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Criticism

3 New Words for 'Whore'

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Despite the sexual liberation movement, despite shows like Sex and the City, despite all the progress we've made, we're still saddled with a word rooted in "prostitute" and "harlot" to describe being sexually free.

How To Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up." The same is true of criticism.

A Critic, A Play and Do-It-Yourself Abortion

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

When the lead theatre critic of the nation's newspaper of record, The New York Times, extols a play about do-it-yourself abortion, three things become clear: the poverty of contemporary criticism, the poverty of contemporary drama, and the weakness of liberalism's argument for choice.

Is the Miss America Pageant Proto-Feminist?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

There's nothing wrong with fighting for a cause and looking good while doing it, if looking good happens to be your thing. And there are, after all, worse things in the world than wanting some world peace.

Why Everything Is Not All About You (And Why That's Awesome)

Susie Moore | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We all have a purpose, a reason we are here on planet Earth, and that is what it is about. We are not here to be endlessly interested in our superficial selves and obsess over what we want, what we have and what other people think of us.

6 Reasons Why We Should Embrace Criticism

Susie Moore | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

How to Tackle Negative Feedback and Still Feel Great

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

We know it is hard to change behavior. But trust us, you can do it. We can not remember the last time we had a fight or argument with someone. But we constantly learn new things and we end up knowing the nicest people all over the place, also if we start out on a rough path!

How to Stop 'Saving' the English Major

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

I sometimes lie awake at night cursing the heavens, wishing that God had never forged a love of the written word from the steel of my very soul and instead forged something that would have allowed me to invent Candy Crush.

I Went 21 Days Without Complaining And It Changed My Life

Tim Ferriss | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Ferriss

I wanted to cut out the commiserating most of us use for 30-40 percent of all conversation (if you don't believe me, keep track of how many people start conversations with you in the next 24 hours that center on a complaint or criticism).

How to Handle a Bully Boss

Cindy Tansin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Cindy Tansin

Help, I'm under attack. All of a sudden I can do no right. How did I get into this situation? More importantly, how do I get out?

5 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Day

Susie Moore | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

What do you do with your time? Are you prolific in your passions or are you poignant in your excuses? In life we either have one of two things -- results or excuses. And excuses mean nothing. No one cares! You don't even care, if you are honest with yourself.

How I Let 3 Negative Voices Undo 163,110 Compliments

Janie Porter | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Janie Porter

I've always heard it takes seven compliments to undo one bad comment. But I actually think it's more than that. Waaaaay more.

Healing Vigilante: 3 Quick Steps to Get Out of the C.A.J.E (Criticism, Assumption, Judgment and Evaluation)

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Funnel that inner dialogue into simply what is happening in the moment -- no criticism, assumption, judgment, or evaluation.

This Magical Sentence Will Change Your Life

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.10.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

"Just kidding" is simply another way of saying, "I meant it and now I'm cutting you off without giving you a chance to respond." Tall people know they're tall. They know they're different. They don't want to be reminded of it. "How's the weather up there? Just kidding."

Curing a Critical Spirit in Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

The irony of our day is this: we may have produced the most critical kids in modern history, but also ones who cannot take criticism themselves.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

The Best Way To Respond To Criticism

OWN | Posted 05.06.2014 | OWN

Next time someone offends or upsets you, take a page from Eckhart Tolle's book. The spiritual teacher and author of A New Earth writes in chapter seve...

5 Facts Islamophobia Deniers Just Don't Get

Qasim Rashid | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

While I hope not, it is likely that some Islamophobia deniers will continue to demonize Muslims who claim they've been discriminated against. Such demonizing is a slanted narrative devoid of common sense. Don't fall for it.

Are You Your Own Toughest Critic? You're Not Alone

Karen Elizaga | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

I have been overwhelmed by the responses that I received on my last blog post. So many people identified with the same struggles around negativity and...

The Need for Arts Journalists

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Arts journalists keep those of us who run arts organizations honest. They question us when they believe our offerings are too timid, too easy, too glib.

Reader Reviews Vs. Reviewer Reviews: Is There a Difference?

Rachel Thompson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

We don't want anyone to call our baby ugly, right?

What Can Happen When You Mindfully and Compassionately Send Criticism or When You Don't

Whitney Hess | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Whitney Hess

I wrote an email yesterday that I didn't want to have to write. After three weeks of back and forth with someone I hoped to hire for a project, her mo...

Learn How to Take Criticism, or Be Prepared to Fail

Matt Walsh | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Matt Walsh

There are two types of criticisms -- constructive and destructive. Your success in life will rely on your ability to ignore the second type and listen to the first.

Relax, You're Going to Be Criticized

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

What are you bracing against? The Practice: Relax, you're going to be criticized. Why? The title of this practice is a little tongue-in-cheek. Wha...