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Eye Contact

Maintaining Eye Contact Is Really Strenuous For Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

If eye contact has always felt a bit overwhelming for you, it’s not all in your head. Maintaining direct eye contact really is strenuous for the br...

The Power Of Eye Contact

David Wygant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

There is one thing people fear the most when they first meet somebody: eye contact. As kids, we were taught this by our parents, by our social and ...

Here's How Long You Can Look Someone In The Eye Without Creeping Them Out

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.11.2016 | Science

Ah, the magic of meeting someone else’s gaze: Hearts beat faster as pupils dilate. Or, someone gets really uncomfortable really quickly. Many anim...

How to Become a Great Listener

Merri Macartney | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Merri Macartney

Most people aren't great listeners. While someone is talking to them, they are more than likely thinking about what it is they are going to say when it is their turn. Sometimes, there is a game involved like: My Story is Better Than Your Story.

My Inability to Make Eye Contact Does Not Need to Be 'Fixed'

The Establishment | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

A lack of eye contact isn't a sign that a person lacks attention, empathy, or care; there are better and more effective ways of gauging these qualities in a person. Just because I can't hold your gaze doesn't mean I have a problem. But it's time to confront the fact that our culture does.

Acknowleding Others

Judith Bowman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

Whether you are waiting to cash-out or check-in to your hotel room, standing in line at Starbucks or a business networking event ... or just passing another in the hall, being ignored and feeling invisible has become commonplace.

Loud and Clear

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.13.2016 | Parents
Kerrie L Cooper

I was sitting in a meeting yesterday and was given a reminder that felt like a slap in the face. It jarred me fully awake, shaking the dust out of a corner of my subconscious mind where I had stored this fundamental rule in the greatest job I have, as mom: It's not what you say. It's what you do.

Is More Eye Contact Always Better?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 11.03.2016 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

"Good eye contact" is an important part of great communication. But how much is too much? When used correctly, direct eye contact can show a person is confident and attentive but too much can make them seem creepy or intimidating.

6 Things I Learned By Turning My Phone Off & Looking Into The Eyes Of Strangers

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Sandy Rosenblatt

We live in a relatively disconnected world. Fortunately, that is mostly by choice. The fact is, we don't need to wait for an International Day of Connection or a global eye gazing experiment to choose differently. We can just do it. And that, my friends, is beautiful.

Youthful Triumph!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When do children experience their first sense of triumph? Just imagine a tall, lanky four-year-old looking around curiously at the school fair. A lot was going on with prizes and surprises.

Really Beautiful Things Can Happen When You Make Eye Contact With A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living

The infamous parental warning, "Don't talk to strangers," has its merits when you're young, but this poignant video illustrates how rebelling against ...

Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

Personal Image: Positive and Negative Signals

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.22.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When dealing with other people, it's important to be able to read their expressions. But it's just as important to understand what your facial expressions may be saying to others.

Want a Boyfriend By Valentine's Day? Follow These 9 Steps!

Francesca Hogi | Posted 02.22.2015 | Style
Francesca Hogi

That's right, Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. 2014 is history. No one special to kiss under the mistletoe? If you faithfully follow these nine steps, you'll make up for it by getting plenty of lovin' from your new sweetheart in less than two months!

Your First Job Interview: How to Nail It

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Put your best foot forward, because it's all about the first impression. Remember: You only have one shot!

The Art of Meaningful Mixing: How to Network Before, During, and After an Event

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Ever feel queasy about going to an event where you don't know other guests? Talking to strangers does not come naturally to many people, but it's important to learn to do so. Social events are your opportunity to make new friends and business acquaintances.

How to Improve Your People Skills

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Learning to solve problems and work with people can be the best way to exhibit class. Remember: Your people skills are your social skills. Define the problem in terms of needs. Brainstorm possible solutions. Select the solution that will best meet everyone's needs.

8 Things I'd Like You to Know About My Introverted Child

Beth Markley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Beth Markley

I looked over at one point and saw Colin backed into a corner, trying to be small as possible. He grasped a plate in both hands, on which rested a giant, untouched piece of chocolate cake.

Beware My Derriere: The Etiquette of Sitting Down at the Theater

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

Every time I go to the theater and I find myself having to enter a row where there are people already seated, I experience the same moment of indecision: "How do I navigate this? Which way do I go in -- facing the stage or facing the people?"

7 Ways To Impress People

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

What pops into your head when you think about how we impress others? Money? A prestigious career? A beautiful face? Being famous? If so, think about what could hide behind these top four impressive qualities.

Business Meetings: Making a Good Impression

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

There are several ways to guarantee that your next business meeting is a success. Making a good impression is key. Here are fifteen tips on how to do just that.

The Class of 2014 Is the Succession Plan for the Future

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Millennial-aged graduates must enter the career world armed with tools and strategies to distinguish themselves from the pack. I share this wisdom to help you find your way in the world-of-work so you can thrive.

Connecting Through Eye Contact

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Eye contact, along with the connection it may bring, can become a kind of mindfulness practice. We can notice what we're experiencing in our stomach or heart as we gaze into our lover's magical eyes. Maybe there's a delightful sense of warmth and expansiveness, or a fear of losing ourselves.

Women at Work: The Unspoken Rule of Meetings

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It costs more time and energy being a woman than being a man. In the business world, this makes everything unnecessarily necessary for a woman.

How Technology Is Killing Eye Contact

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Pat Christen had an alarming wake-up call one day about the toll that technology was taking on her life -- and her family. "I realized several yea...