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“How old are you?” (Just don’t ask this question!)

By Dana Gornitzki While it's nice to live by Mark Twain's philosophy that "age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter," it seems that age is one of the delicate issues in most people's personal lives (up there with salary and weight).
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Applying makeup in public: not so genteel

Applying makeup in public: not so genteel

by Prunella de Pedant Call me old-fashioned, but I believe that there are some things we do for ourselves that should remain behind closed doors. Applying makeup is one such activity. Perhaps, it's because I believe that lipstick, blush and mascara belong in one's handbag or boudoir - not brought out to be shared with strangers in a moving carriage.
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