Etiquette

Clever Magnets Let You Give Sloppy Drivers a Piece of Your Mind

Here’s one way to express your anger at the guy who took up two parking spots.

You Can 'Catch' Rudeness

Another reason to play nice with your co-workers.

Yes, It's Possible to Make a Living Crafting Balloon Animals

Lea Winfield is no clown.

The Murky Etiquette of Ride-Hailing Services

Lyft and Uber are somewhere in between cruising with your pals and a chauffeur. How do you navigate the social norms of the on-demand driving economy?

New York Stores: Stop Pumping Frigid Air Onto the Sidewalks

Wasted air conditioning has major environmental impacts and can make consumers hotter and more miserable.

What It's Really Like to Haul Tourists Around in a Pedicab

It helps to be a free-wheeling maverick.

You Could Get Arrested for Charging Your Phone

Where is it OK to siphon power?

Restaurants Are Googling You

And weirdly, most diners don’t seem to mind.

On the Job With: A Lei-Maker

Every day, she has to hustle to sell the floral necklaces before they wilt.

9 Annoying Things You Do at Farmers' Markets, According to Farmers

Get your grubby hands out of the produce bin.

The Russian Government Is Concerned About Your Selfies

They’ve issued a handy chart reminding you not to pose next to an enormous animal or while dangling from a building.

On the Job With: A Bartender

Don’t expect a wine list at a down-home dive.

What Makes a Great Bus Driver, According to the Best in the World

Past and present champions of the world’s premier bus-driving competition tell all.

Story Time With Subway Strangers

One New York transplant documents reading riders on social media—and finds community in the process.

On the Job With: A Beach Lifeguard

“We aren’t Baywatch.”

How to Celebrate Gay Pride Without Being a Jerk

Etiquette rules don’t fly out the window just because everyone’s wearing feather boas. Here’s how to be respectful, even in your sequined finest.

Why We Pay a Premium for Whole Foods

The company’s overcharging scandal underscores our tendency to associate higher prices with higher quality.

How to Buy (Legal) Weed Without Being a Creep

Don’t be weird about it.

On the Job With: A Dog Walker

She can tell the quality of your dog’s food from its poop.