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Philip Galanes

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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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You Shouldn't Have: Philip Galanes on Gift Giving and Receiving

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Social Q's columnist teaches us how to navigate the holiday season.

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Philip Galanes on the Best and Worst Ways to Console Someone

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist gives advice on what to say—and do—for people dealing with illness or death in their families.

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Advice for Giving and Getting Advice

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hear the NY Times Social Q's columnist on when to give advice, how to ask for it, and why unsolicited advice is "criticism, masquerading as having only your best interests at heart." 

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How to Break Up Gracefully

Monday, May 19, 2014

Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist gives advice on the best way to handle breakups.

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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

Philip Galanes gives advice on how to survive the holidays—awkward holiday office parties, hosting guests, gift-giving, and all kinds of difficult family dynamics.

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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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Wedding Advice; Four Seasons in Afghanistan; Federico Garcia Lorca in New York; The Billionaire's Apprentice

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Weddings can come with all kinds of potential social disasters, and New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes is here to answer your wedding etiquette questions! Anna Badkhen tells what kept drawing her back to Afghanistan after she covered the war there in 2001. Frederico Garcia Lorca’s niece Laura Garcia Lorca and editor Christopher Maurer discusses Poet in New York and the Lorca Festival going on now in New York. Plus, a look at the rise of Indian Americans to the top ranks of American business—and the fall of Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam who was convicted of conspiracy and securities fraud in 2011.

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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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