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The Word We All Love...That Makes Us Miserable

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recently, I found myself in the not-always-so-enviable position of finding a new apartment. The good news? Before long I stumbled on an amazing optio...

Five Ways to Become a Better Team Player

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Almost every employer these days is seeking "good team players" - but what does that actually mean? Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson, a...

More Glee: How to Avoid Communication Suicide

Cortney McDermott | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

We've all witnessed it: A monotone whisperer reading from slides. Even if the content was spot on, you'd never know because he lost you at hello.

How to Lose the Woman You Love... for Good

Tamara Star | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life." -- Pablo Picasso Picasso's artistic style changed over periods of time that could be marked by the pha...

To Truly Learn How to Communicate, Love a Cat

Andrea Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Andrea Smith

It's Valentine's Day, and men and women everywhere are scurrying around trying to find just the right gift or card to show their special someone they care. Some turn to chocolates, some roses, but do you really know what your sweetie loves?

Hate Receiving Compliments? You Might Have low Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

I consider low self-esteem to represent a form of psychological injury, one that impacts us "systemically" and operates in a variety of contexts.

Why Leaders Should Embrace Being Wrong

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

Especially in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, no business leader wants to be seen as mistaken, or misguided, or just plain wrong. But running...

4 Easy Steps to Communicate with Others for Success in Business and Life

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

3. When you are on the receiving end of a message -- don't assume you know what someone is going to say to you -- listen with an open heart, an open mind and an open soul.

When It Comes to Liability and Patient Safety, What's Good for Hospitals Can Be Good for Patients

Michelle Mello | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Mello

Medical error prevention is a work in progress. We should be impatient with the pace of progress, as Doroshaw is, because it means that patients are daily suffering avoidable harm. But we should also seek to understand the reasons why the pace isn't faster.

CVS Dropping Tobacco Can Benefit Both Its Bottom Line and Society

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Mark R. Kennedy

Many relish holding up examples of corporate greed and fraud to suggest that capitalism is broken and business must be increasingly constrained in what they are allowed to do. CVS's voluntary decision to stop selling an unhealthy product tells a different story.

Creating Love and Joy in Your Life -- More or Less

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

Most people say they want more love and joy in their lives, but they are often confused on how to create these experiences. What can we do, in very practical terms, to create more love and joy in our lives?

Bridging the Parental Divide

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Yes, all parents work very hard. But when we get stuck in the stories in our heads about how much work we do, we can't see how much our spouse is contributing.

The Four Recognizable Types in Any Group Discussion in the Office or at Home

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Sonya Hamlin

Y'know how, when you're sitting at a meeting or around the table at a family dinner discussion trying to solve something or make a plan, the same peop...

Boyfriend Named Journalism

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Sofiya Ballin

I say, listen to your heart. What makes it beat a little faster? What scares you and thrills you at the same time? That is your love; your passion is an extension of yourself.

You Can Prevent a Divorce - Part 3

Karen Stewart | Posted 04.10.2014 | Divorce
Karen Stewart

Remember grandma saying, "One rotten apple can ruin a bunch"? Well, there is much wisdom in this old saying -- as what applies to apples also applies to your marriage. Words can destroy or build your relationship and the choice is yours. It is as simple as that.

Sick of Dirty Looks and Curt Emails From Others? Read This and Feel Better

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We go through our day reading people's actions, facial expressions and emails and we make a whole lot of assumptions about the message they really want to give us.

Giving Effective Feedback Means Knowing When Not to Give It

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

If your goal is to eat someone's dignity for lunch, you probably need to rethink your feedback strategy.

The New Reality of Social Media: Engaging Your Audience Where They Are

George Bradt | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
George Bradt

There is most definitely a darker side of social media. A lot of what's going on and getting traction is wrong for a lot of people, a lot of businesses, and a lot of brands.

8 Ways Pope Francis Is Changing the Conversation

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

Pope Francis is being celebrated for his ability to change the conversation of the Roman Catholic Church. His communication skills coupled with the stature of the papacy have brought a new tone to discourse within the church and captivated those of us outside that communion.

'Why Won't She Talk to Us?' How to Have Better Conversations With Your Children

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Even when there is nothing really wrong, when we ask a child a question, he may hear more than our question. He hears the overtones, the implications, of our questions.

Are Relationship Movies the New Couple's Therapy?

Kristen Mark | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Kristen Mark

What if you could cut your likelihood of divorce in half just by watching five movies with your partner and discussing them afterward?

Killing Them Softly

Kanan Dhru | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Kanan Dhru

The pressures of modernity have resulted in many casualties. In this battle between the head and the heart, the language with international acceptability, the language of future and opportunities and the language required for basic survival in today's world is likely to win hands down.

How I Learned To Stop 'Fixing' My Wife When She's Not Broken

Doug Zeigler | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weddings
Doug Zeigler

I start by saying something silly, my normal approach to "helping" my wife. The opening salvo launched to combat her frustrations and unhappiness. I'm usually pretty deft at this dance, but this time she just looked at me and said, "Stop trying to fix me and LISTEN." She didn't say it angrily, she just said it matter-of-factly.

What Happened to Our Primary Agreements?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We often have several "primary agreements" in our intimate relationships. We agree to take care of each other, as well as to be nice, to protect and not to hurt each other. "I've got your back! I wont hurt you, and I wont let any one else hurt you! You're safe with me!"

25 Little-Known Ways to Impress a Woman

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Brenda Della Casa

21. Know when -- and how -- to apologize. Don't be sorry she felt that way, be sorry you did it.