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Social Manners & Etiquette

No matter how wealthy, attractive or powerful you are, according to the authors of "Better than Beauty: A Guide to Charm,&quo...

Proper Manners When Cutting a Steak

It's easy to get lost in the moment of cutting into a tender, juicy steak. For your table companions, however, watching you gr...

10 Things to Never Say to a Person Who's Grieving

Comforting someone who’s lost a loved one can be fraught with uncertainty. You want to be helpful, but you don’t want to upset the person further. It can sometimes feel easier to not reach out at all. Yet, according to licensed clinical social worker Fara Tucker, who has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, not contacting someone because you don’t know what to say is worse. People who are grieving desperately need support and connection -- they need not to feel alone. At the same time, Tucker says, “There are some things that are really best kept to yourself.” So avoid these 10 statements and follow these experts’ suggestions instead.

How to Cope With the Anniversary of a Loved One's Death

While focus is often put on the death and funeral of a loved one, grief and pain can continue for months or years afterward. The a...

10 Things Never to Say to Someone Who Isn't Drinking

10 Things Never to Say to Someone Who Isn't Drinking. I get it -- someone who chooses NOT to drink is something of a curiosity, especially when "let's grab a drink" is almost interchangeable with "hey, how are you?" I’m sober because I’ve had issues in my past, but people make the choice not to drink for a variety of reasons -- some of which are none of your beeswax. Over the years, I’ve had people ask some pretty frustrating or ignorant questions about why I'm not drinking. I understand the impulse to ask, but some of the questions can be hurtful, while others just get repetitive. I don’t get mad when people ask; they just don’t know any better. Read on to find out 10 things you should resist saying to someone who isn't drinking.

How to Write a Thank You Note to Family

There are benefits to writing your own thank-you notes that you may not even be aware of. Appreciation can go a long way; others n...
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