More articles about: Etiquette

 
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Because good table manners are a must.
The basics of proper eating are common knowledge. Everyone knows that you work your way from the outside to the inside (nearest to your plate) when selecting cutlery for each course. But there's certainly a lot more to formal dining than just ...
 
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Pilots, flight attendants, and ground crew have one resounding plea to passengers.
In travelling by flight, it is not enough to abide by the safety rules. Here are 10 unwritten rules that every flier should know, as told by pilots and flight attendants.If there is one thing that irks both passengers and flight crew alike, it’s ...
 
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Body language secrets and mind hacks to help you become more successful in all areas of life
The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level hypnotherapy disguised as creepy 'dating' tips, most of which you can (and should) safely ignore.At the same time, there are some basic psychological ...
 
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How much should you tip for good service?
In other countries, there are laws about how much bonus should you give to members of the service sector. In the Philippines, it's all up to one's discretion, which can be tricky. There are many factors to consider when giving a gratuity—the quality ...
 
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So please keep the conversations to a minimum.
More people are clogging up the gym than ever before. Somewhere between 41 million and 57 million of us are members of the roughly 37,000 fitness centers in America alone. That means a lot of people congregating together in tightly packed sweat and anxiety factories, where close ...
 
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There's a time and a place for every embrace.
Ah, nuts! A good bear hug, foiled again.Who among us hasn't been in the same awkward position as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? As a Southerner, I know what it's like to "be a hugger," though that's never something you should actually ...
 
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Your handy, simple short-guide to one of the most confusing and complicated modern practices.
1| On Tinder: Swipe right, swipe left: You're missing out in the magic and ambiguity of a meaningful relationship. When in doubt, swipe right.2| On Social Media: No good comes from staying Facebook friends with or following on Instagram someone who broke up with you.3| On Texting: One ...
 
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Punctuality changes depending on the situation.
Early is on time,” the hoary old saying goes, “and on time is late.”Is that really true anymore? Is it polite to be punctual, or is it pathological? When does fashionably late tip over into simply rude? As always, the answer varies ...
 
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A new campaign promotes device-free dinners.
Much like you, Will Ferrell thinks technology has overrun our world. He thinks it has ruined some components of interpersonal relationships. He's probably had a talk or two with his kids about it.Unlike you, Will Ferrell is actually doing something about it. ...
 
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Nick Gold, managing director of market-leading speaking bureau and consultancy Speakers Corner, gives his killer tips for public speaking
Picture the scene, we've all been there; your heart's racing, palms sweating, and all eyes are turned to you in expectation of something witty, entertaining, powerful, and full of gravitas. Public speaking strikes fear into the most stolid people, whether it's a ...
 
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'Toilet' is a no-no and factually incorrect
English may be the "universal language" yet many of us use different vocabulary and colloquial slang depending on where we are and what lives we lead.Etiquette expert, William Hanson, suggests that your vocabulary can reveal your social class. For example, the word 'lounge' is ...
 
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It's not rocket science.
Parking isn't rocket science. Be it parallel parking, perpendicular parking, backing in or backing out. The process consists of just finding an angle, moving your steering wheel, and modulating the gas pedal. It's simple, really. Eventually, and with enough practice, everyone gets ...
 
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Chose your beverage—and its price-point—wisely.
There is no more beautiful phrase in the English language than: “Next round’s on me.” But if there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s no such thing as a free drink either. You still need to know how to navigate ...
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