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I grew up in Munich — here are my top tips for tackling Oktoberfest like a local

The best tips to experience Oktoberfest like a local. From toasting with "prost!" when you drink to sharing a table. These tips will help navigate the world's biggest beer fest like a pro.
Sylvester Schneider, behind the bar of his German restaurant Zum Schneider, teaches us the art of pouring beer.

How to pour beer like a German

Pouring beer is an art. Here's how to pour a beer according to a German expert pourer and drinker of beer.

There’s a less painful way to make small talk than asking ‘What do you do?’

If making small talk is painfully awkward for you, it might be because you're asking the wrong questions. For example, the question "What do you do?" can be too intimate of a question for some people. A better version of the question is "What keeps you busy?"
Our parents never had to worry about etiquette rules around smartphones.

15 difficult etiquette questions your parents never had to ask

Etiquette standards for previous generations look very different than today's. Modern etiquette questions center around technology and acceptable behavior for using devices. According to experts, there are at least 15 etiquette questions your parents never had to ask.
A Lucky Air crew member dressed as Spiderman (3rd R) during an onboard Halloween celebration sits next to passengers during a flight from Kunming to Shenzhen, in Kunming, October 31, 2014.

These are the 10 most hated people on a plane

These are people you want to avoid on a plane. A recent survey by AirlineRatings.com found that people are most annoyed with fellow passengers who smell bad. Other irritating passenger types include out of control children and those who bring too many carry-on bags.
Here's how to apologize if you said something offensive at work.

How to apologize if you accidentally said something at work that’s racist, sexist, or offensive

Microaggressions are unconscious expressions of racism or sexism. It's important to know how to apologize if you've made a microaggressive comment in the workplace. The most important thing to know when saying sorry: Apologize for your actions, not for the other person feeling offended.
Table manners have changed over the years.

10 old-fashioned manners kids aren’t taught anymore

Etiquette standards have changed throughout the years. Some etiquette experts believe that old-fashioned manners that kids aren't taught anymore should be brought back. Here are 10 old-fashioned manners, like standing for introductions, that kids just aren't taught anymore.

8 ways Trump could offend the Queen when they finally meet

US President Donald Trump has finally arrived in the UK for a controversial four-day visit. Trump's meeting with the Queen is highly anticipated as many fear the erratic president will break some of the innumerable protocols that go alongside meeting Her Majesty.

5 surprising etiquette differences between the US and Japan

Etiquette practices vary between cultures, and Japan and the US are no different. Though many cultures won't expect you to entirely grasp and adapt to their etiquette right away, it's important to know. From bowing to dining, here are the major etiquette differences between Japan and the US.