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Miss Manners | The Economist

Changing notions of politeness reflect America’s steady progress HOW did America, a generous country, end up with such ungenerous politics—and might that ever change? Seeking good cheer in this holiday season, Lexington stepped away from the campaign trail to consult an expert with a different perspective on society and its …

Who are the most annoying airplane passengers? – CNN.com

For the second year running, seat-kickers have earned the dubious distinction of being America’s most annoying airplane passengers. (CNN)For the second year running, seat-kickers have earned the dubious distinction of being America’s most annoying airplane passengers. The tap, tap, tapping with intermittent knees and feet to the back irks 61% …

The Art of the Out-of-Office Reply – The New York Times

It’s August, and vacationers’ email auto-responses are coming in left and right. From the poetic missive to a simple “nope,” saying you’re not working has become its own art form. Ah, the feeling of excitement and gratification that someone has replied to your email so quickly, followed milliseconds later by …

Don’t leave a voice message. Send an email

Email is actually a more intimate way to reach out to someone, especially if they’re a millennial, than leaving a voice message, a new study found. Before now, the opposite was believed to be true. But the new research found email allows the sender to modify their message and think more deeply about its …