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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.

13 Annoying Habits That Could Be Sabotaging Your Friendships

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This Is What Your Uber Driver First Notices About You

Your Uber driver notices some pretty personal things about you right away. Here's what you need to know about...

10 Polite Habits Dinner-Party Hosts Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Dinner-party etiquette can be surprisingly tricky. Here’s how to avoid some common missteps with your host.

This Is What a Bartender First Notices About You

Do bartenders really judge you based on your drink order? Find out the answer to that question, along with...

So You Got a Bad Haircut—Here’s What to Say and How to Fix It

Don’t leave the salon in tears. These expert tips will help you handle a bad haircut and deal with...

14 Polite Habits Bartenders Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Yes, you’re out for a night of fun, but bartenders are working. Here’s how to avoid the most common etiquette...

14 “Polite” Ways You’re Talking About Aging That Are Actually Rude

From "you look great for your age" to "the elderly are so cute," our well-intended words can sometimes miss the...

13 “Polite” Ways You’re Talking About Mental Health That Are Actually Rude

There’s no denying this topic is tricky. Here’s how to discuss it in a way that’s truly helpful and loving...

11 Polite Habits House Cleaners Secretly Hate—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but these "helpful" habits don't help your house cleaner at all

13 Polite Habits Uber Drivers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes good intentions go awry, especially when using a rideshare. Here are the common etiquette missteps you should avoid when...

How to Find the Perfect Thing to Say in Every Situation

Not sure what to say? From funny birthday wishes to thoughtful condolence messages, we have some advice—and actual scripts!—that...

16 Polite Habits Teachers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Teachers love and appreciate any kind gesture from parents and students ... but there are some things they love and...

10 Polite Habits Nail Techs Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Don't let manicure manners get the best of you. These seemingly nice moves miss the mark.

107 Farewell Messages to Wish Co-Workers Well

It’s not easy to say goodbye! These farewell messages will help you find the right words for co-workers embarking...

12 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone Makes at Italian Restaurants

Eating bread with your pasta? That’s just one of the surprising Italian-restaurant etiquette mistakes you should avoid.

11 Polite Habits Cruise Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but these “kind gestures” on cruises aren’t as kind as you think they are

16 Polite Habits Hotel Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes good intentions go awry, especially when traveling. Here are the common etiquette missteps you should avoid at hotels—straight from...

12 Polite Habits Grocery Store Workers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Don’t make these all-too-common etiquette mistakes at the grocery store! Here’s what you need to know before your next shopping...

101 Thoughtful New Home Wishes for the Warmest Welcome

Congratulations are in order! These new home wishes will help you convey just the right sentiment—and help you score an...

100 “Good Luck” Wishes Everyone in Your Life Will Appreciate

Everyone needs a little extra luck once in a while!

13 Polite Habits Hairdressers Actually Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes trying to do all the right things at the salon can backfire. Here's what to avoid when getting your...

100 Best Toasts That Express the Perfect Sentiment for Every Occasion

Heartfelt or funny, sweet or inspirational: Celebrate all life's big and little moments with these short toasts

How to Give the Perfect Wedding Toast That’s Memorable for All the Right Reasons

The best wedding toasts are the perfect marriage of thought, planning, practice and humor. These ideas and examples will help...

112 Words of Encouragement to Help Someone Get Through a Tough Day

We could all use a boost sometimes, and the right words of encouragement and support can make more of...

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How to Write a Thank-You Note to a Teacher That Will Mean So Much

A well-crafted, heartfelt thank-you note to a teacher can become something they treasure for years

This Is How Much to Tip Your Movers

Packing up your life and heading to a new location? Here's how, when and how much to tip movers.

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How Much Should You Tip Your Dog Groomer?

Taking your dog to the groomer soon? The fur may fly if you don't tip! Here's why, when and how...

What Is Tipflation? What You Should Know About the Increase in Tipping

Digital payments on touchscreens are leading to tipflation, but do we have to tip everytime?

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100 Heartfelt Engagement Wishes to Celebrate the Happy Couple

Is there something new and shiny in your loved one's life? Once you're done screaming for joy, we've got the...

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Here’s How Much You Should Spend on an Engagement Ring, According to Experts

You want the moment to be amazing, so don’t let the question of how much to spend on an engagement...