Etiquette

Spread Some Love to Your New Neighbors with a Cute Welcome Box — Make More Good

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Got yourself some new neighbors? (Or maybe you're about to get some? Those for-sale houses in your development are probably going to be scooped up sometime during the summer before the school year starts!) Yay!

Give them a proper welcome by bringing them a well-thought-out gift box that shows just how sweet you — and the rest of the community — can be!

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12 Ways to Be the Best Wedding Guest Ever — The Ultimate Summer Wedding Guide

Wedding season is upon us. While brides and grooms across the country are getting ready for one of the biggest days of their lives, they're also planning one heck of a party. And it's on you to be an awesome wedding guest. While you might be thinking, "Me? I'm a great guest!" check yourself against the list below to see if you really make the cut. Better to be safe than blacklisted, right?

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The Etiquette of the Open Bar — The Ultimate Summer Wedding Guide

An open bar at a wedding is basically a premature gift to thank you for being a good guest. It allows you to get all the drinks you want, when you want, without having to search for an ATM. (The availability of booze adds just the right amount of social lubricant to get strangers to become friends and nudge even the shyest guests out on the dance floor, too.)

Don't make your hosts rethink their stance on serving (free!) alcohol by taking advantage of their generosity. Here's how to properly navigate an open bar.

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5 Ways to Get Party Guests Out of the Kitchen — Ready for Company

No matter how small your kitchen happens to be, people always end up hanging out in there during parties. Bummer, right? It leaves you wondering if you should have skipped cleaning every other room of your house and just focused on cooking the food instead.

The problem, of course, is that it can become a logistical issue for you if you're trying to get stuff done and people are all sorts of in the way. Here's how to give your well-meaning guests the boot.

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6 Ways to Be a Better Listener When You’re Catching Up with a Friend — Make More Good

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Whether you're meeting up with a friend at a bar, taking a walk around the neighborhood together, or having him over for tea, there are some things you can do to make sure it's full of good vibes only.

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5 Ways to Get the Cocktail-Hour Waitstaff to Come to You — The Ultimate Summer Wedding Guide

There's a certain type of person who never has to wait for a drink at a party. For some reason their mere presence causes any bartender or cocktail waiter in a close proximity to hop to attention, like James Bond for instance — I'm pretty sure he's never had to flag down a bartender to order his signature martini. And waiters with hors d'oeuvres probably flock to him with trays of cocktail hot dogs.

You too can possess this magical allure at all of your friends' weddings this season. Here's how.

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