Etiquette

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.

On the Job With: Party Suppliers

No drinking on the job.

On the Job With: A Barista

Please make eye contact and speak in complete sentences.

Let's Shame the Jerks Who Won't Give Up Their Seats for Pregnant Ladies

Baby bump on board.

How Art Creates a Calmer Commute

A new exhibition at New York City’s Society of Illustrators displays sanity-saving transit art.

On the Job With: A Museum Guard

Comfy shoes are a must.

On the Job With: A Canvasser

“You face rejection all day long.”

On the Job With: An Urban Arborist

“No one needs to get hurt over a tree.”

A Smell Test for Graffiti

Sydney’s rail system uses high-tech sensors to detect tagging in progress.

On The Job With: An Ice Cream Truck Driver

Hot days are the worst.

The Secrets of Your Delivery Guy's Hustle

Pros divulge the tactics they use to get customers to fork over tips.

5 Ways to Avoid Annoying Everyone in Your Co-Working Space

Don't be that guy.