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How the Queen of Etiquette Has Changed
It's been just seven years since the last update of Etiquette, Emily Post's go-to resource on social conduct. The 18th Edition of this good-behavior...

Dating

What Your Order Says About You on a Date
Dinner dates offer plenty of chances for close inspection. Is the restaurant appropriate for the occasion? Is the reservation time fashionable? What about the...


Wine and Dine

What You Need to Know About Table Settings
I recently went to dinner at a friend's home where the place setting seemed off. The fork was on the right, and the wine and water glasses on the left,...


Parties

There seem to be countless tips on how to be the perfect host or hostess these days — from how to concoct the perfect menu to how to set the perfect...


Weddings

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Weddings are once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, opportunities for friends and family to gather and celebrate a couple and toast to the beginning of their new...



More Etiquette Tips

Thai Food at Pok Pok
Andy Ricker of traditional Thai food mecca Pok Pok still eats with his hands, and that's a good thing. Here, the chef and owner teaches us the basics of navigating a Thai table, from sharing...
Soba
While many of us may have perfected the art of the pasta twirl, making eating spaghetti on a date a cinch, eating soba and other Japanese noodles is a whole other ball game. Hazuki Homma of New York...
Filipino Food
When it comes to table manners, froufrou Western etiquette isn't all you need to know. Sure, it's important to know which fork is which, and which wine glass is yours, but you can just watch...
Guy's Guide to Good Table Manners
Clarence Thomas once said, "Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot." As a young Marine Corps officer, I was dumbfounded one afternoon when, after training on the Mark19...
Conan O'Brien
Conan O'Brien took his show to Atlanta this past week, so naturally, he decided to go to manners school and learn a little about Southern charm. We're not sure how effective the training was...
What Is Proper Trick-or-Treat Etiquette?
“Trick-or-Treat! Trick-or-Treat! Give me something good to eat!” Even if it’s been a while since you uttered these words yourself, there’s no denying the universal excitement...
Remember the days before mobile phones? You know, those days when people would actually carry on conversations with each other instead of typing on their gadgets? Me neither. The phone is now part...
Carrie Brownstein and the poptart.
Leave it to IFC's Portlandia to school us all in brunch etiquette — you simply don't cut the line. On a sneak peek of the show's season finale, Nance (aka Carrie Brownstein)...


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