Manners

Halloween is a great time to practice generosity—and we’re not talking about candy

Hospitable acts are what the Halloween season is all about. Here are 6 scarily easy ones we can all make…

The 1993 letter from Bush to Clinton: a lesson in values for your kids!

When Former President George H. W. Bush lost re-election to Bill Clinton in 1993, he wrote a letter to the new president and left it…

Rules of engagement for discussing Election 2016 on social media

Emotions are running high, and it's tempting to lash out on social media. As a former Capitol Hill staffer, here are my rules for keeping…

Marion Cotillard responds with pure class to her Brangelina accusers

The ever poised and graceful French actress Marion Cotillard took to Instagram to silence her accusers in the whole Brangelina affair once and for all.

An invitation to breastfeed in church (and to stop fighting about it)

Breastfeeding is not a debate, it’s an opportunity for compassion.

Coarse mouths, coarse souls: why it’s not okay to let your child swear

To all the parents who think curse words don't harm anyone, here are three reasons why I think you're wrong.

‘Gentleman’ builder puts manners first while taking selfie with Will & Kate (PHOTO)

Sam Wayne, the royal watcher who is getting a lot of attention for his polite selfie with Kate and William,…

The art of a graceful apology: 3 elements Ryan Lochte forgot

Lochte's apology heard round the world has everyone examining and reevaluating how best to make amends to those we hurt.

The spiritual practice of small talk

Hate chatting about the weather, The Bachelorette, the traffic? Don't despair: small talk can lead to strong friendships.

4 bad manners you’ll only see in the summer

When the heat waves roll around, certain etiquette seems to fly right out the open window.

My personal ‘Jennifer Aniston’ pregnancy experience

Jennifer Aniston's recent comments about the public's intrusion into women's private lives made me recall my own brush with a thoughtless commenter.

Kids & social media: a lesson in how not to be ‘ugly’ online

There is a whole spectrum of advocacy between silence and vitriol on the Internet. Our job is to find it and, I believe with every…

Is ‘Dabbing’ disrespectful, or did I miss the memo?

Is The Dab, the dance move that has become a new amusing fad at high school graduations, mean-spirited, just plain silly, or something else entirely?

Google thanks grandma for her good old-fashioned manners

Have you ever said please or thank you to a search engine like Google? This 86-year-old woman's polite internet etiquette will make you smile.

What fathers want their daughters to know about men

We challenged a dozen dads to reveal what men really think about relationships, love and life—but may not have the courage to actually say in front of their own daughters.