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Philip Galanes

New York Times

Philip Galanes appears in the following:

Siblings: Love 'em? Hate 'em?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

“They’re our first friends, our first enemies, our first conspirators against our parents, our first competitors. They’re the way we understand the world.”

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Philip Galanes on Gossip

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Many of us can't resist a juicy bit of gossip, but talking about people behind their backs has caused a lot of problems, hurt feelings, and heartache. New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes gives advice on how to deal with gossip! He’ll answer listener questions about gossip among friends and family, and at work. Galanes is the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

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Please Explain: How to Survive the Holidays

Friday, November 22, 2013

For this week’s Please Explain, New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes gives advice on how to survive the holidays! He’ll answer listener questions on social conundrums such as awkward holiday office parties, hosting guests, gift-giving, and all kinds of difficult family dynamics. He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Do you have a question about how to survive the holidays? Ask it! Leave a comment, below!

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Philip Galanes on Social Etiquette and Pets

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Love your friends but hate their dog? Should you warn guests with allergies that you have a cat? Philip Galanes offers advice for dealing with pets in social situations. He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Do you have questions about social etiquette and pets? Or do you have a story to share? Let us know—leave a comment!

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Philip Galanes Gives Advice to Houseguests and Hosts

Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer is a big time for travel, and hosting guests and visiting others can raise some tricky questions about manners and etiquette. Philip Galanes offers advice for house guests and hosts! He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Do you have questions about being a house guest or hosting a house guest? Or do you have a disaster story to share? Let us know—leave a comment!

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Philip Galanes Answers Your Wedding Etiquette Questions

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Summer is wedding season, and along with celebration can come some pretty tricky situations for wedding guests and the happy couple. Philip Galanes is here to help! He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Share your wedding etiquette questions!

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Philip Galanes on Dinner Party Etiquette

Friday, May 03, 2013

Philip Galanes talks about dinner party etiquette—how do deal with diet restrictions, unexpected guests, hostess gifts, and steering conversation. He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Share your dinner party etiquette questions!

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Valentine's Day Advice from Philip Galanes

Thursday, February 14, 2013

High expectations for romance can make Valentine's Day tricky, for single people and even for long-term couples. Expert Philip Galanes is here to give some advice on how to make the most of Valentine's Day, and how to navigate matters of the heart. He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Do you need advice on avoiding a dating debacle or how to handle a Valentine's Day social dilemma? Leave a comment below!

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Philip Galanes on How to Have Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 06, 2012

From gift exchanges to office parties to family gatherings to New Years Eve celebrations, this time of year is full of potentially tricky social situations. Expert Philip Galanes is here to give some advice on how to survive the holidays! He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Do you need advice on how to face a holiday conundrum? Leave a comment below!

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Philip Galanes on Navigating Politics

Thursday, October 25, 2012

If arguing about politics isn't your favorite past time, this time of year can be especially difficult. It can be hard to know how to remain polite—or know how and when to change the subject—when political debates arise with friends, family, roommates, co-workers, and anyone you may not see eye to eye with. Expert Philip Galanes is here to give some advice! He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Do you need advice on navigating political disagreements and debates in your life? Leave a question for Philip Galanes!

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Philip Galanes Gives Roommate Advice

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Living with other people requires consideration, negotiation, tolerance, and the ability to communicate to keep a peaceful home—or dorm room. Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today gives advice on how to be a good roommate.

Leave a question about roommate etiquette or other social conundrums!

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Philip Galanes on Houseguest Hospitality

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Benjamin Franklin once said that house guests were like fish – they start to smell after three days. More than 200 years later, weekend house parties can still create awkward, tense, or downright unpleasant situations for guests and hosts alike. Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of  Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today gives us tips on how to be a graceful guest or host.

Share your house guest quandaries and dilemmas—Philip Galanes will offer his sage advice!

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Philip Galanes Offers Relationship Advice

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Philip Galanes is here to offer advice on relationships and romance. He's the author of the “Social Q’s” advice column for the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times. His latest book is Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today. He joins us to discuss your issues on how to admit your feelings and start a relationship, how to break up and how not to break up, and the most polite, reasoned ways to deal with romantic troubles.

Let us know your questions about navigating relationships. Leave a comment!

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Philip Galanes on Workplace Etiquette

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Most of us spend a lot of our lives at work, and it can be tricky to know how to tactfully deal with problems in the office. Philip Galanes is here to help! He’s the author of the “Social Q’s” advice column for the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times. His latest book is Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Let us know what questions you have about how to navigate a workplace conundrum. Leave a comment, below.

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Guest Picks: Philip Galanes

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Philip Galanes, the author of the Social Q's column in The New York Times, was on the Lopate Show recently. And he also shared what his favorite comfort food is!

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Philip Galanes on "Social Q's"

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Philip Galanes, author of the “Social Q’s” advice column for the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times, confronts today’s most awkward and pressing questions. He steers people through the treacherous terrain of modern etiquette, offering advise on how to deal with a range of situations: what to do if your dates drop you as soon as they meet your very attractive roommate to how to tell your mother-in-law to overshare on Facebook to whether it’s rude to knit at meetings. Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today is his new guide on how to navigate these and many other situations.

Do you need help with an awkward situation? Leave your question for Philip Galanes below, and he’ll address a few when he’s here on November 10 at noon!

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