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America Today

Q: Is it bad etiquette to plug in your cellphone or laptop into an outlet if you are a. waiting in a hotel lobby and are sitting next to an outlet? b. sitting at a table against a wall in a restaurant and an outlet is right at your feet or nearby? (does it matter […]

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Etiquette Daily’s “Greatest Hits” are questions that generated a great deal of conversation when they were originally posted. At the Emily Post Institute we have learned that some etiquette questions never go out of style and are bringing back a few of these popular conundrums for your further consideration. Enjoy! Q: My son-in-law will soon […]

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Etiquette BitesTM are quick video tips on Etiquette, Lifestyle, and Relationships from The Emily Post Institute. Each bite features a Post family author offering words of advice in their area of expertise. In two minutes or less, Etiquette Bites provide the knowledge you need to mind your manners in a variety of everyday situations. In […]

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Shotgun!: The Etiquette of Carpooling

by epi on August 5, 2013

Etiquette BitesTM are quick video tips on Etiquette, Lifestyle, and Relationships from The Emily Post Institute. Each bite features a Post family author offering words of advice in their area of expertise. In two minutes or less, Etiquette Bites provide the knowledge you need to mind your manners in a variety of everyday situations. In […]

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The Emily Post Institute has partnered with Bank of America to talk about all the ways good etiquette can work with new technology to improve relationships and help people reconnect this summer. June is here and the 4th of July is just around the corner. Summer is a great time to reconnect with the people […]

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Book Release Day!

by Daniel Post Senning on April 16, 2013

Manners in a Digital World, Living Well Online – available now. The Etiquette Daily blog community is a special place for me. I spent my first working hours at The Emily Post Institute answering etiquette questions like those we tackle on this blog every day. The community that comes here to ask questions and talk […]

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Q: At the doctor’s office, a stranger tries to strike up a conversation with you. You’re not in the mood to talk. Do you tell her so? A: There’s no harm in indulging someone with a short conversation. But if you’re incapable because of nerves or illness, a polite deflection is what’s called for: “It’s […]

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Dating Dynamics: Online dating etiquette

by epi on December 14, 2012

Q: Just for laughs, my gang of single friends and I decided to join an online dating site. But the laugh is on me- I got matched with a wonderful guy, and now I’m embarrassed to explain how we met. How can I politely avoid the subject? A: These days, it’s very natural for couples […]

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Q: Is drinking from a water bottle in public, such as church or a restaurant, appropriate? A: Water bottles (and also coffee cups) often seem to be permanently attached to people these days! In formal settings, such as church, it’s best to be discreet in drinking beverages if it must be done at all. As […]

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Q: How do you address a letter to someone who has retired from being a captain in the army?  I want to show respect for the rank she attained but don’t know if it’s appropriate to acknowledge it after her retirement. A: You should continue using her title whenever you address a letter to her.  […]

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