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How to Be a New York City Corporate

Sally Flower | Posted 05.19.2016 | New York
Sally Flower

There are not many characteristics you need to learn to be a New York Corporate. Some are relatively easy to master others will take practice.

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.

Research Confirms That Humble Bragging Doesn't Work, It's Just Really Annoying

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Before you share the news about your recent job promotion on Facebook, consider this: Researchers have found that a little humble-bragging can backfir...

Facebook: Based on a True Story

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Keeping up with Joneses has been part of our society for some time, but with social networking on the rise with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., the number of "Joneses" we have to compare ourselves to has expanded profusely.

'My Kid Just Got Into Harvard' And Other Things You Should Never Say At Work

AARP Life Reimagined | Kara Baskin | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty

Ah, children: They’re a great conversational equalizer and icebreaker. Still, there’s a fine line between pleasant conversation, which can create ...

I'm One of Those Moms and This Is Why

Deborah Carberry | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Deborah Carberry

You know those moms who post on Facebook all these wonderful things about their kids? Why do they do it? Well, I'm one of those moms, here's one of those posts and this is why I do it.

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.

Out of Tune

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Major Bank Asks Traders To Be Polite, They Promptly Quit

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

Deutsche Bank is losing some of its best-performing traders, the Financial Times reports. The bank says it's no longer keen on rewarding people to rig...

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

Is #Blessed Over?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

When Jesus talked about blessings, he wasn't talking about new jobs and flashy cars. What does it mean, then, when social media users take to Twitt...

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Part 2

Amram Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports
Amram Shapiro

Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.

News Flash! No One Actually "Likes" Your Social Media Bragging

Alissa Dean | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Alissa Dean

Now, in less time than it takes to say, "Okay. This time... sexy faces!", we can flash our "goods" around the web without so much as a thought as to how it might be affecting (and potentially offending) those around us.

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.

Why Bragging Is Not a Bad Thing

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 11.01.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

In my naïveté, I believed what had been ingrained inside of me from childhood: My value would be recognized. I would be rewarded without having to point out why. Plus, I was a woman. Bragging was something men did. Nice girls don't brag.

The Life and Not-So Crazy Times of a Travel Writer

Sanjay Surana | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

Here are 10 things that I would like to, though never will, read in a travel writer's or blogger's bio.

If You're Not Bragging, You Should Be

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

Part of advancing is being able to let people know you are ready to move forward -- and how are they to know unless you tell them? There is an art to speaking up and talking about what you are proud of -- what you have accomplished alone or as a part of a team.

4 Ways to Shape Up Your Image in the New Year!

Christie Carmelle Lopez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Style
Christie Carmelle Lopez

Brand yourself early. Identify and reevaluate your strengths often. And, if needed, hire a professional to help you spruce up your profile.

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.

Bragging Rights: Why Women Don't Talk Themselves Up and How to Do It Effectively

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

Women give the credit away. When we talk about a project we spearheaded, we talk about the great team we had, how it was a collaborative effort or how we worked together with our boss. We add negative elements to many of our achievements, thereby downplaying them. Why?

Bragging Parents and Teens: A Position Statement

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You should certainly be proud of your teens and all of their hard work. But perhaps you should consider carrying this pride in your heart, rather than to the grocery store and soccer field.

Let's Just Be Honest About Our Lives On Instagram

HelloGiggles | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women

As someone who works in social media, I spend a lot of time on Twitter and Facebook, and therefore I am constantly being reminded about what other peo...

The Endless Summer Conversation Loop of Suburban Moms

Jen M.L. | Posted 09.10.2012 | Parents
Jen M.L.

I should know better by now. If I leave my house I'm going to encounter people who bug me.

5 Reasons 'My Kids Are My Whole Life' is a Stupid Thing to Say

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 06.01.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Motherhood is, by its very nature, a "giving" job. We give physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to our children. But we need a sense of proportion and limits when it comes to our kids.