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As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

Grief is NOT Self-Pity, Joel Osteen

The Rev. Sue Wintz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
The Rev. Sue Wintz

Our 17-year-old daughter died in 2003. I mourn her deeply every day and will for the rest of my life. I do not wallow in self-pity, nor do I want to let go of what God gave to us as a precious gift on the day of her birth. I will not 'get beyond it,' as her death is a fact in our family's story.

Why People Don't Say What Needs to Be Said

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Last year I was working with the CEO of a pharmaceutical firm that specialized in allergy medicine. He'd just joined the company and was preparing for his first big town hall. As the new CEO, he recognized that people would want to know his plans. He prepared several slides about their position in the market, and their opportunities.

Don't Ask, Won't Tell

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Old Flames, New Rules: The Post-Breakup Relationship Advice We All Need

Ellie Burrows | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ellie Burrows

We're definitely not cats, but curiosity can often kill us when it comes to exes. And not to harp on our feline friends (although the truth is, I'm m...

Bring a Slice of Vacation to the Office

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

While I can't offer a magic teleportation solution to your happy place, there are at least five-and-a-half principles from the beach that we might be able to take back to the cubicle jungle.

How to Talk About Obesity

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Kahan, M.D.

A thoughtful article just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares the process of building proficiency in patient communi...

7 Secrets of Successful Relationships

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A happy, intimate and successful love relationship is based in each person being fully supported, loved and respected with forethought and consideration in all decisions individually and collectively.

3 Important Secrets HR Won't Tell You

Lisa B. Marshall | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Lisa B. Marshall

I'm sure you've heard of the Miranda Warning. Television crime dramas like Law and Order have told us: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

My Patient. Your Patient, Our Patient: Making Medicine Better for Everyone

Patricia M. Chute, EdD | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia M. Chute, EdD

Too many patients complain about having doctors and other experts who fail to consult with each other or who provide contradictory directives. Medical and health professions schools can tackle the problem by fostering the professional cooperation and coordination that all patients deserve.

The 4 Big Mistakes Men Consistently Make In Their Relationships

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Don't lie. She will find out. When you break trust with a woman; you rock her very foundation. Don't change the rules and pretend that you didn't. Don't make her think that she is crazy to protect your lies. Really. Don't screw with a woman's internal GPS.

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The most critical step is listening -- not just listening to the words but to the story behind the words. The backstory is where we learn about other people so we truly understand where they are coming from.

Why It's Time to Turn the Workplace Inside Out

Jason Wesbecher | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Jason Wesbecher

In Pixar's newest movie Inside Out we're brought into the mind of an 11-year-old girl, Riley, to meet the five characters depicting her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. These characters control everything from her decisions, to her actions, to her memories.

How to Tell a Good Story

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Story is the ocean we are swimming in. And because it is, we don't necessarily feel wet when we're in it, but we are. Fish aren't taught to swim. And you aren't taught to tell stories. As a child, you didn't need to be taught.

Birthing a new brand

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Over time, changes have had a deep impact on our business. More recently, our growth has accelerated, leaving the economic gloom behind. Our current s...

Where Are the Good Old Days of Connection?

David Wygant | Posted 06.18.2015 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

You know you're getting old when you yearn for the good old days. When I was in Miami recently, I was standing in my hotel. I stayed at this beautiful hotel called the Shelborn on Collins Avenue. It has a great beach, a great lobby, and a great vibe to it.

3 Steps for Getting What We Want From Others

Grace de Rond | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

As a single parent raising three boys, I often felt outnumbered, outsmarted and outrun. I had two rules I didn't bend on, though. Don't go in my pur...

5 Lines Employees Hate to Hear From New Managers

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

All too often, however, they start out with similar comments -- lines that set their employees up for disappointment and disengagement rather than the intended positive pat on the back and productivity boost.

Print May Be 'Dying,' But That Won't Stop Me From Becoming A Journalist

Sherina Harris | Posted 06.17.2015 | Teen
Sherina Harris

Is the future of print grim? Maybe. But is the future of journalism, of communicating information to people, grim as well? Not by a long shot.

How To Stop Settling For Less Than You Deserve

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

How can we stop settling for less than what we know we deserve and give ourselves exactly what we know we really truly do deserve? Here are five steps. Get out a sheet of paper or journal to write out your answers to each of the steps below.

The Ultimate Guide to Using Slack for Team Communication

James Carbary | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
James Carbary

The foundation of every relationship is built on trust and communication. Communicating well builds trust. Trust opens the doors of communication.

8 Biggest Myths About Lying According to the Best Human Lie Detector in the World

Amy Morin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Science
Amy Morin

Can you recognize when your partner tells a boldface lie? Have you ever stretched the truth on your resume? Do you sometimes offer compliments out of kindness, rather than true genuineness? Here are the eight biggest myths about lying, according to Paul Ekman, in his own words:

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

Really Beautiful Things Can Happen When You Make Eye Contact With A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

The infamous parental warning, "Don't talk to strangers," has its merits when you're young, but this poignant video illustrates how rebelling against ...