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Here's Why Apologizing By Text Is Different From Saying Sorry In Person

Glamour | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

We spend an average of three hours each day fixated on our phones. And all that quality time with those tiny screens, MIT social scientist Sherry Turk...

How To Be Heard When You Aren't The Loudest Voice In The Room

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on We’ve all been there: the staff meeting that seems to go on forever with co-workers arguing the fin...

The November Issue of Ebony Magazine: We Can't Ignore This Conversation About The Cosby Show

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Shanita Hubbard

As tempting as it is to be upset with the story, perhaps we should explore the feelings and address the questions they are triggering. Ebony magazine didn't manufacture the rape allegations. They are real. The damage is real. The pain is real and the legacy is already tainted.

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us bec...

Neuro-tip: Deep Connection at Work

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

While this intuitively makes sense for how we grow our business networks, it's counterintuitive to what human beings need to be doing to ensure deep connectivity in relationships.

2 Tricks For Having Better, More Interesting Conversations

Quora | Posted 09.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul

The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or politics, or sports: they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

How Radically To Uproot The Root Of Our Political Misery

Living Room Conversations | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

We here at consider ourselves "radicals." Radical doesn't mean vandal or hooligan. It means, literally and operationally, "from the root."

Get a Fresh Start: Your Relationship Repair Kit

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Your relationship is damaged, and you wonder how to repair and restore it -- how to start over, make up, rebuild trust, and work through issues rather than move away from them.

Nepal: Humanitarian Aid In Action -- Conversations With Key Personnel at Direct Relief Headquarters, April 29, 2015

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.

Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

8 Things You Should Never Hide From Your Doctor

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Next time you're on the exam table, spend that precious appointment opening up to your doctor -- even about the slightly embarrassing, silly, and seemingly minor things.

5 Big Conversations You Should Have Before Saying 'I Do'

The Knot | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

You already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are "supposed" to talk about before making it official.

Changing Confrontations to Conversations

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

People who embrace confrontation have J.R. Ewing in the old Dallas TV show as their poster child. They are not happy unless the organization is in turmoil.

9 Characteristics of a Good Mentoring Relationship

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I have awesome mentors that inspire me and hold me accountable and I also happen to have awesome mentees who are enthusiastic about learning and are like my extended family.

'50 Shades of Grey' and Sexual Exploration

Mike Domitrz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Mike Domitrz

The film Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. Sexual images are everywhere, and often the most awkward conversations involve parents talking to their children about sexual exploration and personal safety.

What Really Happens When Two or More Agree?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.

How to Have a Conversation With Well-Meaning People

Samantha Bennett | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

We all have our family of origin, and then we have our family of friends. It's one of the great perks of adulthood -- you get to pick a second family of friends who love you.

If It Weren't for People, I'd Get a Lot More Done!

Laurie Gerber | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

You might not have as much people time as I do, but I bet everything that is important to you, everything you want before you die, has something to do with people. Your whole ability to accomplish your dreams is connected to your ability to communicate and partner with these people.

Everybody's Talking But Is Anyone Listening?

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

Quiet your inner voice and truly focus on what the other person is saying.  Rather than think about what you will say next or how you will respond, really listen to the words and meaning of the person you are speaking with.

Chemistry Lessons for Leaders

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We are all familiar with the "chemistry" factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor; now we are learning that such insights are more than metaphor -- they are reality!

It's Time to Retire This Nauseating Pickup Line

Alena Hall | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Alena Hall

Apparently my resulting facial expression doesn't fully expose how I really feel about these advances, so let me lay it out with words, boys: You're not being cute. You're not being funny or clever. In fact you're mildly nauseating.

6 Ways Our Baby Changed The Way My Husband And I Talk To Each Other

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

Out of all the changes that a new baby brings, the most drastic change, in my experience, is what you and your partner talk about.

Claire Fallon

This 'Grammar Mistake' Is Actually Totally Okay | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books

Are you a verbal hedger? Do you uptalk, pepper your speech with “like,” or say things such as “I feel like” instead of “I think”? It’s o...