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Etiquette

Nov 29, 2012 New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes details how to handle breakups, cellphone calls and food allergies — among other topics — in his book Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.
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Jan 17, 2012 — What's wrong with saying "No problem" instead of "You're welcome"? Is it acceptable to answer a phone call with an email? In Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?, Henry Alford goes on a quest for modern manners; he says most bad behavior is based in ignorance.
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Dec 5, 2011New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes details how to handle breakups, cellphone calls and food allergies — among other topics — in his book Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.
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Oct 30, 2011 — Philip Galanes talks about what it takes to get your modern-etiquette question answered in the Sunday New York Times — and takes a few questions from NPR listeners.
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Oct 19, 2011 — The great-great-grandchildren of Emily Post have come out with a new edition of Etiquette that takes on internet manners. But will you use it?
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Feb 18, 2009 — What's in a name? The question of how and when titles should be used is getting renewed attention with Barack Obama in the White House. Tony Cox discusses naming conventions with NPR correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates and former Los Angeles Superior Court Judge-turned-blogger Kevin Ross.
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Dec 8, 2006 — 'Tis the season for parties. For many they're a joyful occasion. But for some they're a terrifying experience. You walk into the room. Then what? Have no fear. Learn conversation-survival techniques from a mingling maven.
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Nov 17, 2006 — With the annual brace of holidays approaching, it's a good time to remind dinner guests of a few basic rules of etiquette. Like don't complain when you're served something you may not like — even Susan Stamberg's awful-sounding favorite holiday dish.
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Jun 22, 2006 — For many, summer is a time of transition: weddings, graduations, job interviews. And that means it's also a season for thank-you notes. Despite the ubiquity of e-mail, experts tell Michele Norris that a handwritten note remains the best way to express your gratitude.
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