If there's anything that proves definitively that hell is other people, it is surely childrearing. For instance: A couple of parents whose kid skipped out on a classmate's birthday party were recently invoiced £15.95.
More states are legalizing same-sex marriage, which means more Americans are attending their first gay weddings. It goes without saying that the etiquette is almost totally the same—it's just another wedding, after all. But there's one rule that might give attendees some pause: If there's no bride, can you wear white?
On this day in 1872, Emily Post was born. Then she gave a bunch of people some good tips on how not to slurp your soup, and then in the '60s she passed away. All of Post's descendants seemed to have also successfully dabbled in etiquette careers. Above, she narrates a 1947 instructional video on table manners, and here
• A New York mom has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after two of her oxycodone pills ended up in jelly sandwich prepared by her 3-year-old daughter.
Emily Post's Etiquette came out in 1922 and quickly her name became synonymous with good manners. A new biography of the etiquette doyenne by Laura Claridge, reviewed in the current New Yorker, shows her to have been a scandal-surviving divorcee who played the banjo and worked as a professional writer in a time when…