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Etiquette

Important Considerations & Rules for Living in Your First “Adult” Place

Categories: Learn, Live

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Up until your first paycheck your requirements for housing were probably solely based around rent prices. Here are some other things to think about – and the law of the land once you move in.

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How to Prepare for Your First Business Trip

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Earn

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A checklist for the in’s and out’s of traveling for work.

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Style Q&A: Breaking Down Breakfast Meeting Attire

Categories: Earn, Learn

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The earliest meeting of the day, one for close colleagues or pressing business. Make a smart impression.

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How to Have a Politically Neutral Family Dinner This Holiday Season

Categories: Live

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Surprisingly, those closest to you are the ones you shouldn’t share your political views with…at least over the holidays.

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Spy School: Live and Act like a Double O

Categories: Learn

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Etiquette, manners, and food customs for lavish & sophisticated settings.

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Our House is (not) Your House: How to Be a House Guest in the 21st Century

Categories: Learn, Live

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Staying with friends or your new girlfriend’s parents? As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Let them know you appreciate their hospitality.

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5 Things to Bring to a BBQ That Are Better Than Chips

Categories: Learn

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Most bbq’s have enough beer and all of them have enough chips. This grilling season show up with something that adds to the party.

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How to Be a Better Man Than 90% of Guys: Be Polite, Always, to Everyone

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, New Here?

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Telling guys to be polite and friendly may sound obvious, but how many times have you diverted your eyes walking passed someone in the hallway, or pulled out your cell phone in the elevator to avoid small talk? Yeah. We thought so.

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A Modern Manners Manifesto, Revised for the Naked-without-the-phone, Post-it-to-Facebook Generation

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Saying your thank you’s and holding doors are polite manners that have been beaten into us since we were kids. But with the advent of new social technology like smart phones, text messaging, and Facebook there are some new, much needed rules for a polite technological society.

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Tweet This: “I’m Not As Important As I Think I Am”

Categories: Learn

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Social media can be a great way to share your life with friends and family…just make sure it’s the stuff worth sharing.

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The Lost Art of Saying ‘Thank You’

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Saying “thank you” with a big smile when you receive a gift or nice gesture may seem adequate enough but it’s not. A gentleman always writes a thank you note. In these days of instant communication, it’s easy to overlook the act of writing a thank you letter, or feel it’s overdoing it. We show you what to say, when to say it, and what to write it on.

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A Guide to E-mail Etiquette

Categories: Learn

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Even though we’ve been using e-mail for 15 years, a lot of people have literally never gotten the memo about how this fantastic communication tool intersects with professionalism. More so than many other factors, if you’re sending poorly formatted e-mails you’re sending the wrong message.

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Forget Someone’s Name? What Would Rob Do?

Categories: The Field Manual

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There’s nothing more embarrassing than forgetting someone’s name when seeing them out somewhere or worse when put in a situation requiring an introduction. Check out these tips from NPR contributor Rob Sachs so you never have to say, “I’m sorry, I’m bad with names…” again.

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Five Bad Habits You Need to Drop (…Like a Bad Habit)

Categories: The Field Manual

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Many people think they don’t have any bad habits just because they don’t chew their nails, drag their feet, or swear like a sailor — but don’t be resistant to self-improvement. If you’re doing any of these regularly, it’s time you step up your game.

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The Cardinal Rules of Soccer Etiquette

Categories: The Field Manual

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With the arrival of the Beckham’s on this shore and the recent Confederations Cup, Soccer (or Football as it is more commonly known across the pond) has suddenly started to sweep the nation by storm. With this in mind, British soccer fanatic Adam Baxter has decided to let loose a few handy hints for those who need a little help breaking in…

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7 Ways to Make the Perfect Toast

Categories: Learn

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America’s number one fear is talking in public, towering above fears like ninjas, death, and sharks. Which is a shame because while words may not make a man, they certainly help. Follow these tips to deliver the perfect toast, that’s not too long, not too silly, and with just enough sentiment.

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7 Do’s and Don’t's of Modern Day Dating Etiquette

Categories: Love

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With the arrival of new technology all the time, the rules for social interaction have changed. Are you up to speed with today’s dating etiquette?

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Dinner Manners

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, Live, New Here?

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Think Chivalry is dead? Then so are your chances of impressing your boss or your girl at dinner. These ten simple tips take you from the car to the exit sign, without losing your date, your job, or your cool.

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