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Michelle Obama: My Proudest Achievement As First Lady Is My Daughters

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices

Michelle Obama has accomplished a lot during nearly eight years as first lady of the United States. But there's one achievement that she prizes above ...

Like A Girl

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

The deep brown shade that glazed the wood was almost heavier than the door. It melted the light that snuck in via the stained glass of glittering gold and grassy green into hues and shadows that crashed by the waves of my shivering feet.

Bridging America's Divide - Can the Internet Help?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

That is what the Internet of the future can provide us - easy access to diverse opinions and people so we can understand the issues and each other better, ultimately making better decisions as individuals and as a society.

#TalkToMe: Happy Moments, Life Wisdom and the Secret Stash of Chocolate

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Kordan

Once I figured out how to activate the Facebook live feature, we were on our way to sharing our deep, wise and silly thoughts during a heart-to-heart conversation, while all of my Facebook friends and family tuned in.

What Happened to Disagreeing Respectfully in America?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

We are not guaranteed happiness in this country, but we should be given every chance at safe passage. Until we talk to each other and find common ground, safety is at best an illusion.

Free Spaces in Schools and Colleges

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.02.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

The concept of free spaces now has enormous relevance in higher education, where issues of free speech have exploded in the wake of student protests about racial discrimination and other issues.

Don't Push Yourself: The Argument for Holding Yourself Back

Kaila Proulx | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kaila Proulx

For most people these things are encouraging... even motivational! For me though, I've come to realize the importance of NOT pushing myself.

Your 2015 Guide to Arguing With Your Conservative Uncle This Thanksgiving

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Christian Chiakulas

Remember: facts are like Kryptonite to conservatives. Study this guide, and you will know all you need to know to shut down the misinformation and ill-formed opinions.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

Whatever Happened to Dorm Room Debates?

Uloop | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Uloop

The political and philosophical conversation of young people comparing values and ideals seems to be a vital part to becoming not only a well-versed academic, but also an informed, decision making adult. Yet it seems that most of my peers have no interest in ever engaging in one of these conversations.

Schools for Sustainability Attends Marc Brasof's Talk: Student Voice in School Reform

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 04.04.2015 | Education
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

They've lost my trademark sparkle and I feel sad -- because I am exhausted -- because I spent 50 percent of my energy today redirecting students and another 50 percent trying to inspire students and staff to want to be in school! Something isn't working.

A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

Getting Along Better with Others

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I can guarantee that if you think about whether to use "to" or "with" and put into practice actually saying what you mean, it will make a big difference in how you get along with other people.

A Lay (Wo)mans Description; FSHD Muscular Dystrophy 101

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

At some point in time when we are in a conversation with someone who is disabled, we always come to the point that somebody will ask "What do you have?"

The 5 Rs Of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

The Major Component Of Communication We're Often Forgetting

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Old habits don't die easily, but they do eventually dissolve, although the process usually takes longer and requires more practice than we think it should. Along the way, however, we get to cultivate other necessary qualities and strengths that serve us greatly, not only in our relationships, but in all areas of our lives.

Video: Forum 2000 Opening Panel

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Jayaseelan Naidoo

In order to craft a developmental path that is inclusive and effective, more voices need to be heard. We need to give our youth an opportunity to have their voices heard and give women equal opportunity to craft this pathway.

Controversy and Conversation

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Take a look at the comments section on your favorite news website. Some topics generate a lot of discussion among participants. Other topics may be ...

Creating Great Conversations at HuffPost: Our New Community Advocates and You

Sara Rochford | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Sara Rochford

HuffPost Community staff members are being sent into the heart of the community with a mission: to bring you closer to the content creators and decision makers at HuffPost, highlight the best conversations, and engage you in positive and open exchange.

Orlando Jones Stars in New Interactive Web Series 'Meridian'

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Meridian stars Orlando Jones (Drumline, MAD TV) as Jeff, a bored employee at a tech support call center whose life is changed when he discovers a mysterious Aztec amulet.

Shepard Fairey Discusses Election 2012 and the Importance of Voting (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

While he's considered making a similar poster for the 2012 election, the artist says that it would be naive to deny the realities and changes of the last four years.

Chick-fil-A Sure Cooks Up a Good Discussion

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

I've been fascinated watching the backlash against Chick-fil-A's president's public comments lately. And I think that regardless of which side you're on, the discussion is healthy.

Experts on Expertise: How IBM PureSystems Will Impact the IT Experience (PREVIEW)

Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology

A group of industry leaders sit down to discuss how IBM PureSystems will change the overall experience and economics of IT, and what this means for th...

Communicating With a Business Partner: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Noah Kass

Don't dissect! As business consists of many small activities, responsibilities, decisions and interactions it's necessary not to over-analyze every single transaction. Sometimes silence is best. Sometimes we all just need to be agreeable.

Moving Forward Together

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

I am dedicating the month of November to a conversation about sexuality. This subject is often rife with pseudoscience, pop science, junk science, and whatever other forms of non-science exist out there in magazines, books, and online. Let's get to the truth.