Awesome Etiquette

Awesome Etiquette: How To Extract Yourself From A Dull Dinner Party

Apr 20, 2017
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Let's be honest — not all dinner parties are great. The fun-factor might be low and the food could be subpar. So how do you know when to make an exit without making it seem as though you're rushing out the door?

Awesome Etiquette: What To Do If Your Cat Is Cheating

Apr 14, 2017
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In this episode of Awesome Etiquette, we tackle the issue of a roaming cat that cozies up with neighbors and even stays with them for dinner!

Awesome Etiquette: Should You Reply To An Email You're CC'd On?

Apr 7, 2017
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Chances are you've been "cc'd" on an e-mail message at work. But is it okay to reply to the group if your name is not in the "to" field?

Awesome Etiquette: Re-Gifting Nightmares

Mar 31, 2017
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Most of us have re-gifted a present we didn't like or need. But in this episode of Awesome Etiquette, we hear a tale of re-gifting that backfired.

Awesome Etiquette: Does A Salon Appointment Always Have To Be Social?

Mar 24, 2017
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If you keep a regular appointment to have a manicure, massage or even car maintenance, for that matter, that can be a great time to catch up and be social with the local salon or business owner.

Awesome Etiquette: Sharing Photos Of Someone's Home

Mar 17, 2017
Avoid oversharing personal details of a friend's space.
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Sharing photos of a gathering at a friend's house might be okay if it's a group shot, but it's not so cool if those pictures expose too much of someone's home and personal life. Especially without permission!

Awesome Etiquette: Coughing Co-Workers

Mar 10, 2017

It's that time of year when the workplace is bound to be plagued with coughing co-workers. Not only do you worry about catching what they have but it's also a distraction while your work.

Awesome Etiquette: How To Repay The Kindness Of Strangers?

Mar 3, 2017
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It's a dark and stormy night. You're driving in a part of town you don't know well and suddenly, your car tire blows! Thankfully, you are rescued by the kind people who live nearby. They fix your flat and send you on your way. You are extremely grateful. Is there a proper way to thank them?

Awesome Etiquette: B.Y.O.S. (Bring Your Own Slippers)

Feb 23, 2017

When invited to a home with a 'shoe free' policy, do you bring your own slippers or should they be provided by the host?

Awesome Etiquette: The Complicated Traditions Surrounding Making A Toast

Feb 17, 2017
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When buying a round of drinks, do you automatically have the right to make the toast or can someone else jump in? It all comes down to the type of occasion it is.

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Gift-giving etiquette varies by occasion and even depends on where you live! Here are a couple of tips to help you sort out when you should and don't need to bear a gift.

Awesome Etiquette: Charging Admission To Your Wedding

Feb 3, 2017
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Is it appropriate to charge an admission fee to cover the price of food and drink at your wedding? If so, should the guest deduct that cost from the wedding gift? And should you tell the happy couple that this approach seems graceless?

Awesome Etiquette: The Do's And Dont's Of Renting From Friends

Jan 27, 2017
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What's the protocol for inviting guests to stay at a house you've rented from friends?

Awesome Etiquette: Splitting The Dinner Bill

Jan 20, 2017
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Deciding how to split the dinner bill could turn your evening out with friends from a delight into a drag.

Awesome Etiquette: When To Stop Saying 'Happy New Year'

Jan 13, 2017
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For how long do you continue to say "Happy New Year!" when greeting someone? After the first week of January? Anytime before March?

Awesome Etiquette: How To Address Your Professor

Jan 6, 2017
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Is it okay to address your professor by name or is it best to use a formal title?

Awesome Etiquette: Handwritten Thank-You Notes

Dec 29, 2016
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Handwritten thank-you notes are the standard, according to the Emily Post Institute, but what if an injury prevents you from writing? 

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You're the new kid on the block at your office and you're invited to the annual luncheon when your boss treats the staff to lunch. Here are a couple of helpful tips when deciding what to order.

Awesome Etiquette: Dealing With A Judgy Do-It-Yourself Master

Dec 16, 2016
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Everyone has that DIY-inclined friend that seems to make it all. They brew their own kombucha in their kitchen sink while re-upholstering their old sofa (Heck, you might even be that friend.) And it's all well and good — that is until they start to judge you for your store-bought choices.

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When visiting someone in a shared building with a security system, you may find yourself waiting at the door to be buzzed in. If others are waiting as well, should you let them in with you when your friend buzzes you in, or ask them to wait for the person they're visiting to unlock the door for them?

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