kiss, kiss

In America, one kiss on the cheek signals, “Hello, I am happy to have bumped into you like this” or “I’m delighted to see you again.” In Europe, two kisses, one on each cheek, signal the same thing. But among

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this just in

A lawyer friend of mine who works in a prestigious New York firm told me that some people in her office are refusing to store their food in the communal fridge because shoes were found on one of the shelves!

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say it isn’t so!

A worker who witnesses rudeness may be less likely to help his co-workers, a University of Florida study found.

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“etiquette” rhymes with “baguette,” but…

… where on Earth does it come from? From the French, of course! According to Emily Post’s book, Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home when the Versailles gardens were first being planned, King Louis XIV’s master

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on random noise

Yesterday when I arrived at my office there were a bunch of men drilling up the sidewalk right outside my window. The noise was at a pitch destined to shatter eardrums. I called up someone in the building management office

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my etiquette blog

My name is Vicky Oliver, and welcome to my blog. I live and work in the heart of Manhattan, a city that often gets a bad rap for being rude and unwelcoming. In 1922, Emily Post wrote: “New York’s bad

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