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How to Identify and Neutralize Gossip

Nesrin Everett | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Gossip can be extremely negative, as it is rarely founded on the truth, it's intentions are seldom honorable and it has the potential to cause a great deal of harm.

Why You Gossip, and What It Means

Beth Weissenberger | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Weissenberger

If you want to show up in your relationships -- in your LIFE -- in a radically authentic way, you can start by changing your relationship to gossip.

'Tune In' to Tumultuous Teenage Gossip

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Gossip is communication. If your teenager off-handedly tells you a remnant of something going on, tune in!

13 Tips To Help You Speak Up To Your Boss In Tricky Situations

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

 Dear Val, I work for two women bosses who are experienced, extremely capable, and excellent at their jobs. There are many good things about wor...

5 Steps To Stop Gossip in the Workplace and Increase Productivity

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

Gossip hurts businesses reputations, other employees' reputations, people's feelings, and your bottom line. Understanding the gossiper is the first step. The gossiper usually has a large ego and wants to be liked by everyone but usually the opposite happens.

PSA: When You Talk S**t About Your Friends, You're Just Screwing Yourself

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

Some people gossip and shit talk about their friends so much you'd think they were getting some kind of sexual pleasure from it. Well, that might be b...

Lust for Celebrity Gossip: It Isn't "Worship"

Peggy Payne | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment
Peggy Payne

Dare to show even the tiniest spark of interest in royal babies or movie star divorces or Olympic decathlete gender identity and you're likely to be scorned for engaging in "celebrity worship." This is wrong. It isn't worship. Got that, you high-minded righteous pious scoffers?

Trader Joe's Employees Dish On Their Secretive Employer

Thrillist | Posted 06.17.2015 | Taste

Spoiler alert: You won't want to quit your job just to save money on groceries.

Please Pass the Paranoia: On the Dangers of Being Overheard

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.16.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

When having a private conversation in a public place--even a crowded New York City restaurant--you can never be too circumspect.

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

They Unfriended Me

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

You will survive. It's not even a loss. If people choose to be in your life, in real life or on social media, they are your peeps. If not, let 'em go. They won't be there when you need them.

On Being a Social Pariah. Part 2- Things I've Learned

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce
Lulu Salavegsen

The inability to acknowledge or see this by so many people I know is...well, funny. I laugh and let go. Not in sarcasm, but in confusion and self-preservation to accept people are all different and if their truth is black and white, who am I to say how THEY should see things?

The Secret Language of Hotel Staff Is Your New Vacation Entertainment

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A short glossary of the behind-the-scenes lingo used by bellhops, cleaning staff and concierge at your favorite hotels.

Team "Human Being"

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Heather Gillis-Harris

I hate insincerity. I hate dishonesty. I hate fake people. I hate people who talk behind your back or spread rumors just for the sake of having something to say.

Jay Quint & His Gaylebrity Tell All Book

Brad Hammer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

Jay Quint is the author of the controversial book "Tides of Vanity." This just released memoir will have Anderson Cooper answering questions, instead of asking them! As you can imagine there is quite a buzz around the Gayborhood about this book, so I had to ask Jay "15 Questions."

Get Real (It's Not As Bad As You Think)

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Like the process of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly, it may feel like a struggle, but it's worth it. When we clear out the debris of shame, resentment, sadness and disappointment and get real with how we feel, we can then spread our wings and become free.

Why Gossip Can Be Good For You and Your Friendships

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

I think our juicy stories about others are one of the small luxuries in life that cross geographical, cultural and socio-economic boundaries. Everyone can do it, and almost everyone does. It connects us just as much as it can fragment but provides that little common link with others that we all crave.

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

'You Are What Comes Out of Your Mouth'

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

We all have the ability to be judgmental, but our ability to drop that judgement as soon as it appears is where our compassion lives. Whoever we are, we are on the same journey. We thrive, we fall down, we hurt, we try, we make big mistakes and we dream.

Why We Love to Gossip

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Office gossip is alive, flowing freely and -- depending on your point of view -- either as natural as casual conversation or a pathogen infecting morale, productivity and even health. Adding to the darker view, gossip may be a special problem for women -- its most able practitioners and, perhaps, its most vulnerable targets.

Is It A Good Thing Yik Yak Is So Popular On Campus?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.04.2014 | College

A new social media app is shaking things up at college campuses (and even a few high schools) across the United States. Yik Yak, an anonymous mess...

The Self-Serving Reason We Gossip

Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tom Jacobs Did you hear what happened at yesterday's meeting? Can you believe it? If you find those sort of quietly whispered questions abo...

Reeling in Renée: The Power Behind Our Radical Reactions and Collaborative Commentary

Erika Sales | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Erika Sales

A boundary was crossed. The reaction to Renée Zellweger's face is neither an aversion to plastic surgery nor an expression of shock towards what people are calling an identity change.

Reasons Why Trash-Talking Your Spouse Is Bad For Your Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Anything you say can and will be used against you. Your husband will store all these negative comments and will dredge them up every chance he gets. He will hold a grudge against you in regards to the comments.

The Woman Code by Sophia A Nelson -- A Review

Suna Senman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.