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Which Real Housewife of NYC Chickened Out?

Tom Murro | Posted 10.27.2012 | TV
Tom Murro

Real Housewife of NYC Aviva Drescher has apparently scared the bejeezus out of one of her co-stars, so much that she refused to be in the same room with her, and it was a big room.

Elevate the Conversation

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

If we believe we are here to improve the journey of our soul, we are charged with making the best choices to perpetually evolve to a higher good. We study, we go to therapy, we develop a spiritual practice and we try to do the right thing. The unfortunate part is that we are human.

Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse: Numbers 13:1-15:41

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 08.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

We must not let our desire for positive speech to cause us to conceal important truths. An ethics of speech must also include directives about when to speak up, not just when to stay silent.

Is Gossip Killing Your Relationships?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

In my work as life coach, my clients often complain that people in their lives are always trying to "fix" them. While these "Fixers" may be well meaning, sometimes their reliance on fixing other people's problems to bolster their own self-worth and identity.

Gossip: A Lippery Slope

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

Button it up, people. Take the high road. Do not talk about people behind their backs. You never know when it might come back to sting you.

Yet Another Tell-All Hit on Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The scramble to dig up any piece of salacious dirt, gossip, or innuendo about President Obama before he was President Obama is never ending. The latest in the long train of purported tell-all exposes on Obama is no different.

Gorgeous Gossip Revealed

Marlise Karlin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

Words emanate into an energy field that surrounds us; they are like arrows and can shoot sparks of love into our hearts or daggers that remain for years, leaving scars of mistrust in our future life choices.

Acting In Memory Of Chuck Colson

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Once a person has committed the sin of gossip, the only way to atone for this horrible sin is to force oneself to understand just how emotionally painful it is to live alone. I thought of this last week when reading about the life and death of Chuck Colson.

Going Up

Zach Puchtel | Posted 06.22.2012 | Impact
Zach Puchtel

Today, focus your efforts on improving the lives of others; even if it be lending a simple smile to a stranger where otherwise there would be none. Make the world a bit brighter today, and a bit more every day after. Your life will follow suit.

Who Needed Facebook When You Had A Good Nail Salon?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

What beauty parlors were to my mother, this nail salon was to me: a place of community, a spot where you came for sisterhood and women-bonding. It was "Cheers" without the booze and indeed, a place where everyone knew your name.

Lee Hernandez

Birthday Boy Perez Hilton On His Dramatic Weight Loss (EXCLUSIVE) | Lee Hernandez | Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

If you’ve seen Perez Hilton recently, you’ve probably noticed that the Queen of All Media is thinner than he’s ever been. The Huffington Post ca...

Did You Hear That? Office Gossip May Be On The Decline

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Your co-workers have been gossiping less as of late, and that should have the old boss worried. Most workers -- 63 percent, in fact -- say that wat...

Why Gossip May Not Be So Bad After All

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Gossip may not be as evil as society makes it out to be, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found t...

The Evolution Of Gossip: How Dishing Got Dirty

The Week | Posted 01.13.2012 | Weird News

Gossip gets bad press, but until the invention and widespread use of the Internet, it could be conveniently divided between private and public spheres...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Movies... and Always Ask

Rick Schwartz | Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

Thirst for inside Hollywood knowledge is ubiquitous, so I've decided to answer the more common questions once and for all. Hopefully this will return our focus to more pressing issues, such as the stellar roster of Republican candidates or whether Kim Kardashian will marry again.

A Reason (and Season) to Stop Shunning

Janice Harper | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

One of the least discussed aspects of bullying and mobbing, and perhaps the most powerful and damaging, is the practice of shunning. Shunning is widel...

Specks And Planks

Tanya Martin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Tanya Martin

What if they were able to reveal the most intimate details of both our words and actions? What if the covers were pulled off our hidden sins and exposed for the entire world to evaluate?

Naughty But Nice Rob

Jackin Collins On Bill Clinton's 'Zipper Problem' | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 01.10.2012 | Celebrity

Jackie Collins has sold over 400 million books worldwide with her saucy tales of fame, fortune and lust. The author told me, however, that many of her...

Unintentional Innuendo: What Is It And Are You Doing It Too?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Why don't we just come out and say what we really mean? The short answer is that there is an awful lot of social pressure to avoid directly criticizing other people.

Murder, Ink. (A Satire About Hip Hop And Gossip Blogs)

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Barry Michael Cooper

The most controversial rapper and producer in hip hop was found dead this morning, at a five-star hotel in Paris, France.

UNICEF Ball, WSJ Innovators & 'Janie Jones' Premiere (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

Something about fall weather makes New Yorkers just mad with a desire to party. Don't you feel it? We do. And those featured in today's Last Night In ...

It's None of Your Business: How to Keep Friends and Your Privacy

Mark Matousek | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty
Mark Matousek

How is it possible for an ordinary, controlling individual to care intensely about his friends without trying to change them? How can we give our treasured advice without feeling attached to its implementation?

How To Know If You Emotionally Exhaust Others

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Inevitably, we've all got a bit of vampire in us, especially when we're stressed. The solution is to own up to where you may be draining

Gossip: Evolutionary Necessity?

Posted 12.19.2011 | Women

A new study found that gossip makes up 80 percent of our conversations, and CBS claims gossip is a $3 billion a year business. But who’s doing all t...

Are Rural People Meaner?

Christian Sandvig | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

A normal Topix small-town discussion forum includes a purported attempt to out a gay man, accusations that so-and-so has AIDS, a diatribe against misc...