More articles about: Manners and Misdemeanors

 
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"Advanced age" is not a fast pass, as we learn from the Truly Rich Mother.
The sun felt good on my skin as I lay on the lounge chair on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. I was just about to fall asleep, lulled by the melody of the ocean, when I heard a high-pitched ringing, ...
 
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If you wish to display your flags on Independence Day, make sure you follow these rules.
With the Philippines marking its 121st year of independence on June 12, it’s time to dust off our flags and proudly display our patriotism. Before we do, however, it should be noted that there are far more guidelines to its usage than ...
 
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It's now acceptable to talk about what were once taboo topics, such as political views and nose jobs.
It was the middle of the week, and I found myself in unfamiliar territory: an ultra glossy dinner party filled with young people or, to be more specific, younger people.Because we are friends, I will now admit the following: I only look ...
 
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Know when to tip—and how much—in places like Japan, South Africa, Spain, and beyond.
The long-established 20 percent tipping rule in the U.S. has been going through an existential crisis lately, but the dilemma of how much gratuity to leave—if any at all—is one that has long plagued travelers going abroad.Say you have just enjoyed a delicious meal ...
 
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In celebration of Mother's Day, the Truly Rich Lady answers all concerns related to our readers' relationships with mummy.
Dear Truly Rich Lady,Are flowers still a good idea for Mother’s Day? Or are they passé? If they are okay, suggestions, please.Florally YoursDear FY,Flowers, like diamonds, will forever be fashionable as gifts for mothers, wives, girlfriends, and daughters. But since they are ...
 
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The keys to mastering digital decorum and other modern manners dilemmas.
From dating in the digital world to crashing at a friend's place while you search for an apartment, to the nuances of saving for retirement, the modern world poses etiquette quandaries that Emily Post could never have dreamed of. Which is why ...
 
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The proper etiquette for a royal visit.
In the off-chance you receive an invitation to tea at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (or perhaps the upcoming baby shower!), then you should know that there is a correct protocol to enjoying the afternoon. While T&C is still waiting ...
 
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Even the most seasoned traveler makes mistakes.
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” we’ve heard time and again. When you’re visiting a foreign place for the first time, it’s natural to want to do the locals right by following their traditions, and even learning a few phrases. ...
 
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Some rules to remember if you're planning to watch Phantom of the Opera's Manila run.
A theater is not a cinema; the atmosphere for the former is usually much more buttoned up. How should one act during a live performance? Utmost respect is to be given not only to your fellow ticketholders but to the production's cast ...
 
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Ask yourself, "Is that worth your anger?"
There were two emotions that older families watched closely for the temptation they posed to self-indulgence: anger and grief. Such was the sensitivity about these emotions that they were kept strictly private and personal. Any public display of either was taken to ...
 
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What good is the freedom that money offers if you don’t know how to relax?
So maybe a Truly Rich Lady has reached that point where she is super stinky rich, which really should free her from the indignity of having to wake up at the screeching of an alarm clock. And yet she still feels the ...
 
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To recognize one’s season is a gift. To be present for it, and to delight in its subtleties, is to enjoy the ultimate luxury.
Time is an ethereal journey to infinity. It creates illusions and erases illusions. It is immeasurable, and yet everything is measured by it. Time is the ultimate luxury.In the summer of 1970, I stepped into a timeless world of luxury—the original spa ...
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