What Knee Do You Propose On, and Why?
Turns out, the explanation for this engagement tradition may stem from an actual knight in shining armor.
If You See These 11 Behaviors, Your Dog Might Need Obedience Training
A little help can go a long way with everything from poor leash manners to general nervousness—and ensure that your...
Do You Know How Much to Tip? Test Your Tipping Etiquette
See if you can answer these tricky questions on tipping and find out if you've been giving the right amount...
Here’s How Much to Tip Your Hairdresser
Have a hair appointment coming up? Find out how much to tip your hairdresser and the assistant stylists—and how much...
The New Tipping Etiquette: How Much to Tip in Every Situation, from Salons to Restaurants to Drivers...
The pandemic changed tipping etiquette. Here's what you need to know about when, what, and how to tip now.
How to Write a Heartfelt Thank-You Note
There's no secret formula for how to write a thank-you note, but these tips will help you get started.
24 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow
These rules change as fast as the technology. From using emojis in business emails (it's fine!) to requesting read receipts...
11 Times You Shouldn’t Use Your Left Hand
Don't be caught doing any of these things...with your left hand.
14 Obscure Etiquette Rules You Probably Break All the Time
When it comes to eating, talking on the phone, or even introducing people, you're probably guilty of these not-etiquette-sanctioned behaviors.
If You See an “M” on an RSVP Card, This Is What It Means
Consider it the letter that stumps party guests time and time again.
16 Things You Shouldn’t Ask Hotel Staff
Think twice before asking these questions at a hotel that may come across as rude, unsafe, or unrealistic—and ultimately won't...
What Does RSVP Mean on an Invite?
You probably know what it means, but can you answer the question, “What does RSVP stand for?”
American Flag Etiquette: 12 Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making
We’ve checked with some patriotic organizations about how best to display Old Glory based on the U.S. Flag Code. These...
16 Forgotten Manners Every Parent Should Teach Their Child
Saying "please" and "thank you" is just the tip of the iceberg.
25 Rude Restaurant Habits You Need to Stop ASAP
Stacking your dishes, passing the salt, using the wrong bread plate, and more: Avoid making rude mistakes while dining out.
Dining Out with Your Dog: 15 Etiquette Tips to Always Follow
Just because they can sit on your lap, it doesn't mean they should!
16 Things to Never Do at the Gym
Gym culture has an etiquette all its own—brush up on the things never to do at the gym before you...
14 Zoom Etiquette Rules You Need to Follow
Making eye contact is important—so look directly into the camera, not at the person you're talking to. (Oops.)
This Is Why You Shouldn’t Order a Pizza in a Snowstorm
Consensus among Taste of Home staffers says ordering pizza delivery in a blizzard is a mistake. Here's why.
13 Habits That Untrustworthy People Have in Common
From a lack of integrity to dominating the conversation, here's what you should know about untrustworthy people.
15 Things You Should Never Discuss at Thanksgiving Dinner
Do you really want to be the person who causes the Awkward Family Silence?
16 Compliments You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Pretty Insulting
You may have the best of intentions, but you need to check yourself before uttering any of these sentences.
11 Polite Habits Most People Secretly Dislike
These well-intentioned behaviors could actually be bothering and confusing the people in your life.
16 Questions Polite People Never Ask
While your intentions may come from the right place, you need to think about how a question will make the...