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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Hasn't She Written Back?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The New York Times 'Social Q's' columnist Philip Galanes talks about the new rules for communication etiquette in the age of information overload. 

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Transportation Nation

MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

Monday, December 22, 2014

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.
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Listen to Lucy

After 15 years of practice, why are we still so awful at email?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

After 15 years of practice, why are we still so awful at email?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hygiene, Handshakes, and Holding Back: Rules for a Western Etiquette Guide

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eden Collinsworth talks about how she came to write a Western etiquette guide for Chinese businessmen in I Stand Corrected.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Splitting the Bill Shouldn't Cause a Nervous Breakdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Philip Galanes offers advice and answers questions on the best way to deal with some of the prickly issues of dining out.

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The Takeaway

How to Be a Well-Mannered Tennis Fan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The U.S. Open has a reputation of drawing noisier crowds, and while some players say a boisterous audience is energizing, not all athletes are equally appreciative of the extra decibels.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC How-To in Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nathan Pyle, illustrator and author of the graphic book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, moved to NYC from Ohio and shares what he learned about maneuvering through the subways and sidewalks without aggravating your neighbors.

→ EVENT: book signing at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint on Thursday, April 17, from 7-8 p.m.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Overcome Problem People

Friday, February 21, 2014

Almost every office seems to have at least one person whose bad behavior affects everyone else. We check in with an HR executive to explain how best to handle those difficult people you encounter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mastering the Art of the Apology

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lauren Bloom, author of Art of the Apology, shares seven tips about how to apologize effectively. What's number one? " Be sincere," she says, "it's the essence of an apology." Plus, take our Famous Apologies News Quiz!

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The Takeaway

Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age

Monday, December 09, 2013

It’s the holidays—a time of year when we’re expected to be on our best behavior. But how do you navigate a season steeped in tradition, in our non-traditional digital age? Gifts or gift cards? Invites or e-vites? And how much eggnog is too much eggnog at the holiday office party? Here to explain the ins and outs of holiday manners is Anna Post, author and etiquette expert, and the great-great-granddaughter of the Queen of Etiquette, Emily Post.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pet Etiquette; "Let the Fire Burn"; Tash Aw's New Novel; Illegal Ivory Trade; Cloud Seeding

Thursday, October 03, 2013

New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes takes your calls and questions about pet etiquette and how to gracefully handle sticky situations with Fido and his owner. The director of a documentary about the tragic 1985 standoff between the radical group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department. Tash Aw on his latest novel, Five Star Billionaire, set in Shanghai. We’ll find out why despite an international ban, the ivory trade continues, and is targeting young elephants for their valuable tusks. Plus, a look at the science of cloud seeding, and how being able to make it rain could help in the fight against drought and crop failure.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Miss Manners at Work

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mother-son/co-author duo Judith Martin, aka “Miss Manners”, and Nicholas Ivor Martin, share insights from their new book Miss Manners Minds Your Business and answer your questions on where etiquette and doing business meet.

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Transportation Nation

Solving NYC's Imaginary Etiquette Problems, One Sign at a Time

Thursday, August 08, 2013

New York's guerrilla etiquette artist strikes again.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask Dear Prudence: Marriage and Infidelity

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Emily Yoffe, Dear Prudence columnist for Slate, takes your questions on thorny ethical and etiquette questions, and offers her advice.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask Dear Prudence: Exposed Strangers

Thursday, June 27, 2013

This summer Emily Yoffe, also known as the Dear Prudence advice columnist for Slate, takes listener questions on thorny ethical and etiquette questions and offers her advice.

This week: how do you let a stranger know he or she is accidentally exposing a body part...that is not usually exposed? Think an unzipped fly or a see-through shirt. 

  • Have advice about this situation? Post it below. 
  • Need advicePost your own dilemma here and maybe you'll join Emily on the air next week! Or give us a call during the show at 212-433-9692.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask Dear Prudence: Splitting A Check

Thursday, June 20, 2013

All this month, Emily Yoffe, Dear Prudence columnist for Slate takes listeners questions on thorny ethical and etiquette questions and offers her advice.

This week: Does "hosting" imply picking up the tab for restaurant meals and is there a good way to handle check-splitting when people of different means ... and different tastes are involved?  

  • Have advice about this situation? Post it below!
  • Need advice?  Post your own dilemma here and maybe you'll join Emily on the air next week!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Modest Proposal: Ban Tipping

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Freakonomics radio host Stephen Dubner discusses the recent episode that describes inequities in the way people tip.

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