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Rather than throw a ‘selfie’ party for her 40th, Miss Manners suggests she make it a purely-for-fun event.
 
Miss Manners: Canceled baby shower requires personal calls to explain
(The Washington Post, December 17, 2014; 5:02 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Exchanging shopping lists is not thoughtful giving
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Wedding cake is no place for macabre humor
(The Washington Post, December 10, 2014; 7:14 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Niece who did the right thing is accused of doing wrong
(The Washington Post, December 9, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Invitation to black tie gala is missing guest’s wife
(The Washington Post, December 7, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Sometimes cruel remarks aren’t worth addressing
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: There’s nothing wrong with having a look around
(The Washington Post, December 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Those who like to entertain should keep it up
(The Washington Post, November 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Some guests think ‘off-limits’ applies to others
(The Washington Post, November 27, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: The pitfalls of blanket texts
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Regardless of his age, he’s still your fiance
(The Washington Post, November 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Leave spoon on the table, not in the glass
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Instant responses are not always possible
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Thanksgiving dress code deserves tongue-in-cheek response
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Mom belittles claim of cousins’ family resemblance
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Private chats in public spaces are best ignored
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Host will give thanks for guests who bring no food
(The Washington Post, November 9, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Details of pregnancy don’t require explanation
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: It’s time to say no to friend who makes and breaks plans
(The Washington Post, November 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Beware the invitation with hidden agenda
(The Washington Post, November 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Men’s facial hair appears for variety of reasons
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Good manners don’t require catering to prejudices of others
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Young lady walks away from lewd men on street
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2014; 3:53 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Distracted conversations make phone calls mostly annoying
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: The less said about bathroom reading material, the better
(The Washington Post, October 20, 2014; 6:38 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Vacation photos on social media can be safely ignored
(The Washington Post, October 19, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Gifts still keep pouring in at mom’s third baby shower
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2014; 6:35 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Funerals bring up confusing questions of etiquette
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: When generosity can be seen as insulting
(The Washington Post, October 12, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Statute of limitations has run out on this thank-you note
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Mildly lewd remark best met with mildly sarcastic rejoinder
(The Washington Post, October 5, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Son’s potty training is not exactly entertainment
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Facebook holdout finds she’s missing out
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2014; 2:08 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Affecting a casual hipness can backfire
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2014; 2:07 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Tell it like it is only if your intention is for the good
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2014; 2:51 PM)
 
Miss Manners: ‘You guys’ is no way to address a mixed group
(The Washington Post, September 28, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: It’s not a good idea to get engaged before getting divorced
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Opinions on social media are sure to be challenged
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Foster dialogue on a blog by welcoming those who disagree
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Ex-wife strengthens her position by staying above it all
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Men, let the gloves come off before you shake hands
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2014; 11:42 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Traffic laws top politeness
(The Washington Post, September 8, 2014; 4:33 PM)
 
Miss Manners: Precedence for the aging is no reason to take offense
(The Washington Post, September 7, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Give new parents a pass when it comes to birth announcement
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Avoid the temptation to put neighbors in their place
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Silent treatment is justified in cases of bad behavior
(The Washington Post, August 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: What bridesmaids wear under dresses is private
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Big friends need big chairs
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Miss Manners: Let guests know beforehand when dinner will be served
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
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