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Deborah Tannen

Girl, Stop Crying and Talk Like a Man

Penny Herscher | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Penny Herscher

You don't have to be masculine, but you do need to be understood. If you went to France to work on a team of French people, you would learn French. If you work in a world of all men, you need to learn how to talk Man.

Our Mothers, Our Hair

Karin Kasdin | Posted 02.10.2012 | Parents
Karin Kasdin

What is it about mothers and hair? Particularly hair that isn't even on their own head?

Choosing My Parents

Susan Orlins | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Susan Orlins

Whenever I would leave them, my dad would say, "Oh, Sooze, it's such a short visit." He wouldn't say more, because that's the way he was. He never wanted to impose on his children.

Who Is Your Mother's Favorite?

Deborah Tannen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Tannen

Stamberg began our conversation by asking, with a mischievous twinkle that I could see in her eye and my sisters could hear in her voice, "So ladies, which of you was your mother's favorite?" While I hesitated and Naomi responded thoughtfully, "Oh, that's a good first question," Mimi quipped, "Obviously me. No question."

TV Cable News: Pro Wrestling Meets The Argument Culture

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

Cable news, like talk radio, has coarsened our culture, turning it into a daily sideshow for loudmouths and know-nothings. It's all about the perceived best way to get ratings -- by keeping the pot stirred.