Blog Profile / Miss Conduct's Blog


URL :http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/missconduct/
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Etiquette
Posts on Regator:618
Posts / Week:1.8
Archived Since:December 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Chat Wednesday at noon--Thanksgivukkah edition!

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Miss Conduct Watches: "The Walking Dead"

During the past few episodes of "Walking Dead," former antisocial hothead Daryl Dixon joins a team that is headed to a local veterinary college to...

Today's question & discussion: Family, food, & holidays

Today's column is online here. The Letter Writer wants to skip out on a family function because, thanks to an accidental email forward, she "overheard"...

Today's column

... is online here. In Which Miss Conduct Reviews the Etiquette of Receiving Wine as a Host Gift: If you are given wine at an...

Costumetiquette

If I were a really clever costume designer, I'd figure out some way to dress as the ever-ballooning media controversy about sexy (or racist) Halloween...

Monday question: Parents (and others) Who Give Too Much

As the holiday season starts to bear down on us, how many of you are gearing up to cope with parents who give you--or your...

Today's column

... is online here. This one amused me because the first question was from a woman whose best friend "eloped when she was young and...

Today's column

... is online here. How to deal with Boston's sidewalk hogs? To defend your lane, continue walking on the right side of the pavement. If...

Chat today at noon!

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Today's column

... is online here. What to do when already interfering in-laws want to pay for the wedding? If you want a wedding ceremony, figure out...

Today's column

... is online here, and it's a doozy: Can you call a sexually submissive person a "slave" if they really, really want you to? Or...

Friday update: Roamin' charges

Rome is a truly magnificent city. We'd never seen anything like it, and hope very much to return for a proper visit someday--we only had...

Chat today at noon--6pm in Rome!

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Today's column

... is online here. It's a three-fer, so I'm going to give you a whole Q & A as a sample: Last year my mother...

Off to Italy!

Mr. Improbable and I are heading to Italy for the Perugia Science Fest, followed by a couple of days in Rome. Updates may be irregular...

The body in the mind

A mosquito bit my hand a few days ago, which means I briefly suffered a condition that has metaphorically afflicted me my entire life: an...

Monday question: Coffee sssshhhh!op

Today's question is a story from a reader, and a question from me. This anecdote came in from one of Miss Conduct's Facebook followers (you...

Today's column

... is online here. This one went all meta, because the second Letter Writer actually had a question about bad advice columnists. Whoa! She didn't name names, unfortunately--I was curious! My recommendation: There aren't any qualifications required to write an...

Chat Wednesday at noon!

Miss Conduct on etiquette -- Sept. 18 at noon...

Monday question: Fixer-downers

Happy Monday, readers. What advice do you have for this Letter Writer?So I have a bit of a tricky situation that involves my in-laws. Everytime they visit they "find" and fix every small problem in our house (ex. your bathroom...

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