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Shilling etiquette advice is an old and illustrious profession. As long as there's been a society, there's also been appropriate social behavior (and a goodly number of schmucks who do everything wrong).

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Facebook apps go beyond 'like' featureupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 05:59:00

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook's new apps that allow users to connect in different ways.

The etiquette of constant photos, Facebookupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 05:59:00

Your photo-happy friends may be capturing posed group shots and crazy candids at New Year's Eve parties this weekend, but sometimes you just don't want to be photographed.

CNNMoney: Holiday tipping: How much to give in tough timesupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 05:16:00

'Tis the season to show your appreciation for the help you've received throughout the year. And when it comes to saying thanks, cash is best.

How to tell family you're staying at a hotelupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 16:14:00

It's time. Or at least very close to the time when holiday hosts and guests start thinking about recipes and menus, housekeeping and houseguests.

When it's OK to say 'thank you' via e-mailupdated: Wed May 11 2011 07:04:00

Sound the trumpets! We're mere weeks away from Memorial Day, moving inchworm-style toward the unofficial season of gift exchange: weddings, bridal showers, anniversaries, housewarmings, graduations -- and doesn't it seem like an awful lot of people have birthdays this month?

Etiquette quandary: Can I return this?updated: Sat Dec 25 2010 10:50:00

The sweater you wouldn't be caught dead in. The knicknack that doesn't match your decor. The Walkman (they still make those?) you'll never use. And it's always that same great-aunt/wacky uncle/out-of-touch grandparent that gives it to you.

Ultimate last-minute Christmas shoppingupdated: Sat Dec 25 2010 10:50:00

Millions of Americans are shopping for last-minute gifts on Christmas Day. Where are they going? CNN's Josh Levs reports.

The missing gift dilemmaupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 14:40:00

You're having lunch with a friend when all of a sudden she pulls a gift out of her purse. "Here!" she says, gleefully, pushing the brightly-wrapped present in your direction. "Merry Christmas!"

Gift advice from the experts -- and you!updated: Thu Dec 16 2010 09:26:00

Let the countdown begin. Not to stress you out (ok, maybe a little!) but you officially have eight days to finish your holiday shopping -- less time if you have to ship your gifts, and even less if you're reading this the day after it was published.

When tight budget collides with holiday giftsupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 09:11:00

This holiday season is expected to be tough on a lot of people's budgets. But cutting back on gifts when you've been extravagant in the past isn't always easy.

Gift giving etiquette: Can I ask for cash?updated: Thu Nov 11 2010 17:29:00

Maybe you're strapped for money in the recession -- there are bills to pay, mouths to feed. Maybe you're sick of receiving sweaters you never wear.

Give them presents or a gift card?updated: Thu Nov 11 2010 17:29:00

As the holiday season draws near, shoppers take a stand on whether or not to give presents, gift cards or cash.

CNNMoney: Flying to a wedding? Pay less for the giftupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 10:52:00

Q. If I'm flying to a wedding in the Caribbean, is it okay to spend less on the gift than I normally would due to my travel expenses? -- B., Simpsonville, S.C.

The do's and don'ts of asking someone out onlineupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 12:07:00

Imagine, if you will, a crowded dance floor: Men and women are talking, laughing awkwardly and trying to gyrate their rhythmically challenged hips to that Phoenix song that goes "do let, do let, blah blah."

Answers to your netiquette questions revealed!updated: Wed Jul 14 2010 08:46:00

The ground rules for online courtesy gelled sometime in the late '90s: Don't swear on public forums. Zip large files before sending. AVOID WRITING IN CAPS, AS IT IS RUDE TO CYBERSHOUT.

Brides can be cheap, but not tackyupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 11:21:00

Planning the celebration of a lifetime during the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression is a daunting task, so it's no secret that many brides are cutting back. The average amount a couple is spending on their wedding this year is down more than $5,000 from 2008, theweddingreport.com estimates.

How to address women -- married, divorced, singleupdated: Tue May 26 2009 12:52:00

Although I don't plan to change my name when I get hitched this summer, I respect and appreciate every woman's right to choose what's best for her. I reject the notion some have expressed that when a woman takes her husband's last name she's giving up her identity.

How to be a heavenly houseguest -- and keep your sanityupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 13:18:00

Shuffling through airport security in your socks or sitting in traffic may seem like a breeze compared with the stresses of settling in under the same roof with family.

My friends are eco freaksupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 12:29:00

Jay Byrne knows that his mother-in-law meant well when her two young grandchildren came to visit.

How to set a pretty tableupdated: Thu May 01 2008 09:14:00

Whether you're serving dinner, lunch, or brunch, follow these rules of the pretty table.

Money Magazine: Charity begins at work: When co-workers come collectingupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

Used to be, when fall rolled 'round, you were expected to give to just one charity at work—United Way. But these days you're probably bombarded with appeals from colleagues in charitable walkathons...

How to practice cubicle courtesyupdated: Wed Sep 29 2004 08:21:00

Let's play "Pyramid" for a minute. You know, the game where one person hands out clues and the partner has to guess what they have in common.

Fortune: Peter Post updated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

As the author, with his sister-in-law Peggy Post, of The Etiquette Advantage in Business, Post updates the work of his great-grandmother Emily Post. The book touches on everything from proper casua...

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