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Holiday Party Etiquette with Philip Galanes

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"SOCIAL Q’s: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today" author Philip Galanes and the host of "Whole Living" Terri Trespicio

THE HOLIDAY TRAIN IS FAST APPROACHING AND WITH IT COMES A HORDE OF AWKWARD GATHERINGS.  Wondering about how to deal with nosy family members or uncomfortable work get-togethers?  Philip Galanes, Social Q's advice columnist for the New York Times and author of the newly published "SOCIAL Q’s: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today", stopped by “Whole Living” to chat with Terri Trespicio about just that. 

What does this etiquette expert think of some of our most basic every day run-ins?  Check out the clips below!

  • Advice for party goers and throwers:

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  • How to decline a party invitation:

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  • Dealing with party gossip:

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  • Do you have to address touchy topics at gatherings?

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  • Responding to nosy questions:

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  • Should you worry about break ups?

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  • How to invite out friends from work:

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  • Responding to the “kids” questions:

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  • Should we ask if others have children?

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  • Will your mother ever lay off?

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