Although it’s only mid-October, holiday travel is already on many people’s minds. Most people wait until the first week of November to book Thanksgiving travel, and by then prices have already started to creep up. (See the full Holiday Travel Outlook on CNNMoney.com) Here are a few things you can do to save on your travel costs: 1. Fly at […]
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Confused about how much to tip when you have your meal delivered or when you pick up something to-go on the way home? Follow these tipping etiquette rules: Takeout: When you’re the one picking up your food, tipping isn’t necessary unless the restaurant has gone above and beyond with your order. Delivery: Keep in mind that even if they charge […]
Bigger doesn’t always mean better, and certainly not faster when it comes to airports. If you already opt for smaller regional airports because they are easier to travel through, you might also be able to save some money by going with the less-traveled hub. For example, if flying from Ohio to New York City, you can save $50 per ticket […]
“Coming to Visit” was the subject line on an email I got a few weeks ago. Some out-of-town friends were traveling to New York City and staying in a hotel near my apartment. My friends’ children — a law student and a film maker — were in town too, as well as their daughter’s boyfriend. I invited everyone to my […]
Sometimes at a restaurant, you end up doing “the bill dance.” The check comes, and three friends reach for it in synchronized motion, and then the argument starts: You got it last time, hand it over. No, my turn. No, it’s mine, because you threw that Taco Tuesday party for me six months ago and bought all that tequila! This […]
I recently did a story on a new test from a firm called Life Length, which purports to predict someone’s lifespan by using the science of telomeres. They are structures located at the tips of chromosomes; researchers have found people with shorter-than-average telomeres die sooner, although habits such as diet and exercise can make a difference.
This week’s etiquette dilemma comes from Catherine Jarmain, who recently posed the question on Real Simple’s Facebook page:
“Should I tip my hair stylist if he is also the salon owner? I went to him for the first time last week and he gave me the best cut I have ever had. I didn’t tip him because my mother always said not to, but my husband said I should have.”
Should Catherine tip him next time?