Manners & More From Around the Web (Week Seven)





















By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor

A weekly curation of links I love from around the web! You’ll find a mixture of helpful, inspirational, informational, and fun posts that span manners and so much more. I’ve gathered them all for your perusal and enjoyment!






  • Panic attacks are my Achilles’ heel. They have been since I was in my early twenties. Mine tend to occur while driving and in large open areas like shopping malls. If you’ve ever had one, you know you’ll do just about anything not to have another one. Here are 31 actually helpful tips for dealing with panic attacks from people who have them. Tip numbers three, six, and thirteen are ones I use regularly because they help me. If you have or have had panic attacks and have advice, I’d love to know it. You can always reach me by email at


  • You have to love Judge Judy! In this short clip, the good judge wants us to know a few situations where she does not approve of texting. She also wants to know whether anyone has written a book on the subject. Her bailiff, Byrd, tells her it’s probably online. Judge Judy, I haven’t dedicated an entire book to the subject, but Byrd’s still right, since I have posted almost a book’s worth of blog posts on this very topic. I agree with everything Judge Judy says in this video clip, as you’ll see in the posts you’ll find below the clip:


From the Blog

I’ll be back later this week with another Thanksgiving-focused manners post for you. If you missed The 7 Manners of Thanksgiving post I emailed on Friday, please check it out!

Blessings on your week,

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Maralee McKee

About Maralee McKee

Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! To learn more about Maralee click on the "Meet Maralee" or "New? Start Here" links at the top of this page.

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