Archive | etiquette

How To Tell Someone You’re In An Open Relationship

Open relationship, ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, monogamish: there are so many words for telling someone that when it comes right down to it, you’re dating someone else. Here’s how to do so in a way that is respectful of their time and energy.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Stop Posting Pictures of Strangers on Social Media

Taking someone’s photo without their consent and posting it on the internet is a shitty thing to do. It’s invasive, inappropriate, and can even put the other person in danger. In a world that made any sense, this wouldn’t require further explanation. This would be a commonly understood part of the social contract.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Cancel Plans Without Pissing Someone Off

Canceling social plans is the ultimate in self-gratification—first you got high off the plans, then you got high off the freedom. But sometimes you leave the other person annoyed and betrayed. So whenever you cancel on someone, make sure to immediately make new plans with them, says redditor DevotedlyHopeless in a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Actually Useful Royal Etiquette Rules

In preparation for the Royal Wedding this weekend, the Cut has posted a collection of etiquette rules that royals and wedding guests alike must adhere to. While some—like the proper order for entering a room—are ridiculous and antiquated much like the royal family itself, others are honestly on-point for even the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Do With Stuff Someone Left at Your Place

Whether it’s a former roommate, an ex-partner, a friend, or some random partygoer whose name you’ve forgotten, someone is going to leave stuff at your home at some point. But hold on there, pal, that property isn’t automatically yours now. Here’s what you should do with it, according to common U.S. law.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What to Do When Your Funny Story Isn’t Funny

I’m a terrible storyteller. With enough keyboard time I can turn a personal experience into a passable narrative, but in person I fall to pieces. Whenever I try to share a “funny story,” even if I’ve tried following Lifehacker’s storytelling tips, I see my audience’s faces freeze into a rictus as my story reaches its…Read […]

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Place Notes Around Your Party to Make Your Guests More Comfortable

I always feel a little unsure as a guest in someone else’s home. I want to be as polite as possible, and that can lead to some anxiety. Can I go through that door? Are those snacks for everyone? Where’s the bathroom? Here’s a trick that can help worrying guests like me.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Your Housekeeper Wants From You

After our post How to Clean Up Before the Housekeeper Comes, readers wanted to know so much more about how to hire a cleaner and how to handle any sensitive or awkward situations. We talked to Beatriz Rojas, owner of San Antonio cleaning company C&B Facility Services, and she answered all our questions.Read more… Continue […]

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Technology Could Be Encouraging You to Over-Tip

How much do you tip when a merchant uses a mobile payment system like Square? According to this article from NerdWallet, you could be overdoing it if your barista or restauranteur input their own “recommended” tipping amounts—especially if it’s for a seller who you wouldn’t normally tip otherwise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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