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Table manners and etiquette articles offering great advice on everything from Table manners and How to use your utensils to how to host a proper dinner party, social or business.

10 Etiquette Rules Not to Break During a Business Lunch
Avoid these blunders when you attend a business lunch.

10 Great Tips For Teaching Kids Manners
Help for the parent who wants to have children who are mannerly.

10 Quick Etiquette Tips for Social or Business Dining
Cheat sheet with quick tips for dining in a social or business setting.

12 International Food Etiquette Rules You May Not Know
Before you travel abroad, take time to learn the dining etiquette rules for each country you plan to visit.

7 Mealtime Etiquette Tips
Seven mealtime tips for parents who want to encourage their children to use manners.

7 Reasons Others May Run When They See You Coming
Bad manners can ruin long-term friendships and family relationships. Take a look at this list of bad manners and see if you might be sabotaging your social life.

Avoid Common Etiquette Blunders in Restaurants
Learn the proper etiquette of dining out and avoid common mistakes.

Buffet Etiquette
Know the proper etiquette of buffet dining.

Business Lunch Etiquette for the Guest
Follow these etiquette tips if you are invited as a guest to a business lunch.

Business Lunch Etiquette for the Host
Follow proper etiquette when hosting a business lunch.

Casual Dining Etiquette
Learn and follow proper etiquette guidelines for casual dining.

Common Courtesies During Cold and Flu Season
Follow rules of common courtesy during cold and flu season to prevent spreading germs.

Dining Etiquette
Tips on how to use your napkin when you are dining.

Dining Etiquette Tips
Quick answers to dining etiquette questions.

Dinner Conversation Etiquette
Learn the proper things to discuss and what not to discuss at the dinner table.

Etiquette Videos for a Variety of Occasions

Finger Food Etiquette
Know what foods you may properly eat with your fingers and which ones require utensils.

Frequently Asked Questions About Restaurant Etiquette
Answers to frequently asked questions while dining out.

How Do You Get the Attention of Your Server in a Restaurant?
Know the proper way to get your server's attention.

How to Use Utensils at a Formal Dinner
Learn the proper use of utensils during a formal dinner.

In Whose Name Should a Restaurant Reservation Be Made?
Know the proper etiquette of making a restaurant reservation.

Instant Etiquette
Learning all the fine points of proper etiquette can be daunting. Focus on these ten tips to get started, and everyone will assume you've been polite all your life.

Is It Ever Appropriate to Apply Makeup in a Restaurant?
Learn appropriate etiquette at the table.

Is It Good Manners to Request a Bag or Box for Leftovers at a Restaurant?
Learn the proper way to request a container for leftovers at a restaurant.

Left-Handed Etiquette
Whether you are left-handed or you are around a left-handed person, follow these etiquette tips for dealing with the differences.

List of Etiquette Tips for Your Personal and Professional Life
List of some of the most common personal and professional etiquette issues that can help most people in everyday life.

Professional Etiquette
Find out more about what etiquette is, why it is important, and how it affects your every day life.

Phone Stacking Game Manners
Enjoy the game of phone stacking to reestablish your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.

Potluck Etiquette
Covered dish dinners and potlucks are fun. Everyone gets to share their favorite food, and no one has to do all the cooking. Here are some tips on making your next potluck successful.

Proper Etiquette for Handling Mealtime Mishaps
Even if you know proper table manners, you have probably experienced at least one mealtime blunder. Learn the correct way to handle mistakes and accidents during dinner.

Proper Etiquette for Tipping
Offering a proper tip to your waitstaff, hairdresser, mover, baggage handler and other service people will let them know how much you appreciate what they do.

Proper Etiquette of Eating Ice Cream

Proper Etiquette of Eating Shellfish
Seafood is popular for dinner parties and meals at restaurant. However, it can be quite messy. Here are some etiquette tips to eat shellfish in style.

Table Manners and Dining Etiquette
Before dining with friends or coworkers, know the proper table manners.

Restaurant Reservation Etiquette
Follow proper reservation etiquette to ensure getting into the restaurant of your choice and to get the best service possible.

Restaurant Server Pet Peeves
Always show respect for your server when you dine out. Here is a list of common pet peeves of restaurant personnel.

Tea Party Etiquette
Learn the proper etiquette for hosts and guests at a tea party.

What Do You Do With a Loaf of Bread That is Served Uncut in a Restaurant?
Know what to do when you receive an uncut loaf of bread.

What is the Best Way to Complain About Food or Service at a Restaurant?
Learn the proper way to complain about food or service at a restaurant.

What Should I Do If I Receive A Formal Dinner Invitation?
What is the appropriate response to a mailed or telephoned dinner invitation from either a friend or acquaintance.

What Should You Do With Paper and Plastic Condiment Wrappers in a Restaurant?
Know what to do with condiment wrappers in a restaurant.

What to Do About Other People's Etiquette Mishaps
Everyone makes etiquette faux pas every now and then. Here are some tips on what to do when you witness other people's blunders.

Who Gives the Order to the Server in a Restaurant?
Learn the proper way to order in a restaurant.

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