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Here's When It's Appropriate to Comment on Someone's Body Transformation

Bodies change a great deal over time, and sometimes those transformations are dramatic. When you see a friend who suddenly looks different, there’s a strong impulse to remark on it. Sometimes that kind of comment will be extremely welcome—even expected—and sometimes it will be unappreciated and downright hurtful.Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Etiquette, Weight Loss, Dieting, Lifehacks, Body positivity, Body Talk


How to Politely Reject Things as a Vegan

My fellow vegans, it is time we address something that is keeping droves of would-be converts from joining our ranks—and tempts even the most dedicated of us into illicit animal-based infidelity. No, it’s not, animal-based cheeses or America’s fetishistic love for bacon. It’s saying no to free stuff.Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, America, Social Gps, Lifehacks, Vegan, Vegetarian


How to Survive Your Friends Breaking Up With Each Other

Late one night last year, I was sitting in my apartment doing some work when my phone rang. It was my close friend, Alex*. Alex was dating another one of my good friends, Sonia, and she had brought him up to Michigan to meet her family. I assumed they were together and wanted to say hi, but I was immersed in what I…Read more...
Tags: Relationships, Etiquette, Friends, Rejection, Michigan, Break Ups, Lifehacks, Sonia, Alex Alex


Ask The Salty Waitress: Help me nicely get rid of these camped-out customers

Dear Salty: Fellow server here. I need your advice on an annoying problem that comes up every few weeks: the table that just won’t leave. After I’ve made sure there are no more drinks coming and no one wants the dessert menu, I leave the bill, it gets paid, and then… nothing. Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Restaurants, Lifehacks


How to Send Back Food and Drinks

Dining and drinking out can be an expensive experience and you, as a customer, are entitled to an enjoyable one. But being entitled to something doesn’t mean you get to be a jerk about it. Sending food or drinks back from whence they came for no real reason is the saddest sort of flex, and there are few things more…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Restaurants, Cocktails, Wine, Lifehacks, Sending Food Back, Sending Drinks Back, Sending Wine Back


How to Dump a Friend

A few years ago, one of my best friends from college broke up with me. “I think it might be healthier if we took a step back from constantly talking to each other,” she wrote in an email. “Maybe one day we’ll see eye to eye, but for now this feels unhealthy.”Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Friendship, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Friend Breakups


In politics, calls for civility are always bullshit.

I've said it a hundred times, and I'm saying it again this morning, because I'm looking at this WaPo headline: "The exquisite shade of Nancy Pelosi’s applause at the State of the Union."Incivility is loved and celebrated!The columnist Monica Hesse writes:The lasting visual image from Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was captured by photographer Doug Mills. It featured House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) applauding President Trump in a way that can only be described as . . . withering...
Tags: Law, Etiquette, Metaphor, House, Nancy Pelosi, Patton Oswalt, Gestures, Trump, Sotu, Calif, Pelosi, Monica Hesse, Ann Althouse, Lucille Bluth, Civility Bullshit, DOUG MILLS


Live: Ask Daniel Post Senning Your Modern Etiquette Questions [Update: Finished]

We’re live with etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning until 2 PM Eastern! As host of the podcast Awesome Etiquette, author of Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online, and the great-great-grandson of Emily Post herself, Daniel is more than qualified to help you navigate the nuances of manners in the age of…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Lifehacks, Qa, Daniel, Emily Post, Daniel Post Senning


Live: Ask Daniel Post Senning Your Modern Etiquette Questions

We’re live with etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning until 2 PM Eastern! As host of the podcast Awesome Etiquette, author of Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online, and the great-great-grandson of Emily Post herself, Daniel is more than qualified to help you navigate the nuances of manners in the age of…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Lifehacks, Qa, Daniel, Emily Post, Daniel Post Senning


Are You a Jerk? Bring Your Etiquette Questions to Daniel Post Senning Tomorrow at 1 PM EST to Find Out

Maybe you’re having trouble writing the perfect Tinder bio. Say, for example, you think sending a thank you card to your mother-in-law for that weird sweater you didn’t ask for is is probably a good idea but maybe a little bit overkill. Perhaps you’re hosting a dinner party next week for the first time and you’re…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Lifehacks, Qa, Daniel Post Senning, Daniel Post


Ask The Salty Waitress: I accidentally called my female customer “sir”

Dear Salty: Help! This is happened to me a few times.Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Restaurants, Lifehacks


3 Keys to Excellent Presentation Etiquette

I was 21 years old when I landed my very first paid presentation opportunity. I was asked to speak in front of a small audience of middle school and high school students about the importance of understanding who they are. I was so excited for the opportunity and spent weeks preparing. The day came for the event and I could not wait to get on stage. However, what I didn’t know, was how little I knew about the professionalism and etiquette that was expected when you are asked to present. At Ethos3...
Tags: Design, Etiquette, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Northwestern University, Presentation Science


Ask The Salty Waitress: What should I consider before proposing in a restaurant?

Dear Salty: As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m preparing to propose to my long-time girlfriend. But I’m stuck trying to figure out where to pop the question. We’re both kind of foodies, and I splurged for our first date, at a nice restaurant that has since become our go-to place for birthday dinners. It would the…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Restaurants, Lifehacks


Ask The Salty Waitress: Why won’t restaurants seat incomplete parties?

Dear Salty: I’m a new mom, and it’s been a while since I could go out for a long dinner with my girlfriends (who are also mostly moms of young kids). We finally got a dinner on the books last Thursday at a tapas restaurant and made a reservation for five of us. Three of us showed up on time, and the other two texted…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Restaurants, Lifehacks


"Only through this system can we discipline those who can't discipline themselves."

"After doing all the good deeds, like donations and such, to gain points, I can now buy high-speed train tickets. I am finally a normal person." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Etiquette, China, Ann Althouse


Ask The Salty Waitress: I drunkenly under-tipped my server. How do I fix it?

Dear Salty: My wife and I and another couple recently completed our annual Christmas tradition of going to a nice, high-end steakhouse. Long story short, after a couple Manhattans and several glasses of Malbec, the bill came and I woefully under-tipped accidentally, thanks to my drunken math. I woke up the next…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Lifehacks, Tipping


How to Survive a Group Dinner at a Restaurant

Imagine a party where everyone has to arrive and leave at the same time, where some guests are only allowed to talk to two or three other people all night, and there’s a mystery price (anywhere from $20 to $80) that every guest pays at the end. You just invented a group dinner at a restaurant!Read more...
Tags: Food, Etiquette, Dinner Parties, Parties, Lifehacks, Dinner


Ask The Salty Waitress: My favorite restaurant won’t allow kids after 5 p.m.

Dear Salty: I’m the proud new parent of a bouncing baby boy. I’m also a longtime fan of a craft beer gastropub in my neighborhood. Recently, my wife and I packed up the diaper bag and put Junior in the baby carrier to head out to our favorite restaurant, where we noticed a new (and in my opinion, rude) sign: “No…Read more...
Tags: Kids, Etiquette, Restaurants, Lifehacks


Ask The Salty Waitress: Is it ever okay for servers to touch customers?

Hi Salty, I’m a woman who’s generally not “a touchy person.” I don’t like hugging acquaintances and I tend to get a little panicked when someone I’m not really close with goes in for the hug. Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Restaurants, Lifehacks


Vintage Secrets to Being a Good Conversationalist

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Our Deportment by John H. Young, an etiquette manual published in 1882. The character of a person is revealed by his conversation as much as by any one quality he possesses, for strive as he may he cannot always be acting. Importance of Conversing Well To be able to converse well is an attainment which should be cultivated by every intelligent man and woman. It is better to be a good talker than a good singer or musician, because the former is ...
Tags: Kentucky, Life, Etiquette, Communication, Social Skills, Thackeray, Henry Clay, Relationships & Family, John H Young, Confidence of Others Never


The Best Etiquette Advice of 2018

We here at Lifehacker devote a truly endless amount of energy to the contemplation of proper etiquette. How to split the check, how to chat up your coworkers without being too extra about it, how to deal with rude friends, how to deal with rude strangers, all manner of fraught interaction that happens over email or on…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Social Gps, Lifehacks


Ask The Salty Waitress: How do I deal with teens who don’t tip?

Dear Salty, I work at a small cafe in an affluent beach town. Once it hits 4 p.m., the clientele swing heavily toward the high school/college age demographic. The cafe is a locals spot and many of these clientele come in daily. I will be polite, remember their names and orders, and provide decent table service to…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Lifehacks, Tipping


How to eat sushi.

(Don't miss the humor that begins at 4:18.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Japan, Law, Etiquette, Fish, Rice, Don, Ann Althouse


The Best Gifts to Send to Someone in Another Country

Sending a gift to someone in another culture takes some extra consideration; you want to pay attention to any cultural disconnects, taboos, or expectations. But it’s also an opportunity to blow someone away without spending a ton of money. Cross-cultural business consultant Dean Foster gives advice for giving…Read more...
Tags: Holidays, Etiquette, Gifts, Lifehacks, Gift Giving, Gift Ideas, Cross, Dean Foster


Ask The Salty Waitress: How should I tip if I’m at a bar but not drinking alcohol?

Dear Salty, I quit drinking recently, cold turkey, and am learning how to navigate in the sober world. I still frequent a place or two that are not strictly bars, but that do have a bar, but I just order a club soda. Club soda is usually no charge, so I tip the bartender a few bucks on the first drink, as a kind of…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Bars, Lifehacks, Tipping


How to Talk to Anyone at a Holiday Office Party

All parties have their awkward moments, but navigating yourself in a room of co-workers with an open bar feels especially high-stakes. Here are some tips for how to talk to everyone from your boss to your intern so that you can return to work on Monday morning, head held high.Read more...
Tags: Work, Holidays, Etiquette, Conversation, Lifehacks, Office Party, Holiday Office Party


What's the Best Secret Santa Gift?

Secret Santa gift exchanges are a good way to cut down your family’s excess holiday spending, and also, in theory, a pleasant, festive way to get to know your coworkers better. If you’re not especially well-acquainted with your chosen gift-ee, however, they can also be stressful as hell!Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Lifehacks, Coworkers, Gift Giving, Secret Santa


Ask The Salty Waitress: How should I tip at an open bar?

Dear Salty: Often around the holidays, or throughout the year at weddings and events, we are commonly at an open bar. Most open bars in my experience fall short with bartenders, resulting in extra long waiting time for a drink. To skirt around the slowness, I usually tip the bartender at least $20 on my first round,…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Bars, Cocktails, Lifehacks, Tipping


"It takes courage to admit that people hate your face, and it’s both sad and heartening to see Cruz do so after years of taunts to that effect."

"Stephen Colbert has called the senator a 'half-melted G.I. Joe.' The Kid Mero told him he looks like he eats mice. USA Today, the most boring and benign newspaper on the planet, once headlined a piece, 'Why You May Not like Ted Cruz’s Face, According to Science.' Cruz seemed impervious to such criticism, what with his nonstop grandstanding and that unrelenting dumb smirk. But apparently he took the feedback to heart, because now the dumb smirk is ever so slightly obscured by a moustache."From "...
Tags: Texas, Law, Stephen Colbert, Etiquette, Looks, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Beards, Mero, Ann Althouse


Ask The Salty Waitress: How do I tell a friend to keep their kids away from my party?

Dear Salty: I don’t throw a ton of parties, but this year, in honor of my new condo, I decided to bite the bullet and throw a nice, grownup holiday cocktail party, with 20 or so of my friends. Nevertheless, I got a text from a friend who enthused, “Kids and I can’t wait to join you! See you Saturday!”Read more...
Tags: Kids, Etiquette, Lifehacks