manners

8 Reasons to Skip the Big Holiday Dinner This Year

Here's why big holiday meals are such a drag — along with some pointers about where to learn more about overcoming it all.

How to Get Out of Social Obligations That Break Your Budget

Stressed out over how to handle those birthday parties, weddings, and social invites you can't afford? Learn how to bow out gracefully.

8 Ways Your Customer Service Job Can Help You Win at Life

Next time you're feeling fed up with your service industry gig, just remember — it's making you a better person.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Everyone should be able to have open conversations with their boss, but there are some things you should just never say.

10 Ways You're Being a Terrible Neighbor

Unless you enjoy being a terrible neighbor, maybe keep the sloppy parking and late night fireworks to a minimum.

10 Ways to Be the Perfect Customer

Getting good service as a patron is a two-way street. If you expect perfect service, you should try to be the perfect customer.

10 Small Gestures That Go a Long Way at Work

It doesn't take much to be a considerate coworker. Work some of these good deeds into your 9-to-5 and brighten everyone's day — especially yours.

5 Ways Good Manners Make You Wealthier

Getting rich isn't easy. But it can be a whole lot easier if you mind your P's and Q's!

12 Lessons in Manners From Around the World

Don't tip in Tokyo and don't bring wine to a dinner party in Paris. Follow these and 10 other tips in etiquette to stay classy wherever you are.

8 Old School Manners We Want Back

Graciousness and gratitude are harder to come by these days — but these old school manners really are timeless. Let's bring them back!

8 Rules of Etiquette We Wish Were Still Around Today

It's great that we've thrown aside some rigid social rules and live freer, more casual lives. But some of those old manners were kinda great, too.

10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids

No, etiquette is not dead! Help your little ones get ahead by teaching them these basic manners.

3 Supposed Etiquette Faux Pas That Actually Make You Look Good

The rules of etiquette sometimes seem arcane and inflexible. Don't beat yourself up if you trip over one of these faux pas — own your flub and win.

13 Things People With Good Table Manners Never Do

Everybody knows about elbows and tables, but what do you do if you're the subject of the toast? Learn that and more before your next fancy dinner.

If You're Doing This on Your First Date, You're Not Getting a Second

First dates are nerve-wracking, but you can end them fast — and your shot at a second — before they even get started with any of these moves.

12 Ways You're Driving Your Coworkers Insane

Make work easier on you and your colleagues by avoiding these nasty, annoying habits at the office.

18 Things People With Good Social Skills Never Do

Good etiquette is one thing, but if you can add these elements to your polite routine, you'll be the friendlier, more likeable, more memorable you.