etiquette


Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. Courtesy of The Emily Post Institute.

The Posts Teach You How to Take a Compliment

Often we ask totally unqualified celebrities to answer etiquette questions, but this time around, we've called in etiquette reinforcements. Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning are the great-great-grandkids of Emily Post and our all-around protectors of politeness. They are co-authors of "Emily Post's Etiquette: The 18th Edition." You can also catch them hosting the podcast "Awesome Etiquette." We mined their expertise to help our listeners with the back-seat Uber driver quandaries, proposal problems, and more.


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Anderson Cooper Reports on the Homefront: Growing up With Gloria

Anderson Cooper has worked as reporter and anchor for CNN for 15 years. He also happens to be the son of one of the most interesting news subjects in the world -- designer Gloria Vanderbilt. Together they've written a new book called "The Rainbow Comes And Goes: A Mother And Son On Life, Love, And Loss." He shares what he's learned from their candid correspondence and expertly handles our audiences' etiquette woes.


Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. Courtesy of The Emily Post Institute.

The Posts Give Us Personal Space

Each week you send in your questions about how to behave and here to answer them this week are our resident etiquette celebrities, Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning, the great-great-grandkids of Emily Post. The two etiquette mavens tackle tricky listener questions about post-meal messes, fancy wine faux pas, and how to handle conversations with conspiracy-loving co-workers.


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You’re Not Supposed to Be Like T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller made his name as a stand-up comedian and he's lent his dulcet voice to the animated film "Big Hero 6" and to a ball of mucus in Mucinex commercials. But lately he's earned raves and a Critics' Choice Award for his lead role on the HBO sitcom "Silicon Valley." As this week’s etiquette guru, he comes laden with wisdom… and a rusty old tin cup.


Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. Courtesy of The Emily Post Institute.

Festive Facts and Folding Factions with The Posts

Emily Post's great-great-grandkids Lizzie Post and Dan Post-Senning return bearing a bag full of etiquette tips for holiday gift-givers, napkin-folders, and Santa fact-checkers.


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Lizzie Post’s Practical Fork-Signals

A solo visit from Lizzie Post this week to discuss cross-cultural kissing, cross-office whistling, and the essential origins of all etiquette rules.


Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning. Courtesy of The Emily Post Institute.

Etiquette on Call: Pocket-Dialing The Posts

This month The Posts advise on times when haircuts are more important than family, making offers you don't actually intend to follow-through on, and using children as scapegoats - but it's all in the name of politeness. Really.