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Proper etiquette isn’t a hoity-toity thing of the past, but rather something we should all be aware of for everyday life. Whether you’re curious about current etiquette rules or etiquette mistakes that you should avoid at all costs, you’ve come to the right place

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50 Little Etiquette Rules You Should Always Practice

These tips will help you mind your manners.

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If You See These 11 Behaviors, Your Dog Might Need Obedience Training

A little help can go a long way with everything from poor leash manners to general nervousness—and ensure that your...


Do You Know How Much to Tip? Test Your Tipping Etiquette

See if you can answer these tricky questions on tipping and find out if you've been giving the right amount...


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Here’s How Much to Tip Your Hairdresser

Have a hair appointment coming up? Find out how much to tip your hairdresser and the assistant stylists—and how much...


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14 Obscure Etiquette Rules You Probably Break All the Time

When it comes to eating, talking on the phone, or even introducing people, you're probably guilty of these not-etiquette-sanctioned behaviors.

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Dining Out with Your Dog: 15 Etiquette Tips to Always Follow

Just because they can sit on your lap, it doesn't mean they should!


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14 Zoom Etiquette Rules You Need to Follow

Making eye contact is important—so look directly into the camera, not at the person you're talking to. (Oops.)

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Order a Pizza in a Snowstorm

Consensus among Taste of Home staffers says ordering pizza delivery in a blizzard is a mistake. Here's why.


These Are the Most—and the Least—Polite Zodiac Signs

If politeness is the GPS you use to navigate life, you'll appreciate this guide that will help you understand what...


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13 Habits That Untrustworthy People Have in Common

From a lack of integrity to dominating the conversation, here's what you should know about untrustworthy people.


11 Polite Habits Most People Secretly Dislike

These well-intentioned behaviors could actually be bothering and confusing the people in your life.

16 Questions Polite People Never Ask

While your intentions may come from the right place, you need to think about how a question will make the...


15 Polite Habits Retail Workers Secretly Dislike

While you may think you're lending a helping hand, your good deed could get us fired.


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16 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone Is Making at Retail Stores

Confronting people for breaking the rules makes for a good Internet video but a bad shopping trip.


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8 Polite Habits McDonald’s Employees Secretly Dislike

Here's a closer look at the friendly things that McDonald's employees wish we'd all stop doing.


8 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone Makes at a Steakhouse

Steakhouse etiquette is designed to create a formal-but-friendly experience, but all those stuffy rules can make you feel uncomfortable. Warm...

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10 Etiquette Rules to Follow Whenever You Wear a Face Mask

There's a right and wrong way to wear, handle, and care for your COVID-19 face covering. Commit these dos and...


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How to Handle Social Distancing Rule Breakers, According to Etiquette Experts

Faced with a rampant rule breaker? Don't worry, these tips will keep both your safety (and your dignity) covered.


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14 Etiquette Rules to Follow When Visiting Friends During a Pandemic

At a time when a social misstep could get someone sick, there are a few things you need to know...


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13 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Reopened Hair Salons

Ready for a much-needed cut and color? Not so fast—you need to know a few things first about keeping yourself...


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Tourists, Stop Ignoring the Ethics of Travel Photography

Traveling responsibly means a lot more than keeping a low carbon footprint and avoiding plastic water bottles.


Black or African American: Which Term You Should Be Using

The answer may be less important than the question itself.


Please Stop Asking People of Color Where They’re From

This seemingly innocent question has racist overtones.


20 Everyday Acts of Racism That Don’t Get Talked About Enough

Just because you didn’t realize it was happening doesn’t mean that it’s not actually happening.

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Should You Be Tipping More When Restaurants Reopen?

If you're lucky enough to be able to afford a night out at a restaurant right now, here's what an...


My White Friends Want to Help—Here’s What I Tell Them

Being a better anti-racist requires a good heart and a tough exterior.


15 Vintage Etiquette Posters That Still Make Sense Today

These 15 vintage etiquette posters set the tone back in the day and serve as helpful reminders today. If history...



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20 Funny Photos of Pets with Perfect Table Manners

They would all make the perfect dinner guests.