More articles about: Manners and Misdemeanors

 
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A smile can keep those emotions in check.
The Truly Rich Lady (that’s me!) is just like you. I, too, am not immune to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, the dagger plunged into the heart by a friend, or the toe stubbed on the leg of a table ...
 
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Fancy cocktail? Summer cocktail? T&C experts weigh in on what to wear to your next party.
Cocktail attire, by definition, is fairly straightforward. But we all know it is never that simple. (In full transparency, this is written by someone who gave her wedding guests two different dress codes to ensure that everyone dressed the same—San Francisco guests ...
 
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Celebrity deaths have turned social media into the Wailing Wall. But how exactly does one mourn publicly with dignity?
It seems like many celebrity deaths ago. Yet the fumes still linger from the social media conflagration that followed the demise in one bad week in February of Karl Lagerfeld, Lee Radziwill, and Marella Agnelli. Those who knew them, and those who ...
 
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When you hear it, you'll want to be invited over.
Pop quiz: What do $600 Manolo Blahniks and $10 flip flops have in common? The answer: They both have the uncanny ability to track a disturbing amount of filth into my house. This is why I must insist that any visitor to ...
 
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With a surge of travel horror stories, make sure to follow the proper travel etiquette and don’t become THAT traveler.
Traveling can be both rewarding and stressful. It is rewarding to have the opportunity to cross borders and oceans, but stressful to deal with multiple aggravating factors that can end your sanity.  For some, traveling is an integral aspect of their lives. ...
 
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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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