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Boasting

You Have to Touch *All* the Bases!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Life Lessons from the World of Sports: First Do the Job -- Then Do the Celebrating!

How to Outwit an Olympic Mom

LJ Charleston | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
LJ Charleston

We've all met Olympic Mom. She is the ultimate competitor. If medals were awarded for motherhood, she has her sight set on the gold.

Why Are People So Annoying?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The fact is that modesty, or even self-effacement, can be more effective than bragging in creating a good first impression. Most of us know this from being on the receiving end, yet we still err on the side of self-aggrandizement. But why do we get it wrong so much of the time? Here's where some new research may be illuminating.

My Festivus Grievances About Online Comments and Self-Promotion

Adam Grant | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Studies show that the more you toot your own horn, the more negatively you're evaluated: Self-promoters are not only less liked, but also earn lower salaries and fewer promotions. Bragging about yourself violates norms of modesty and politeness -- and if you were really competent, your work would speak for itself.

The 5 Most Annoying Facebook Braggarts

John Carroll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Carroll

Listed are merely a few of the categories of Facebook braggart. If you know any of the following culprits, please use caution when dealing with them, as they tend to be highly into themselves and may not notice when you are choking, drowning or in need of immediate medical attention.

All I Want for Christmas Is an Average Holiday Card

Julie Halpert | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Julie Halpert

This year, don't beat yourself up if you don't get around to sending that holiday card. Instead, hug your children tight. Focus less on the unearned trophies, missed soccer goals and family squabbles. Here's to a boastful-free holiday.

Why Boasting Is Bad for Your 'Brand'

Christina Patterson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home
Christina Patterson

Some of us think that if you're going to boast about knowing things, or people, you should probably actually know them, because it doesn't take long, in an age of smartphones and Google, to find out if you don't.