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Body Language Speaks Loud and Clear: Eight Tips To Getting It Right

Debra Fine | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

While I believe small talk is BIG, non-verbal communication is small-talk's best friend. As the saying goes: "Actions speak louder than words." And it's a saying that rings true.

Jacqueline Howard

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Smile, don't slouch, and don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite. But new research shows that your body language does much more than just change the way other people see you -- it can even change how you see yourself. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as "embodied cognition." Just watch the latest video in our Talk Nerdy series above to learn more.

How to Show a Man You're Not Interested

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

If you want to avoid that awkward did-he-just-touch-my butt-moment, here are some subtle body language tips you can use in bars to thwart unwanted advances.

Go Ahead, Act Like a Guy: Body Language Advice for Women

Greg J. Stone | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Greg J. Stone

"Whatever you do, don't use your hands when you speak." Many female clients in my consulting practice have told me that other, uh, advisors, of the male variety, imparted this conventional "wisdom." Why? Because "gestures will make you look aggressive or unprofessional!" Huh?

How to Leverage Intuition in Decision-making

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

It may feel safer to rely on logic or the opinions of others, but your gut instinct isn't just a willy-nilly mush of emotions, it's the sum of the subtle information that your brain has collected, but hasn't yet fully processed. It's your own inner wisdom.

Body Language and Poker Tells

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Vanessa Van Edwards

I get asked all the time in my body language and human lie detection trainings if nonverbal science works in poker. And the answer: Body language is essential for poker players!

Are Spanx Causing Vocal Fry?

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

I've been teaching presentation skills to professionals and educators in NYC consistently for the past few years. During every class my students need ...

Woman at Work: Intercultural Complexities -- Are You Too Dynamic to Succeed Globally?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Businesswomen have to be agile, resourceful and resilient to excel in a male-dominated business environment. Of the many obstacles they must navigate, one of the toughest is the challenge of cross-cultural business.

Does Your Skull Spell Love? An Exploration of Our Skeletal Vocabulary

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If your bones were words, what would they say? What we take in -- food, thoughts, emotions -- gets metabolized. We're made of that which we consume, o...

The Science of Twerking

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Vanessa Van Edwards

It seems that the twerking trend simply won't die. But why? What about this bizarre dance craze is so fascinating? First, let's get clear on what tw...

Dancing Eyebrows, Amanda Knox, and Jerry Hobbs: Assessing Guilt Based On Body Language Is a Dangerous Game

Steve Drizin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There's no place for such conjecture testimony in the court system or the court of public opinion. It may make for great television but it is not science.

3 Ways to Improve Your Voice Without a Voice Teacher

Arthur Samuel Joseph | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Arthur Samuel Joseph

Breath is fuel. Your voice is the most unique muscle in your body. It is designed as both a wind instrument and a string instrument.

Can a Book Change the World?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Maureen Anderson

I want to inspire other people, to show them they aren't alone -- and to offer solutions they maybe haven't considered.

What Your Cat's Body Language Is Really Saying

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Comedy

Cats are cute. Cats are cuddly. Cats are quirky. Cats often do things that seemingly have no rhyme or reason at all... or do they? Pleated Jeans ha...

How Do You Become a Better Listener?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
Tara Chklovski

A researcher in the 1950s found that the total impact of a message is about 7% verbal, 38% vocal (tone of voice, inflection etc ) and 55% nonverbal.

You Had Me at GRRR

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Resort to biting? It sounds like the dog is making a conscious choice. Dogs communicating and the humans refusing to listen? What's that? A Saturday Night Live skit? Are you saying that people are to blame when dogs bite?

The Psychology of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

In fact, the psychology of attraction is based on one simple rule. We are attracted to people who turn us on. I don't just mean physically, I mean emotionally turn us on.

Women at Work: The Unspoken Rule of Meetings

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It costs more time and energy being a woman than being a man. In the business world, this makes everything unnecessarily necessary for a woman.

How to Read A Man's Body Language

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Men can be extremely hard to read -- especially because the average man uses 13,000 less words on average per day than women. Even though men might not say much with their words, they are saying everything with their body language.

How Introverts Can Use Body Language to Feel Confident

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Many people worry that they have to be extroverted to use body language. But this is far from the truth! Introverts can master body language and nonverbal behavior to strengthen their interactions and gain confidence.

5 Guidelines to Catch a Liar

Kevin Goodman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Science
Kevin Goodman

Throw away any notion that a particular sign or behavior is indicative of deception.

Russian Mafia Tombstones Are Just As Outrageous As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

The 1990s was a decade of excess for Russia, as a select group of citizens close to the government enjoyed the spoils of a newly privatized economic s...

Negotiate for a Raise Using Body Language

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Negotiating for a salary or promotion can be one of the most stressful parts of a career! However, it is essential you know how to ask for what you deserve.

Body Language in Sports

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Vanessa Van Edwards

Being able to read body language is an essential skill for athletes who need to think quickly on the field or court. What are some of the body language cues in sports?

The Body Language of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Body language is an essential ingredient of attraction. When we talk about love, dating and romance, body language plays a big role. So many people wonder, "What happened in this relationship?" "Why didn't they call?" Body language will give you the tools to know where you stand.