Etiquette

Ta-Da! The Real Meaning Behind Those Vague Emoji

Rule number one of emoji: there are no rules. You can use those cute little symbols as much as you want. The only caveat is that sometimes they're a …

Language

How to Politely Get Out of Eating Food You Don't Like

Being a gracious dinner guest means finding polite ways to navigate prickly parts of the event—whether that’s minimizing awkward conversations or …

Food & Dining

The 10 Worst People on Your Airplane

There are different levels to how awful one can be. And these different levels of horridness come out when trapped on board an airplane for hours at …

Travel

A step-by-step guide to attending a royal or upper-class dinner party, according to a manners and etiquette coach

• <b>William Hanson is a British etiquette and manners expert.</b>• <b><br>Business Insider spoke to Hanson ahead of the festive season to find out the most common dining faux pas people make in formal company, and how to avoid them.</b>• <b><br>He offers his top tips to both guests and hosts of dinner parties on how to emulate</b> …

Faux

Miss Manners: Screaming neighbors giving everyone a headache

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> My wife and I live with our 18-month-old son on the third floor of a 20-unit apartment complex in a major city. On weekdays, we …

Advice

Miss Manners: Do I have to give her our leftovers?

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> Every year I invite a longtime friend for Thanksgiving, because she is not close with her family. The one thing that annoys me is …

Advice

3 Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips You Should Actually Follow, According to an Expert

<i>This article originally appeared on Cooking Light</i><p>The holidays are a wonderful time filled with family, friends, delicious food, and let's face it, …

Thanksgiving

Etiquette tip of the week: Thanksgiving buffet rules in business

CLOSE<p>Advice on serving a juicy Thanksgiving Day turkey from Fox Valley Technical College culinary arts instructors.<p>Many people are telling me they …

Des Moines

Ask E. Jean: My Two Friends Met at My Reception. Shouldn't I Be Invited to Their Hangs, Too?

What’s the etiquette here? Isn't one supposed to go through the mutual friend, and not behind her back?<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> A few weeks after our wedding, I learned that friend A and friend B got together after they met at our reception (one of them mentioned it to me). They had a great time together and …

Relationships

Actress Brooke Burfitt Explains What A Gentleman Looks Like In The Year 2017

Ever ask yourself one simple question: <i>"How To Be A Man?"</i> It's something that might creep into your head every so often after a bunch of other guys …

Relationships

British etiquette by Paddington

By Paddington Bear, London-based bear and marmalade connoisseur<p>Photography by StudioCanal<p>1. Stand on the right on escalators<p>You must always stand on …

London

Etiquette Series: Your Guide to Car Meets - Feature Stories

Aurick Go / Jose Altoveros | November 22, 2017 09:46<p>Find your way around cars and their owners at a meet<p>Perhaps it’s safe to say that our local car …

Philippines

The new rules of the office Christmas party - and how to navigate them in our woke world

Tis almost the season of the office Christmas do. A time when bosses loosen their purse strings and tongues and maybe, just maybe, your eyes will …

9 Unspoken Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Follow

Spoiler alert: The protocol for holiday cards may be the highlight of your season.<p>It's that time of year again when you'll either be hosting or …

A Guest's Guide to Thanksgiving Leftover Etiquette

Is Thanksgiving even Thanksgiving if you don't walk away with leftovers?<p>Leftovers are obviously the best part of any Thanksgiving meal. There's been …

Mashed

Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees.

Unless you are ensconced in first class, sleeping on a plane is as intimate as dozing off in a waiting room on jury duty — everyone on the aircraft knows the decibel level of your snoring and the sad state of your socks.<p>To gauge how passengers perceive and handle nightmare flight scenarios, British …

Lifestyle

The Ultimate Holiday Etiquette Guide: How to Handle Every Difficult Situation

Awkward.<p>Ah, the holidays—the most wonderful and joyous time of the year ... that sometimes isn't. We've all been seated at a dinner table shrouded in …

How to Be a Good Thanksgiving Dinner Guest

Much has been written about how to be a gracious Thanksgiving host; today, we’re tackling an equally-important subject: how to be a delightful Thanksgiving guest. For the most part, it’s a matter of common sense and basic etiquette (offer to help, show up on time, be thankful); to take things to …

Thanksgiving

Flight Etiquette: Airline Passengers Surveyed On Small Talk, Armrests, Taking Off Shoes

A recent British Airways survey finds that the majority (59 percent) of airline travelers say it’s perfectly fine to remove your shoes during a …

Airlines

Tipping in India: how much is average?

When you arrive in India and hop in your first ever taxi ride, don’t be surprised if the driver turns around and says, literally: “give me a nice …

India

20 Basic Dining-Table Etiquette Everyone Should Know And Follow

<b>1. Never start the meal before the presence of the host.</b>Source: YouTube <b>2. Don't blow your food and spill it on others, wait for it to cool …

29 ways you're annoying everyone in the office

• <b>Everyone has bad workplace habits</b>• <b><br>Whether you realize it or not, they could be driving your coworkers nuts.</b>• <b><br>You're best avoiding certain habits at work, like eating smelly food at your desk or talking politics.</b><p>Americans with full-time jobs spend about a third of their weekdays at work.<p>So it's …

Careers

How to Set Your Thanksgiving Table - Chowhound

When you go to the trouble of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, even though you already have more than enough to do when it comes to cooking all that …

5 little-known Thanksgiving etiquette rules you probably don't follow

Many of us will be heading to the houses of family and friends this Thanksgiving. For those who have been going to the same place for years or are dining at a close friend’s house, it is easy to become a bit lax in our mealtime etiquette.<p>In order to get you back on track this Thanksgiving, here are …

15 Ways You Didn’t Know You Were Being Rude

Of course, that means that certain rude behaviors have become commonplace because people think that proper etiquette is all about knowing how to set …

Diets

Thanksgiving dinner etiquette: 20 tips to help guests mind their manners

CLOSE<p>Thanksgiving dinner is set to be the cheapest its been in four years. Buzz60's Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has the details.<p>Here’s some …

Des Moines

8 Tips on How to Throw a Great Party, According to a Professional Mingler

Oh, number five is very important.<p>Would you pay someone to encourage mingling at your own party? Well, for Rachel Fay, that is exactly her job …

7 Types of Awkward Social Encounters You’ll Have—and How to Avoid Them

The awkward greetingSmiling conveys openness and warmth, but if you immediately jump to a full-on grin, you will come across like a …

Faux

5 Easy Ways to Host a Michelin Star-Worthy Dinner Party

Courtesy: Chefs Plate<p>How to host a dinner party like Chef Patrick Kriss<p>As the chef and owner of <b>Alo</b> in Toronto, considered by many to be <b>the best</b> …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Heading Home For The Holidays? Here's 9 Things You Should Never Do On An Airplane

When it comes to proper <b>airplane etiquette</b>, there really shouldn't be as much confusion as there is. It seems as if some people really can't wrap …

Travel