etiquette

Emily Postmodern: Is Crowdfunding Tacky?

These days, it seems like everytime I check Facebook or my email someone I know is doing something generous and also asking me to donate money to their project.  

Julianna Rose Dow | March 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Make It Stop: “My Friend Is Constantly On Her Phone When We’re Hanging Out”

Must Siri be invited as a third wheel on all of their lady dates?

Anna Goldfarb | December 18, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Emily Postmodern: Mind Your Manners This Thanksgiving, Chickadees

This Thanksgiving, be polite. And thankful. Don’t forget thankful!

Julianna Rose Dow | November 24, 2015 - 11:00 am

Garbage Human Leaves Racist Note In Lieu Of Tip

Last week, I wrote an article about how it’s not exactly proper etiquette to leave a rude note instead of a tip when one goes out to eat. However, it…

Robyn Pennacchia | November 16, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Emily Postmodern: #Mourning In The Time Of Social Media

What can we learn from the Victorians?

Julianna Rose Dow | November 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Emily Postmodern: Is it Cool To Bring Booze To A Baby Shower?

Baby showers and alcohol don’t always mix, but sometimes, it’s okay.

Julianna Rose Dow | October 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm

This Bride And Groom Billed Guests Who Didn’t Show Up To Their Wedding

I’m all for banning kids from places (especially airlines), but if you’re going to have a wedding without children it understandably presents some challenges for any parents invited to attend your nuptials. Take, for example, Jessica Baker,…

Lauren Vinopal | September 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Emily Postmodern: How Do I Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?

Our first reader letter!
I’m constantly being told by media (The Frisky included) to stand up for myself, speak my mind, defend the defenseless, but I’ve got to tell

Julianna Rose Dow | September 30, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Emily Postmodern: How To Behave When Meeting The Parents Of Someone You Maybe-Might Love

Just be polite. You know how to do that, right?

Julianna Rose Dow | September 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Emily Postmodern: You Only Get To Have One Registry, So Use It Wisely

Certain household appliances signal one has arrived at adulthood. For me, it was a KitchenAid stand mixer. These large, highly-specialized items don’t lend themselves well to the vagabond ways of

Julianna Rose Dow | August 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Emily Postmodern: How To Have A Wedding Without Becoming An Asshole

Get married without being a jerk! It’s easy.

Julianna Rose Dow | July 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

I Have Kids And I Think It’s Selfish To Have An Adult-Only Wedding

This summer, my husband and I have approximately 10,000 weddings to attend. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but it definitely feels that way. In and of itself, our plenitude of weddings…

YourTango.com | July 8, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Is There A Nice Way To Say I Don’t Believe In Ghosts?

It’s hard to say you don’t believe people when they tell you they’ve experienced something supernatural.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

12 Things You Don’t Ever Actually Need To Say To Anyone

You probably don’t need to know if the woman standing next to you in the checkout line is pregnant or not.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

Absolute Beginners: Gym Etiquette 101

After the first installment of Absolute Beginners was posted, I got a few really awesome suggestions for future posts. This one is from reader Cedra, who brought up the point…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

All The Bicycle-Related Knowledge I Have, In Q&A Form

It was 70 degrees out yesterday in Chicago. Seventy, people! That means, of course, that I’ve been riding my bike for the last few weeks, because really, once you hit…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

Make It Stop: “My Neighbor Just Wants To Gab All The Time”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on

Anna Goldfarb | September 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Make It Stop: “My Roommate’s Girlfriend Is Disgusting!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a

Anna Goldfarb | August 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Make It Stop: “Get Me Off My Friends’ Group Text Messages!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a

Anna Goldfarb | August 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Make It Stop: “Strange Men Won’t Stop Calling Me ‘Baby’!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a

Anna Goldfarb | July 31, 2014 - 11:00 am
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