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A Conversation With Sebastian Thrun

Patrick Daniel | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

At O'Reilly's Next:Economy conference in San Francisco, the academic turned entrepreneur talks about his early influences, how he balances thinking and execution and what advice he would give to his younger self.

10 Steps to the Perfect Conversation

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

One of the biggest conversational mistakes is going into your events, dates, meetings and parties directionless. You would never start driving to a new destination without the address. And you certainly would try to look at a map or get directions if you were going to a new place. The same applies for conversations.

Reclaim Conversation , my New Year's Resolution.

Ricardo Vice Santos | Posted 01.08.2016 | Technology
Ricardo Vice Santos

It's that time when everyone sits down to write their resolutions, to reflect on the things we could have done better, and what we want to prioritize...

Feeling the Love: How a Surprisingly Simple Lesson From 2015 Might Change the Way We Do Business

Erica Keswin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Erica Keswin

The CEOs and companies that stand out in 2015 are the ones who paid attention to this shift, and took concrete steps to right their ships, bringing back real-time, face-to-face conversation and connection.

Please Don't Just Tolerate Me! Why We Need More Love and Hate

Craig Luekens | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Craig Luekens

Is Christianity a religion of love or of hate? Both! And I don't just mean that there are some Christians who do a lot of loving things, other Christians who do a lot of hateful things, and the latter are wrong. Well, that's true in one sense, but is also very boring and obvious.

Ask Miss Mingle: "The Human Sacrifice"

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

My friend Joelle recently had a harrowing cocktail party experience. She was cornered by one of life's most dangerous predators -- the Crashing Bore.

The Art of Great Conversation

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

You're going to a party, networking event or cocktail hour to meet new contacts and make connections. However, you always have a problem figuring out how to approach people, no matter what the situation.

A Bench in the Park

Celso Bressan | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Celso Bressan

Evenings, Paul would sit exhausted on a bench in the park. The daily conflicts with his work mates, his wife gone without trace taking with her his be...

5 Foolproof Conversation Starters For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.25.2015 | HuffPost Home

Gravy is great, but the best sauce for Thanksgiving dinner (excluding wine, of course) is good conversation. Something edgy enough to maintain interes...

Where to Philosophize in New York City

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.23.2015 | New York
Skye Cleary

New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.

Conversation Killers and How to Avoid Them

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Your relationships are formed through conversations stacked end to end. So it pays to get rid of the mechanical things that cripple them.

Seven Books for Working Relationships

Erica Keswin | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Erica Keswin

Here are seven books that changed the way I think about working relationships.

7 Ways An Introvert Can Handle A Coworker Who Won't Stop Talking

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Dear Val, I sit right across from a coworker who frequently thinks out loud by talking to me whenever she...

The Business Case for Conversation

Erica Keswin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Erica Keswin

This blog is about the Business Case for Conversation. In it, I will share not only my journey as an organization and leadership development expert seeing the challenges the business community is facing, but also an analysis of what companies can do to address them.

My Encounter With The Rudest Person I've Ever Known

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 11.06.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

There were many times in my life when I had no interest in developing a relationship with someone but I never came right out and said it. What happened to diplomacy and kindness?

4 Ways to Be More Charismatic In Conversations

Quora | Posted 11.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Charisma is mostly about confidence. There are several easy ways to increase your confidence, or appear to be more confident.

The Vital Role of Conversation -- Sherry Turkle Talks About Her New Book

Nell Minow | Posted 11.16.2015 | Books
Nell Minow

A father accompanies his daughter on a school field trip and spends the whole time Instagraming. College students literally choose an electric shock over sitting quietly for six minutes without any devices to entertain them.

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

Q and A With Charlotte Laws About Her Romance With Tom Jones and Her Memoir, "Rebel in High Heels"

Charlotte Laws | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

My new memoir, Rebel in High Heels, chronicles my life, including my battle against revenge porn, my party crashing escapades and my three-year relationship with singer Tom Jones.

Cultivating Dialog With Your Child About Disability

Lee Lee | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

An important part of being an ally for your child and the disability community is accepting that you don't know everything about disability, which I find very comforting. I don't need to have all the answers, I just need to be respectful, curious and willing to learn.

How to Snoop

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Admit it. At one time or another you snooped. Maybe you peeked at your significant other's phone. Opened a friend's medicine cabinet. Or perhaps you even took a sneaky look into someone's desk drawer. Don't worry, I won't tell.

8 Words To Get You Out Of Any Conversation | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Dinner party, office party, holiday party — it doesn't matter, we've all been there: Some friendly fellow guest corners you and just won't let u...

Texting Isn't the Problem: A Conversation With Sherry Turkle About Reclaiming Conversation

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Technology
Davis Schneiderman

I recall my first year as a professor at Lake Forest College (2001), where a single student spoke on her bulky cell phone as she walked across the quad. I would hold my hand to my ear as I passed her as if I were talking, a joke we shared.

To Be or Not to Be Sherlock Holmes

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Some people are just so interested in getting to know you as a person. They are so invested in you that you sometimes start to question their intentions and pull yourself away from them thinking that the other person wants something from you.

Tips for Better Texting

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.17.2015 | Technology
Linda Lauren

Texting is being given a bad reputation by the very people who use it for it's convenience, and it does not have to be that way. There is true beauty in the communication of texting, and when it is embraced it can be very rewarding.