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First Impressions

My Botched First Impression

Melanie Levin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Divorce
Melanie Levin

I exercise my new skills at every opportunity. For example, when my new beau's mother reached out to me for the very first time via an instant message, I decided I would not screw up this opportunity to connect.

The Art (And Science) of Making Great First Impressions

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

First impressions are made almost instantly, and they stick for a lifetime (but you can slowly alter them). To make the best first impression in almost any situation, you'll want to:

How to Make a Great First Impression

Brendon Burchard | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

Six strategies for making a better first impression: 1. Stop acting and be your best self: "Be yourself" is the best all-time phrase in personal d...

What First Impressions Do You Make in the Gay Community

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?

9 U.S. Cities That Make the WORST First Impressions

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

In our last Readers' Choice Awards survey, Condé Nast Traveler asked our readers if, after visiting a city for the first time, they were planning a return trip.

Your Grown-Up First Day

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

First days are so important to a career because it sets the precedent for the employee you are, who you want to be, and who you will someday become. Things might go wrong, but it is normal when you are adjusting to a new environment.

Why Your Backstory Matters: The Case of the Boring Accountant

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you find yourself on the giving or receiving end of a boring job description, it's probably because the conversation focused on the front story instead of the backstory.

10 Ways to Make the Best First Impression at Your Summer Internship

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Are you starting a summer internship soon? Hopefully, you've been accepted for one of the positions you applied for in your chosen field, and you're getting ready to shift your focus from academia to the business world because that's what getting practical experience in your chosen career field is all about.

7 Skills Of Extraordinarily Likable People

Jeff Haden | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Jeff Haden

Some people are naturally confident and self-assured. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them -- and possibly neither are you. We want people to genuinely like us... but we want them to like the real us. Here are seven ways to be who you are -- and to be extraordinarily likable.

ICYMI: Tango As Medicine, What Stress Looks Like And Your Brain On 'Food Porn'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI features what HuffPost editors are reading this week. This week, we teared up while re-reading this year's recipient of the Hillman Prize --...

Want To Make A Good Impression? Try This Trick.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

In her new book No One Understands You And What to Do About It, social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson takes a closer look at why we're misundersto...

5 Surefire Ways To Make A Powerful First Impression

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Experts disagree as to the amount of time it takes for people to form an initial impression, but this earliest encounter tends to linger. In fact, some communication specialists claim that it can take as many as 12 follow-up meetings to counteract a poor first impression.

How to Make a Powerful First Impression

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It takes only seconds for others to form an opinion of us when we meet them for the first time. What they initially see becomes their own personal version of the truth, and it can be hard to change a first impression.

Depending On Where You Meet Us

Shari Medini | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

Not all children enjoy the same things. We shouldn't avoid all of the uncomfortable situations for my sons, but they need me to give them some slack when they are out of their element. I shouldn't get so frustrated when they will not cooperate in those types of situations.

Want To Impress Someone? Don't Try

Sara Eckel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

The study found that, contrary to popular perception, people who ask for advice are seen as more intelligent than those who don't. But the researchers also noted that participants only granted the perceived IQ boost to people who asked them questions.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

Is This Your Car?

John Malik | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology
John Malik

Your social media may be someone else's first impression of your company. And when a prospect interacts with your social media, what will their first impression be? Make sure it counts. And if your team isn't accurately representing their employer, perhaps it's time for some counseling.

7 Ways to Make a Killer First Impression

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business

"We judge books by their covers, and we can't help but do it," according to University of Toronto psychology professor Nicholas Rule. Not only do we m...

How Your Face Affects First Impressions

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but apparently the face is key for first impressions. In a new study, researchers in the United Kingdom in...

How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything about them -- would you be so blown away by every single one of them, convinced you needed to see them again soon? Not likely.


Marcia Liss | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss


Educator's Perspective: New Presentation Delivery Platforms

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

It seems to me that the next generation of online presentations is the call of the hour and there is great hunger for new presentation technologies world wide both at academic and industry level.

How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Can we really judge a book by its cover? When it comes to making snap judgments about others, it turns out, we may be pretty good at doing just that. ...

Seemingly Silly Scenarios That Might Cost You the Job

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business
Maureen Anderson

How does a hiring manager choose one person over another, assuming they're both equally qualified to do the work? Sometimes he has to rely on hunches, on a vague sense of a person's character. Sometimes it isn't even that scientific.

Happiness on Hold

Alice Savic | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Alice Savic

I'm on hold right now waiting for a human voice. And that gives me confidence that I will have sufficient time and content to write about this topic: ...