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Modern Manners Guy Quick and Dirty Tips for a More Polite Life

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Modern life creates etiquette dilemmas that never existed before. Should you forward a personal text to a friend? Is it ever Okay to break-up via email? The Modern Manners Guy is here to answer questions like these and the perennial favorites like ho...Show More
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20:00 | Oct 31st, 2018

Financial planner Jerrid Sebesta walked away from his job as a TV meteorologist without a new one lined up. To do this, he knew he had to have his financial life in order.

07:16 | Sep 21st, 2017

Tipping on take-out can be a tough call. When you see that tip line on a receipt for your take-out, what do you do? Modern Manners Guy tackles a thorny issue. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/12YUxQd
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10:21 | Sep 14th, 2017

Before you bunker down on a coastal dream home for the weekend, or studio in the city, check out my top three quick and dirty for Proper Airbnb Etiquette. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29tEVI9

06:59 | Sep 8th, 2017

Knowing how to reject a Facebook friend request without hurting anyone's feeling is hard. Get 3 tips on exactly what to do so you can reject friend requests like a pro (not a jerk). Questions go to manners@quickanddirtytips.com.

11:26 | Dec 18th, 2016

Here are even more favorite reader stories from Modern Manners Guy Richie Frieman. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ixkKkd

12:11 | Dec 11th, 2016

Before I say goodbye to Mannerly Nation, I wanted to look back at my All Time Favorite Reader Stories: Part 1 Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hZK7aI

10:57 | Dec 4th, 2016

Coaching a kid's sports team isn't about reliving your glory days, it's about properly teaching the fundamentals and having fun. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2iVNhQG

07:58 | Nov 27th, 2016

Winning is a wonderful thing. But how you win is a whole other game. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gUjR1T

08:45 | Nov 20th, 2016

Airplane etiquette is a topic that needs more than one episode, so we're kicking it off with Volume 2! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2fUCYeA

09:42 | Nov 13th, 2016

When it comes to celebrating a political triumph, take the highroad, rather than mock your grieving opponents. Read full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2g0wUwO

09:59 | Nov 6th, 2016

Not every Halloween is filled with treats. Here's some stories from Halloween 2016 of improper Halloween behavior. Read full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2g0APdg

10:33 | Oct 30th, 2016

Paying attention to a conversation that makes you mentally scream in agony is never easy, but you never want to be perceived as ignoring someone. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ethLnn

09:56 | Oct 23rd, 2016

A complaint letter is something should sting your attended recipient but also be done with class in order to be properly addressed. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2egyDA9

07:32 | Oct 16th, 2016

The speed and ease of email has created a ton of room for email faux pas. Modern Manners Guy's new book, "Reply All…And Other Ways to Tank Your Career" is inspired by the worst email snafu of all. Click to learn how to avoid a reply all fiasco and ot...Show More

10:26 | Oct 8th, 2016

When you sense your time at a party is winding down, and need to sneak out, make sure you do it with grace, style and of course, manners. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dEBzX6

10:29 | Oct 2nd, 2016

Ruining a surprise party (accident or not) is never an easy situation to be in. But with a proper approach and eagerness to fix it, you can salvage your relationship with the host/hostess. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d0XyJ6

10:28 | Sep 25th, 2016

When handling frenemies, you have to make sure that you balance BOTH the friends and enemies part, with class. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dBX0Wz

11:03 | Sep 17th, 2016

Not everyone's summer was filled with proper people. Here are three classic unmannerly horror stories. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d1Vmjh

09:32 | Sep 11th, 2016

Make sure your first year of college is not only a blast, but also handled properly … and yes, they aren't exclusive of one another. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1FhSRgS

10:24 | Sep 3rd, 2016

Being stubborn by insisting on always getting your way, doesn't mean you've "won"... it means you're a jerk. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2c8tg56

10:00 | Aug 28th, 2016

Outside of the shiny medals and heroic efforts, not all is glitz and glamour when it come to Olympic manners. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2bUpp9h

09:15 | Aug 21st, 2016

Handling defeat is never easy, but that doesn't mean you have to be a sore loser. Here's some tips to handle defeat with grace. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2bq6rcL

10:19 | Aug 13th, 2016

Whenever someone suffers a loss, it's proper to be there for them... even when you can't relate or understand why they're grieving. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2aP8TL2

09:31 | Jul 31st, 2016

Pokémon GO Etiquette… Yup, it's a thing and we need to talk about it ASAP. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2blcOf9

09:51 | Jul 24th, 2016

Business can take you in many directions, and when it involves you being on the road taking calls in the car is just a part of work. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2aZ12ba
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10:38 | Jul 17th, 2016

Nothing like planning a weekend away with a travel companion who isn't on the same page as you but in an entirely different book for that matter. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2aqvJsL
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07:09 | Jul 10th, 2016

Unlike a friendly houseguest, a freeloader does not care about what you have going on in your life, only their comfort. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/U0QhKX
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10:11 | Jul 2nd, 2016

if dating isn't hard enough, what happens when you find out your stuck in a love triangle? Yeesh, talk about awkward! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29u9qNf