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Loud and Clear

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.19.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 11.03.2015 | 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 08.07.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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...

7 Ways To Impress People In 60 Seconds Or Less

Shelley Emling | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

No matter what income level they've achieved, some people still don't have a clue as to how to draw others to them. They don't know what to say to put others at ease or how to act in order to electrify a room. But by the time you reach 50, you should know a thing or two about how to impress those around you.

The Dos and Don'ts of Body Language at Work, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Good posture, a firm handshake and eye contact are crucial in the workplace. When career expert Nicole Williamsjoined me on Mondays With Marlo, she ex...

Giving and Accepting Compliments

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.16.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When we pay a compliment to someone, we feel better about ourselves by making another person feel better about him- or herself! And when we accept a compliment gracefully, it works the same way.

Erin Clements

Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos: Just Asking | Erin Clements | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Brooklyn-based experimental act Gang Gang Dance, currently touring for their album Eye Contact, top our summer-concert list -- thanks in large par...

Michele Bachmann Eye Chart

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ted McCagg


Oxytocin Helps Us Move From Tribe to Community

Susan Kuchinskas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kuchinskas

Herein lies the key to becoming a more trusting, more unified society: Practice. We will need to exercise our brains to approach each other with openness to connection.