Dotty LaFou is here to answer your questions. This week, she addresses the problem of approaching a colleague about their terrible body odour.
Dropping eye contact with someone mid-conversation is a societal no-no. However, science has driven a rather pointy stick into the heart of that ancient assumption.
Emboldened by an Instagram post that rewarded gentlemanly etiquette, I’m wondering if that’s the exception, not the rule. And I believe we need a defining rule: is etiquette dead, or not?
After Tony Abbott purportedly “dropped in” on another’s wave, we feel that pious re-education in the ways of proper etiquette is needed.
Friends come and go. But for one writer, to see his ex-bestie degenerate into a passing nod was too much to bear – Pendlebury Wicks
Kate Turner’s number-one pet peeve is people who chew loudly, and according to a scientific study, it makes her a genius.
Our unofficial sociologist Kate Turner exposes “phubbing” – a spreading social virus in which those infected choose their phones over you.
Tom Caru looks at the potential effects of self-improvement, particularly among your family and friends.
Andrew Wright was faced with the situation of honouring the death of someone he didn’t particularly like; He was good enough to share how he handled it.
Victoria Cotman sees the incoming flood of rudeness washing away all traces of etiquette, as she tries to make us see the warning signs.