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Women, Ask For What You Want!

Jeena Cho | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Jeena Cho

If I could encourage women to do one thing, it would be to ask for what you want. Stop overthinking every simple (and not so simple) request, and just ask! Ask without apology.

Preemptive Rudeness Will Not Be Tolerated

Lee Gaitan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Lee Gaitan

If unassertiveness training ever catches on, I will be hailed as the exalted grand poobah of the movement. I pride myself on my complete inability to be forceful, firm or aggressive.

Sometimes It Pays To Be A B*tch

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Kristen Houghton

If being a bitch means that you are a woman who expects respect, who is a force to be reckoned with in business, politics and in life in general; if it means that you can be forceful when needed, make serious decisions and be a leader, then it is a positive affirmation.

Saying Yes to Life by Learning to Say No

Margalit Ward | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

It's 7:00 a.m., I'm lying in bed deciding whether I should get up, go back to sleep or attempt to meditate when I suddenly have the realization that w...

Being Too Nice Can Hurt: How To Start Standing Up For Yourself

Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living

By Art Markman for YouBeauty When you look at the other people in your life, there are lots of ways that you are the same. You speak the same langu...

Are You Aggressive or Assertive? Frantic or Focused?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Are you aggressive or assertive? They might seem like the same thing, but they're not.

How to Be Assertive Without Being Arrogant

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Assertiveness is a tool for building boundaries and learning to express oneself openly, honestly, fairly, and respectfully.