I Think My Friend Is Faking Her Food Allergy. Can I Say Something?
Jan 16, 2019
This week Marge answers a reader email from someone whose friend suddenly said she was allergic to a number of certain foods.
Help! My Mother-in-Law Is Feeding My Kid Sugar Against My Wishes.
Jan 2, 2019
This week Marge tackles a question for a reader whose mother-in-law is giving her daughter sweets even when she has repeatedly asked her not to. What is she supposed to do?
Dear Marge: Am I Supposed to Serve the Wine My Guest Brings to Dinner?
Dec 13, 2018
In this week's column, Marge answers a question most dinner hosts ask themselves at some point.
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The Perfect Soup to Feed a Crowd on Game Day
Jan 15, 2019
Watching the game can be agonizing; keep the food comforting and simple.
Recipe: Cajun-Style Steak and Vegetable Sheet Pan Supper
Jan 3, 2019
The secret's in a Cajun Creole butter. YUM.
The Pillowy Bread Recipe That I've Baked More than a Dozen Times
I've got it on repeat in my kitchen, with freezer bags full of squares to grab from constantly.
Dear Marge: Was It Rude for My Friend to Bring an Unexpected Guest to Friendsgiving? (It Ruined My Dessert Plan!)
Nov 19, 2018
Welcome to Ask Marge, the advice column for all the stuff that happens before — and after — the food hits the table.
5 Things Everyone Needs to Stop Doing in the Produce Section
Jun 6, 2018
For starters, watch how handsy you get with that mango!
Here's How Much You Should Be Paying for Watermelons (and How to Find a Good One)
May 29, 2018
Plus: A little bit on etiquette when picking one out at the farmers market.
Don't Be the Worst: 5 Things You Should Never Do at a Wedding
May 3, 2018
A little refresher in modern wedding etiquette never hurt anyone, right?
The Single Best Thing You Can Do When You're Invited into Someone's Home
Apr 27, 2018
Don't worry, you don't HAVE to wash dishes.
The One Word You Should Never Say to Guests in Your Home
Mar 29, 2018
Hint: It's a word we all probably say too often in general.
5 Things Your House Cleaner Wish You Knew
Feb 8, 2018
If you have someone come to clean your house (regularly or even once in a while), you've got to read this story.
The Most Obnoxious Things a Parent Can Do on Social Media
Feb 7, 2018
Maybe just don't?
Sarah Spigelman Richter
Our Best Stories for People Who Don't Drink — And Their Friends
Dec 30, 2017
A lot of people do not drink. For all sorts of reasons.
This Is the Most Helpful Thing You Can Do at Your Family Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2017
You know what you really need to do? It's time to insist.
Anne Wolfe Postic
5 Tips for Cleaning Up Worksgiving So Your Office Custodians Don't Hate You
Nov 14, 2017
You can seriously piss off your building's custodians if you're not courteous.
Don't Be a Monster! 3 Things Good People Do for Friendsgiving Cleanup.
Nov 3, 2017
You already know to bring at least one side and a bottle of wine. But don't stop there — unless you're a monster.
5 Ways to Make Your Guests Wash Their Hands
Oct 29, 2017
You don't have to end the friendship. Here's what to do instead.
Anne Wolfe Postic
The 10 Etiquette Commandments of Halloween
Oct 23, 2017
Manners matter, even on Halloween.
The 10 Most Common Food Items Airbnb Guests Leave Behind
Oct 18, 2017
Are you surprised?
Why You Don't Want to Sit Next to Martha Stewart on an Airplane
Oct 15, 2017
Martha recently told the New York Times what her travel essentials are, and we think they stink — literally.
10 European Etiquette Rules You Should Know
Oct 3, 2017
Do ask for the bill, don't overtip, and use your library voice, s'il vous plait!
10 Ways to Earn Brownie Points with Restaurant Waitstaff
Sep 13, 2017
These things may even earn you free brownies.
Stop Phubbing Friends and Family at Dinner: 6 Tips for Getting Everyone off the Phone
Sep 7, 2017
Our phones may be addicting, but it is possible to have a fun dinner with friends and family without anyone using their devices.
One Mom's 5 Rules for After-School Snacks
Aug 26, 2017
The school year is just around the corner! You need a plan when it comes to snacks.
Anne Wolfe Postic
10 Wine Rules You Should Break Right Now
Aug 18, 2017
Wine should make you happy.
A Short Guide to Navigating the Farmers Market with Kids
Jul 14, 2017
Planning on taking kids to the farmers market this summer? Here are our tips on how to make it a smooth trip for everyone involved.
Anne Wolfe Postic
Spread Some Love to Your New Neighbors with a Cute Welcome Box
May 31, 2017
Got yourself some new neighbors? Give them a proper welcome by bringing them a gift box that shows just how sweet you — and the rest of the community — can be!
The Etiquette of the Open Bar
May 24, 2017
Don't make your hosts rethink their stance on serving (free!) alcohol by taking advantage of their generosity.
12 Ways to Be the Best Wedding Guest Ever
May 23, 2017
Better to be safe than blacklisted, right?
5 Ways to Get Party Guests Out of the Kitchen
May 22, 2017
No matter how small your kitchen happens to be, people always end up hanging out in there during parties.
6 Ways to Be a Better Listener When You’re Catching Up with a Friend
May 10, 2017
Whether you're meeting up with a friend at a bar or having him over for tea, there are some things you can do to make sure it's full of good vibes only.
5 Ways to Get the Cocktail-Hour Waitstaff to Come to You
May 9, 2017
The only hour that's better than happy hour? Cocktail hour at a wedding! Here's how to make sure you get to try all the nibbles.