Posts tagged "manners"

7 Ways To Play It Cool If You Encounter A Celeb In Real Life

Last night, I was lucky enough to have, literally, a front row seat to a concert by the jazz group Jon Batiste and Stay Human. I’m not sure how that…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2013 - 2:22 pm

Situations When It Is Acceptable/Not Acceptable To Write IN ALL CAPS

Everything that I say and write is important. Very important. Smetimes when I am writing and my thoughts are super, extra-important, I write it IN ALL CAPS for extra emphasis.

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Hitched: What To Say To Wedding Busybodies

What’s the kindest thing you can do for someone who’s getting married? Keep your mouth shut. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s true. If you’re asked for advice? Give…

Andrea Grimes | July 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hug Or Handshake? We Answer The Eternal Debate (In GIFs!)

Shane Snow of the start-up Contently tackles the age-old question of how to properly greet a female colleague over at Medium yesterday, inspiring lively debate on the topic of hugs versus…

Megan Reynolds | May 16, 2013 - 9:00 am

How To Not Be The Worst: 24 Rules For Living In GIF Form

Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo, or because I’m a hundred years old, or both, but seriously? People have zero manners or respect anymore. There are the people who don’t…

Julie Gerstein | February 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

Chivalry Makes Women Suspicious, Says Dubiously Sourced Study

Okay, I’m pretty sure that the UK’s Daily Mail just makes shit up. But I am fairly sure that chivalry died one morning a month ago, when a man shoved

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Dear Prudence Counsels Woman Whose Boyfriend Won’t Stop Licking Her Face

A few weeks ago, I had to have an awkward conversation with O’Boyfriend about appropriate versus inappropriate times to grab my butt, or as the Irish call it, my “bum.”…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2012 - 3:20 pm

14 Socially Unacceptable Questions People Are Afraid To Ask

We’ve all been in that situation: you’re having a conversation with someone, ask an innocent question, and the next thing you know, everyone either thinks you’re an idiot or a…

College Candy | July 14, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden’s website has canceled the event. I guess you’ll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer]…

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Dating Don’ts: Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth On A First Date

On Friday night, I had an online date that really fizzled. Everything was going just fine over chips and guac until he majorly stuck his foot in his mouth. He started talking…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 11:00 am

How Not To Be An Awful Person At The Nail Salon

All I wanted to do on Sunday was get a mani/pedi so my nails didn’t look so chipped and busted. Kicking back with a crinkled copy of Allure while Top 40…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Just Say No To Negging

His teeny little profile picture was cute. He was the right age range and city. But when I opened the online dating message from this random dude, this is what…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Woman Arrested After Fighting With Flight Attendant Over Painting Nails During Flight

Southwest Airlines passenger Jeanie Daniels is butthurt because she was jailed for 10 hours after arguing with a flight attendant about painting her nails onboard. While flying from California to Texas,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2012 - 8:30 am

The Soapbox: This Might Sound Crazy, But Let’s Bring Back Good Manners In Dating

Over the summer, I had a first date with an attractive, smart guy who emailed me over an online dating site. C— was Harvard-educated, a lawyer, and a dead ringer…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2011 - 11:00 am

In Defense Of Carolyn Bourne, Who Sent A Rude Email To Her Future Daughter-in-Law

The Internets are all aflutter this week after a few emails a British woman named Carolyn Bourne sent to her future daughter-in-law Heidi Withers went viral. The crux of the…

Julie Gerstein | July 1, 2011 - 10:20 am

10 Examples Of Poor Sex Etiquette

Perfectly good sex can be ruined by really bad manners. There is an unwritten code of sex conduct. Follow it, and your partner will likely be a repeat customer. ‪Break…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 2, 2011 - 3:00 pm

How To Handle Awkward Moments Without A Panic Attack

Karma’s a bitch, dude. This morning, I was frolicking through Starbucks, smiling to myself about how awesome my life has gotten. On Friday, I’m moving out of my parents’ house…

Jessica Wakeman | March 30, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Pregnant Commuter Kept Track Of How Much You Suck At Giving Up Your Seat

Most of us would like to think that if we saw a pregnant, elderly or handicapped person on the train or subway, we would offer up our seat in a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Conservative Women To Honor “Gentlemen” On Campus This March

It’s Women’s History Month, sisters, but you wouldn’t know it based on one women’s group’s plans. The Network of Enlightened Women, a conservative group, is hosting its annual Gentleman’s Showcase

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Newfound Respect For Chivalry

My freshman year of college, I went on a date with a guy to a fancy restaurant in Manhattan. It was the kind of place with a white tablecloth, where…

Jessica Wakeman | January 31, 2011 - 2:00 pm