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Be a Compliment Columbo!

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Christine Hassler

When you hunt for things to acknowledge and celebrate in others, you will soon detect a greater level of appreciation for everything. "Too often we u...

The Scary Reason You Can't Accept A Compliment

Rachael Yahne | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

The problem is we don't respect ourselves as being worthy of admiration. And even more harmful, we believe refusing a compliment or putting ourselves down makes us seem humble. It doesn't, it only diminishes us.

It's Never Too Late for Moms to Model Healthy Behavior & Storm the Pantry

Dawn Zier | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Dawn Zier

This Mother's Day, take stock of your own words and actions and take solace in the fact that making small changes can have a great impact on our children's self image, eating habits and long-term health. I can't think of anything more motivating.

8 Women Get Real About The Power Of Compliments

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women

Compliments are the unsung heroes of confidence-building. True confidence starts from within, but like any living, growing thing, it flourishes when g...

Melissa McCarthy Wants Her Daughters To Know How To Accept A Compliment

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents

As a parent, Melissa McCarthy wants her two daughters to feel comfortable with themselves and develop a healthy sense of self-esteem. To that end, she...

Why Women Hate These 10 Compliments

Samantha Daniels | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Samantha Daniels

As a Professional Matchmaker, one of the things I consistently hear from women is that they wish men would compliment them more. Another thing I hear is that when men do compliment them, they wish the men would think first because many times their compliments really come across as insults.

3 Reasons You Feel Awkward When Someone Compliments You | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living

By Lindsey Murray At the Producers Guild Awards last month, Shonda Rhimes began her acceptance speech for the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in ...

New Goal: Stop Speaking Negatively About the Physical Appearance of Others

Matthew Dicks | Posted 01.08.2016 | Style
Matthew Dicks

A person should be able to wear whatever he or she wants without ever having to suffer a negative word about it from anyone, to their face or behind their back.

18 Quirky Little Ways To Say 'I Love You'

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.11.2015 | Weddings

The words "I love you" never get old, no matter how many times you've heard them before. That being said, it sure doesn't hurt to change things up ev...

Make My Day

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.18.2016 | San Francisco
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When was the last time you received a compliment? I like to think that praise is the new politeness. We all need to give and receive more compliments in our lives. Do you take notice when someone offers you praise?

Living Out Loud

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

How can you practice seeing more of the positive qualities in others and live out loud by sharing authentically with them? I encourage you to join us in "living out loud" by going out of your way to share five simple positive truths each day.

How Not to Accept a Compliment

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

The gray dress encases the length of my body, pressing against my arms, cutting off at the wrists. It looks as though someone's taken a precise blade ...

Want to Publicly Compliment Your Significant Other? Don't [Af]F[leck] It Up!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.13.2016 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

In a public shout out, it's okay to acknowledge that you've been through a lot together--provided that it's done with the right tone. The key is to convey that in the battle of life, the two of you are on the same side.

Did You Know Goals Are for Losers?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.02.2016 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I needed cover blurbs for a book. I got three. Good ones! And I learned so much about how things get done in the world.

Are the Compliments We Are Giving Actually Making a Positive Impact?

Maria Mara | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Mara

It might sound like a lot of work to just give a compliment, and yet if we are coming from a place where we want more meaningful connections with people we might have to challenge some or our "givens" -- this might include complimenting in a completely novel way.

Teachers: Stop Complimenting Your Students

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.27.2016 | Education
Matthew Dicks

As an elementary school teacher, I have made it my policy for more than a decade to avoid commenting on a student's physical appearance. These comments, even when positive, can be damaging and hurtful to kids.

1 Simple, Radical Affection Tip You Don't Want To Miss

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

What's one simple, powerful act that is radical, affectionate, feels good and can change someone's outlook on life? Complimenting someone.


Marcia Liss | Posted 06.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


How Not to Compliment a Black Girl

Sophia Buchanan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Sophia Buchanan

The next time you want to compliment a black girl, compliment her like you would compliment any other human -- because that's all she is. Human.

How to Gracefully Accept a Compliment

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

Gratitude is the only acceptable way to acknowledge someone's kind remarks. Sincere thankfulness won't give off the appearance of pride or vanity. Instead, it shows you acknowledge a person's recognition and appreciation.

Claire Fallon

8 Compliments That Feel Like Insults | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.27.2015 | Books

Recently, during a conversation with a coworker, I described a mutual friend as “charming.” I’d meant it as a compliment, describing how adept t...

A Pretty Powerful Reason To Be Kind To Others

Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

10 Compliments You Should Give This Week

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

One of the rules I try to live by is to pay lots of compliments. I don't mean smarmy false flattery. I mean the real thing. I believe there is at least one occasion EVERY DAY to pay someone a sincere compliment.

Beauty Philosophy Changed thanks to Grocery Store Encounter

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Beauty is fleeting, even for those of us who are genetically blessed. We age, we change. Shouldn't the notion of beauty, therefore, be more of a state of mind?

4 Downsides of Weight Loss Nobody Ever Tells You About

Ravishly | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The bad news is losing weight won't fix all your problems, and it won't make you love yourself. The good news? You can start loving yourself whenever you want, no matter what your scale says. Why not start today?