Customs, Etiquette and Manners

October 19, 2017

Social Q’s: Microaggressions at the Market

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES While I was waiting to check out at the market, an older white woman in front of me turned to the […]
October 5, 2017

Social Q’s: My Friend’s Boyfriend Is Flirting With Me. What Do I Do?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES A good friend’s boyfriend has initiated several online chats with me over the last month. They came across as friendly and […]
September 28, 2017

Social Q’s: Hey Kids! How Young Is Too Young to Get Married?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My boyfriend and I are in college. We’ve dated for two years. We talked about getting married after the first year. […]
September 14, 2017

Social Q’s: My Aunt’s Getting Married and My Mom’s Not Invited

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES I am a 17-year-old with divorced parents. This fall, my aunt (my dad’s sister) is getting married. My brother and I […]
July 13, 2017

Social Q’s: You Can’t Fight City Hall, Nor Fight About a Wedding There

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES Our son is marrying a terrific woman this summer in Italy. The legal ceremony will be held here at City Hall […]
June 15, 2017

Social Q’s: The Strong, Silent Type Who’s Also a Little Rude

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My husband is a pretty smart guy. But sometimes when I tell him things — about good friends or articles I’ve […]
June 1, 2017

Social Q’s: Parents Won’t Pay for Harvard After a Year Off to Help the Poor

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES I am a high school senior who got into Harvard. I want to go, but I would like to take a […]
May 27, 2017

Encounters: Two Etiquette Experts Take On New York

Encounters By VALERIYA SAFRONOVA Eyes alert, wearing pearls and a necklace with the word “Fearless,” Kelly Williams Brown, the author of the best-selling guide for millennials, […]
May 25, 2017

Social Q’s: When Is It O.K. to Date a Friend’s Ex?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES An old friend dated a really nice guy for a few months, but it fizzled. I definitely felt a spark when […]
May 4, 2017

Social Q’s: Was a Missed Promotion a Matter of Race?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES I am a 30-year-old white guy. For three years, I have worked for a clothing company. My credentials are great: I […]