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Can A Change In Mindset Help Teens De-stress?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When teens get ditched by their best friends or teased for their looks, the sharp pain of exclusion feels like it will last forever. But what if we could help teens take a different perspective?

10 Tips On Listening Carefully To Your Kids As School Begins

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

School beginning can be both exciting and stressful for parents and kids alike. The most important thing to ease the strain is to be a good, carefully attentive listener.

Why Do People Lie?

Lisa Longo | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Lisa Longo

It seems like every time I turn on what used to be the news I'm faced with some new nonsensical allegation against a person or institution that is obv...

How Can I Be More Popular?

Randi Gunther | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Everyone wants to feel important and secure in his or her social group. Many people simply repeat what they have learned in the past, unaware that those ways of being and acting haven't helped. The good news is that these new behaviors often rapidly produce positive results.

In Search of the 'IT' Factor

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Janie Emaus

As of yet, I still haven't pinpointed the "it" of being popular. (Although, I have found the perfect hair product.) And I know we can't go back to those pre-digital days. But I pray our younger generation will realize not everything needs to be shared.

Why Are Some People More Popular Than Others?

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 03.25.2016 | College
Ombretta Di Dio

I have never been popular. I have had my five minutes of fame on a couple occasions, such as that time the food on my tray rolled all over me in the cafeteria at summer camp and my face magically encountered the floor.

I Put Trump's Name In This Headline To Attract More Readers

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I want Trump biggest readership I can muster for Trump post I am writing. So ... I have replaced a common word (can you figure out what Trump word is?) throughout my writing with Trump name of Trump Republican candidate. It is somewhat difficult to read, is it not?

I Don't Want My Daughters to Be Popular at School

Jill Campbell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Jill Campbell

As much as I don't want to admit that these movies are accurate, the teen social hierarchy is evident in schools all over the globe. You have your cliques, your pecking orders and your gangs. And you likely have varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, culture, sexual orientation and social status.

Want to End Bullying? Get the Popular Students to Help

Science of Us | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

For all of the efforts schools put into reducing bullying, there's actually a dearth of rigorous evidence about what makes for effective anti-bullying intervention.

Everything You Need to Know About Marketing, You Learned in Highschool

Kimberly E. Stone | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Kimberly E. Stone

Popularity Rules -- People are sociological. In marketing what is popular will almost always supercede what is not. Popularity is mainly about winnin...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, and the War on 'Unlikable Women'

The Daily Dot | Posted 08.21.2016 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

To be the most-hated woman of the moment, all you have to do is be kind of a brat. Former Nickelodeon star and "Love Me Harder" singer Ariana Grande came in second in THR's biannual Q Score ranking, which ranks famous people by their popularity -- or in Grande's case, their unpopularity.

Donald Trump: The Bull in a China Shop

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

Donald Trump is the bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the nicest way. His competitors, delicate breakables, are lined up on the shelf, concerned that any bold move could topple them to the ground.

Why Do Some of Your Friends Get More Likes Than Others?

Simone Collins | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Simone Collins

Some of us run small-scale tests and develop theories as to what can garner the most interaction. Others convince themselves to rise above it and attempt to ignore the addictive validation people bestow onto the content they share.

5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively unscathed, while others are still self-conscious about the very issues that we got teased about back then

Feminism Is a Popularity Contest That I'm Losing

Erin McKelle | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

No, I don't live in New York; I'm not competing for press; I'm not trying to be the most liked or endorsed. Sure, I still have moments of frustration, but I'm focused on me. And I can honestly say I've never felt more comfortable in my skin.

An Open Letter to Teens About Your Future High School Reunion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You have the opportunity as a teen to be kind and helpful and to make an impact on a peer's life. This will not be lost on your peers.

How To Help Your Teen Deal With Bullies

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Every year in each and every middle school and perhaps even in some elementary and high schools, countless girls will be traumatized by a mean girl. Whether the mean girl chooses bullying, ostracizing or leaving a former friend with a broken heart by cutting her off from friendship, victims have to recover from a sad time when their self-esteem is most vulnerable.

My Mother Is More Popular Than Me

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My girlfriends all seem to like my mother better than me. I just think that because when they come over, they always talk to my mother and I have nothing to contribute.

When I Stopped Caring About Being 'Popular'

Anna Koppelman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Teen
Anna Koppelman

This is normal, typical teenager behavior -- obsessing, fretting, over-analyzing every small detail. What I know now as as I'm entering high school is this: 98 percent of what we worried about in middle school never even mattered.

The Secret to Being Popular

Amanda Gore | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times in your life have you watched someone with a tinge of envy -- wishing you were like them? People surround them, with adoring looks on t...

How to Teach Your Child to Be Popular

Lyndsi Frandsen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Lyndsi Frandsen

Having "popular" children provides a great opportunity for them to set a positive example and to gain a network that is very socially diverse. With that comes the chance to influence others for the better. So,when that moment presents itself, is your child prepared to rise to the occasion?

10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

What Your Teens Want You To Know About Bullying

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.

Are You a Repetitive Buffoon or a Cunning Linguist?

Carl Pettit | Posted 04.14.2016 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Here are nine hackneyed social observations you can test yourself against in order to determine if you're a witty social guru or merely a repetitive buffoon.