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Incivility, Taunting and Hubris in Sports

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 01.15.2016 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Sports has become a proxy for life's deficiencies. We are the team for which we root, and its success is ours. Opponents must be tarnished and defiled so that we can feel better about our insignificant lives.

Mean Christians in the Digital Age

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

What baffles me most is how some Christians participate in online meanness and incivility. I'm not sure how people whose identifying characteristic is supposed to be love justify treating others with contempt because they disagree with them.

It Pays to be Kind

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Treat one worker with sympathy and compassion, and he or she will treat five other co-workers the same way. Eventually that attractive energy ripples out to customers. If you make someone feel as if they actually matter to you they will surpass your expectations.

Mean People Suck But They Are Often Successful

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It may be that we're all more abrasive than we used to be. A 2014 poll by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate in partnership with KRC Research found that most people think America has a raging civility problem.

Is Media the Problem? The Giuliani Story That Never Should Have Been

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.26.2015 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

It used to be that we heard negative speech and attack language only on talk radio the likes of Larry Elder and Rush Limbaugh. Now, that's the steady diet that the media doles out to Americans every day, from all news sources.

How to Get What You Want in Academe

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

Professors may be among the most highly educated members of society, but when it comes to negotiating our daily professional relationships, we sometimes seem to check our intelligence at the door.

The Reputation of the Internet Stumbles

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross

Whereas we were once charmed by the Internet's virtues of transparency and easy conversation for companies and individuals alike, its negatives are now up close and personal.