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Modern Manners: Amy Alkon offers tips on how to be a polite Angeleno

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With Memorial Day in the rear view, now you can feel free to wear all the white you want. Because if you try wearing white before Memorial Day you'll be ridiculed in the streets, right?

That's what we've been told all these years, but that's all wrong, says Venice-based advice columnist Amy Alkon. She thinks subscribing to these old-fashioned etiquette rules is too outdated for our modern, L.A. lifestyles.

She writes a syndicated advice column called Advice Goddess, and she's the author of an upcoming etiquette book called "Good Manners for Nice People who Sometimes Say F*ck." 

With our busy, stressed out lives spent stuck in traffic for hours, is it time we Angelenos got a new set of rules to live by? To offer some tips on modern-day manners, we're joined by advice columnist Amy Alkon.