Etiquette

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In Los Angeles, Can #Droughtshaming Go Too Far?

A giant waterslide is heading to downtown L.A., whipping up understandable ire from water-conscious citizens. But when is pro-conservation just anti-fun?

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Cyclists: Let's Talk About Shoaling

Why you shouldn't let inexperienced cyclists get under your skin.

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Why You Shouldn't Mock Suburbanites Who Say They're From the City

People have all kinds of reasons to use proxies for the place they're "really" from. So have an open mind.

Matt Dunn

How to Take Pictures in Public Without Being a Jerk

Four seasoned practitioners give firsthand advice on etiquette for an Instagram world. 

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The Real Rules of Engagement on the Subways of Europe

This summer travel season, don't forget that metro etiquette varies widely between cities. 

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How to Use an Umbrella

9 rules for a saner, drier world. 

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Stop Petting Strangers' Dogs

It's not just for your own protection, dummy.

Starbucks

The Digital Tip Trap

Cashless payments are great, but not if they nudge us toward paying more than we meant to.

Finally, Clothing Designed to Stop the Spread of Germs on Public Transit

Antimicrobial elbow patches, jackets with high collars, pole gloves — it's all here.

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Keep Your B.O. to Yourself, and Other Friendly Tips for Paris Metro Riders

Courtesy of a new book of drawings.

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A Potentially Brilliant Idea to Keep Escalator Obstructers to the Right

Because poor etiquette should not be the reason you miss the train. 

Nathan Pyle

Amazingly Helpful GIFs of the Day: What Every New Yorker Should Know

Secrets and unwritten rules, illustrated.