her sons

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> I have one sister and no other siblings. She has two sons. One had a birthday a few days ago; the other’s birthday was a few …

Advice

9 Ways To Get Out Of An Awkward First Date… After Its Started

Every girl — or guy for that matter, has been through it. You’re midway through dinner and the date is just the <i>worst</i>. So, how do you get out of it? …

Celebrity Gossip

Dispatches From a Feminist Bride: Wedding Traditions Debunked, Part XV

<i>In part 15 of Catalyst Wedding Co. editor Liz Susong's new weekly column devoted to the feminist bride, she dives headfirst into the tradition of addressing the bride in a wedding invitation. Liz investigates here.</i><p>Deciding how to address wedding invitations can feel like walking into an etiquette …

Weddings

How to handle business lunch etiquette

Ladders sat down with Patricia Napier Fitzpatrick, who runs the Etiquette School of New York, to talk about how we should handle ourselves when we …

Business

An etiquette guide to vaping in public

Vaping is a relatively new phenomenon, which means the rules on where you can do it in public without causing offence are still pretty foggy.<p>Now new …

Cannabis

Miss Manners: When a very nice lunch turned uncomfortable

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> I asked a woman I know professionally if she would be interested in getting together for lunch. She said yes, she would enjoy …

Advice

A Guide to Porta-Potty Etiquette

1/10 Taj Mihelich<p>Avoid the blue tattoo<p>You may think it’s glorious being the first to use a portable restroom on race day, but with no material down there, splashing is a very real issue. Toss in some toilet paper or seat covers to avoid that blue liquid splashing up and staining your bum—giving you …

Hacking

When should you steer clear of nicknames — like Trump’s “Rocket Man” — at work?

Bosses should “tread very carefully” in assigning nicknames<p>Whether it’s “Rocket Man” or “Tiny Dancer,” you may want to think twice about nicknames at …

Money

You're Only as Chic as Your Garbage Bag! And Other Insider Entertaining Tips à la Française.

The almonds were perfectly toasted. The music was just right. "So, how does it look?" I asked my French husband as I fluffed pillows while awaiting …

12 Rules of Movie Theater Etiquette That Everyone Should Follow

Arrive on timeShowing up on time for anything is just common courtesy for everyone around you—and the movie theater is no different. Time management …

Movies

12 Street Food Rules You Don't Know You're Breaking in Asia

Experts from a dozen countries around the continent weigh in.<p>Some street food rules are universal: Look for the stands with the longest lines. Don’t buy food that has been sitting out for who-knows-how-long in the hot sun. Carry translation cards if you have a serious allergy. Other etiquette is …

Travel

Miss Manners: The postman asked this question about my mail

strong>DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have had a few people question my home mail deliveries. First, my postman asked me if I worked for the company that sent …

Advice

What Business School Didn't Tell You About Writing Sales Emails

Forget what you learned in business school. Good copywriting for today's sales emails is all about keeping it casual<p>One of the most common mistakes in business and sales writing is applying a formal tone to everything you produce.<p>A colleague of mine recently griped about this, explaining that the …

Business School

Modern Manners for Today's Business World

Date of Event: Sep 20, 2017 <br>Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern <br>Fee: Complimentary <br>Meeting Number: 17947-00001<p>Attending this Webcast is free. …

Leadership

Hiking Etiquette 101: The 12 Trail Rules You Should Know

Posted by Jeff on Sep 18, 2017 @ 11:43 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last modified: September 18, 2017<p>There are not many rules of etiquette that …

Backpacking

Miss Manners: Will I stress out his family if I go to his funeral?

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> I was conceived while my father was married to a woman who is not my mother. He and his wife are still married and have several …

Advice

An etiquette expert answers your questions

Etiquette expert and life coach Susie Wilson is a New Zealander based in Melbourne.<p>Decorum is in danger now many of us are "plugged into devices" but …

New Zealand News

Yacht etiquette for beginners

Chartering a yacht is one of the most exclusive holidays available. Offering facilities that would rival that of a five-star hotel, complete privacy …

Why Online Etiquette In Remote Workplaces Matters

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of U.S. home-based employment increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015. Many remote workers come from the management, business, financial, writing and education fields. 68% of U.S. workers also claim that they expect to work remotely …

The Workplace

Miss Manners: Dinner guests shouldn’t need to sing for their supper

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> Are there any social processes or general rules of conduct specific to guests who are hired to perform? I ask this because I am …

Advice

How to deal with a friend who is rude to restaurant waitstaff

No matter how delicious a meal may be, nothing is less appetizing than dining with a guest who treats the restaurant server like a second-class …

Restaurants

How to Leave Tips in Paris? And is the Service REALLY Rude?

Visitors to Paris often wonder how much to tip servers at restaurants, bars, and cafes in the French capital. With the chronically weak dollar …

France

Miss Manners: Friend ruins my good news with her unpleasant exclamation

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> I have an acquaintance whose response to other people’s good news is almost always a fervent, and loud, “I’m so jealous!” This …

Advice

Dos and don’ts in Ireland

For some, Ireland is the land of saints and scholars, a peaceful isle of rolling hills and lilting music. It is all of that and more, but it’s also a country of quirks and odd habits, full of raucous, irreverent people and nonsensical transportation systems. So how to navigate this little island at …

Ireland

11 Wedding Etiquette Tips: The Bridal Party

We asked our experts some tough bridal party questions, from whether you should include a junior bridesmaid to just how many bridesmaids you should have.

Weddings

Tripp and Tyler Engage in a Hilarious Conversation Full of the Typical Faux Pas That Many People Make

After taking a bit of time off, comedians Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton of Tripp and Tyler hilariously engaged in a dysfunctional conversation that …

Faux