This Thanksgiving I am heading to my in-laws and I am dreading what is coming my way. Not only do we have plans to spend the holiday with them, but the entire weekend.
When deciding who you will tip, take into consideration the frequency of your visit, the personal attention you receive, and most importantly, your budget
Here are a few holiday table etiquette questions to start off the season on the right foot.
I swallowed a small hysterical snort of realization that I was now married to someone not married to me. Is that even possible? I clearly needed to fix it, pronto. Like the wave of an unwelcome fairy wand, I went from married to unmarried with a deft stroke.
Are you planning a trip to the theatre for the holidays? If so, it's time to brush up on your Holiday Theatre Etiquette. Here are ten timely tips before you enjoy your first performance of the season.
You can make your job more successful and enjoyable if you take the time to understand your coworkers. Being on everyone's radar as the guy who works with people and leverages their skills, instead of the guy who pushes and shoves people, will make you the superstar in any organization.
I'm sure there are other little things I routinely say or do that make my friends and co-workers want to strangle me. It would probably take a small miracle for any of us to get through a day without inadvertently annoying the hell out of somebody.
You may disagree with their politics, television choices or the way they parent their children, but it's not your place to interject your own preferences and particular parenting style. You are a guest, not a voting member of the immediate family. Even if you are the grandmother!
The worst thing you can do is make an excuse. It's a sign that you are not willing to own your actions, which makes for a less impressive employee. When you make an error, own it, apologize, and state a plan of action moving forward.
Everyone has that uncle/aunt/cousin/friend/sibling that drinks too much at weddings and gets out of hand. If you don't have one, don't worry. I bet your fiancé does! This is kind of hard to avoid.
Now, here's the sticky wicket for many of us: Do you tell the kid's parents that their beloved has behaved poorly post-play-date?
People for Good are at it again, carrying on their crusade for kindness. Thank goodness, literally, for their selfless goal of making the world a bett...
RSVPing to a wedding is not an option. Are you planning to attend? RSVP. Have you already told your friend via gchat last week that you were coming? RSVP. Are you the best man and therefore, it's obvious, you are attending? RSVP.
So many people are hiding these days behind their devices, using efficiency and speed as just one of the many excuses to avoid direct communication. I don't purport to be the Emily Post of digital etiquette, but the following are times when some form of more intimate and potentially interactive communication may be preferable to their smart phone or tablet equivalent.
Are voicemails the new texts? Leigh Koechner, star of HooplaHa.com's No Mundane Moments, thinks so. It's no secret that etiquette these days is far...
There are no hard-and-fast rules. Except one: Be a gracious bride and groom while letting your true style shine.