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Can You Hear Us Now? Ethnic Spa Goers Are Speaking

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

For ethnic spa goers, many times the preliminary conversation to determine what we use on our skin, why we use it and what we expect to achieve from our facial is omitted. Were you aware that such a conversation should even take place?

The Holiday Collection: How to Get Out of a Conversation

Debra Fine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

The key is to be authentic. Do not lie. I have heard too many stories of people saying they had to go call the babysitter only to be caught minutes later by the conversation dumpee yukking it up on the other side of the room.

Change the Conversation, Change the World

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

"Have real conversations about the world you both want," I repeated. "Effective conversations aren't about blaming and posturing. What kind of world does Mr. Politician really want? You'll only know by asking and truly listening, by having those real conversations."

12 Days of Christmas Conversation Starters

Kellie Edwards | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Infused with positive psychology, these diversion tactics are designed to help you and the person you are talking to get a lift in mood and set you up to enjoy a more lighthearted time together.

Networking? The Art of Conversation

Angee Linsey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Angee Linsey

A conversation takes place with another person with whom you have a mutual interest. It's easy when we aren't thinking about how someone can help us meet our goals. But creating that dialog with a specific goal can be a little intimidating.

Quality of Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Did you ever notice that, during a meeting or brainstorming session, one comment from a powerful voice can stop the innovation process?

Ten Things Not to Say at the Table

Debra Fine | Posted 01.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Debra Fine

"Your son looks just like you and your daughter looks like she could be from a different family? Is she the milkman's baby?"

Ten Tips to Stop the Trauma of Stage Fright

Debra Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

I am not going to suggest you picture your audience sitting in their underwear. You are already nervous, and far be it from me to make you physically ill while picturing a bunch of folks lounging in their skivvies. Like life isn't scary enough.

Social Media Doesn't Hurt My Offline Social Abilities, It Helps Them

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Daniel Etcovitch

Social media will never replace human interaction, but it's not supposed to. It's supposed to give us a new avenue through which to interact and do all the things regular social interaction should do.

What It Actually Feels Like to Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering was more than peppering a sentence with a few extra syllables. It was the heart-wrenching realization that the word wasn't coming out of my mouth no matter how hard I tried.

The Twilight of Courtesy and Conversation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are we seeing courtesy and conversation fall victim to technology?

Is It Okay to Boo?

Debra Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Debra Fine

I am a fan of the Halloween kind of boo -- and the candy that goes along with it. But I'd like to banish the boo that happens during the other 51 weeks out of the year. So, if you are not a fan of booing, what do you do when faced with the boo?

Want To Kill A Conversation? Ask Someone What They Do

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

When you're introduced to someone for the first time, after you shake hands and exchange names, what's the first thing you ask? More likely than not, ...

In Praise of Shutting Up When You Have Nothing to Say

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

There are a lot of ways to make the world a better place. Keeping your mouth shut unless you have something interesting to say is one of them.

When He (or She) Just Doesn't Want to Talk About It

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Not all relationships can or should be saved. Knowing if and when to make that call is a critical piece of information that we need to have in order to know which path to take.

The Power of a First Sentence

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.16.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I'm often struck by the opening sentence of a novel or short story. It can draw me in and set expectations for what's to come. This isn't always true, of course, but a story's first line is the author's opening salvo.

Investing in a Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

The separation of knowledge into categories frustrates the human desire for unity. Each of us is a student of the world, a whole individual trying to make integral sense of the world, and striving to make that world our own.

The Art of Salon Conversation

Yves Durif | Posted 11.30.2013 | Style
Yves Durif

My favorite part about owning a salon in New York is the variety of cultural conversation to be had. I love to talk about where to go, what to see, and who to meet.

Cat Got Your Tongue? (The Lost Art of Conversation)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

As our world becomes more dependent upon electronic devices and electronic forms of communication, I wonder if the generation that follows the millennials will engage in conversation at all.

'What I Should Have Said' Moments

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Finally! The perfect response for all those times you were too shocked, emotional, unaware and/or unprepared to come up with something that'd make eve...

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.

We Are Losing Words

Bob Deutsch | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

A Yale grad student is impulsively strangled by a co-worker. A young man leaving work near the main New York City post office accidentally bumps into ...

What's Happening to Us?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...

How to Change a Conversation With One Simple Word

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

As we celebrate the glorious summer season, don't forget to smell the roses. Take an extra moment to enjoy the long days with a walk in the park, a row on the lake, and picnics galore.

5 Ways To Communicate Better

Rob White | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Communication is the ultimate human connection. If you follow the "silverback tips" that I learned, you'll maximize your chances of successfully establishing rapport with others.