Etiquette and Advice

How to Do Good at Home

Karen Cleveland | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Karen Cleveland

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...

There's a Time to Text and a Time to Talk

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Nancy A. Shenker

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.

Emily Post's Advice On Writing a Love Letter

Karen Cleveland | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

As if Emily Post prophesized the Internet's ability to make a message go viral, she warned, "Never write a letter to anyone -- no matter whom -- that would embarrass you were you to see it in a newspaper above your signature." Or, I'd add to that, a screen grab of your declaration on someone's Tumblr. This all sounds terribly unromantic, doesn't it?

Handwritten Notes: For When an Email Just Won't Cut It

Karen Cleveland | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Emails are to the art of letter writing what instant coffee is to a meticulously crafted espresso. I know, I know, email is so much more convenient than sitting down to write a note by hand. Not every message warrants a handwritten note, but don't write them off entirely (horrible pun intended).

Good Table Manners Are Sexy

Karen Cleveland | Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

I love talking contemporary etiquette, but I get equally as excited (yes, I said it: excited) about the perennial, classic content. Good table manners are one such topic. Good table manners are sexy. Jamming one's napkin down his or her collar, is not.

What Not To Do When You Lose At The Golden Globes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Style

Maintaining day-to-day poise can be tough enough for us commoners -- imagine if your every move was publicly picked apart and scrutinized. Such is the...

10 Office Party Etiquette Tips

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Style

It's surprising, but true: People really do need reminders about how to behave appropriately when they mix business with pleasure. This is particularl...

Avoid Gifting Pitfalls With Expert Advice From Finishing School's Karen Cleveland

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Style

Halloween festivities are about to get underway and that can only mean one thing -- come November 1 we'll be thrust into holiday mode. The stores will...