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Going to the beach? Please mind your manners seaside

Headed for the beach? Please, beg fellow sun worshippers, remember the Golden Rule. "Beach etiquette is no different than everyday etiquette," says Syndi Seid, founder of Advanced Etiquette, a San Francisco-based company that teaches social etiquette and protocol. "The overarching theme: Be sensitive to the people around you, and refrain from behaving in ways that would be disruptive to your neighbors." In other words, don't be a beach bum. Some specific pointers, in case you need a tutorial: Leave only footprints Put litter in its place — even if its biodegradable. "For some reason, every time I go to the beach, someone is sucking on a chicken...