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How to Make a Good First Impression

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

When we meet someone for the first time, it's natural for our guard to be up. We automatically size them up with our eyes. We subconsciously check out their attire, their accessories, how they style their hair. We need to be aware of this in order to change it and open ourselves up to people.

The Frankenstein's Monster of Social Media

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Brian Rosenberg

In an age that is being shaped in so many ways by the creation and evolution of new forms of social media, I have been struck by the infrequency of serious discussion about what we have gained and what we have lost or are in imminent danger of losing.

Tell The Truth, Beginning With Yourself

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The Talmud states, "Truth is the seal of the Holy One." And from the Gospel of John comes Jesus' famous decree, "The truth will set you free." Spiritual development can only be built on a continual commitment to speaking the truth, which is God's signature.

How to Teach Our Kids About the Perils of Lying

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

"As a pediatrician and as a mom, my rule is that lying is never OK. This is a boundary -- and an important one at that -- because it keeps kids safe."

When Your Friend Is An Alcoholic

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

My friend Tammy had troubles, but it took me awhile to figure it out. She was a redhead who smoked menthols, loved music, dancing and beer. Her father was a judge, a real one, but she herself was totally non-judgmental.

7 Tips For Fighting Fair

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Argument and debate are going to happen, even in the best of partnerships, but it doesn't have to mean doomsday or that you're not compatible. In fact, I have found some conflict can actually be a stepping stone to a more honest, intimate place and can foster better communication.

A Witness To Testimony

Bethany St. James | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Bethany St. James

We need to stop pretending the past didn't happen and start sharing our stories, openly and honestly with each other. Honesty breeds trust and trust leads the brokenhearted to Christ.

And the Winner Is...

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Master Charles Cannon

An Oscar highlight (or lowlight, depending on your point of view) was the first lady giving the award for Best Picture. This phenomenon was all the mo...

On Honesty

Garret Kramer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Thinking unethical thoughts doesn't make you unethical. It makes you feel unethical -- no harm in that. Provided, that is, you get a solid grip on the principle that acting on unethical, or insecure, feelings won't ever make them go away. It makes them come back even stronger.

The Truth About Lying

Lisa Haisha | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

The fact is that not all lies are bad, and there really is a time to lie. I'd even go so far as to say that a little lying can be healthy. As Lord Byron once said, "What is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade."

10 Things A Man Will Say If He Wants To Cheat

The Stir | Posted 04.14.2013 | Divorce
The Stir

Here are 10 excuses guys use when they want to cheat.

Why Do I Keep Turning Down Money From God?

Al DeLuise | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I'm not perfect (shocking) and I have to admit there was that split-second I thought about sweeping the money off the counter and into my pocket -- there was no one there to stop me.

If It Ain't Broke, Fix it

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics
Master Charles Cannon

Official spokespersons for the NRA are defending their reversal on supporting background checks for gun purchases because it "is not working." Let's ...

Lance Armstrong: Doped Because He Was Duped

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Master Charles Cannon

If we refuse to see what Lance did, and what everyone else does who craves the rewards of celebrity adulation, as a reflection of our own misguided longing, then we are the real dopes.

Lance Isn't Learning

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

I spotted a huge "teaching moment" while listening to Lance Armstrong's controversial confessions to Oprah the other night.

5 Reasons To Always Follow Through

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Before I get into the importance of keeping your word, let's explore some of the reasons for not doing this. If you are a person who doesn't do what you say you will do, what is behind this behavior?

The First Bit of Real Honesty in a Long Time

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 03.22.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

There's an innate desire among humans to know and to be known, but there's also a strong-willed desire to be accepted. When the chance to be known is outweighed by the threat of being ostracized, I choose to hide. It's a shame.

What I Never Expected To Feel After We Adopted

CT Working Moms | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

It was the worst when I was home alone with the children. That superstar mom our social worker described in her reports was nowhere to be seen and I found myself wondering how to summon the strength to meet their basic needs. Dress, feed, kiss, play -- these felt like monumental tasks.

What Growing Up Really Means

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Lately, Briar has been preoccupied with the idea of growing up. She seems convinced that by doing so, I will somehow cease to be her mom. Last night, after her sisters had been tucked in, we talked nose-to-nose about what growing up really means.

Elizabeth Wurtzel As a Cautionary Tale

Pauline Millard | Posted 03.10.2013 | Women
Pauline Millard

The next time a friend is going off the deep end, say something. Be rude. Hurt her feelings a little. It's a new year and a perfect time to try it out the honesty principle

The Art of Putting Yourself Out There

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You can't control anybody -- all you can do is speak your truth and hope for the best. For you to be healthy and happy, to have a chance at getting what you want, you have to put yourself out there without the slightest idea of what will happen.

Integrity Trumps Homelessness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.11.2013 | Good News
Peter A. Georgescu

Do you have stories of people, like Tally, who have turned their lives around by doing something good that might not at first seem to be in their own interest?

The Dos And Don'ts Of A Healthy Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to their intimate relationships, individuals can make any decision they want about monogamy, as long as this decision is mutually agreed upon by both partners.

The Election's Real Mandate: Renewing Our Cultural Conversation

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Hamady

Regardless of who you voted for, we can all agree that civility and respect have been diminishing -- and often absent -- in recent elections, political conversations, and public discourse.

A Letter of Apology To My Second Son

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Mommy is so sorry. I didn't know that two babies would be so hard. I didn't think I'd treat you any differently than your brother. And I didn't realize how quickly life would pile up and try to steal our special moments from the two of us.